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Hamilton, OH
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Profile of jgcorn
Hi all, I'm a 63 years old family practice doc currently working my dream job at a medical marijuana clinic. Anyhow, I bought my first book on magic at age 5 at my elementary school book fair & I've been hooked ever since. I seriously started collecting effects and books around 1992. In 2016 my three tool chests full of apparatus inadvertently got THROWN AWAY by a now-between-jobs housekeeper. I sold off most of my library - I kept Paul Harris' Art of Astonishment1-3 and Darwin Ortiz' Strong Magic, as well as a few others. I sold most of my books off because at my age I don't have time to try & absorb all their stuff and maybe someone out there younger can use them.

It's kind of funny that I'm into magic because I'm pretty introverted and don't often like to draw attention to myself! Funny, I'm a performing musician too. So it's sort of hard to break out of my shell & present an effect. I have some ideas, though, that may work, involving my wife and Zoom presentations for the family. To be honest I consider myself pretty much of a dilettante when it comes to magic. I hope that doesn't upset anyone because I know there are plenty of people on here with the guts to make their living doing this. Due to my limited ability, I have to practice & practice to get something even halfway down. My wife told me a cool things Navy SEALS say: "Slow is smooth and smooth is fast" meaning, I think, that if one can perform a task slowly then one can do it smoothly and stand less chance of messing things up

Anyhow, do these things get seen & responded to? I'd like to find out if there's a marketplace for used effects but couldn't find it - if it exists.

Thanks for listening, looking forward to hanging out & hopefully learning &/or contributing in some way. Thanks!

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.
- Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.
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Western Australia
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Profile of JonHackl
Welcome! I think we can all join you in a moment of silence for your three chests full of stuff. Ouch!

There's a marketplace here but you need to stick around, join in conversations, and make 50 posts before accessing it. As far as I can tell, dilettante's are welcome. There's a healthy respect here for workers, but I haven't felt like anyone looks down on me as an amateur.

"Slow is smooth, smooth is fast" is one of my favourite mottos. A trainer of mine in another field of study used to say it quite a bit, and it's stuck with me for learning magic as well.
"Magic is the only kind of entertainment where 90% of the audience is trying to ruin it for themselves." - Pete Holmes
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Magic Valley Ranch, Clanton, Alabama
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Profile of Bob Sanders
Welcome home to magic. My wife is a retired family practice physician and magician. You are certainly welcome here. Please join us October 8-9, 2021 for Magic Valley Magic. It is free and you would like the Magicians' Flea Market we have. (We are also musicians!)
Bob Sanders

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