Hello world!

Wow…my first blog…I feel so…meh…lol.

Not really, I am looking forward to adventuring into the blogosphere…so here’s my first post.  If you’ve already read the “about” section, this is going to be a repeat.  If you’re reading this first, then don’t bother reading the “about” section…it’s just a cut and paste.

Thanks for finding me.  So, here we go…

Pyromagic1–?  Who is this, or what does that mean?  What is a Pyromagic1?  Hmmmm……

How shall I describe myself?  Perhaps by how I define myself.  Would that satisfy your curiousity?  What makes us who we are?  Is it what we do?  If that is the case, then I shall be defined by what I am and what I do.

I am a firefighter.  I work in a moderately sized city (by American standards) of approximately 300,000 citizens.  This is something I have wanted to do since I was a  little boy.  I got sidetracked and sought other career opportunities, but always, this was in the back of my head as what I wanted to do, not just fight fires, but help people in need.  To rescue them.  What does that say about me?  I don’t know.  I ‘m sure psychologists could debate all day what that means about my mental status.  I work in one of the busiest engine houses in my city.  As a matter of fact, one of the rigs that I used to work on, was the busiest IN THE NATION.  For political reasons, it was moved to a different part of our city and will never reach that distinction again.  Part of my duties as a firefighter include responding to medical emergencies.  I am also a paramedic.  There have been days when we’ve responded to as many as 28 calls in our 24 hour shift.  There are days when it is less, but right now, we’re averaging 16 runs a day.

Magic….ahhhhh….magic.  I have always loved magic.  I get mesmerized by magicians and illusionists.  I could watch all day long, getting lost in the fantasy that magic brings.  I’m not one of those people that get upset when a trick or illusion is done.  I don’t feel like I’m being “duped” or made fun of because I can’t figure out how it’s done.  I love it all.  That’s why, when the opportunity arose, I got some advice and lessons from a magician friend of mine, and started down the path of becoming a professional magician.  I was in the right places at the right times, and fortune smiled upon me.  I was able to take lessons from one of the worlds best close-up magicians, and rub elbows with some very talented people from my neck of the woods and across the nation.  I was a professional magician for a couple of years, but magic slowly got put on the back burner for me.  I still maintain my professional affiliations, but don’t really perform for money any more.

I love my family and spending time with them is one of the things I cherish most.  I have 3 wonderful children, two girls and a boy.  Each with distinct personalities, and they all bring joy to my life.  I am loved by the most wonderful wife a person could imagine.  I feel like I have my soul-mate and we complement each other to a T.

My wife is also a firefighter/paramedic in one of the busiest engine houses in this city, although on a different shift.  We’ve been married for 9 years.  We love hanging out, and riding our motorcycles when schedules and time allows.