The world of magic became much poorer this week with the passing of one of the best, Max Maven.  I was honored to have had the opportunity to meet and speak with Max on numerous occasions and always came away a little better from the experience. 

As one of my early guests on the podcast, Max set the bar very high for all those to follow. I am sharing that first chat again here for those that are still reeling from the loss and for those that are somehow not familiar with his work. 

From his Twitter feed on Nov. 2, 2022: I made my life about words, reading them and writing them. I wish I had a more elegant way of telling you all that I love you. I had a good run, made wonderful friends, shared many laughs, and I learned a great many things. I learned that magic allows us to be so much bigger than we are. I learned we should be kind to one another and forgive people for being flawed and prideful. The one thing I know is that we can all do better, and I think we will. 

Direct download: BrokenWandMaxMaven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

Max MavenThe world of magic became much poorer this week with the passing of one of the best, Max Maven.  I was honored to have had the opportunity to meet and speak with Max on numerous occasions and always came away a little better from the experience. 

As one of my early guests on the podcast, Max set the bar very high for all those to follow. I am sharing that first chat again here for those that are still reeling from the loss and for those that are somehow not familiar with his work. 

From his Twitter feed on Nov. 2, 2022: I made my life about words, reading them and writing them. I wish I had a more elegant way of telling you all that I love you. I had a good run, made wonderful friends, shared many laughs, and I learned a great many things. I learned that magic allows us to be so much bigger than we are. I learned we should be kind to one another and forgive people for being flawed and prideful. The one thing I know is that we can all do better, and I think we will. 

Direct download: BrokenWandMaxMaven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

Max MavenThe world of magic became much poorer this week with the passing of one of the best, Max Maven.  I was honored to have had the opportunity to meet and speak with Max on numerous occasions and always came away a little better from the experience. 

As one of my early guests on the podcast, Max set the bar very high for all those to follow. I am sharing that first chat again here for those that are still reeling from the loss and for those that are somehow not familiar with his work. 

From his Twitter feed on Nov. 2, 2022: I made my life about words, reading them and writing them. I wish I had a more elegant way of telling you all that I love you. I had a good run, made wonderful friends, shared many laughs, and I learned a great many things. I learned that magic allows us to be so much bigger than we are. I learned we should be kind to one another and forgive people for being flawed and prideful. The one thing I know is that we can all do better, and I think we will. 

Direct download: BrokenWandMaxMaven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

Max MavenThe world of magic became much poorer this week with the passing of one of the best, Max Maven.  I was honored to have had the opportunity to meet and speak with Max on numerous occasions and always came away a little better from the experience. 

As one of my early guests on the podcast, Max set the bar very high for all those to follow. I am sharing that first chat again here for those that are still reeling from the loss and for those that are somehow not familiar with his work. 

From his Twitter feed on Nov. 2, 2022: I made my life about words, reading them and writing them. I wish I had a more elegant way of telling you all that I love you. I had a good run, made wonderful friends, shared many laughs, and I learned a great many things. I learned that magic allows us to be so much bigger than we are. I learned we should be kind to one another and forgive people for being flawed and prideful. The one thing I know is that we can all do better, and I think we will. 

Direct download: BrokenWandMaxMaven.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

From numerous sources, we have sadly learned of the passing of the Amazing Johnathan. According to Rolling Stone, "An exact cause of death was not immediately given, though Johnathan — born Johnathan Edward Szeles — had previously revealed he had been diagnosed with a heart condition. Szeles’ wife, the performer Anastasia Synn, confirmed her husband’s death, telling the Review-Journal he died in his sleep Tuesday night."

In remembrance, I am reposting my conversation with him from just before his annual Halloween Party in 2008.

Johnathan, it will be hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember.  

Direct download: MNW67-AmazingJonathan-BrokenWand.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

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