I’ve officially had this blog for 10 years now!  I seem to be as busy as ever.  John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens while your busy making other plans.”  That is so true.  I just turned 39.  I don’t feel like it.  It just kind of snuck up on me.

I’ve had lots of great gigs for such clients as Texas Tech, the Dallas Symphony, and CRSTI (a group of heart surgeons) where the event was held in a home going for $9 million!!  And my last gig of the month was for the Real Estate Council; after entertaining this fun group at the Anatole hotel I sat ringside for their Fight Night and witnessed the real blood, sweat and tears of four professional bouts.  I left the fight as the the fourth bout started and missed the eighth round where Benjamin Flores (one of the boxers) died from blunt force trama to the head!!  My prayers go out to Flores’ family and friends.


One of the things I did to celebrate my birthday was dine with my wife and parents at the The Capital Grille in downtown Dallas where the food was incredible.  This was followed by a night at the Dallas Symphony where we experienced Mozart’s Requiem which was amazing!

Another cool experience this month was touring the collection of Arthur Moses.  Mr. Moses has the largest collection of Houdini items on Earth.  He owns 3500 items currently.  I also picked up a copy of Mr. Moses book Houdini Speaks Out while visiting him in his home.  He’s a super friendly guy with an incredible collection that made me want to drool.

Most of this month has been spent on finalizing things for my Southern European Tour that starts soon.  I’ll be lecturing in many cities in 6 different countries.  I’ll actually be gone for 40 days where I’ll start in England to see family, then fly to Portugal where I’ll lecture at a couple of stops and then drive onto Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.  It should be quite an adventure.  Wish me luck!  I should have lots of stories upon my return.