Life is complex system of relationships. These relationships can build us up, bring us down, or change our path completely.
Five years ago I met Brad Fogarty at a youth camp.
A year and a half ago, I went to Brad’s discipleship school.
On August 19th, I got a call from Jim Monroe, the lead magician of The Maze. He told me that he got my name from Brad and that they were looking for a director/stage manager. He offered to fly me out their California show for an interview and to see their show.
On September 19th, after no sleep, I flew from Springfield to Dallas, from Dallas to Los Angeles, and LA to Sacramento for their show. I met Jim and Zak, who I’ll be working with (I’m sure you’ll see pictures in the future) and Dan who I’ll be replacing. All of them are extremely talented magicians and just really down to earth guys… which is a difficult combo in the magic world. Once we connected, it was time to drive an hour and a half to the show in Modesto, CA!
I helped set up and learned a little about what I’d do. Then it was time to watch the show! It was extremely impressive. The first act is incredibly edgy, hard-hitting magic with a lot of points that really make you question what life is all about. The second act has some very solid magic as well as Jim’s testimony. He overcame Acute Lymphatic Leukemia through a bone marrow transplant, which, only one person on the donor list was a match so it’s a miracle he’s even alive.
After the show, we took advantage of the local In-N-Out Burger and got some sleep at the holiday inn. The next day we hung out a bit, and then went back to the venue to perform a second show. Afterwards we drove to Sacramento and flew out early in the morning.
Constantly looking for magic in everything. This is my journey.