Having been the go-to sceptic in my circle of friends for many years I finally decided to make a hobby out of it. I started writing a sceptical blog, The Skeptic Detective, in May 2008 and it has been an eye-opener for me. I rediscovered the joy of writing and thoroughly enjoy exercising my sceptical muscles in the public arena.
I have a passion for science which probably started when my mother bought me my first real books: one was about dinosaurs and the other was a beautiful journey through the solar system.
Astronomy has fascinated me ever since that first book and I now find myself working my way slowly through a bachelors degree in Astronomy and Physics, between working and raising a very inquisitive little boy. When I finish it I would like to combine my knowledge and passion for writing to produce educational books for kids based on the wonders of the universe surrounding them.
For this blog I will mostly write about things in our everyday lives which we should be more sceptical about such as e-mail hoaxes and pseudoscience. I will also focus on critical thinking skills (as I hope to sharpen mine in the process) and of course, the love of my life, Astronomy.
My friends think that I'm really smart, lots of fun and totally HAWT!