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I am a Flemish writer and retired teacher living in Brasschaat, a town near Antwerp, Belgium, and I hope to be able to contribute something valuable to this project. For about 30 years I worked as a elementary school teacher, meanwhile I took some open university courses in Arts and wrote a few Dutch children books. In the late nineties I was a columnist for a Dutch computer magazine ('Netwerk') and worked as a programmer of educational software in my wife's company. Then I made a career change and left the classroom to join the Antwerp IT-team that was made responsible for implementing the use of computers in the classroom and the training and proficiency of teachers in that specific domain. I am retired now and enjoy the good life! For me that means playing the saxophone, reading and studying a lot, translating English poems (Shakespeare's sonnets, John Donne), walking my dogs, and contributing to the Dutch Wikipedia. I do not consider myself to have a real field of expertise, but I do read a lot about philosophy, jazz and English literature.
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Hi, I am a Flemish writer and retired teacher living in Brasschaat, a town near Antwerp, Belgium, and I hope to be able to contribute something valuable to this project. For about 30 years I worked as a elementary school teacher, meanwhile I studied at the open university for about eight years (Faculty of Arts) and wrote a few Dutch books for adults and for children. In the late nineties I was a columnist for a Dutch computer magazine ('Netwerk') and worked as a programmer of educational software in my wife's company. At about that time I also made a career change and quit teaching to start working as an ICT coordinator in the city of Antwerp.


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I am retired now and spend my time reading, translating English poems ([[Shakespeare]]'s sonnets, [[John Donne]]), studying, and walking my dogs. I also write [[poetry]] and short stories and some of them where published in literary magazines. I enjoy playing guitar, blues harp and thin whistle, watching old movies, painting still lifes and listening to my favourite music (traditional [[jazz]] and jazz manouche). I am the webmaster and editor of [http://shakespearevertalingen.com Shakespearevertalingen.com], a site dedicated to free available Dutch translations of Shakespeare's work, and of [https://sites.google.com/site/johndonnelevenenwerk/home John Donne, Life and Work].


*My language skills: Dutch (mother tongue), English and French (middle level, reading and writing), German (basic, reading), Spanish (basic, reading).
*B.A. in education, studying Arts and Humanities ('Cultuurwetenschappen') for fun at the Dutch Open University - cultural history, art history, literature and philosophy. I also took courses in scriptwriting, music theory and network management for a few years.


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Articles started on Citizendium
 
[[Pre-Socratic philosophy]] - [[Arthur Schopenhauer]] - [[The Tempest (play)]] - [[Cynics]] - [[Socratic dialogue]] - [[Protagoras (dialogue)]] -  [[Gorgias (dialogue)]] - [[Critias]] - [[Protagoras]] - [[Jack Sels]] - [[Witch-cult hypothesis]] - [[Witchcraft]] - [[Witch-hunt]] - [[Philosophy of history]] - [[Aedesius]] - [[Walt Whitman]] - [[John Galsworthy]] - [[Henry James]] - [[Edith Wharton]] - [[James George Frazer]] - [[Margaret Murray]] - [[Tarot cards]] - [[Clara Reeve]] -[[Ann Radcliffe]]
 
Contributed to:
[[John Donne]] - [[Renaissance]] - [[Arthur Conan Doyle]] - [[Gothic novel]] - [[Saxophone]] - [[William Wordsworth]] - [[Henry David Thoreau]] -[[American literature]] <small>(expanded lemma article)</small> - [[Magic]]
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Hi, I am a Flemish writer and retired teacher living in Brasschaat, a town near Antwerp, Belgium, and I hope to be able to contribute something valuable to this project. For about 30 years I worked as a elementary school teacher, meanwhile I studied at the open university for about eight years (Faculty of Arts) and wrote a few Dutch books for adults and for children. In the late nineties I was a columnist for a Dutch computer magazine ('Netwerk') and worked as a programmer of educational software in my wife's company. At about that time I also made a career change and quit teaching to start working as an ICT coordinator in the city of Antwerp.

I am retired now and spend my time reading, translating English poems (Shakespeare's sonnets, John Donne), studying, and walking my dogs. I also write poetry and short stories and some of them where published in literary magazines. I enjoy playing guitar, blues harp and thin whistle, watching old movies, painting still lifes and listening to my favourite music (traditional jazz and jazz manouche). I am the webmaster and editor of Shakespearevertalingen.com, a site dedicated to free available Dutch translations of Shakespeare's work, and of John Donne, Life and Work.

  • My language skills: Dutch (mother tongue), English and French (middle level, reading and writing), German (basic, reading), Spanish (basic, reading).
  • B.A. in education, studying Arts and Humanities ('Cultuurwetenschappen') for fun at the Dutch Open University - cultural history, art history, literature and philosophy. I also took courses in scriptwriting, music theory and network management for a few years.

Articles I'm currently working on

Articles started on Citizendium

Pre-Socratic philosophy - Arthur Schopenhauer - The Tempest (play) - Cynics - Socratic dialogue - Protagoras (dialogue) - Gorgias (dialogue) - Critias - Protagoras - Jack Sels - Witch-cult hypothesis - Witchcraft - Witch-hunt - Philosophy of history - Aedesius - Walt Whitman - John Galsworthy - Henry James - Edith Wharton - James George Frazer - Margaret Murray - Tarot cards - Clara Reeve -Ann Radcliffe

Contributed to: John Donne - Renaissance - Arthur Conan Doyle - Gothic novel - Saxophone - William Wordsworth - Henry David Thoreau -American literature (expanded lemma article) - Magic