Reducing Stress Throughout Your Day

Reducing Stress Throughout Your Day

Reducing stress throughout your day Most medical authorities agree that while avoiding stress entirely is virtually impossible, too much stress is unhealthy and can kill you. There are many things that cause stress, but many times stress is caused by time pressure—you...
The Psychology of Poker

The Psychology of Poker

In some ways, being a magician and being a poker player use similar skills. Magicians use skills honed by thousands of hours of practice. They use what is called misdirection, and they certainly use a certain amount of psychology in creating a memorable performance....
Book Review of How Magicians Think by Joshua Jay

Book Review of How Magicians Think by Joshua Jay

I’d like to talk today about a book about “Magic”.  Now, this is a little bit different type of book. While Magicians will love it and find it very worthwhile, it is not a book that teaches tricks or talks about magic in a way typically found in...
Thinking Creatively

Thinking Creatively

As a professional magician, I have had to learn to think creatively. Now, this doesn’t come naturally to me.  I used to say that I didn’t have a creative bone in my body. However, what I have come to understand is that I actually was creative all the time, but my...
No More SPAM!

No More SPAM!

Remember when spam was just a food item that could be purchased in a can.  Some love it; others hate it. I have to admit that while not loving canned SPAM, I also do have a certain fondness for it because it was a staple of my childhood. Later on Spam became the...
Hanging Out at Home

Hanging Out at Home

I have been working with Families and Children for forty years in various capacities as a Mentor, a Public School Teacher, an After-School Director, a Pastor and an Entertainer.  One of the most valuable skills that anybody can have is the ability to listen. That’s...