Hey, what’s up? I’m AJ.

So I write, big deal, half the world does. Fortunately, I also do other stuff like riding my bicycle and flying around the globe, going places. If life was solely about attaching letters to the screen, oh boy, that would’ve been tough.

Don’t get me wrong, I do love to write. But … I’m glad this first book is done. If you’ve been there, you know. All those endless nights editing, alone, watching the clock slowly tick away.

These days I’m a little less confined than when I was in law school in the Netherlands, which is a good thing. Ever since graduation I’ve been away from this country where I grew up. I’ve been all over basically and in particular, Asia. I even managed to pick up some Mandarin — “你好 / ní hǎo.”

I’m an avid amateur investor — unfortunately with very mixed results — and have worked as a teacher, an editor-in-chief, and at various gigs in the world of computers and business. My most recent project is — guess what? — a “mini-MBA” book selling adventure. Wish me luck 🙂

God bless,


Writer, ex-teacher, student of Mandarin, and more

A handful of personal milestones:

Driving throughout the US of A with my own car. An unbelievable sense of freedom. Wow!

Graduating from law school. The world is yours.

Learning about holistic healing and myself; what I like and what I don’t like.

Resume skills:

Tennis backhand
Martial arts punch
Web development

Some of my most favorite quotes:


nstead of asking ‘what do I want from life?,’ a more powerful question is, ‘what does life want from me?’

(Eckhart Tolle)


n the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.

(Warren Buffett)


here’s more to life than dating the boy on the football team.

(Taylor Swift)