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"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! 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. One day I found a treasure trove of magic books. I was in heaven. I read and read.

Later, I wanted the bigger tricks and illusions, but they cost too much for a young person still in 4th grade. My father let me use his tools to make my own magic props. After gaining carpentry skills, I helped my father fix up the house and remodel. Eventually took jobs remodeling other people's houses.

I met a beautiful girl at high school. She bought me my first rabbit and 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, decades later, 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 into reading and 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 and Past President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians,  Ring 1,

Registration Chairman of Midwest Magic Jubilee.

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