A guy in his fifties, married, children. Learning about film, chemistry, precaution, World War One, 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, sometimes in Dutch. Trusting the world is a much bigger place than the senses, our logic, and the empirical sciences can ascertain.
Soli Deo Gloria!