"This is the third time we have had The Great Todd at out banquet and the Scouts really enjoy it.  Even as the families were leaving they were talking about the show. We look forward to having The Great Todd perform for us again." - Scout Leader, 2014





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How MAGIC Changed my life!

As a small child, I did not read very much. Both my mother and brother read everything! Well, I liked magic and I couldn't get enough of it. My mother dragged me to several libraries each week, to feed her hunger for reading. I wandered around and one day I found a treasure trove of magic books. WOW! Lots of stories of magicians and how they did their magic tricks. I was in heaven. I read and read.

Later on,  I wanted the bigger tricks and illusions, but they cost too much for a young person still in 4th grade. So my father let me use his tools to make some. I got handy with carpentry. I helped my father fix up the house and remodeled several rooms. Eventually took jobs remodeling other peoples houses.

I met a beautiful girl, Mary, at high school. She bought me my first rabbit, Harvey. She assisted me on stage. We got married about a year after graduation. Along the way I put myself though college doing handy-man work with electrical, plumbing and carpentry.

Now, I have a family, a career and my hobby...magic. I feel that I owe a lot of my success to magic, because magic got me reading and learning carpentry. To discover something you love, at such a young age helps develop your mind and give you a sense of purpose. I also gained a lot of confidence in myself. This is very important for children.

 I don't drink, smoke, take drugs, gamble, or cheat. I found that special something that occupied my thoughts and time in a constructive way. I hope you find it too. Whether it is magic, music, singing, gardening, or whatever. Pursue your interests and enjoy life.  

Member and Past President of the  Society of American Magicians, Assembly 8,

member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians,  Ring 1,

Registration Chairman of Midwest Magic Jubilee.

Visit my other magical sites:  Magic in St. Louis & Magician Site which has over 1,000 links to MAGIC!

I perform mostly charitable events and I accept donations, thanks: