|I first got interested in magic
way back in grade school (I still have some of those books e.g.
Spooky Magic). During the summer between college and med
school, I got a great job as a teen tour counselor - taking 35
hormonal 16 year-olds camping across the United States and Canada
for $25/wk (paid for film, basically). During our travels
through California, we stopped by Disneyland and I discovered the
Magic Store on
Main Street. I loaded up on books and tricks
and did pretty basic stuff after that for the
next 20+ years or so.
For example, I would pull colored silk handkerchiefs and coins from
children's' ears when I worked as an Emergency Room physician at a
local hospital and in my family practice back in New Jersey.
In 2005, my skills picked up considerably thanks
to the mentoring of Bob Elliott who - along with his wife, Happy -
retired to northern San Diego county and joined our local magic
clubs. An amateur magician himself ("Amateurs built the ark;
professionals built the Titanic.") Bob was best known as the
man who taught many of today's magicians. Amongst his numerous
pupils were names such as David Blaine, and Criss
Angel. [You can read many tributes to Bob from his magical
http://magicianbobelliott.com.] Thanks to Bob's
training, I was accepted as a magician member of the
Academy of Magical Arts (Magic
Castle) in Los Angeles.
Many were wowed by Bob during his weekly
trips to my office to perform magic for my patients and many a
child left the office with a silver dollar piece that Bob found inside
of their 'cash ear' (cashier)! Alas, Bob passed away on December 7, 2010.
I've been very fortunate to have met some of the best magicians in the world, thanks to Bob, some of which were kind enough to work with me as a "Thank you" gesture for helping their good friend pass without pain. It' because of magical friends such as JC Wagner (whom I also cared for and helped to pass on without pain, as well), Bob Fitch, Joe Monti, Jamy Ian Swiss, Doc Eason, and others, that I was invited to participate in the exclusive 4F (Fechter's Finger Flinging Frolics) convention for close-up magicians - a wonderful experience!
Nowadays, when people are not paying me to see them naked, I can be found entertaining locally at the Grand Avenue Bar & Grill (aka "The G-Spot"; the only g-spot that men can find!) in Carlsbad most Tuesday evenings between 8-10 PM. Located one block away from our office, you'll find me amazing patrons and making them laugh from behind the bar or at their tables! [This is all free, folks, so come on down to enjoy good food at locals' prices!]
I can also often be found entertaining for local charities such as those held at Seņor Grubby's, also in Carlsbad. We've supported the Got Your Back and the Wounded Warrior charities over the years. I also entertain seniors at the Carlsbad Senior Center at some of their special lunches.
I'm also known as "Dr. Majia" to the refugee children in Tijuana when I visit them to care for their medical problems, keeping them entertained by incorporating magic with my treatments.