Jules Prast

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Jules Prast (1961) is a Dutch author, columnist and blogger.

He graduated from university with master’s degrees in modern history and mass communications. While in university he also worked as a journalist.

He served as a reserve officer in the air force where he taught future military leaders about defence and security policies.

Subsequently he worked in communcations positions, first in the Ministry of Finance, then at ABN Amro Bank (global head of media relations) and finally at Royal Philips Electronics (global head of communications).

When he was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory disease, he had to cut short his career and change course in life.

Now fully disabled, he leads a life of resting and writing. After falling ill he started meditating and embraced Zen Buddhism.

In his blogs and columns he writes about living with chronic disease and explores different forms of buddhism. In 2018 he authored a book about nineteenth and twentieth century Dutch press history.

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