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I had such a fine time.  A few things went a little goofy but overall the events were something I enjoy immensely.  I believe everyone should see Art on the Green in Coeur d’Alene.  An absolute blast.  We arrived on Friday evening and I walked through the fair and came upon the director of the children’s event area, Isis Siegler.  She graciously invited me to perform and distribute balloons for the little ones all day Saturday and Sunday.  It was on Sunday I had a little trouble with which event I should have been attending, but that got straightened out quickly.  All I can say is shame on Coeur d’Alene.  You’d have to have been there to know why.  Again, I had my trusty side-kick Russ with me on Saturday.

What a great festival.  It went well both days.  I had Russ with me on Saturday to inflate the balloons, so I was free to do a lot more magic but on Sunday I was alone again.  Doing magic while the children want balloons is impossible, so I kept to my trusty pump and filled those children’s hearts with joy.

The OCF just happened to fall on my birthday this year.  As always I had a blast.  I had Nichole running the balloon pump, and she worked harder than anyone at the fair.  I think I gave away a record number of balloons that day, 300 plus.  And to be sure, I did more magic than I’ve done at any event before or since.  The crowd loved us.

This event was one I was invited to join.  Nancy White of the famous Canterbury Renaissance Fair needed a magic act to help with the performance she had scheduled for the Portland Saturday Market.  I’m not much of a stage magician, but I think I held my own.  Actually, I got off the stage to perform for the children at ground level in front of the stage.  It went as well as planned.  Again we all got wet, but not from Mother Nature, but from the lawn sprinklers.  I had my son Matt and my trusty companion Russ with me.  Two better helpers are not easily found these days.

I did get a little wet at the World Beat Festival, in fact quite soaked with the rest of my troupe.  I had with me a student I had met in magic class, Becky Ekland, and the instructor of the magic class John Edsall.  These two are true helpers.  I had invited Becky to join me and help inflate balloons.  She proved more than helpful.  John just happened by.  He wasn’t doing anything so he thought he’d see how we were doing.  If it hadn’t been for the rain, I’m sure we would have stayed longer.

Several sponsors are presenting the National Night Out this coming august 7.  It is being held in the rear parking lot of the Red Lion Hotel located at 3301 Market Street NE, Salem.  The event starts at 6:00 PM and will close at 9:00 PM.

The list of sponsors is extensive, but I will attempt to list them here:

The City of Salem Police Department

Red Lion Hotel

Ray & Joan Kroc

Might Mo, Inc.

Pixie’s Photography

Don Pancho, Authentic Mexican Foods

Hands and Words are Not For Hurting

and of course, Professor Laffmoore

Please forgive me if I have inadvertently missed anyone.

The Fork and Spoon Trick on video.

The Fork and Spoon Trick can be a lot of fun, but it will take some expertise and a lot of practice.  You will need to get the “feel” of it to do it properly.  If you don’t do it the first time, just keep trying.

The Ring and Chain Trick on video.

This is my second video.  They get better, just wait and  see.

Again, it is filmed by

Mr. Plastic on video.

This my first video and I loved doing it.

It is filmed by

There will be more videos and lessons forthcoming.

Don’t forget to look for me at Faerieworlds Summer Festival in Eugene, Oregon on July 27, 28 and 29th..

I’ve added it to my performance schedule for the 2012 season.  This is one of my favorite festivals and I recommend it to anyone who has never been before.

I may be filming some parts of my perfomance at this festival, so if you get a chance to see me, please remember you may be photographed.