A super day at the beach (for the kids, not the adults)

Over the Top | October 9th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Mike Todd “I don’t think we’re going to make it,” I said, surveying the vast expanse of scorched, lifeless earth remaining in front of us. With each step, we seemed further from our destination and closer to becoming desiccated, leathery corpses, half-buried in the windblown sand. “Stop being so dramatic. We’re almost there,” my […]

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How the Todd family almost wound up living at Costco

Over the Top | April 9th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Mike Todd The wheels on the double-wide shopping cart rattled underneath my feet as we picked up speed. “Faster, Daddy! Faster!” my two sons yelled, clapping and banging their fists on the handle. “Babe!” my wife Kara yelled, her voice fading away behind us, becoming almost quiet enough to earn me deniability. The cart […]

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