"Chess Magician"

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Chess Poems

"Performs magic at St. Louis Children's, Cardinal Glennon,

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge, & Shriners Hospitals

Also teaches chess for the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis"






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 am retired with a loving family, my hobbies chess and 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.

Past President of both the

Society of American Magicians, Assembly 8,

and International Brotherhood of Magicians,  Ring 1,

formerly Registration Chairman of Midwest Magic Jubilee.