One thing you need to know about me is that I love visiting obscure tourist attractions. I always have. I've seen big balls of string, Mystery Spots and odd museums from coast to coast. Yes, I'm the kind of guy who actually stops to read those historical markers on the side of the road. Performing at libraries across the Midwest gives me a chance to see some remarkable things that just make me giddy. Corn Palace? Been there. Wall Drug? Wouldn't miss it. Carhenge? Definitely!
Wow! You librarians don't mess around! I'm getting several calls and e-mails and it's not even the end of November! Just today, I put Mason City, Iowa on my calendar and yesterday I added Columbus, Nebraska. Both of those libraries have had me several years in a row and now everytime I visit it's like visiting dear friends. Columbus and Mason City join Fremont, Papillion, Lincoln, Syracuse, Weeping Water and one Omaha Branch on my calendar so far. This year I performed a
The Hero-themed Summer Reading Program magic show is coming together quite nicely. I've put together a ton of ideas, now comes the hard part...weeding things down to a 40-minute show! After I decide which tricks and routines I'm going to do for the Summer Reading Program, I have to decide which order to put them in. Then I need to design the transitions that will lead me from one trick to the next. I also need to figure out where everything will be placed, how I'll move an
It's a new year and I'm starting it with my first ever attempt at blogging. If you're an expert blogger (bloggist?) please forgive me for the several mistakes I'm sure I'm going to make. My main purpose for this blog is to keep my library friends updated on what's going on in my little corner of the world and to let you know what you can expect from my Summer Reading Program library show this year. The "Fizz, Boom, Read!" theme has been a lot of fun to work with. In fact, i