Performing magic has been a part of my life since I was a schoolboy in the Netherlands, devouring books from the local library. My passion for magic was unrelenting in those early years, and I showed magic tricks to anyone who wanted to see them and in my enthusiasm also to those that were not so interested.
I performed in many local talent contests, family birthday parties and some paid performances. My only claim to fame is that I once shared the stage with Hans Klok. He won the first prize at the convention; I was the worst performer.
Nowadays I occasionally perform magic as I am more occupied with thinking and writing about the craft. I write books about science and magic and how they relate to each other. Scientists have written a lot about conjuring and magicians use science to create the illusion of magic.