Category Archives: Life

The new Stedelijk

I popped into the ‘new’ (extensively renovated and expanded) Stedelijk this afternoon and really enjoyed it. My favorite piece was actually in the Blikopeners (Eye-openers) area in the basement of the new wing. In the area organized by teenagers associated … Continue reading

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Asymmetrical verbs

Two verbs that Dutch people have a problem translating into English are lenen and leren.  In Dutch both verbs can be done by someone and to someone. I’ve heard many Dutch people say ‘He borrowed me it’ (Hij leende mij het) … Continue reading

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Jobs? We don’t need no stickin’ jobs!

This: Are jobs obsolete?

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The Cost of Living in Rotterdam

One of my sister’s friends is looking at applying to a school in Rotterdam and asked me how much things would cost. This was what I said: I’ve been to Rotterdam a few times. It’s a nice enough city, though … Continue reading

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Fantastic introduction to cycling in the Netherlands

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In the US from August 19 to September 29

I will be, in order of travel, in Portland, San Francisco, Black Rock Desert (Burning Man), Silicon Valley, St Louis (Strange Loop), Charleston, Washington DC, and New York. See you in a city near you?

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In the US from August 19 to September 29

My itinerary is as follows: Portland: August 19 to 25 San Francisco: August 25 to 28 Burning Man: August 29 to September 4 Tahoe City: September 4 to 6 San Francisco/Silicon Valley: September 6 to 16 St Louis: September 17 … Continue reading

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Chicago Tips

It’s been 6 (!) years since I lived there but in the last few weeks several friends have asked me for tips on Chicago, so I figured I might as well post them here too: So Chicago. First, don’t stay … Continue reading

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Mustard Reviews

You do know about my mustard review site, www.mustardreviews.com, right? Lots of fun and submissions welcome!

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Parkour Games

Given that good parkour videos can look like Mario levels, it’s surprising there aren’t more video games that embrace the sport. There’s Mirror’s Edge and just today I discovered Canabalt (the iPhone code is open-source). Cool!

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