Eero Saarinen took 14 years to design the Arch, but died before it was built. He wanted it to last 1,000 years.
Monthly Archives: July 2014
An Interview on KWMU
KWMU afternoon newscaster Joseph Leahy will interview me at the station’s office at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. He wants some comments from me – the writer of Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans about the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the anti-German sentiment during the war. We’ll talk about myContinue reading “An Interview on KWMU”
As part of my campaign to avoid anything nearing useful writing, I looked up Kim Kardashian on Wikipedia. Now I know, although I wish I didn’t. Now back to work.
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Thursday is Prime Time
From 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, July 24, I’ll sell and sign my books at the Prime Time Senior Expo at the Holiday Inn Southwest Viking, Watson Road and South Lindbergh Boulevard in Sunset Hills. Come on out.
How is a Pot or Pan Like the Gateway Arch?
I added some trivia to my talk about The Making of an Icon Thursday at the Buder Branch Library of the St. Louis Public Library. That trivia, specifically, was about the 886 tons of quarter-inch stainless steel plate that graces the exterior of the Gateway Arch. It’s called Type 304 Stainless Steel, and it’s usedContinue reading “How is a Pot or Pan Like the Gateway Arch?”
A Time to Share
I always enjoy the programs I give about my books. They’re a chance to revisit my subjects and to meet the people who care enough to come out and listen. I’m especially looking forward to my program about The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the GatewayContinue reading “A Time to Share”
Novel for Sale
I’m proud to announce that the Leslie H. Stobbie Literary Agency is marketing my unpublished novel Black Island. The Christian novel tells the story of how a bitter old lighthouse keeper learns he hasn’t wasted his life on an isolated Lake Superior lighthouse. It’s based on the Devils Island Lighthouse in the Apostle Islands ofContinue reading “Novel for Sale”
Come to the Library
I’m doing a program about The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch at 7 p.m. Thursday July 17 at the Buder Branch of the St. Louis Public Library, 4401 Hampton Ave. Come by, hear some stories, and buy a book.
Let me sign your book
Come on out to the West County Mall Barnes & Noble from 1-3 p.m. this Saturday, July 12. I’ll be signing copies of my book, “The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch.”