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Thousand Oaks, California
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Thanks for admission to this forum! Lot's of cool people and info here! Looking forward to a lot of reading!

By way of background, I'm a retired scientist. I used to do some magic years and years ago in Junior and Senior high school. I had a lot of the Royal and EZ magic props including all of the Fox Lane gaff decks! Oh the memories! Like the Bicycle gaff decks available now! (I'm considering buying a new Wonder Blocks Smile ) When in Junior high I considered (very briefly) going into magic for a career but gave that up. Back then I could do some of the basic card and coin sleights. But I've forgotten pretty much all the routines. I guess that's expected. The only tricks I sort of maintained was vanishing coin in ear with french drop and a Monte routine using the glide. Now that I've picked up a pack of cards again some fleeting memories of the sleights are returning. The three way false cut details are escaping me at the moment!
But I remember being able to execute fairly well.

Now that I'm retired I'm dipping my toe in again. Looking forward to the learning journey in this forum!
Mary Mowder
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Sacramento / Elk Grove, CA
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Welcome docguitarman,

And Welcome back into Magic. We already have some Scientists here. I think the rigor of a career in Science gives you a leg up in deciding what Magic to pursue.

You are in good company. We get a lot of retirees joining now that they have time to practice. You'll be surprised at some of the changes in Magic (not the least of which is the Café which offers free help and fellowship from the comfort of your home).

I'll see you in the card fora.

-Mary Mowder
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Spent all this time on the Cafe' and all I have to show for it is
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"The Science of Today's world was the magic of Yesterday's world"
I think the science background could lead you to develop some very interesting routines/patter/presentation (how ever you want to label it)
The Tarbell Course in Magic is a great set of books to own. They have a life time of info. I think that is were I learned a 3-way false cut.... When ever I find myself in need of a card move I always will crack open those books.
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