Life

Cities Beginning With B

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

This is the long-awaited update to a post I made in August of last year where I explained my situation to those who were interested. As one has come to expect from my life, [more...]

Imposter vs Turing

Saturday, October 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

This feeling, often described as imposter syndrome, where a person is unable to internalise their own achievements despite evidence to the contrary is one which I perpetually feel [more...]

The Myth of Ready

Saturday, October 3, 2015 // 3 Comments

Are you ready? Of course you aren’t. Who knows what the future holds? You certainly don’t. [more...]

The Situation

Friday, August 28, 2015 // 3 Comments

My life isn’t exactly a shining example of what people imagine as being “normal”, but in recent times it has made the transition from being simply [more...]

Get Lucky

Friday, May 7, 2010 // 5 Comments

Poker – is not at all about luck “The man who said I would rather be lucky than good saw deeply into the world” The line is the first uttered in Woody [more...]

Leaving New York

Friday, April 30, 2010 // 2 Comments

view from above “I might’ve lived my life in a dream, but I swear this is real” ~ R.E.M. (from Leaving New York) New York is a very special place. It [more...]

Ket, Kleinsman, and van der Kieft

Monday, November 2, 2009 // 0 Comments

I am not ordinarily a betting man. But when Swedish speed skater Claudia Wallin suggested we place bets on placings for the Dutch single distance championships, I [more...]

From One Castle To Another

Monday, June 15, 2009 // 3 Comments

Heerenveen The team has recently moved into our latest, and (hopefully) most permanent accommodation yet – flat oranjewoud. This move has caused me to reflect on my [more...]

It changed my life

Thursday, June 4, 2009 // 2 Comments

Jeff Widener/Associated Press June 4th 1989 is a date that will forever be remembered in infamy in history. It was the day that the Chinese government cracked down violently [more...]

A Week in the Life

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 // 0 Comments

Photo Essay. A typical week in the life a a Columbia University graduate student. Let’s take a look at what life is like through the eye of my camera… in invite [more...]

Long-Awaited Update

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 // 0 Comments

I finally have some time to update all of my beloved fans of my progress. Actually, I’m siting in class right now and I’m very bored. The class is on probability. [more...]

Apples!

Friday, May 4, 2007 // 0 Comments

Asuncion Do you like apples? Well… I’m going to one, a big one! How do you like them apples? Fine print: After a long and nail-biting wait, I have been admitted [more...]

A Swim

Sunday, January 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

We arrived at the beachouse just past midday . The drive had been long but we had been in good spirits, initially singing along to the radio to keep ourselves awake as we set [more...]

Barquisimeto ’03

Saturday, November 29, 2003 // 0 Comments

It all started when it was decided that the 2003 world inline speedskating championships was going to be held in China. China, being geographically close to Hong Kong, was an [more...]

My First Asian Championships

Monday, June 14, 1999 // 0 Comments

Arriving at the specially built, newly surfaced, 200m banked track instantly smothered all my visions of glory and grandeur. A speedskater is a finely tuned athlete with the [more...]
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