Monday, January 8, 2018

Video of me juggling at Wassail 2016

Here's some video of me doing a stage show in 2016 that I didn't find out was on YouTube until recently:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RugmGWXqzXQ

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Flype, a fragile plastic film that you spin on a finger

I dropped into my local Learning Express yesterday, and saw this; they say they are one of very few retailers that have it. Comes from France. It's a credit-card-sized rectangle of thin plastic film shaped like a tray, which spins when you push it through the air, balanced on your finger.

They are  fragile so they come in a 3-pack. I think they were $5. There seem to be lots of videos of them on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDfKadWonYU

Monday, June 15, 2015

Road Trip to the Victoria Public Library

Victoria, TX has a large public library that serves 60,000 people in Victoria and the surrounding area. They were nice enough to bring me out for a kickoff of their summer program. I did four shows in the summer heat last Monday June 8, and was very glad they had a tent. Also, they had free snow cones, which is something I recommend for all future shows. Really helps bring in the audience. :)

This show involved a road trip ... it was a 2.5h drive for me to get to Victoria to do this one.



The libraries I've performed at

Here's a list of the Texas libraries I've performed at:

Austin Public Library, five different branch locations
Bastrop
Bulverde/Spring Branch
Cedar Park
Fredericksburg
Georgetown
Hewitt
Johnson City
Lago Vista
Lockhart
Navasota
Pflugerville
Salado
Tri-Community
Victoria
Wells Branch

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Show finale at Penfold Theater Show Saturday Night


Here's a shot my wife Tanya caught as I was ending my show Saturday night; I opened for the Penfold Theatre's production of "Shipwrecked."  There are still a couple of weekends of this free theater-in-the-park style show and it's appropriate for all ages.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Navasota Public Library Show

Here are some photos the folks at the Navasota Public Library took during my show there June 3, and were kind enough to share:










Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Where to get spinning plates, revisited

On a quick web search, I see this:

- plastic spinning plate set $7.30 at Mansion Athletics http://www.mansionathletics.com/spinning-plates-w14356-juggling.html?channelid=Google%20ProductsPM&gclid=CL7x64Xa37ACFQgUKgodwz1J0A
- plastic spinning plates $6 at Serious juggling http://www.seriousjuggling.com/spinning-plates.htm

Spinning plates are an easy trick to get started with, and for building confidence. For me, learning a trick is about understanding what I'm trying to do and seeing it as something possible.

Here's a good page of instructions on how to spin plates:

http://www.platespinning.com/learn/


(I just did a library show and found myself recommending spinning plates again, so I thought it would be good to update the information here about how to get them.)