Monthly Archives: August 2019

Irresistible Magic

The problem with magic if you’re a magician, is that things come out in the marketplace that you think might fit right into your act. You’re tempted but you resist because it might be too expensive for your budget. Now, until the 28th, much of it is irresistible because the price is right, 60% off. That’s a big discount. If you haven’t seen the sale yet go to http://bit.ly/2NvC1JF.

It’s a good time to tell your parents or other loved ones that you can save them the trouble of worrying about Christmas gifts and give them a wish list with all the details. https://www.perfectmagic.com/images/Product/medium/3527.jpgHow’s that for an idea? Another idea might be that you want to buy a gift for someone who is interested in magic. Ultimate Beginner Magic http://bit.ly/2DcyZEQ or Greatest Beginner Magic Ever http://bit.ly/2NjXOUo would delight any aspiring magician. They’re both DVDs.  So what are you waiting for? Do your shopping while this fabulous opportunity is here!

Just as an aside, I happy to inform you I was discharged from the hospital on Saturday. I  usually get fever from the chemo and end up in the hospital for a week, but my next session is the last one which is at the end of the month. Then I’m done with all treatments. The operation was a success and these chemo treatments are just to make sure that everything is gone that should be gone.

I  thank all of you who were kind enough to send your positive thoughts and wishes during this time. It seemed it worked. I look forward to seeing you in the shop if you’re in town.

Good health to you all.

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The Agony and Ecstacy of Magic

As most of you know, I’ve been away from the shop and my regular duties as chief cook and demonstrator of magic since February. Now I come in with Phil on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon. I don’t know where to put the blame, on my old age, on my Chemo treatments, or that I have been away so long, BUT I forgot how to do a lot of the tricks that I demonstrated.

One of my favorite card tricks using a trick deck is Dan Harlan’s Card-toon http://bit.ly/2KsWXxD. There’s Card-toon 1and Card-toon 2.Card Toon I like them both and would show them to everyone who walked in and didn’t have one. It’s a winner. It’s not an “I fooled you trick”.  It’s fun, enjoyable as well as mystifying. So today I came into the shop and picked up a Card-toon and had no idea how it worked. I mean no idea!!! Of course there is an instruction sheet. Then I remembered that whoever bought the trick I showed them how to do it because it is so easy to do, BUT did you ever try to read the instructions for it? I thought they would take it home and put magic away forever if I didn’t show them how. I even have the instructions in French, thanks to Denise Tesher. Phil was of no help. After spending at least 20 minutes on it, trying to understand the instructions, I figured it out. Has it ever happened to you?

Well, now I’ll see if I can do the Svengali!!!

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