9/11/2012 Decisions, Decisions, With Five Days to Go

With five days to go to Sunday’s release-signing party for my book Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, I have decisions to make. I don’t like it one bit. Which of my creations do I toss overboard? At 3:15 p.m., I’ll give a 15-minute reading from my book. But as it stands now, IContinue reading “9/11/2012 Decisions, Decisions, With Five Days to Go”

9/10/2012 A High Note for a Friend With Six Days to Go

With just six days to go until the release-signing party, it’s time to blow the horn for my friend Linda Gurney of Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans. She’s been promoting my party with almost as much gusto as she plays the piano and clarinet as a professional musician. And why not? Linda, whoseContinue reading “9/10/2012 A High Note for a Friend With Six Days to Go”

9/9/2012 Nametags – One Week to Go

Is it just a week before the release-signing party for Beer, Brats, and Baseball? The one from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Al Smith’s Feasting Fox Restaurant, 4200 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis? That’s just enough time for an idea to help everybody meet the people coming to the party who alsoContinue reading “9/9/2012 Nametags – One Week to Go”

3/8/2012 It’s Coming Closer – Eight Days to Go

With eight days to go until the release-signing party for Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, I’m confident I’ll be even more dashing in my lederhosen as this German gent is. But there are problems to overcome. Alas, the suspenders that came with the lederhosen were about seven inches too short. We didn’t haveContinue reading “3/8/2012 It’s Coming Closer – Eight Days to Go”

9/6/2012 Seekers of their past – 10 days to go

Gerald Perschbacher can trace his German heritage back to 500 A.D. No wonder he’s so interested in genealogy. He was a founding leader of the German Special Interest Group of the St. Louis Genealogy Society and continues to be an major resource for those wanting to know more about how to find out more aboutContinue reading “9/6/2012 Seekers of their past – 10 days to go”

9/5/2012 An Interview With Kevin Killeen – 11 Days to Go

With 11 days left before my release-signing party, I got a call from KMOX reporter Kevin Killeen.  He wanted to meet with me for an interview about Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans for his regular feature “Whole ‘nother Story.” Kevin had interviewed me about my first book, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis’sContinue reading “9/5/2012 An Interview With Kevin Killeen – 11 Days to Go”

9/4/2012 Buy an autographed copy – 12 days to go

  There’s just a dozen days until my release-signing party from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at Al Smith’s Feasting Fox Restaurant, 4200 S. Grand Blvd. in St. Louis. Besides being fun, it’s by far the best way to get a copy of Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans personally inscribed by me. ButContinue reading “9/4/2012 Buy an autographed copy – 12 days to go”

9/3/2012 The shot that started a restaurant – 13 days to go

Other St. Louis Germans remembered May 10, 1861 as the day they provided the men to take over the seccessionist-leaning state militia camp here, ending the Confederate threat to St. Louis and Missouri. Tony Faust remembered it as the day a soldier accidentally shot him in the side as Faust watched the volunteers march toward Camp Jackson. ItContinue reading “9/3/2012 The shot that started a restaurant – 13 days to go”

9:15 p.m. 9/2/2012 An interview by DJ Wilson

Set your dial at 8:30 p.m. Monday for KDHX 88.1 FM. That’s when I’ll discuss Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans on D. J. Wilson’s Collateral Damage interview program. D.J. often has politicians, journalists, bloggers and others on the air to discuss, politics, national issues and the media. It’ll be fun to talk withContinue reading “9:15 p.m. 9/2/2012 An interview by DJ Wilson”

9/2/2012 On the Air With Johnny Rabbitt – Two Weeks to Go

With just two weeks until my release-signing party, KMOX radio personality Johnny Rabbitt (Ron Elz) will interview me briefly by phone tonight around 9:40. It’s exciting to me because I used to listen to him on KXOK in the 60s. We had a good time talking this afternoon at his home in St. Louis Hills when I droppedContinue reading “9/2/2012 On the Air With Johnny Rabbitt – Two Weeks to Go”