A guy in his fifties, happily married to the love of his life, children. Learning about film, chemistry, precaution, World War One, nitrogen politics, teaching, risk, toxicology, and loving theology and philosophy. After a Californian post-doc, returning to the Low Countries. Between 1995 and 1996 writing some 200 letters of application to a wide variety of chemical companies and not one job landed. But me and my love had experienced California and returned with a son, who is now the brother of two younger siblings. With my wife founded a home with ‘teenage strangers’ in need of a bit of help, and gained friends for life. Discovered that ‘scare stories’, of the epistemological and especially the ontological kind, have a huge appeal to me. ‘But is this true’ is the slogan I learn to live by. Studying, analysing, reflecting, critiquing became second nature. So much so that I made the terrifying mistake of writing a second PhD dissertation finished in 2015. Since 2007 teaching at a Dutch University College ánd doing research on my own terms, here and in the US. Now picking up writing of a different kind. Sometimes in English, mostly in Dutch. Trusting the world is a much bigger place than the senses, our logic, and the empirical sciences can ascertain.
Soli Deo Gloria!