South City Confessions: Appreciate what you have, every single day

Maybe it’s the fact that more than 30 people were gunned down in mass shootings last week. Maybe it’s the fact I drove a guy who had just put his sister on life support this morning. Maybe it’s the fact the world seems to shit itself one day and wipe its ass the next. Let … More South City Confessions: Appreciate what you have, every single day

The Dose Dispatch: In case you missed me this month

Hello… can you hear me? It’s only been about a month and half since I last published here. Blame Substack, KSDK, STL Jewish Light, and whoever else is on my current roster of writer locations. You either need Muck Rack or a versatile guide to collect all my cyber footprints, and for that I do … More The Dose Dispatch: In case you missed me this month

Why we need a lot more souls around here like Lux, St. Louis’ genuine article

Genuine people are the the best people. There’s no screen door or sliding glass bullshit separating that person’s actual self from what they decide to show the world. While I have no problem with the folks who install a higher privacy fence around their lives–the ones who let people, even strangers they may never meet, … More Why we need a lot more souls around here like Lux, St. Louis’ genuine article

Why the “new year, new me” saying is complete bullshit

The biggest trick whoever designed this world we live in came up with was convincing people that the first day of the year disassociated itself from the past 365 days. That’s not how it works, and we’ve seen it every year on social media or somewhere. Allow this semi-professional writer to break down for you … More Why the “new year, new me” saying is complete bullshit

South City Confessions: Why a social media diet is important

Did you know there are different kinds of diets?  (KEANU VOICE) WHOAAAAAA!!!! It’s not just choosing rather or not to shove that chip full of queso down your throat, or if that whole burger should be eaten or cut in half. Portion control extends itself to social media, where an addiction can occur just as … More South City Confessions: Why a social media diet is important

Best News of the Week: Southwest Diner is open for dine-in service again!

There are some things you begin to understand as you get older. One of those is how you define a great restaurant. Is it the food? Is it the people? Is it just comfy and easy, or next to your house? Here’s the thing about Southwest Diner: they are all three and then some. The … More Best News of the Week: Southwest Diner is open for dine-in service again!

What I Voted For: Buffa’s 2021 St. Louis Film Critics award ballot

You know what’s worse than spoiled shrimp? Stalling an article that revolves solely around picks and decisions with a long-winded and mostly meaningless opening paragraph. All I’ll say before we launch is that 2021 was the year of the indie delights, at least on my ballot. Here are my picks for the 2021 St. Louis … More What I Voted For: Buffa’s 2021 St. Louis Film Critics award ballot

Dear Younger Kids: Please don’t take your grandparents for granted

Life presents a double-edged sword to contend with as the years stack up. If you are going to love something or someone, the fact that it can’t last forever smacks you in the face–like a warranty on the upcoming relationship. If love is on one end, the other edge of the sword is grief. Ten … More Dear Younger Kids: Please don’t take your grandparents for granted