Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks
It is April. In celebration of this blogs one year existence, the whole month will be winner time. Only the coolest and best members of our elite circle of nerds will be featured.
Today: Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks!
This husband and wife team is not up to par with the great magicians in the world. Yet what they do is important to some. Both are "Magicians without Borders" and they perform magic shows for children in refugee camps, orphanages and hospitals around the world. Often in war torn places where love, laughter and magic are desperately needed.
They do magic for a reason. And that reason is not money, nor is it fame. And that fact should be noted. It is a good thing that some still see the magic in magic. And that makes them magic winners, even though the routines are campy, cheesy and kitschy. To me the motivation makes it all up for it.