A Cuckoo Clock, A Dream, and the Ingredients for Rebirth

Happy Birthday to Me!

Erik P.M. Vermeulen, PhD
4 min readApr 28, 2023

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“Hello, old-timer, we meet again. It’s been a while.”

I am at my grandparent’s place. April 1978. It is my ninth birthday.

The first thing I do when we arrive at their house — a 90-minute drive from home — is to immediately go to the antique cuckoo clock. The hand-carved birds and…

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Erik P.M. Vermeulen, PhD

Prof (law) exploring the collision of life, work, and technology, with a current project in the works - a sci-fi novel.