Another Removal of a Statue

If the city removes the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park, it won’t be the first time somebody moved a Civil War statue in St. Louis. Ironically, an earlier move favored the Confederates. This essay first appeared in this blog two years ago.   It has to do with the aftermath of Camp Jackson, a subjectContinue reading “Another Removal of a Statue”

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20 Interviews, With 80 to Go

When you’re trying to find out how people in St. Louis grew up, you encounter all kinds of people. That’s what’s happened in my first 20 interviews for my upcoming book Growing Up in St. Louis. In one case, I came across another Jim Merkel. My publisher at Reedy Press will tell you that there’sContinue reading “20 Interviews, With 80 to Go”