The name of this blog is a tribute toThinking Fast and Slow, a book which I found to hold many important truths. Writing has always been my primary way for slowing down thoughts that, if not put into print, tend to be quite ephemeral.

For as long as I remember I filled piles of notebooks with scribbles. I still do, but at some point I started feeling that they didn’t sufficiently hold me accountable. They didn’t, as it were, slow me down enough. Hence this project.

Whenever I grab a vaguely formed notion out of thin air and fire up WordPress, the hard work of disciplining my thoughts into a coherent narrative begins. And the fact that most of the stuff I publish here will get at least one set of eye-balls other than my own makes all the difference to my writing – and by extension – thinking process.

I write in English because it’s the lingua franca of my professional context. The only exception are the seven long form pieces that you’ll find under the heading reporting, which I keep there in their original format as a sweet reminder of a former life in journalism.

Thanks for dropping by!