Posts Tagged ‘Magic’

It’s Just The Way I Am

June 24, 2020

Given my love of performance magic, my admiration for a clever con, and my scorn for politicians, the more someone explains to me how “reasonable” something is, the more suspicious I get.

So Your Mother Keeps Telling Me

April 11, 2018

L  (Age 7):  Do you want to see a magic trick, Dad?

Me:  I’m pretty sure I just said I needed a few minutes to get some work done, buuuuut . . . okay.

L:  *spends several long moments twirling and making “mysterious” noises*

Me:  Okaaay . . . what’s the trick?

L:  *putting his finger to his lips*  Shhhhh.  The magic takes time.

Potato, Potahto

February 4, 2013

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke

Any magic sufficiently understood is indistinguishable from technology.

– L’s Mother

It’s A Kind Of Magic

August 20, 2012

To my list of retorts to those who don’t believe in magic, let me now add this:

Clearly you have never seen the effect a simple wooden train set can have upon a child.