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Allan-F
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Hi!

I've been lurking on this board for a few months now, and I think it's great. It really comes the closest to feeling like a community, rather than just a discussion list, of any magic board I've seen.

So, I thought it was time I went from lurker to known entity. Here is a brief bio: I was into magic in a big all-consuming way from the age of about 6 to the age of about 16 or so. Then my interest gradually faded, and shifted to other things--science and philosophy, for instance. Less than two years ago, at the age of 35, I had been doing an after school science club at an elementary school, but was getting tired of it and looking for something new. I decided to dust off some of my (by now twenty year old) magic stuff and see if I could bring my skills up to at least what would be required to do a magic club for the kids. Well, the club was a great success; the kids had a lot of fun--some of them may even develop an interest in magic. In addition, however, it had the side effect of re-kindling my own interest in magic. I have been completely re-infected with the magic bug (in fact, it is probably worse than when I was a teenager). I am still in the process of re-defining my magical identity--things have changed since I was sixteen. In any case, I do hope this board can be part of that re-defining process.

(Incidentally, Hank Lee deserves some credit for bringing me back into the fold. All those years I was out of magic, they kept sending me the Hank Lee's Extras (catalog supplements), even though I never bought anything. The Extras came to my parents, of course, but I would look them over on visits, and it helped keep me feeling remotely connected to things even while I was not really doing any magic.)
Allan-F

"What can be thought of or spoken of necessarily IS, since it is possible for it to be, while it is not possible for NOTHING to be." -- Parmenides
Merlyn of 8
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Hello and welcome Allan,
Let me be the first to welcome you to the Magic Cafe. It is good to see that you have found us here, as well as your way back into magic. It has been said that if you leave magic and then find your way back, that it gets you even more on the return. It has been that way for me (and I enjoy every bit of it!!)
So enjoy your visits here and visit often and post, post, post away!!!
Smile Smile Smile
Cheers,

Thomas Cleveland

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BroDavid
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Welcome Allan,

And I second what Thomas said, it seems that on the return trip - we have a whole new level of energy for this thing called magic.

SOunds like you have a good chance to fire up some young imaginations! Must be a pun in there somewhere, but it is late so I will just say that we are happy to have you join us!

BroDavid
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Peter Marucci
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Welcome aboard, AllanF.
Speaking from experience, there is no known cure for being bitten twice by the magic bug.
So,just enjoy it, I guess! Smile
cheers,
Peter Marucci
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Hi there!
I agree Peter -in fact, it was also my theory or mutual- no known cure has been found to the virus of magic. But you are mistaken you are not bitten twice only, the virus was in a sleeping position waiting to come to life when you were weak Smile ,

Anyway, welcome to the Cafe. But let me remind you you are at the edge of another addiction, that is this Cafe. Wait and see . Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Telemus
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Welcome Allen,
Good day m'lord. I am welcoming you as I quite litterally have my first cup of grog for the day Smile
Philemon Vanderbeck
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I was into magic in a big all-consuming way from the age of about 6 to the age of about 16 or so. Then my interest gradually faded, and shifted to other things--science and philosophy, for instance.


Welcome Allan!

Personally, I feel that magic, science and philosophy are all one and the same. Smile
Professor Philemon Vanderbeck
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Michael Peterson
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You have come to the right place my friend, the knowledge that is shared here is unbelievable. I look forward to your posts.




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martinkaplan
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Hi,Allan:

Great to have another educator here at the Cafe. You already know this is a great place. I look forward to hearing your voice in our conversations.

-Marty
clunk_71
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Hi Allan, Smile
and welcome...from over the pond.
Best regards, Lee
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Allan-F
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Thanks to all for your warm welcomes!
-- Allan

Quote:
On 2002-03-11 12:51, Philemon wrote:
Personally, I feel that magic, science and philosophy are all one and the same. Smile


Philemon,

I have a lot of sympathy for this point of view, and it has a lot to do with the re-defining of my identity that I spoke of. So I'm posting a more detailed response in the bizarre area (I hope that is the appropriate area).
Allan-F

"What can be thought of or spoken of necessarily IS, since it is possible for it to be, while it is not possible for NOTHING to be." -- Parmenides
Lee Marelli
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Welcome! It is great that you have formally joined us. Part of the fun at the Cafe is participating. Looking forward to your posts.
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Steve Brooks
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Hello Allan,
another Canadian joins the Cafe! Smile Smile Smile
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Steve Friedberg
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Hi Allan:
Welcome on board....I hope you find what you've been lurking for. Smile
Cheers,
Steve

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Allan,
Good to have another magician from my area join the Cafe! Look forward to your posts.
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Hey Allen,
Good to have you with us. Pull up a chair and have a coffee.
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David Fogel
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Welcome aboard, Allen.

Our paths are somewhat similar, as I was heavily into magic from gradeschool through high school, then went on hiatus during my college and grad. school years. Now I'm back!

I hope to make it to Toronto someday. I hear it is a beautiful city. I'll bet they have a great magic show (or 2).
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