I have to be straight with you right off the bat.
Although I am thrilled to be a new member of the BCN Newsletter family, writing in English feels a bit like wearing a straitjacket. It was fine when writing my scientific papers; over the years I have become quite adept at throwing my mights and howevers at the reader. But it turns out it is quite different when you want to speak more from the heart than from the mind. All of a sudden the English language does not feel nice and safe anymore, but leaves me feeling somewhat inhibited and insecure. Maybe some of you foreign researchers have experienced the same. You just feel more free expressing yourself in your own language. Y