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“Give me a beer.” One of the simplest, most-easy-to-understand phrases hits like a blunt request. It’s synonymous with baseball for me. A cold one at the ballpark always felt very … Continue reading 500 words about my love affair with Stella Artois
Some things in life shouldn’t need explanation or that much oxygen to understand. They are called rules. COVID-19 has taken a pound of flesh, in some way or another, from … Continue reading The simples of rules: Follow the COVID-19 guidelines, or you’ll get shut down
Confession: I wrote this poem over nine years ago, when the website was just a baby, like my son, Vinny. When he was only weeks old, Vinny had to fight … Continue reading A Poem For My Son: Tough little fella of mine
Imagine being 17 years old, sitting on a weight machine at the gym for the first time, and turning to your left to see Jerry Berger next to you. Back … Continue reading Rest in peace, Jerry Berger: St. Louis’ gossip king was one of a kind
It all comes down to two things with a Chinese food restaurant for me: How is their Crab Rangoon, and can they make a great batch of chicken fried rice? … Continue reading Why Panda Chinese Restaurant in Kirkwood is a classic hole-in-the-wall favorite
I have a problem with stairs. While they are what we use to travel around our homes, they can be deadly if taken for granted. 9 years ago, I lost … Continue reading 9 years ago, the world lost an angel called “Meme”
A lawyer with an eye patch. What could go wrong in a courtroom? I always got a solid kick out of Charles “Ed” Brown, the personal injury attorney of the … Continue reading Charles “Ed” Brown’s death is proof that we never quite know what’s going on with someone
On July 21, a kid named Gauge rang a bell. It wasn’t just any bell. The now-seven-year-old didn’t get a big, new loud addition for his bike, or have a … Continue reading Why you should be inspired by a kid named Gauge taking down cancer
Charlie Gitto connected with people while feeding them some of the best Italian food in the world. Gitto’s world was St. Louis. You’d pass his spot on The Hill in … Continue reading So long Charlie Gitto, a St. Louis food legend
Fans of the brunch spot can expect a new menu and rules, but some much-needed familiarity
It was true before even a single person became infected with COVID_19, otherwise known as the coronavirus: Health care workers are the true heroes. They work tirelessly, day in and … Continue reading If COVID teaches us anything, it’s that health care workers are the real heroes.