Imagine laughing your way through a lesson on acceleration due to gravity, or learning about Mars by talking with an astronaut while he or she is performing chores out on the surface of Mars. What about exploring the inner workings of the lungs as if you were spelunking a cave? Or discovering bacteria and viruses from a pirate?
I have combined my love of science education with entertainment. To me, this is the best of both worlds. I still get to pass along my love of the sciences, but in a fun, energizing way which attracts and holds an audience's attention. As a part-time employee of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, this is how I spend three days a week. I am excited every day to go to work and have fun playing with guests of the museum as we learn about science together.
This explains the Fun part of my website's title, but what about the fiction? How do science and fiction go together? Well, just get rid of the 'and' and you get Science Fiction! To help fill in some of my free time after retiring I wrote a science fiction novel, Hegira. You can read more about it in the "My Book: Hegira" tab here. Science Fiction stories are a wonderful way to stimulate the imagination. Taking current science and stretching it to the breaking point, or seeing how the laws of physics might be modified in parallel universes are incredible ways to explore the "What if...". Working scientists almost always point to a favorite science fiction author or film that inspired them to follow their career path.
Together, providing educational entertainment for people, and expanding imaginations with stories of adventure and science is my dream retirement. On this website, I hope to share some of these experiences, and some fun science along the way. If some new development of popular interest pops up, I will share it here. Whenever I discover a fun new easy to perform experiment idea for you to do at home, I will post it here. Leave a comment to let me know if you want to see anything in particular on these pages. Let's have some fun together.