In February Penguin Magic flew me to Columbus, OH to do a show one night and a live online lecture the next night. The show went really well. This was my second time lecturing for Penguin Magic which apparently is not commonplace. My first lecture broke records for them. Firstly, I broke the record for most magic taught per minute by teaching 20 effects over the course of two hours. Secondly, they have a shortlist of products on their site that only have 5-star reviews. My first lecture with them holds #1 with fifty 5-star reviews. I guess it’s something I should be proud of. The second go around I thought I would just perform material from my Bamboozlers book series by featuring bar bets, puzzles, jokes and impromptu magic. This time I did over 40 effects and the good reviews are rolling in.
I had many shows across Texas in February but my most time consuming shows were two that I did for the North Texas Specialty Physicians. For each show I entertained a group of 200 doctors. I incorporated my magic to discuss key topics like MACRA and RAFs and the CHIP Reauthorization Act. Both gigs were rewarding and challenging. The last one was held at the CR Smith Museum near DFW airport. The Radiation Oncologist who helped cure my Cancer in 1993 Dr. Timothy Nichols was in attendance during my second show and had nothing but nice to things to say. I’m a lucky guy on many levels.