I read a lot of blogs and listen to a lot of podcasts. There’s so much going on out there, there’s no way to make sense of it all. Some of it interesting, funny and useful, some of it boring and some really need to come off the rss feed reader.
Many of the blogs and podcasts are magic related, a smaller percentage deal with business as with the David Allen & Zig Ziglar Podcasts. Other podcasts I listen to regularly are Creative Screen Writing, Grateful Dead and a few other odds and ends thrown in for good measure like Garrison Kielor “News from Lake Woebegone” from the Prairie Home Companion.
For the last two weeks I’ve been hiking with Aaron Fisher in the mornings. We meet up in Bronson Canyon around 10AM, then proceed to heavily geek out on magic as we get a decent workout for and hour and half to two hours.
I’ve said this many times before, but it’s worth repeating; I’m a lucky and blessed man. There have been countless opportunities in my life in magic to get to really know magicians whose work I respect and get to call these guys my friends.
With Polly back to work on, “Ugly Betty”, I’ve got a lot more time on my hands. I’m feeling good and motivated to get working on something besides my tan.
Not sure what I want to accomplish, but I can think of a few projects like putting together a DVD for Max Maven (the new Entertainment Director for the Magic Castle). I haven’t worked the Castle since the early 90’s and I think the time is right for another booking. Also I’m working on a DVD to sell at work half performance footage, half teach a trick. Simple beginner stuff. I’ve been outlining the project but I surprise myself with my own apathy. I’ll get it going and soon. What’s the next action? Bong hit!