It’s the night of February 2nd so I thought I’d sit down and recount everything that’s happened over the last month.  I started off yesterday morning by taking a flight over my home town.  My friend Danny Steuberpiloted the 1959 Cessna 150 for about an hour and it was a blast!  I’ve always wanted to learn to fly and this definitely cinched the deal for me.  Danny is 21 and makes a living as an entertainer, not to mention going to college.  He’s a whiz kid who will go far in life I’m sure!

Then I picked up my friend Amos McCormick of Mississippi from DFW and we had plans of watching the Super Bowl back at my place, with my wife, but we had fun visiting instead.  The next morning I enjoyed watching the Tivo’dgame.  The game between the Pittsburg Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals was one of the best I’ve ever seen!

over-the-colonyJanuary was filled with many fun events like my road-trip to Oklahoma with the funny and talented Brian Brushwood.  Once in OK we had a nice visit with the always amazing Martin Gardner.  Martin is an enigma to me the way his mind keeps cranking out books.  I don’t think he realizes how many people’s lives he’s influenced.

This month I performed for former Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman and family, for the Shaw Industries trade show, at the Fashion Institute Gallery, and at the grand re-opening of the Tower Club that just underwent a 3.8 million renovation.  While at the Tower Club that night one wealthy gentleman loaned me his $250,000 8-carat diamond ring to perform my magic with.  He was pretty brave to do so considering that I made it disappear time and again, and not to mention that is how I got my name… Diamond Jim.