The Magician’s Dual Life: Tales from the Wing

Welcome to My Magical Blog!
Hey there! If you’re new here, I’m a magician focused on bringing smiles to children’s faces at birthday parties, school rallies, and family events. But that’s not all—during the week, I’m a Director of Product Management. Yeah, it’s quite a mix! Every day, I juggle crafting strategic roadmaps and pulling rabbits out of hats, which is what makes my life both challenging and fascinating.

A Magician’s Tale: The PSSA Pep Rally

So let me share a recent adventure. I was invited to Raub Middle School in Allentown, PA, for a PSSA pep rally. You know the drill: lots of excited kids, faculty buzzing with pep rally spirit, and me, the magician, set to dazzle them all with my signature lottery prediction finale.

I was backstage, my gear ready, mentally preparing for the show. Suddenly, my heart skipped a beat. The crucial part of my lottery trick had broken. Just my luck! With only fifteen minutes to go, I had to improvise. Channeling my inner MacGyver, I frantically gathered bits and pieces from my other props and even my own outfit to fix the trick. I focused, using my engineering skills and magical instincts to rig something together.

Then it was time. I took a deep breath, walked out into the lights, and went through my routine. When the moment arrived to reveal the Powerball ticket matching the numbers randomly picked by the volunteers, the repair worked flawlessly! The audience loved it, and I left the stage feeling like a magic ninja.

Behind the Magic: Making It Work

People often see the smooth delivery of a magic trick and don’t realize the work that goes into it. Whether it’s years of practicing sleight of hand, engineering intricate props, or improvising fixes on the fly, it’s all part of the job. Balancing this with my weekday responsibilities in product management means each weekend show comes with its own set of behind-the-scenes challenges.

DIY Magic Trick: The Jumping Paperclip

Here’s a simple trick you can try at home with your kids:

Materials Needed:

  • A dollar bill (or any other bill)
  • Two paperclips


  1. Fold the bill in a zigzag fashion to make an “S” shape.
  2. Attach one paperclip to the top of the “S,” clipping it over the outer layer of one side and the inner layer of the other.
  3. Attach the second paperclip in a similar fashion at the bottom of the “S.”
  4. Hold the bill at each end and gently pull outward.

What Happens: The paperclips will jump together and link! The audience will think it’s magic, but it’s simply the laws of physics at work.

Until Next Time…

I hope you enjoyed this little peek behind the curtain. Tune in tomorrow for more stories from my magical adventures, tips, and fun tricks. Let’s keep the magic alive! ✨