I am not a magician.
But I am a magic fan. I enjoy sleight of hand, magic theory and psychology, and watching good magicians.
I like to think of it this way: not everyone who loves basketball and plays pickup games every Saturday is a basketball player. And when it comes to magic, I freely admit, I'm just a fan.
But sometimes fans can productively add to the conversation and contribute to the art. That's what I want to do here.
I love reading magic. I get it: instant video downloads are the future. I'm not fighting against that. I just still think there is room for reading. That's why I write. I used to "do art" when I was little. So I also illustrate too.
I spend just as much time thinking about how to teach a trick as I do thinking about how to perform a trick. I am a teacher at heart. I pride myself on being able to distill difficult concepts and make them accessible. Therefore I aim for my lectures to magicians to be as entertaining and thought provoking as my performances for general audiences. And I aim for my performances for general audiences to be as educational and illuminating as my lectures for magicians.
If you care about what I do when I'm not messing with this hobby, you can read my book on pragmatics in biblical Hebrew syntax.