Happy Christmas and New Year

I’ve been appalling with the frequency of my blog posts, so I apologise for that. With hindsight, Christmas probably isn’t the best time to try to find a moment to sit down and do some typing! I do want to take the time to thank you for looking here, clicking there and supporting me in …

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How To Be Fun(ny) – Part One

“Being funny is one of my greatest strengths. I can make girls smile when they’re down, and when they’re having a good time, I can carry on the joke.” – John Krasinski There’s a well known street performing saying that “Funny is money” – it doesn’t matter what you do (magic, juggling or eating gerbils), …

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Put Them In Their Place

I can’t explain how the Hadron Collider works, but, put me in the place of a decent physics education for a couple of years, and I probably could. I couldn’t tell you how schizophrenia feels, but, put me in the role of a psychiatric worker for a while, and I’ll probably be able to tell …

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How To Achieve The Impossible

As a magician, every trick I perform has to be impossible. Without impossibility, there can be no magic. Magicians get used to working within these demanding boundaries and constantly make the “impossible” possible. Without the ability to challenge the impossible, magic would not advance and tricks would become transparent. But they don’t. Women continue to …

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TLAM: Think Like A Magician

Following a recent conversation with a colleague, in which I was asked to “think bigger” about what I wanted, I began to explore the idea of teaching ideas that, while based on magic technique and theory, have real world applications, and could actually prove useful to people. The more I looked into this, the more …

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