The Dutch equivalent of 'All good things come to an end' is 'Everything comes to an end'. The English variant has a somewhat wistful tone while the Dutch expression is primarily fatalistic. But however you look at it, after three years and more than 70 articles, the time has come to hand 'the column on page five' over to someone else.
After three years, this is my last column for Resource and I will be passing on the baton to someone else. I wish my successor the best of luck and I hope their tenure as a columnist is both pleasurable and successful. He or she will soon discover what a fascinating community Wageningen is, providing much food for thought and reflection in the broader context in which it has to function.