Leuk dat je er bent! Welkom!
Ik ben Ruud Ketelaar
Ik ben uit 1960
Ik ben partner en vader
Ik ben projectmanager/programmamanager
Ik ben ambtenaar bij de Belastingdienst
Ik ben boekenwurm
Ik ben muziekliefhebber
(als het vervelend wordt, pech, ik heb nog meer over mij te vertellen)
Ik ben eigenwijs, eigenzinnig, eigengereid, kortom: heel eigen
Ik ben bewapend met zelfspot, humor, sarcasme, cynisme
Ik ben allergisch voor bewuste onbekwaamheid
ik ben ongeduldig bij onbewuste onbekwaamheid
Ik ben overgevoelig voor autoriteit om de autoriteit
Ik ben onkruid
Ik ben open, kritisch, betweter en heb dus eigenlijk altijd gelijk
Ik ben een vat vol
ik ben dus! Ruud!
Nice to have you here! Welcome!
I am Ruud Ketelaar
I was born in 1960
I am a partner and a father
I am a project manager and a programme manager
I am a civil servant, working for the Dutch Tax Office
I am a book worm
I am a music lover
(If you get bored, bad luck, there is more about me…)
I am cocky, headstrong, and willful (sorry about the non alliteration in English)
I am armoured with self-mockery, humor, sarcasm, and cynism
I am allergic to conscious incompetence
I am impatient with unconscious incompetence
I am hypersensitive to naked power
I am weed
I am open, critical, a wiseacre, so I am always right in the end
I am a barrel full
So, I am! Ruud!
What about you?
About blogging in English
When I started blogging in September 2011, I had no idea what to expect. And maybe I still don’t know. In a year’s time, I have been writing slightly over 150 blogs, covering a lot of different subjects. All my blogs sofar are in Dutch, my native tongue. After a year, I am ready to take up a new challenge. I will try to do one in five blogs in English. Please don’t hold it against me if it will be less than one in five… Will you please be so considerate to forgive me all mistakes I with certainty will make. There is no way I am going to succeed in writing flawlessly in English. I can read it like I read in Dutch. I can speak English more or less fluently to a level people will understand what I try to say. But writing is different! There is one thing going in my favour. Blogs are informal, in English as well as in Dutch. My writings in Dutch are not without mistakes, what do you expect them to be in in English?
My blogs in English are to be found under the category ’1 in 5′ in the menu in the header of my blog.