Things are always crazy.  I have more projects to work on than I can get to.  I feel like Calvin of Calvin & Hobbes who once said, “God put me on this Earth to accomplish a certain number of things.  I’m so far behind I’ll never die.”

The last quarter of the year is always my busiest time.  Corporations and folks seem to have the most events and parties then.  My bread and butter is working private events.  In October I worked several high profile events.  One took me to Burbank to work for a well known radio station.  I worked the stage outside along with several other performers.  They actually promoted my appearance on a huge billboard which was a first for me.  At the event I also met Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey’s ex-husband, who is the host of their morning show.  Nick is a nice guy.  I’d like to give a big shout out to my buddy Mitch who made it all possible.  He’s been a great friend to me over the years.  He started off as a magic student of mine and is now one of my best friends.

I have been designing a metal top that spins for an impressively long time.  I shot several episodes for Scam Nation found here. I’ve played lots of poker.  My new Diamond Playing Cards are out and selling well. Plus my good friend Brian Brushwood has an awesome puzzle box designed after them.

I’ve added the Batman 66 and Elvira’s Scared Stiff pinballs to my game house collection.  I also found an old home game pinball called Diamond Jim that I had refurbished.  Besides all the other games and machines in my house I now have 8 pinball machines and I’m glad I do not have room for more.  It seems to be an addiction!

Obviously business has been good.  In November I flew to Indiana for a client.  I still perform twice a year for Jackson’s Pottery.  I attended the Peacock theater. Plus I’ve started doing my own one-man show here in Dallas.  Typically folks have to hire me for an event to see what I do.  So I’ve decided that I will try to rent a theater semi-regular basis, maybe once a quarter, and sell tickets to my hour long show.  The theater I’ve found is owned by a friend, who once was a magic student as well.  It’s an awesome space in Addison, Tx.  It seats 40-50 comfortably but is under remodel now and will seat twice that many soon.  My first show there sold out quickly and everyone had nice things to say after.

In December I did 27 shows.  Most all of them were corporate holiday parties.  One was for the the Meruelo Group who flew me out to Burbank once again.  One was for a car dealership where I was Mr. Popular producing $100 bills and giving them away all night long.  That night they gave away $100,000 worth of prizes and cash.  I did a show for a well known home builder that asked me to help present game show like effects where they gave away around $250,000.  Plus I did magic for many repeat clients who have been loyal to me for the last 5-20 years.  I’m very blessed to get paid to do what I love and help create special memories for those in attendance.  I really do have the best job.

It’s now January and I’m just now catching up on a three month break from my blog.  As I go into the new year I am planning some big trips, more projects and making more time for my family and friends.  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to try and be less condescending.  Do you even know what that means?

Whoa!  I’ve maintained this blog for a little over 20 years now.

One fun weekend this month I did strolling magic for hundreds of folks in Forreston, TX after their dove hunt.  I’ve had many of my pinball and arcade games refurbished.  My collection continues to grow.  However, I think I’m done.  I’m out of space for more games.  People love my game house and I enjoy entertaining.

I attended the Nathan Coe Marsh lecture.  I had jury duty.  I performed at the Peacock Theater once again.  I did a show on Lake Lewisville for Ericsson.  Plus I drove to Austin again to film more episodes for what’s now called Scam Nation. While in Austin I attended the Austin Magic Auction that Saturday. That night I had a wonderful dinner out and took in the play Dracula, which was very well done.

Believe it or not, I do work.  I did have several shows in between my whimsical outings.  I still play poker on a regular basis and usually do well.  I’ve mainly been booking lots of shows for the last quarter of the year.  Also, I’m prepping things for the Bamboozlers books for their 3rd printing.  I’ve bought the rights to a metal spinning top.  I’m slowly compiling Bamboozlers Vol. Four.  I’m working on a Bamboozlers deck of cards.  Plus, I did my second book deal with Dover books and it looks like there will be a third.  I always have plenty of projects to keep me busy when I’m not actually performing or prepping for shows.

This has been an eventful month!  I started off by flying out to Las Vegas for 6 days.  Most of my time was spent at the now annual Magic Live convention.  It’s always great to see old friends and make new ones.  My roommate Riccardo always cracks me up and has such a zeal for knowledge and a zest for life.  He’s become a very good friend to me.  I learned a lot at this convention and got very little sleep (about 4 hours a night) for 5 days.  I saw lots of great shows, bought some new toys, and even had time to squeeze in some poker tournament play.  I left well ahead and made enough to pay off the trip.

I returned home Friday August 9th and used the weekend to play catch up.  On Monday the 12th I worked for Reunion Tower who has become a regular client.  The next weekend and I attended the Peacock Theater and saw a fantastic variety show.  I was asked last minute to do some close-up magic for the guests. I had a deck of cards, a shoestring and some rubberbands and was able to entertain about 80 people in 2 different shows.  I’m proud of myself for training myself to be a minimalist to achieve strong effects with the smallest of props.  These skills will help me throughout my whole life and career.  That same weekend I had a family get together and cooked out with my dad and sisters and more.  It was great seeing everyone and watching them play games in my house of fun.

I’ve added some great beginner magic to my site since people have asked for it for years.  I’ve also added the Magic Money back to my site.  I’m still teaching magic and bar bets on Scam Nation that airs every Wednesday night.  I’ve done around 50 episodes.  I’ve posted some of the lessons at the top and bottom here.  Now I’m prepping for the busy fall season which already promises to full of fun gigs.  I still have lots of dates open that I hope to book soon.

 

 

 

June kept me busy with lots of private shows.  I’ve been performing magic professionally since 1986 and I still feel lucky to do what I love.  Work is constantly rolling in.  My new Diamond Cards are selling well and magicians and cardists love the feel and look of my cards.  I’m very proud of them. See a pic here that my friend Lawry from Australia took.

Scam School changed its name to Scam Nation and I’ve been featured in many of the episodes as of late.  See some of them at the top and bottom of this post.  I think I’ve done close to 50 episodes now with about 17 million views.  It’s crazy for me to think how many millions of people I’ve taught magic, bar bets and gags with the help of my friend Brian Brushwood.

December is typically my busiest month but I think this July might top it.  I worked a week at the Magic Castle from July 1-7.  I did 4 shows a night in the Close-up Gallery.  It was a stellar week working with some of the best of the best.  I had the 4th of July off and spent it at the Hollywood Bowl.  I toured the Reagan Library that featured an emotional Ronald and Nancy Reagan exhibit.  The museum also featured a Leonardo DaVinci exhibit.

After Hollywood I had a few days at home.  Enough time to do laundry, pay bills, and pack for Nashville.  I worked the new venue House of Cards, which is much like the Castle, but underground like a speakeasy.  The food was amazing.  The venue was very magical.The entertainment director Joey was extremely accommodating.  My first week there I worked in the Carter Theater and actually used Carter’s own table for my 4 performances each night.  I was elated that both sets of my parents were able to come and partake and see me in action.  The reviews were great.

My second week I did the close-up shows.  It was a more rigorous schedule standing for 6 hours near a close-up table waiting for audiences to come and go.  I did that for 6 nights.  My feet were aching each night but it was lots of fun. The staff were all great people.  The owner, whom I only met briefly, seemed like a nice guy.  Thank goodness he loves magic.  He’s created an incredible space.  He owns about 6 businesses in Nashville and he’s expanding.  I can’t wait to see how the House of Cards evolves in the future.

Nashville is an amazing town.  There is so much music history there.  There’s amazing singers in every bar and there’s tons of bars there.  I took in the night life and The Hermitage, the Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Johnny Cash & Patsy Cline museum, the Frist museum and more.  Plus I had the infamous “hot chicken” there at a few different places.

Once home I had a couple of shows in town.  Now I’m back at home writing my blog on August 4th and my flight to Vegas leaves soon.  I’m attending the Magic Live conference once again.  I’m excited to see the shows, lectures, dealer’s room, but most of all my friends. It’s hard for me to believe sometimes that this is my life!

 

May is busy with projects.  I made another appearance on Scam School.  In the episode above I teach how to play poker with 5 nickels and win every time in a seemingly fair manner.  I teach two clever secrets.  This will be featured in my next book Bamboozlers Vol. Four.  Rex and Brian in the video are loads of fun.  Watch it and enjoy.  I have made dozens of Scam School appearances over the years.  The episodes I appear in have over 16.5 million views!!

Some of my recent clients lately have been Brunswick Pool Tables, Tiger 21, Southern Methodist University and Southwest Airlines.  The events have been incredible.  I’d say 90% of my work comes from word of mouth.  I started professionally in 1986 so that’s 33 years of experience under my belt.  I’ve been to several millionaires and billionaires homes recently and some of the nicest hotels in the Dallas area.  One party had some amazing animals.  See me with a lemur here.

One of the big things happening soon is the release of my new brand of cards called Diamond Playing cards.  They are beautiful. Card workers will love them.  Plus there are a couple of cool secret features.  I know that most folks don’t have my passion or time to practice sleight of hand so these cards have a one-way design to make locating a selection easy and they are marked so you always know what card has been chosen.  I worked with award winning graphic artist Phill Smith to create this masterpiece.  The marking system is diabolical.  To learn more or purchase the cards click here.

In 1984 I attended the Cheap Trick concert at Six Flags with my best friend Kevin Davis.  They fast became our favorite band. Kevin and I have kept in touch all this time and have seen the band live many times.  Every time a new album came out I listened to it 100 times and memorized the words to every song.  Cheap Trick has been the soundtrack to my life.  I have about a dozen guitar picks from each of the shows I’ve attended.  Kev and I have hung out with the band after hours a couple of times.  Recently they were in town with Bad Co. and ZZ Top since it was their 50th anniversary.  It was a great show and Cheap Trick was obviously my favorite.

A couple of other big news items.  I just purchased the new 2019 Grand Sport Vette.  It’s pretty awesome.  This is my third Vette and my 9th sports car.

Today is May 29th.  On May 31st I will attend my kid sister Chelsye’s birthday.  The family is going bowling.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone!

 

Well… same old song and dance.  I’m busy with shows and projects.  Some of my clients over the past several weeks have been Reunion Tower, Jackson’s Pottery, Exxon, etc. I drove to Houston for one gig.  Then I followed up that trip by going to Austin to hang out with two of my favorite relatives, my cousins Rodger and Alex.  It’s hard not to smile when with them.  Both have been a positive force in my life.  The following weekend I helped Rodger and Alex renovate the property they purchased.  The property once belonged to my great aunt and uncle.  Rodger grew up there and I spent many summers there.  My uncle Harlan was an architect who built the house.  It’s solar powered and has other energy efficient qualities.

While in Austin I shot more Scam School episodes.  It’s now called Scam Nation.  See an episode at the top and bottom of this post.  Brian Brushwood has been a friend for at least 12 years.  It’s been incredible to watch how he’s become a powerhouse and influencer online.  He’s the host of several Youtube channels like Modern Rogue, Night Attack and co-hosts a podcast called Weird Things.  I’m lucky to know him.  He’s a smart business man and a good friend to me.  He just attended a small birthday dinner I had the other night along with his wife Bonnie.  If you want to be successful then surround yourself with accomplished people.  I have done that in spades with Brian.

My friend Melissa helped work my magic booths two weekends in a row.  The first was for Penguin Magic in Dallas.  The second was for the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco.  The Penguin event was very profitable.  The pinball event.. not so much… but I had a blast there and made some new friends.  While at the pinball festival I had the good fortune to meet and perform for the actor John Rhys-Davies.  He was a gentleman and begged for more magic!  He’s best known for his role as Sallah in Indiana Jones and as Gimli in the Lord of the Ring movies.

I met up with my childhood friend Kevin to help him celebrate his 50th.  I love hanging with Kevin and the Davis family.  One of Kevin and I’s first concerts was Cheap Trick.  After that we became die hard fans.  We’ve seen them together many times.  To carry on that tradition I got us awesome seats to see them again in May.

Recently my friend Thom Peterson was in town from the UK to give a magic lecture.  He and his wife Annabel stayed the night and we had a good visit.  Annabel is an amazing artist and does designer cakes now for a living.  Her work is incredible!  Click here to see her site.

I just had a birthday and my friends and family have been fattening me up.  I’ve eaten at Javiers, Blue Fish, Del Friscos, Fish City Grill, Kenny’s Burgers, Jack Allen’s, etc.  My gift to myself was to take another trip to California to visit the world famous Magic Castle.  The Castle bought my dinner one night and I took in lots of great shows with friends.  One night I did a private performance for the Hiltons.  I didn’t know until the next day that they were Paris Hilton’s parents.

The big news is that my mom beat cancer!!  I am beyond blessed.

 

I think time is speeding up.  I can’t believe it’s already 2019.  I kicked off the year again by doing a show for Phoenix House on January 1st.  These mostly withdrawn teens go bananas when I’m performing my magic there.  My show is only half an hour but I usually end up being there 2 hours to visit and sign autographs.  I think they are just happy to have company and to know that anything is possible when you set your mind to it.

These first two months of 2019 have been filled with private and corporate events.  Once again I’ve been in the homes of millionaires and billionaires.  I did a string of shows for Omni Hotels.  Plus some casinos in Oklahoma utilized my services.  I took my father to my gig at one casino on Fat Tuesday.  Some of those backwoods gamblers thought I was from another planet.

I took a vacation to Vegas and stayed on one of the Hilton Grand Vacations properties.  While in Vegas I saw some amazing shows and ate well at various fine dining establishments.  I only gambled a little but came out ahead which is good.  As an excursion I toured the Neon Graveyard and it was actually pretty cool.  I was surprised how much of Vegas’ history I knew.

After Vegas I went on to Los Angeles to see my friends Lorna, Chloe, Mitch, Jeff and Riccardo.  It was fun spending a little time with each of them.  While in LA I took in the Magic Castle and saw many great shows during the Valentine’s week.  I also had the chance to meet and visit with Crispin Glover (of Back to Future fame) and Bob Odenkirk (who plays Saul in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul).

Back at home I did a TV spot on WFAA to promote a run of shows I’m doing for Reunion Tower.

My home is turning into an arcade.  I had a pool table, shuffleboard, two slot machines, three pinballs, one multicade, one pachinko machine, one vintage arcade, plus my big screen with various gaming systems.  I just added another pinball machine called Safecracker and another arcade game called Ice Cold Beer; both of these machines are rare and collectible.  I’ve recently created a custom DJT coin for my machines and to use as business cards.

When not performing my shows or traveling I am working on projects.  I’ve got a secret project due out in June.  I recently signed another book deal with Dover books.  If it goes we will do a third project together too.  I am slowly compiling Bamboozlers Volume Four.  I hope to release a Bamboozlers Deck before the end of the year.  Plus I always have ten other projects I’m tinkering with.

This is always my busiest time of the year.  Between November and December I did 35 paid shows.  That’s not including all the parties I went to for family and friends.  Most of my shows are for corporate clients and a handful are private events in people’s homes or businesses.  One of the highlights in November was flying to California and working the show Boobie Trap in Hollywood.  It was a great line up and I had some friends come out.  The profits that night went to the victims of the fires in California.

Mid November I flew to California to work the Penguin Maxx event in Los Angeles where I performed with some of the best like Michael Weber, Brent Braun, Chad Long, Michael Kaminskas, Dan Harlan, The Other Brothers, etc.  It was a fun and profitable event.  While in Hollywood, CA I visited the Magic Castle where I am a member and had the privilege of performing for and talking at length with the actor Collin Farrell.

In November I filmed an interview for an online show called ALL IN with Bryan Weatherford.  Bryan is a great guy and host and we had lots in common.  On the show I performed many routines.  Bryan said later that I was one of his favorite guests. Watch parts of my interview at the top and bottom of this post.

In December, I did the bulk load of my shows, but also released my new product called Diamond Dice.  These dice are made for magicians and can be used in mentalism routines.  I now manufacture three different sets of trick dice.

The best part of the holiday season, besides the plethora of work, was seeing family and friends.  It’s rare that I get to see my family who is scattered about the metroplex.  Mom is still battling cancer and I try to make it out to her chemo treatments when I can.  I know from battling cancer myself that everyday is a gift.  I’m thankful for all my loved ones.

 

Whoa!  Three months have flown by since I last blogged.  I always feel like I’m behind schedule.  Funny thing is I’m the boss and I make the schedule.  Regardless, I constantly feel like I’m trying to catch up with the goals I have for myself.

I kicked off August by being the feature story for Penguin Magic’s monthly magazine.  Penguin Magic stocks most of my 30 products, has featured two of my online lectures and I’ve appeared on the bill for many of their road shows.  They’re always a fun group to work with.  In fact I did their Chicago Maxx event Sept 21-22 and I’ll do one for them in Los Angeles soon.

In August I saw the cirque show KA in Vegas with a friend and had an awesome dinner.  The show was amazing!  I stayed at the swanky SLS resort.  While in Vegas I gambled of course (poker and black jack), went up in the High Roller (largest rotating wheel in the world), saw the Mat Franco show and the Mike Hammer show.  I had dinner with Mike and The Amazing Jonathan after his show and had a blast cracking jokes with them.  The highlight was dinner at Beauty & Essex.  OMG!  I don’t think I’ve ever had a better meal.

Then the Magic Live convention started on August 5th so I moved into the Orleans hotel.  It was yet another magic convention where you’re up every day at 8am and go to bed between 3-5am.  It was non-stop fun and learning.  The shows and lectures were good.  The fellowship was better.  I did make a few purchases and I’m working those routines into my acts.

Once home in Dallas I had dinner with my good friend Jeff Davis who was in town from California.  The next night I worked at the Peacock Theater and was part of a variety show on August 11th.  I love the Pitchford family.  One day soon they hope to have their own Magic Castle like theater to showcase magic here in north Texas.

I’ve been adding games to my house.  I added the Vertigo (made by VPcabs) multicade machine to my collection.  I had my cabinet custom done to match by black and silver furniture in my living room. Currently it plays 245 games.  Most of them are virtual pinball games, but it also has classics like PacMan, Centipede, Frogger, Galaga, Space Invaders, etc.  I also purchased the collector’s edition of the pinball machine AC-DC called Luci.  It is a sexy machine that features 12 of their songs, tons of blinking lights, lots of bells and whistles and very fast play.  Everyone that comes over loves to play it!

 

I attended several comedy shows the past few months.  One was at Hyena’s and it was a great show.  The others were by an improv troupe called Four Day Weekend.  Their show is brilliant!  They takes story suggestions and lines from the audience to make their show so each time it is different.  I took a couple of friends and they thought it was the funniest thing they had ever seen.

Like usual I’ve been playing lots of poker and have a decent ranking in my league.  I’m also staying busy with shows.  I’ve had private functions at Ocean Prime, Dive Coastal Cuisine, Dallas Country Club, Southwest Airlines and many more.  On Thursday nights, when I’m not working and in town, I have a tradition of meeting my friends the Bailey’s and their crew at Blue Fish for sushi.  We always get their best waitress Ally who was recently promoted to Assistant Manager.

I took a small trip to San Luis Obispo in September and had a wonderful time with friends.  While in SLO I ate well, saw some wineries, took in The Madonna Inn and Morrow Bay. I just renewed my deal with Dover books and they now have permission to reprint my book Close-up Magic Secrets for the next 10 years.  I just released my new Diamond Dice that allow magicians to know what number will be chosen.  My friend Michael Kaminskas was in town and lectured and stayed here a couple of nights. I’ve attended many family birthday dinners.  I feel like I am going nonstop!!

My mother is going through breast cancer so I’ve been attending chemo treatments with her when I can.  The good news is mom’s tumor has shrunk considerably.  Plus mom is tough and has had a great attitude through the whole ordeal. I’ve been through cancer and know it’s tough.  However, I was lucky not to have chemo treatments.  I pray for my mom constantly and hope my readers will too.

I’ve been fixing up my house since I moved in.  I’ve slowly been adding a second game room.  I travel lots and work hard so I want my place to be a fun house and a refuge.  Currently I have two pinball machines, a slot machine, a pachinko machine, a shuffleboard table, a pool table, dart board, etc. I’ve also added a game called Donkey Bags, a 1956 stand-up arcade called a Skill-Roll machine, plus some backyard games.  I’m expecting a few more arcade games soon.

June and July were filled with shows for the Dallas Country Club, Dive Coastal Cuisine, Reunion Tower, The Don’t Tell Supper Club and the Quixotic World.  I made a jaunt to Austin to meet my friend Deanna, see my cousin Rodger and see one of my favorite shows Esther’s Follies starring the amazing Ray Anderson. At the end of June I flew to New Jersey to work another Penguin Maxx Event.  I worked alongside some of the best in the business (Dan Harlan, Michael Kaminskas, Brent Braun, Meir Yedid, Michael Weber, Losander and John Lovick).  It was a fun and profitable event.  I’m happy to be apart of this ensemble.  We will do it again in September in Chicago.  It was great seeing fans and friends and making new ones.  I was there 1.5 days and flew home on Saturday June 30th.  Sunday July 1st I flew into Burbank and was greeted my good friend Mitch Fleck.

The following Monday I prepped and checked into my apartment for the week provided by the Magic Castle.  I was ready to begin my 13th performance week when I learned the news that my best friend in LA died that morning from heart surgery complications.  His name was Brian Gillis.  I idolized Brian.  He was Johnny Carson’s favorite magician.  In the early 2000’s he would put me up at his Castle in Redondo Beach.  He loved to laugh and I loved to prank him and make him laugh.  He was a fixture of the Magic Castle.  It was a strange and somber week for me this time. However, I could hear Brian’s laugh in my shows even though he was gone.  I mentioned his name in each of my shows to honor him.  He was such an amazing magician… it’s hard to put into words.  Watch the clip of Brian above and judge for yourself.

As usual my shows got stronger and stronger throughout the week at the Castle.  Often times I received standing ovations.  This is not easy to do for the time slot I was given.  I’d do 4 shows per night between 10pm and 1am.  People are tired and drunk and have seen lots of great magic by the time they get to me.

Although I was sad about Brian’s passing, the week was one for my memory books.  Many great things happened.  Entertaining John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen was a highlight.  Running into Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and TV fame twice was fun! However bonding with my friend Riccardo Berdini, who was a mutual friend of Brian’s, was one of the most rewarding.  Hanging out with my good friend Mitch Rogers who flew out to see me was lots of fun. Mitch and I toured Warner Brothers studio and stood on the sets of many famous movies and TV shows.

My friend Mitch Fleck, who is one of the nicest and smartest guys I know, always has a room for me if I need it.  He and I saw the show Boobie Trap on July 4th which features a dozen variety entertainers.  The show was good and the big treat was seeing my friend Justin Willman emcee that night.  Justin rocked the room.  He’s well known in the magic world, was the host of Cup Cake Wars, and has a Netflix series coming out soon.

As I wrapped up my work week I saw my new friend Fenik from Mexico lecture at the Castle.  He did a great job.  His routines are well thought out.  I attended a little bit of Soapy Smith night at the Castle.  It was fun seeing people dressed up like saloon girls and gunslingers.

Now that I’m back in Dallas I’m catching up on desktop business and sending invoices to clients for upcoming shows.  I’m packaging routines and thinking about what to market next. The big thing on the horizon is Magic Live in early August.  I’m excited to be there in Vegas to see the shows, buy some new toys, and see all my friends and colleagues.

See some of the latest Scam School episodes starring myself below:

 

I kicked off April by flying to Atlanta to do another Penguin Magic Live event. I was lucky to be working along side the best of the best.  It was myself, Danny Garcia, Michael Weber, Chad Long, Dan Harlan, Brent Braun, Gazzo and more.  We performed on Friday night and lectured on Saturday.  The crowd of about 200 was enthusiastic and fun!  It was great seeing old friends and making new ones.  We do it again in late June and return to Newark, NJ.

Once again I’ve had several house projects, poker tournaments, attendances at the Peacock theater and have been working many private shows.  Some of my clients recently were a classic radio station, Meals on Wheels and Southwest Airlines.  A friend of mine owns a few bars and has had me work at The Velvet Elvis and tonight I’ll perform at The Local Public House. Both are biker bars and I have learned over 30 years of performing that bikers go crazy for my magic typically.

One gig was especially sweet.  I made a friend playing poker named Jeff.  Jeff told me he wanted to marry his girlfriend Terri and come up with a magical proposal.  Since they both met playing poker we arranged it where I would “magically” deal her favorite hand the King and Queen of Hearts and follow it up on the board with a Royal Flush.  The last two cards blew her mind and luckily she said yes!  I’m happy for both of them.

I have some friends that I consider family basically.   I love the whole lot of them.  My buddy Woody, who has since passed, I’m sure enjoys watching our relationships blossom.  I have spent holidays and graduations with them recently.  I’m proud of all of them and especially Rylee who just graduated and swept the sports awards banquet.  She is going to school on a basketball scholarship.  I was shocked to see she quoted me in her high school year book.  This young lady will go far and I know she will succeed in her quests.

Find more recent episodes of Scam School starring moi below.

 

Where does the time go?  Wow!  I’m about to catch up on four months of blogging.  The biggest news is that I bought my old house back!  It was mutually beneficial for my ex-wife and I.  She will always be my friend. I’m happy to be back in the old neighborhood with my friends and all the new amenities near me.  It’s a booming area here.  Much time has been spent on painting, refurbishing, unboxing, purging, etc.  For those that visited the old house you’ll remember it was a fun place to be.  Well… the fun keeps increasing with more games, etc.  Come by and visit!

Luckily I have been busy with shows which are usually private parties and corporate events.  I returned again to Jackson’s Pottery.  I’ve done a lot of work for a well to do family.  I had a big show at the Ritz Carlton.  I worked the Dallas Cowboy’s Club.  I’ve had gigs at Reunion Tower and many more.  One show I did was a fundraiser for a lady battling cancer; they didn’t have a budget so I did it for free!  There were mostly adults at the fundraiser that night but you can see in the fire photo that kids are always drawn to me.

Some of the fun things I did over the past couple months were playing lots of poker.  I had dinners with family and friends.  My buddy Jesse helped me with lots of house projects.  I attended the Texas Pinball Festival where I did magic for Lou Ferrigno “The Incredible Hulk”.  And how can I forget the Epic Nerf Battle #3.  My buddy Jared Guynes entertained thousands in an epic way!

I also did the morning TV show Good Morning Texas again.  It was shot live and used to promote my appearances at Dallas’ Reunion Tower.  The host was blown away.  I did a visual morphing card illusion and did a mind-reading trick.  The producer said that they’d love to have me back.  We will see what happens.

In February I made time to make a trek to Austin to film more episodes of Scam School.  To date I’ve done about 40 episodes.  I believe I am the most regular guest star magician on the show.  See some of the new episodes below.