Barack Obama’s inauguration speech

I was impressed with Obama’s speech from yesterday. As Mira and I got to talk about it, she assumed his speeches would be written by a professional speech writer. I wasn’t so sure, since he is a speech master himself – it has been one of his landmarks, so I figured he’d not leave it […]

Quizmaster’s Dilemma solved

Okay, since there seem to be no more candidates for the Quizmaster’s Dilemma, here is the solution. In order not to spoil it for those who read this blog later, please click on ‘read more’ to read more…

Quizmaster’s dilemma

Slighty off-topic, but fun: the Quizmaster’s Dilemma. I learned about this a long time ago, and it is a quite well known case in game theory. Tonight I tried to explain this to Robin, our housemate, but he is still not convinced. So let me tell you the dilemma and challenge you to give your […]

Winter in Almere

Wow, what a wonderful weekend that was. The most perfect skating weather we’ve seen in many, many years, combined with perfect ice to skate on… And so did almost the entire country. The five of us took the skates and slide and went to the Oostvaardersplassen, a beautiful place nearby, where last week the official […]

The old has gone, the new has come

Just returned from the Agapè New Year conference. From Wednesday to Friday we had meetings and workshops during the day while sleeping at home. Led by Henk Bakker, professor at the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede, we discussed 2nd Corinthians 5:11 – 21, which deals with the mystery of being a new creation if you ‘are in […]

Happy Newyear

Happy Newyear to all of you! Of course, we had some fun these days on the ice.