No, that’s not me. Although I’m often almost as hairy and would give anything for the carefree attitude exhibited by my dog.
I’m a traveler; ex-publican; amateur astronomer; worker in the festival world; tree planter; day dreamer; and someone attempting to get back into university to study astrophysics.
I live in a van with my dog, a lifestyle that gives me access to both the beauty of the world and the true depths of the insanity of humanity. My back garden is the entire world and I love nothing more than exploring it.
On a good day, I’ll hardly notice my Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – a throwback from my religious days. There are more good days than bad now, thankfully.
I misspent my youth throwing free parties, traveling to different countries, taking a degree in film and generally enjoying myself – and I intend on misspending the rest of my life in much the same way, but whilst actually learning something useful, gaining a bit of wisdom and occasionally locking myself by the neck to a digger that’s trying to rip up the land.
I’m an atheist, an anarchist and an avid opponent of pseudoscience and mystic woo – things that held me back in my younger days.
I believe the whole world belongs to everyone, not just to those who seek to tear it apart for profit – and that only through empowering ourselves with knowledge about the universe can we hope to build a better home for ourselves, where we don’t rely on those who seek to subjugate us.
Having said that, give me a good whisky and a chance to run free in the Highlands and I’m a happy kid.
This blog will be filled with short stories: some fictional, some you won’t believe aren’t fictional. It will contain the odd musing and rant about things I find interesting, from politics to religion to whatever counts as news and beyond. It will also contain some analysis of the claims of pseudoscientists and the scientifically illiterate, hopefully in a way that helps us test what they’re claiming.
I aim to entertain and educate – but will be very happy when someone comes along to educate me in the process.