This time of year we often have visiting teachers and magical friends stay with us when they are performing in Las Vegas or teaching at the Magic School. Yesterday, Max Maven was here at our home. Max took us to see Michael Close and Vinny Favorito in a new comedy show at Binion’s Horseshoe… a very funny show! Having Max in the home is great fun, I can easily learn more in an evening of conversation with Max than a month of reading books on mentalism and magic! As the evening progressed Max moved through all types of intellectual terrain, covering diverse subjects from gospel music to wrestling to kabuki theater, underground comics to physics, and always bring the main point back to the performance of fine magic.