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I am getting old and I am saying goodbye to magic. My children need me to help them with their homework assignments and I can't do all of it and practice my magic routines. It was fun while it lasted... 

I'll miss you guys... 



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I am getting old and I am saying goodbye to magic. My children need me to help them with their homework assignments and I can't do all of it and practice my magic routines. It was fun while it lasted... 

I'll miss you guys... 




[frown] That's sad news indeed.

I don't want to tell you not to quit, especially since your reasons include helping out your children (one of my favourite moments in life was being read to by my mother). So I'll only wish you much joy, and know that if you feel like returning we'll welcome you with open arms!
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Oh Luis,

don´t do this, I just have remembered your birthday-date and don´t want that info to be useless!
So here is my offer (really!): If you feel to need some time to reactivate some of your magic I´ll take over the teaching part so you got some air!

You really will be missed, you are a solid pillar of this forum, but, as Chi Han, I wish you all the best and joy with your new won family-time! And, of course, you will always be welcome back with open arms here!

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Say it isn't so!  Well, at least you have decided to leave for good reasons.  Besides, your kids were your best productions anyways.
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Luis… I would never question your choices, but know that I am saddened to know you'll no longer be here on the forum. Your insights and knowledge have been invaluable. Should you ever decide to come back, you will be welcome with open arms. Best of luck, my friend! 

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Maybe you could use magic as a way to get the kids to finish their homework as in "I'll show you a cool trick when you finish your homework!!" 

Good luck in whatever you choose to do.

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Sorry guys, this will start on April 1st.... today... [smile]
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So many people join this forum with an introduction like "I've been away from magic for years, but something drew me back ..."

Here's hoping that some day you find your way back to magic and to TMF.  We will miss you while you are gone.  For now, treasure the time with your family.  Children are young for such a short time and I don't think anyone ever regrets spending more time with their kids. 

Be well my friend

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Wow... I don't believe anything I see today....
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Okay. Now that I've removed the hook from my mouth I will admit to having been taken in by the ruse. I'm cool with it, though. It IS April Fool's Day, after all, and I should've be on guard. 

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Having seen a couple April 1 posts on FB earlier, I was suspicious when I opened the thread. Earlier you may have gotten me 😉
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Ouch!

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I guessed the punchline almost before I'd opened the thread.
All I can say is that I hope all the replies were jokes....and I'm sure they weren't.
Meanwhile: Not Funny.
Or is there a joke here somewhere and it's on me. Probably.

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I think we all knew it was a ruse. I had my antenna up the minute I logged in this morning.
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I knew this had to be an April Fools Day joke, Luigimar!  But if you had been serious, my response would probably be considered harsh in today’s “touchy-feely” world.  I would have advised you to keep doing magic for your own pleasure, and instruct your kids to shape up and work hard.  You won’t really be helping them by doing their homework for them.


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Guess where my picture is in the dictionary!
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Guess where my picture is in the dictionary!

Right next to mine.

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Right next to mine.


And mine. It must be listed under G for Group of Gullible Magicians!

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Did we?
Did we really?

Oh well, like I said, there's a joke here somewhere and it's on me.
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Oooops!  Sorry!  [biggrin]
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Guess where my picture is in the dictionary!

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Originally Posted by Steven Youell

Right next to mine.


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And mine. It must be listed under G for Group of Gullible Magicians!

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And mine. It must be listed under G for Group of Gullible Magicians!

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There's no such thing as a gullible magician, oh wait, that's how most magic dealers stay in business....  (joke)
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Hahah, oh well better for it to have been a prank than real!

Totally taken in! Then again I never really participated in April Fool's. I've never really understood the appeal.
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Well, now that you know this post is related to April First, I want to let you know that this post just showed WHY I love TMF... when you thought I was going to say goodbye to MAGIC, you encouraged me to stay and gave me some very helpful advice and even offered some help (thanks Axel and Chi Han, and Anthony and Ray, and Mike, and Robin, and Tom, and Blathermist, and Dave, and Steven, and Arthur, and Paul). You almost made me cry (that is no joke). The part where I say I need to help my children with their homework is true, but I've been doing that for a long time and no Arthur, I don't do their homework, I encourage them to work hard and help them with their homework but I don't do it for them. I need to be there for encouragement and guidance. The part that says I am getting old is true, unfortunately, but don't we all get old? 

Everyday I take a pack of cards and shuffle or practice an effect or two so I don't get rusty. I've been into magic for 35 years and I think I will be doing it till the day I die. I want to use it as a way to encourage my children to study and I am planning to have a "Spring Break Course" just for them with some magic they can perform. They already have a "Magic kit" and I want them to use it. 

So guys, joking aside, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me feel part of this great community that is TMF!

And beware, April First is not over yet! There is at least another joke around...

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Chi Han, I am not really into this kind of jokes either. We have a similar celebration in our country, but it takes place on December 28th. It is not the same "feeling" and I wanted to do this just for fun, but I think I found out something really nice about TMF, just read the post above...
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Chi Han, I am not really into this kind of jokes either. We have a similar celebration in our country, but it takes place on December 28th. It is not the same "feeling" and I wanted to do this just for fun, but I think I found out something really nice about TMF, just read the post above...


Hey man, you do you. I still don't really understand it to be honest hahah. It's like eliciting sympathy for fun?
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This post got me!
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Good one, Luis! I’m glad that it was only a little April Fools joke :)

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Sigh,

yeah you got me, I was completely off-guard, I was at school and prepared for attacs from my pupils, my wife and friends, noone has tricked me, and then I

saw your posting, was somewhat shocked and thought I have to reply at least shortly and quickly between the lessons...you know the rest.

Yes definitely a good one and I am also glad you tricked me (...and some other...I am in good society...)


All the best and see you on the next session!

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All the best to you too Axel! 

See you around! 

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