Welcome to my website!

Thank you for visiting my website. Here you will find shorter and longer articles about philosophical, psychological and existential questions. Drawing on the wisdom of the philosophers that inspire me and other people from whom I have learned, I hope to provide practical insights that may change the way you look at things and stimulate you to think more critically.

Also on this website is information about the two books I have written, Tussen ideaal en illusie and Langs de afgrond, about the Dutch political party D66. And you can read all about my Frisian ancestors, a story spanning 500 years and 15 generations. Both the Books page and the Roots page are in Dutch, please use Google Translate.

I frequently leave my home base in the city of Leiden, The Netherlands, to explore the world. I have set up a dedicated website about my travels: Traveling Dutchie. If you are interested in traveling, check out Traveling Dutchie for captivating travelogues, beautiful pictures, interesting background information, practical tips and helpful advice. 

Check out the About page to learn more about who I am and what I do. Or start browsing my articles for inspiration on the big questions of life.

Do you have a question? Or a comment? Or do you just want to say ‘hi’? Please feel free to contact me.

Featured Articles

“Life is an existential road trip. You are free to drive where you want. There are no reasons for taking one road over another. You may crash, and you have to take responsibility for that. But whatever you do, don’t hand the wheel over to someone else.”

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