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Magic Monday, 1/7/19

I like Mondays. I also like magic. I figured I’d combine the two and make a Monday feature that is truly me: a little bit of magic and a look at the week ahead.

I figure the New Year is a good time to revive my twist on celebrating the first day of the week: Magic Monday.

To kick off the year, let’s start with Eric Chien’s award-winning Ribbon routine. It’s on the longer side, but well worth it.

It’s Monday! What am I…


Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married
Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016
Don Quixote
  • Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married by Abby Ellin
  • Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie by Chris O’Leary
  • Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Short stories: “A Dog’s Story” by Gardner Dozois for Deal Me In, “The Disappearance of Lady Francis Carfax” by Arthur Conan Doyle, some tales from The Black Cat.


It’s finally starting to feel like the holidays are over. With New Year’s Eve and Day on Monday and Tuesday of last week, it was kind of easy to ignore the rest of the three day “week.” Even (especially?) working from home, it can be easy to fall into a vacation trap.

This week, I’m looking to get back to writing in a more regular manner and generally get back into some sort of schedule. And AB League starts! Between the holidays and colder weather (it’s been in the 50s!!!), I didn’t play much ultimate in December. The holiday goodies are taking their toll on my waistline.

What *was* I doing?


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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