This Changes Everything

Thursday, December 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

TL ; DR I have a one-year-old son He was born on my birthday Nothing prepares you for parenthood Things change quickly Prologue “We have to go” my eyes strained [more...]

Penultimate Post

Sunday, March 28, 2010 // 3 Comments

About a week ago, the speed skating season came to an end with the world allround championships in Heerenveen. Josh Lose skated in those championships and didn’t skate [more...]

Pep Talk

Friday, February 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sophie Muir Sophie Muir recently made history by not only becoming the first Australian long track skater in 16 years, but is also the first ever female long track olympic [more...]

Predictions, Part 1

Saturday, February 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

The moment the gun fires Predictions for the first half of the speed skating competition. (I would have had this up much earlier, but it took hours to render then even longer [more...]

Dutch TV

Thursday, February 11, 2010 // 0 Comments

Those few of you who know me and live in the Netherlands know that I often inadvertently appear on Dutch television. This is mostly because I get press passes to speed [more...]

Weekend Update

Thursday, January 28, 2010 // 2 Comments

Reeeeaaaaaadddyyy… Calgary It is time for another update. After two weeks off without training because of my back, I am now slowly starting to get back into it. How [more...]


Friday, January 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

I am slowly becoming more proficient at this whole video-editing business. I’m probably also getting slightly better with the actual shooting as well, although the [more...]

Canada Cup

Saturday, January 16, 2010 // 1 Comment

Calgary Sunset on the 1st of January 2010 Apologies for the lack of updates. The main reason for this is because my trusty MacBook Pro stopped working two Mondays ago, just [more...]

One Year

Sunday, October 18, 2009 // 4 Comments

So I’ve been here for a year. I wanted to write a poem but, to the relief of followers of, had severe writer’s block. So, instead… I’ve [more...]

Teaser Trailer

Monday, June 29, 2009 // 1 Comment

Today was the start of “zomerijs” (which you might have probably guessed to mean “summer ice” in Dutch) for our team. I didn’t expect [more...]

Looking for Sponsors

Thursday, February 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Enschede Training for the Olympics isn’t easy. It isn’t cheap either. I made a short promotional video recently as part of our quest to find sponsors (it also [more...]

Training Video

Friday, January 16, 2009 // 6 Comments

Enschede Those who have seen the movie “Team America” will know that, to go from being a beginner to a being a pro, you need a montage. So I have constructed a [more...]


Sunday, January 4, 2009 // 0 Comments

When it is cold enough, lakes and canals freeze over and you can go skating on them. The dutch go crazy over this “natuurijs” (literally – natural ice, as [more...]

Race Debut

Saturday, December 6, 2008 // 0 Comments

Enschede This evening I raced on the ice for the first time. Here is what happened. Just in case there was any lingering doubt, this is NOT what is supposed to happen in a [more...]

Summer Institute

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 // 0 Comments

I recently completed a paid internship at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, which is based at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia [more...]