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  • I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. (Oscar Wilde)    
  • The process of translating comprises in its essence the whole secret of human understanding of the world and of social communication. (Hans Georg Gadamer)    
  • Writers will happen in the best of families. (Rita Mae Brown)     
  • The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. (George Bernard Shaw)     
  • Western Europe owes its civilization to translators. (Kelly Louis)    
  • Writing well means never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' (Jef Mallett)    
  • No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft. (H. G. Wells)    
  • Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs. (Jack Lynch)    
  • Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards. (Robert Heinlein)     
  • We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. (Deborah Tannen)    
  • Why do writers write? Because it isn't there. (Thomas Berger)    
  • Language is an art, like brewing or baking. (Charles Darwin)    
  • The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. (Benjamin Disraeli)    
  • Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)     
  • If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. (Isaac Asimov)     
  • The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. (Edwin Schlossberg)     

cover photo Badkoerier

badkoerier pictureWriting is my job and photography is one of my hobbies in which I invest a lot of time. I have published travel reports in Yacht Vision Magazine for which I delivered both text and pictures. I also write for the Badkoerier, tourist magazine for the province of Zeeland. And since I have an extensive collection of photos taken in Zeeland, I occasionally send in a picture along with my texts. This has resulted in a first for my career. My photo was used for the cover of the magazine.

a picture on a sunny day
I took the photo on one of the first sunny spring days of 2012 and when I saw this family cycling near the beach of Vlissingen I knew right away that it would make a great picture. I am ever so proud that it got picked for the cover!

check out the Badkoerier
(in Dutch)
or its publisher Pieters Grafisch Bedrijf

more info on my texts