My current activities include research, writing, editing, teaching and gardening. This combination of activities results from a life journey that has more of a quest than a career. My love of landscape, nature and hiking made me study Physical Geography. A longing for low-impact living and the art of simplicity brought me to remote places, yet I settled in the city. My love of language and meticulous attention to detail made me enjoy work as an editor. Curiosity and concern about science and technology as major forces in shaping society led me to become a researcher in Science & Technology Studies. Gardening and growing food keep me grounded. I also enjoy teaching Dutch to newcomers.