It’s fruitcake weather – Please Shop Local, St Louis!

Shop Some of My Favorite St. Louis Artists for Unique Holiday Gifts "Oh my," she exclaims, her breath smoking the windowpane, "it's fruitcake weather!" - from "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote. Buddy and...

What to do in STL in the Fall of 2020

Decorated for Fall 2020 in the Parkview subdivision

See the USA in a Car Camper

During Medieval and Tudor times, women of noble birth would stay home for a period before they gave birth. This was commonly known as "lying in." This period started when their "condition"...
Lemp Mansion

Haunted St Louis and Halloween in The Lou

Halloween in St LouisMy son always loved Halloween in The Lou.  Fright day started at his school, Flynn Park in University City, with a big parade.  His favorite costume was a pirate outfit replete...

Guidelines for parenting for character

Guidelines for parenting for character Several years ago I was introduced to Marvin W. Berkowitz, PhD, through my friend Bethel Hale.  Bethel is a teacher at Nottingham Community Access & Job Training High School (CAJT)....

We all scream for ice cream in STL

Everyone has a favorite ice cream spot in the hot summer months of STL Ice cream in STL is  a must - especially during our hot and humid summers.  So when my niece's oldest son...
Bathtub in Pacific church

Converting A Church Into a Home in St Louis MO

Converting a church into a home can be an adventure About a month ago, one of my nephews by marriage contacted me wanting to look at some homes.  One of them was an old church. ...

11 Rules of Life were not in a speech by Bill Gates

Bill Gates 11 Rules of Life high school speech not real Sometimes the www is wrong and apparently that was the case with the internet rumor being circulated that Bill Gates gave these 11 rules...