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Acadia University

Was back at Acadia University today for a summer event.  I perform here 3-4 times a year,  but what's interesting to me about this visit is how nice the place is in summer. Often when students are here they only get to see the place in Fall, Winter and Spring.  But the grounds are amazing in summer. This show isn't for students.  It's for a corporate group that has rented one of the halls for the week.  Will still be fun to hypnotize them!

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Upside Down Straight Jacket Escape

My rig for hanging upside down as I escape from a straight jacket arrived today. So excited.  I've done a straight jacket escape for years,  but doing it while hanging upside down will be a great twist.  Long term goal:  to escape while hanging upside down from a helicopter.

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Buskers

Today I was able to visit the Halifax Buskers Festival.  www.buskers.ca .  In my early days of performing I did a bit of street performing.  It was possibly the best training in being a performer I've gotten.  It really set the pace for my future career in corporate entertainment. The highlight of the day was seeing Alakazam perform.  I've seen him many times,  but he's a true master at controlling the crowd.  http://www.thehumanknot.com . I also ate a ton of garbage food along the Halifax Waterfront.  A great day!

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Day off!!!

I've been almost completely consumed in writing my new keynote speech lately.  It's coming along really well and features the story of my chainsaw juggling records, as well as information on how I use hypnosis for concentration, relaxation and achieving peak performance in many areas. However, today I took a break from writing and enjoyed tubing down the river in Miramichi.  I've visited Miramichi many times to entertain for corporate groups,  as well as perform in the theatres at both of the local schools.  My stage hypnosis show has always been a hit in this town.  But today was the first time I remember visiting just for fun. http://www.miramichirivertubing.com/ is the place we went.  I can't imagine a better way to relax on a hot day. Now,  despite wearing excessive amounts of sunscreen, I have a sunburn.  True story.

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New Video

I'm getting a new video made to play before just before I walk onstage.  As always my friend Jim Gravina is doing the editing.  So great to have a young talented magician able to help me with this work. This video will probably be used more for my keynote speeches,  as it features both my record breaking juggling achievements and my stage hypnosis abilities. Jim's a great magician,  and his video editing skills just happened to win him an Emmy...  Just sayin

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Larry Moss

Tonight I had an awesome chat with my friend Larry Moss.  Most people have no idea who he is.  But to balloon twisters around the world he's considered a king! We met at the Halifax International Buskers Festival many years ago.  And as unlikely as it may seem became fast friends. The guy has built many mega balloon sculptures.  We're not talking about twisting dogs and swords here.  On one occasion he built a giant octopus with over 20,000 balloons, filled it with helium balloons that were 8 feet around, put a guy on top and let it go.  It landed in Lake Ontario and the Coast Guard brought it back in.  We were in New York state at the time.  I remember I was asked to work on that project and I'm the only person who made an entire…

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Promo Video

The other day I posted about my crossbow stunt video.  I thought some may enjoy seeing my video for my corporate entertainment hypnosis video. So Happy with the amazing job my Emmy Award Winning video editor Jim Gravina did on this one!

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Crossbow Stunt Part 2

Apparently YouTube thought my crossbow stunt was a bit too graphic.  Must have had a complaint or something,  probably from another entertainer who wanted it taken down. Regardless,  I reposted it.  The original had over 3000 hits so I was sad to see it go,  but I'll get there again.  My chainsaw juggling world record video has over 130,000 views.  And my corporate hypnosis demo video has over 20,000 views.  So I do pretty good when it comes to YouTube. Here is the new crossbow video:

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MFCA

Today I was back at the Maritime Fire Chiefs Convention.  I've been several times over the years and always have a great time. This year was no exception.  It was particularly good to see some people in the audience that I knew as a kid.  Always love when people see that I actually managed to turn my dreams into a reality! Also,  I hypnotized some very funny people!  They kept me and everyone else laughing the whole show!  

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Mud Hero!!!

We have a great event held in Nova Scotia at Ski Martock in July.  Called Mud Hero. So much fun!!!  It's a 6Km run,  up and down the ski hill,  with 16 obstacles,  many of them muddy. My time was 50:34.  I consider this good,  and I improved on last years time by 8 minutes.  Hopefully break the 50 minute mark next year!

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