What’s there to tell about me? Well, I was brought to this world in 1988. Actually, I was brought to a different world, called the Achterhoek. Wikipedia informs us that this translates to “rear-corner”, and that this is geographically appropriate. Well, it is not only geographically appropriate.
I somehow escaped the Netherlands, and joined my then-fiancée now-wife Sarah halfway 2015 in Washington, D.C. There, and wherever projects may take me, I work as a strategy consultant. Whenever I have spare time I like to travel, read, watch movies, meet friends, train for my first marathon, and wonder whether the universe you and I observe is real, and if so, if it is the only one.
Besides this, I like to write. It doesn’t come natural to me, but there is something altogether satisfying, even calming and purifying, to turn feelings, thoughts, and observations into words, and to entrust them to an unknown audience. Inspired by Gerard Reve‘s famous ending to his (extraordinarily boring) masterpiece De Avonden, I’d like to believe that, eventually, my thoughts and actions will not have gone unnoticed.
During my undergraduate studies at Tilburg University I was trained as a mathematician (an econometrician, to be exact). I learned about pretty complex subject matters, but when I looked out of the window, I often failed to see how it could help me explain what I saw out there. This was the main reason to move to London, and study political economy at the LSE. There, we used history, philosophy, social sciences, math and statistics, and whatever else was necessary to understand what happened in the world around us. It was there that my love for writing was sparked.
I discovered that writing about things that I sincerely like, that truly intrigue me, or that seriously infuriate me, is actually fun. So that’s why I started Enuntians Apparenti, or stating what is (or should be) obvious. As my interests range rather widely, so do the topics of my blog posts. I hope you like it. Either way, I’d love to hear from you.
I wish you all the best,
PS: Unless noted otherwise, I own the copyright to the content of this blog.