The power of teamwork

We were so organized this morning I had time to take a picture of my kids sitting together on the couch! Today is day two of having two parents working. That means the [...]

2019-07-17T10:31:34+00:00July 17 2019|

Embracing my JOMO

  This year, I spent King's Day, the Netherlands’ biggest and best party of the year, in my pajamas. My kids weren't feeling well, and therefore we never really entertained the notion of going out. [...]

2019-04-30T10:17:55+00:00April 30 2019|

The Amor Fati of it all

I was having a difficult time at work recently. Unhappy boss, unmet expectations, creeping self-doubt. Piling deadlines. Everything was stressing me out. All in all really negative. And then, at home, we've been dealing with [...]

2019-05-21T13:49:37+00:00April 17 2019|

Becoming Irish

Back in 2003, I decided to apply for an Irish passport. I was going to be studying abroad in the Netherlands, and was informed that a European passport would smooth my navigation through the Dutch [...]

2019-05-19T12:56:43+00:00March 11 2019|

2018 – Year in Review

Ever Better, a one-man show by Ryan Millar. Photo by Robin Straaijer A year-end review is a good thing to do. Not necessarily because it makes good reading (although if you happen to [...]

2019-01-03T15:37:20+00:00January 3 2019|

Your Christmas playlist

Looking for some Christmas music? I've got you covered, with a Spotify playlist custom-crafted with new versions of old classics, and a tidy selection of modern soon-to-be classics. Oh, and a few original classics are [...]

2018-12-19T21:22:27+00:00December 17 2018|

Ever Better – wrapped up

Ever Better, a one-man show by Ryan Millar. At Mezrab November 2018. Photo: Robin Straaijer I did a new show! On 6 November 2018, I did the very first public performance of a [...]

2018-12-14T22:12:22+00:00December 14 2018|

11 good reasons to learn improv

There are plenty of good reasons to learn improv. For example, the below list details some parts of our personality and constitution that are strengthened and enhanced by the practice of improvisational thinking. 11 things [...]

2018-12-08T20:47:22+00:00December 7 2018|
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