(Upstate) New York

Yes, another blog post in English! Because it’s about the US and because I just kind of like, felt like it. (Americans still use ‘like’ a lot!) The long silence here partly has to do with the eighth book by Simon Beckett I translated, for which I had a bit of a tight deadline, but mostly with the war in Ukraine. It felt stupid to be writing about petty navel-gazing issues when all that was going on. And yes, unfortunately it’s still going on. But then we even went to the U.S., a trip we planned in October 2021, to combine Martin’s research with pleasure. [Lees verder]

Habits (1)

This blog post is in English and an experiment. I had to translate it for a job application and didn’t want to leave it lying around. (All that sweat, what a waste; I didn’t get past the first round.) For Dutch readers: you’ve already read this one.

Changing bad habits is incredibly difficult – and I’m paraphrasing pretty much all the experts who know what they’re talking about. This blog was initially set up because I intended to write about minimalism related issues. But if you want to contribute something to the environment and/or your savings account, it’s useful to know how to grow a new habit or break an old one. [Lees verder]