Greetings and felicitations, Spatulans! I am your new author. You may call me Chance. I'll be bringing you my own brand of magic on Wednesdays and the occasional Friday. I think to start this off I will tell you how I personally make magic.
To pay the bills I am a biologist. I find life as a kind of magic to be sure. It defies all explanation and laws of chemistry and physics. By all rights, life should not exist but it does and even has many forms and levels and depths that cannot be explained. And then we can manipulate it, harness it, getting to its roots.
In my spare time I am also working on a webcomic which you may (read: probably will) see here. To me that's another form of magic... creation, imagination. Creating new worlds, people, lives that you relate to and grow attached to, even though we know that they're not real.
Well that sums it up pretty quickly. I am in the midst of packing so this is unusually short and sweet. There will be more in the future. Feel free to ask questions for next time!