This page is inspired by Derek Sivers’ now page suggestion and his Now Now Now movement. The purpose of this page is to share my current focus. If you have your own site, you should make one, too.
Last updated on: March 3, 2023
Winter is long this year. Usually, the garden helps me get through. But weather circumstances weren’t optimal. Instead, I walked a lot.
I’ve enjoyed the Vermeer exhibition in Rijks Museum. I’ve also seen some nice concerts in Paradiso, like Hotel Lux and the Young Fathers. I watched a restored Kieslowski movie in Eye: Blind Chance. His other movies like Trois Colours were available online during the pandemic. I really enjoyed rewatching them and I long for the slow life of the late 80ies/early 90ies.
Last month I’ve conducted qualitative research with my team. We’ve gotten some great insights on the work we’ve done. We’ve been focusing on copywriting and I’m now introducing my colleagues to content design. Looking forward to start working with the next content team in March/April.
I’ve been on walks a lot. This year, I’ve been taking my binoculaires more often and scouted for places for bird watching, which I’ve enjoyed a lot for years. But I was always a bit lazy on it. I saw a white-tailed eagle the other week at Oostvaardersplassen, they are amazing! You can follow my observations on Observation.org.
I’m currently reading Stephen Fry’s Mythos. The first chapter was a dazzling amount of names of Gods introduced. I’m now halfway through and I’m enjoying the old Greek stories. For work, I’m trying to finish Continuous Design by Teresa Torres. For daily inspiration, I have Garcia Lorca’s poems on my desk. When I work from home, I try to start with a poem a day. Poems can sound high brow, but give it a try. They are not much harder to read than the lyrics from your favourite song.
I read on paper, my e-reader, as well as an occasional audiobook. In case you’re interested what I’m reading now, you can check out my Storygraph account.