In search for The Magic Rainbow

Magic Entertainment During Pandemic Times Trying to stay positive during these pandemic times requires quite a bit of effort. Misinformation, bias and negativity in the news are abundant, so I have consciously decided to turn off the television. Although, I do watch an hour or so here or there to.

A Special Magic Wand for the IBM President

I don’t know about you, but every single day when I wake up, I thank God for my health. I still have enough eyesight and the stamina to do what needs to get done in life. I am also grateful for the amount of work that keeps me occupied and.

Puppetry Series: Painting and Stringing a Marionette

This is the second post in my puppetry series. See the first post “Building a Marionette Controller” to follow from start to finish. PART 2: Painting and Stringing a “Magical” Marionette … By now the controllers are built and ready. The next step is to make a marionette to go.

Building a Marionette – Making a Marionette Controller

Keeping a strict schedule and routine is what kept me sane while taking care of Norm in the last five years he suffered dementia. My caretaking duties fine tuned my time-management skills. The drawback is that things can get boring with the same type of work all the time. Along.

Making Magic Tricks for Nielsen Magic is the Best Therapy

Norm’s passing during the 2020 pandemic, has completely changed my life. You see, we had a 25 year relationship, out of which the final five years were those living with Alzheimer’s. Luckily, Norm had a very sweet temperament. Norm never really complained, he never developed a mean streak or aggressive.

Missing My Best Friend: Norm Nielsen Passed Away Today

The last time I posted in this blog, was about Norm’s recent admittance in a memory care facility. Due to the quarantine procedures from the Wuhan Coronavirus, I have not seen Norm in exactly two and half weeks. I’m sorry to report to all my friends and fellow magicians that.

Alzheimer’s Decline in the Age of Coronavirus

The last two weeks have been the longest days of my life. If you have known Norm Nielsen, you know that throughout his life he was one of the most vibrant and active persons I have known. To the very day that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s nearly five years.

Okito’s Tools

I have always said, you can tell a lot about a person by the things they hang on their wall. In our office we have this framed picture of Okito and his tools: It is a portrait of Okito with a letter that he wrote to Norm along with various.

Making Okito-Nielsen Chinese Sticks

The illusion of the Chinese Sticks is a classic in magic. By “classic” I mean that it is such an old trick, that no one knows who invented it. It has been in the repertoires of most magicians for hundreds of years. From the reference books we have, the Chinese.

The Most Famous Poster in Magic

The Most Famous Poster in Magic: Houdini – Eclipsing Sensation “The World’s Handcuff King & Prison Breaker. Nothing on Earth can hold Houdini a Prisoner.” Name of Poster: Houdini – Eclipsing Sensation Dimensions: 28” x 40” Lithographer: Russell Morgan Lithograph, Co. Date: 1906 Nielsen Rating: Very Rare The iconic Houdini.