Thanksgiving with Dirk

Posted by Peter Monticup on 11/22/2020 to My Life In Magic 1 Comments

THANKSGIVING 2019
Remembering last year's Thanksgiving celebration with Dirk and his wife Carine.
Here's how you celebrate Belgian-style...

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Happy Birthday from Kreskin

Posted by Peter Monticup on 11/17/2020 to My Life In Magic 14 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM THE AMAZING KRESKIN
The Amazing Kreskin's delightful Happy Birthday message to Peter...

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What's On My Desk

Posted by Peter Monticup on 11/8/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

WHAT'S ON MY DESK
What is on my library desk right now...

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The Monticup Gargoyles

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/25/2020 to My Life In Magic 1 Comments

THE MONTICUP GARGOYLES
Did you know that gargoyles are actually good luck protectors?
Take a look at some of the many guardians of the Monticup house...

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The Ghost Bird

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/21/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

THE GHOST BIRD
Just in time for Halloween, the story of The Ghost Bird.
This is our own ghost story, a real event from back in the day...

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The Big Hand

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/18/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

THE BIG HAND
Yes, you have to HAND it to us!
We have the most unique greeter in the business...

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On the Road Again Geese

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/7/2020 to My Life In Magic 1 Comments

GEESE ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN
One of the many flocks of geese who make a stopover at the Monticup pond every autumn.
They sure make a racket, but they have so much fun splashing around.
Wonder where they are going?...

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Zero Turn Racers

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/4/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

ZERO TURN RACES
Dirk and Jackie know how to make lawnmowing fun!

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My Magic Adventures: Building a Paddock

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/18/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

My workday is never done!
Here is a clip of a recent project- building a new paddock area for our goats.
Yes, it was hard work, but Dirk and I love to play with the toys!

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My Magic Adventures: Entertaining the Queen

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/30/2020 to Monticup Performs 1 Comments

ENTERTAINING THE QUEEN
Wherever I go I am always ready to entertain.

Strolling through the Lake Anna Renaissance Faire, I met the Queen of the Faire.
It was the perfect opportunity to entertain the entertainers...

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My Magic Adventures: Rehearsal for Houdini Now Show

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/24/2020 to My Life In Magic 1 Comments

REHEARSING FOR THE UNDERWATER ESCAPE
It was late October, and Alexanderia needed a place to rehearse her underwater breathing control on the day before performing in our Houdini Now show.
But where to find a rehearsal spot, especially one where the media could come and watch?
DIRK'S POOL!

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My Magic Adventures: Rehearsal for Electra

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/19/2020 to My Life In Magic 1 Comments

BACKSTAGE before the CARNIVAL OF WONDERS SHOW!
Sideshow Steve gives Electra and me some important and much needed last minute tips on performance day.
Bloopers happen!
Yes, we DID have a big fire extinguisher ready!

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Magic Adventures: Sideshow Steve

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/27/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

SIDESHOW STEVE

Steve Pittella (aka Sideshow Steve) is a professional magician, magic and sideshow historian- and our good friend.
And he has a very interesting background...

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My Magic Adventures: My Highly Trained Goats

Posted by Peter Monticup on 5/23/2020 to My Life In Magic 3 Comments


Am I training the goats, or are they training me??

A few weeks ago, I came up with the brilliant idea of training the goats to perform a magic trick with me.
The first thing I needed to do was to make sure they would come to me on signal.

And this is how it went...

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