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David Marcus
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Dave Marcus here. I've been reading anonymously for a few years and it occurred to me that's not fair - to be a taker and not give back. Or at least not let you all know I'm taking from you.

What I took was advice, encouragement (through observation), and entertainment. I've laughed with you, shed tears with some of you, learned from you, and even argued with you. Although I wonder if that sounded silly to my neighbors.

I hope this isn't too long. Just stop when you get bored. The second paragraph from here is probably the most interesting anyway.

I spent 22 years as an engineer, technical writer, and corporate educator/trainer. Then it was onto 10 years as a substitute teacher in high school college and adult extension. Not being able to retire (it was boring), it's an entertainer's life for me. I spent many years during my "working" life as a part-time entertainer anyway so it seemed a natural way to go.

Most of it was music. In the 70s I was a bass player in a (what is now called "classic") rock band, playing some originals but most covers of Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, etc. Fortunately I was a good enough engineer that the bosses put up with the hair down my back and my picture on posters where we took corporate visitors for meals. In the 80s I went acoustic, and in the 90s it was bluegrass. Along the way I learned guitar, mandolin, harmonica, Dobro®, and banjo.

With the turn of the century I turned to storytelling, and then magic. I've done some corporate magic shows but I love kids and old folks. So now about half of my shows are for those groups. By keeping up with my contacts in the school systems, I was able to develop a few pretty good school assembly programs. I put a lot of concentration there now because, as a few of you know, schools are in need of GOOD, SUPPORTIVE assemblies.

I say all that not to brag. Bragging here is senseless with all the great talent and experience among you all. I tell simply so you know who I am and where I'm coming from. As I said, I've learned a lot and now if I can add my own knowledge and experience to help someone else, it would be an honor.

Thanks for reading.

“Next to music, beer was best.” - Carson McCullers
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Welcome Dave!
Mary Mowder
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Welcome David Marcus,

I'm glad you joined. You do have a lot to offer.

By the way, nice introduction too (I read a lot of these so I should know).

-Mary Mowder
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David Marcus
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Thank you all.

And Mary, that was nice of you to say. Thanks.

“Next to music, beer was best.” - Carson McCullers
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Hi Dave,
I really enjoyed reading your story. Let me welcome you to our beautiful Café. As you have noticed it is one of a kind;unique.Absolutely the best the best place about magic ever.You will find this as a invaluable source that you can not buy even with money. The people are so friendly as well as being helpful.The Café is such a the unique place for Magic. It is ever expanding and has over 52.000 members throughout the world. It will make a great contribution to your magic perspective. Do not forget to post often. You will find many new friends and many new ideas here. I predict you will like the Café.Please grab a chair and begin to type your next post while you have a cup of strong Turkish coffee on my bill.
We are glad that you have joined us.
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Well Dave, you are defenitly a man with many talents.
I myself play the e-guitar ..... better say try to play Smile
But I am also into music in different ways since I was young and then started with magic a 15 years something ago.
Music always helped me to think in pattern and bringing some soul to my magic.
And now that I am doing storytelling magic as well I use it to create emotions and tension.

Nice to have you here and reading from you from time to time.


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