Speaking of Magic

The Encanto, LA FOG part 1, is finally available! Order your copy today! While researching the novel, I had the privilege of interviewing Matt Marcy, a real, honest-to-god professional magician, who has performed more than 4,000 shows. Matt’s love of magic began with his first magic kit at age five. “A lot of kids go […]

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Insomnia

Sleep is a universal human experience. It’s essential to life—but why? Why must we spend a third of our lives sleeping? Medical science still struggles to answer these questions. When I was younger, I could sleep until noon, if I wanted, but now when the birds start chirping, there’s no more sleep to be had. […]

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What Happened to the Ancient Mayans?

In grade school, I was taught that the ancient Mayans had vanished. A whole civilization, with temples that rose into the sky, with vast networks of roads, many of which can still be seen from space, more than nineteen million people—suddenly disappeared. The truth is they never disappeared. Six million of their descendants live on, […]

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