A Magician’s Schedule

Trying to keep my schedule straight can be a challenge. A couple of years ago, I drove 200 miles on Tuesday for a school assembly program I was to perform on Wednesday morning. After 4 1/2 hours of driving, I arrived at the hotel to check in, only to be informed that...

My Magic “Ministry”

I was performing last week in San Antonio, one of my favorite cities. (LOVE Riverwalk!) One of the things I like to do in new cities is to explore funky little coffee bars, and San Antonio has lots of them. As I usually do, I took my cards and my close-up pad with me,...

Magicians Are Human Too

As I was getting out my car, I saw a quarter lying on the floor mat. Placing my laptop case on the roof of the car, I stooped to pick up the quarter, and tucked it into a little storage compartment. Then I closed the door – only to realize that the car keys were lying...

Magic Banishes Cytokines!

University of Berkeley researchers tested 200 young adults and discovered a link between the experience of awe and wonder, and lower levels of cytokines — pro-inflammatory proteins that signal the immune system to work harder. Cytokines are necessary to help...

Magician Dodges Hurricane

This is the longest blog you will possibly ever read. But if you want to ride a rollercoaster that will have you laughing, wincing, and exclaiming “Oh my God!”, and if you like a good mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then take ten...

Razor Blades & The Mind

In case you’re curious, today I spent a couple of hours practising putting razor blades into my mouth in order to do something amazing with them. (Kids, don’t try this at home!) I realize this is not how the typical citizen spends their time. It’s...