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After getting frustrated at another magic board that I've posted to off and on for a couple of years, I was invited over here. And I'm very happy to be here!

Here's my background: I started my own company about 15 months ago, and I have no intention of trying to become a professional magician. Magic, for me, is something to do to entertain clients and friends over a beer. But I am passionate about it. Got into magic after speaking at a trade show in Las Vegas - walked into a magic shop, picked up a Daryl's first video and I was off. I also love collecting magic books. My library is pretty extensive at this point: mostly cards. Practicing is a way of relaxing for me, when I'm not playing my guitar. Can't take my guitar when I'm on the road, but I can always fit in a pack of cards.

My biggest claim to fame was introducing Erdnase to a woman named Rachel Silverman. I intriqued her with the story of Erdnase, the interest to this day in discovering who he was. She was facinated. She writes for the Wall Street Journal and started researching it and ended up writing a front page story on it for the Journal which caused a run at Amazon on the book and sold it out. The professor might have fooled Houdini, but I sold out Erdnase.
Peter Marucci
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Welcome aboard, Bill.

I know that feeling quite well, of being frustrated at another message board. Which is why I no longer post there -- too many wannabes with too much free time on their hands.

You won't find that here. At least, not yet.

Anyhoo -- I recall the Journal article.

So now we know whos to blame! Smile Smile


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Hi BillMcCloskey Smile Smile Smile

Welcome to the "Magic Cafe"

It's soooo nice to have you here.

We're glad you decided to join us,

we hope you like it here. Smile

Please, make yourself comfortable, we want you to feel at home and don't worry about wanna-bees with swelled heads...

their not allowed in the Cafe. Smile

only smilies Smile

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Steve Landavazo
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Hi Bill!

Welcome to, "The Magic Cafe"!

What a terrific story regarding Erdnase.

Thank you for a great introduction!

Merry Christmas! Smile
Courage is the willingness to be afraid and act anyway!
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BBC Radio 4 is doing a programe entitled 'The Erdnase Mystery' on 12 December.
Steve Brooks
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Well hi there Bill, glad you joined our little magic community here! Smile

You don't have to be a pro to enjoy what The Magic Cafe has to offer, which besides magic, is great people!

Like I always say; "A smiley a day, keeps the boneheads away"

Smile Smile
"Always be you because nobody else can" - Steve Brooks
Tom Cutts
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Welcome Bill Smile

Glad to see you posting. Quite a journey from that other place Smile

Make yourself at home and join in the fun.

:wow: Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

If you get to feeling lonesome for other places we can try and make fun of your guitar and some other stuff. Likely you will be too busy enjoying the Art of Magic.

See you on the boards,

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Welcome, Bill!!!

You have made a good choice coming to The Cafe! VERY nice place.....I'm still waiting for the hoola girls they promised, though!!

Hey, Peter! I'm a wannabe!.......I wannabe here at The Cafe!!

Bengi Smile Smile
Michael Peterson
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I'm glad you decided to join us Smile

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Mr. Bill,

Always nice to see another NY'er at the Cafe.

And like you, I'm no pro, just someone who like's to entertain the kids and brokers at the bar.

Great place to kick back and enjoy.

Enjoy. Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

Steve the Stocktrader
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