A Clear Blue Sky is my personal blog. Here I share my thoughts, poems, and parts of my life as a Dutch guy living in another country, currently Germany. But I also use it as a publishing point for my empirical research into how new developments can help organisations improve their impact. Currently, I’m running a blog project with the aim of bringing EU citizens (and the occasional resident) closer to EU Politicians through a series of European Portraits.
I called this blog A Clear Blue Sky, because it represents, for me, a positive view on life. A view that focuses on finding beauty in ordinary things, and that when you take away the clouds, everything just looks prettier. With the first post on this blog, I tried to explain that in a poem.
I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you do by commenting on a post, or on this page. And, let me know if you don’t. Maybe there’s a lesson in that for me, and that is always appreciated.
Oh, and now that I raised the topic of commenting: this is a blog reflecting my personal opinions, thoughts and ideas. It is mainly about seeing things in a positive light, or about delivering constructive criticism. Sure enough with an occasional rant, but I’ll try to limit that. It’s not a platform for propaganda of any sort. Although I’m a big fan of freedom of expression, comments I deem to be propaganda, rude or otherwise unfit for this blog, I will remove.
PPS: In 2012 I decided to write and publish a poem each day. And in 2013, I published a selection of these poems in my poetry debut “A rainbow in the fountain”. You can buy it on Amazon: