Month: June 2008


I took my youngest son Maarten out golfing with me for a quick evening nine holes, to get a feel of the course, and let him be my caddy.

On the fourth hole, I hit a magnificent shot which landed right in front of the flag, and the ball rolled up to within two inches of the hole.

If only I had struck the ball a fraction of an ounce harder it might have gone in. Maarten was jumping up and down and screaming with excitement. I was also pretty excited but held my cool as any good golf professional would do.

The question remains: when will I get my first hole-in-one? You'd think that after all these years of avid golfing it should have happened more than once by now.


I'd never known that it was possible to get an aneurysm of the elbow.

They surrounded me and then made me lie down motionless fearing that the slightest movement would cause it to burst. The ambulance would arrive soon, so please lie patiently, and whatever you do do not move!

My will power could define life or death, meaning that a quick flinch of my arm and then it would be all over. Or then I could choose life in the hopes that after the doctors had saved me I wouldn't be a vegetable the rest of my life.

Which should I choose?


Who would have ever expected me to qualify as a multilingual callcenter agent? Imagine how pleased I felt receiving an anonymous email invitation to apply to this much coveted position, in Munich of all places. I think I'll pass this time around.


I felt honored and privileged when I was called and asked to join the prestigious English-speaking Ryder cup team, the match to take place some time in August. Not that my golf has been that great lately, but it is nonetheless fun to be part of a (hopefully) winning team. We will have to wait and see.

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Graduated from Stanford 6-5-1979 ago.

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