Lynn Lake did not have the best hotel, so performers were billeted with families in town. We had a great downstairs retreat in our house — a huge party room with two fold-out couches, a bar, and a Jacuzzi. One of the performers I remember most was Brian Glow, a magician who brought his entire kit of special effects to our house. He was a lot of fun and very good at his craft, but no matter what he did to surprise us, my son, then about four, was un-convinced of Brian’s magic abilities.
Brian made coins and cards disappear. He pulled live birds out of his sleeve, and Aaron would say "but can you make it rain? Can you fly? Can you turn into a dog?"
Brian soon had the look of a man ready to run, so I made Aaron disappear. The resulting quiet was…magic.