A Great Day on Great Day St. Louis

The KMOV studios were a great place to be this morning as I talked about The Making of an Icon, 2nd Edition, with Kent Ehrhardt of Great Day St. Louis.  We had fun on the Channel 4 morning program talking about how the Arch came to be. We also talked about a most important part ofContinue reading “A Great Day on Great Day St. Louis”

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You’re Out of Time, So Get Going

For days, I’ve been telling you to start getting ready for the launch party for my new book, The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, 2nd Edition. Since you’re like me, you didn’t. It’s time to get out of that chair, grab that wallet,Continue reading “You’re Out of Time, So Get Going”

YIKES! 6 Days to Go. YIKES! 6 Days to Go. YIKES! 6 Days . . .

Where’s your wallet? Your car keys? Your appetite for the best food and drink around!!! It’s just SIX (Count ’em, six.) days until the launch party for The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, 2nd Edition. Keep lollygagging like this, and you won’t be readyContinue reading “YIKES! 6 Days to Go. YIKES! 6 Days to Go. YIKES! 6 Days . . .”

Get Ready! Just Seven Days to the Launch Party!

A week can go by fast. That’s why you have to start getting ready now for the launch party for my new book, The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats Who Built The Gateway Arch, 2nd Edition. That’s just seven days from today, Monday. Did I say just sevenContinue reading “Get Ready! Just Seven Days to the Launch Party!”

The Arch Becomes a Whole ‘nother Story

I’ve known Kevin Killeen for close to 20 years. From 2002 to 2009, we both covered St. Louis City Hall. I wrote for the old Suburban Journals, while Kevin was a news guy for KMOX Radio. He always had the oddball question guaranteed to peeve politicians. He still does. I left the City Hall beatContinue reading “The Arch Becomes a Whole ‘nother Story”

Help My Birthday Cause, Please

Next Tuesday, June 19, is my birthday. I’ve decided to take Facebook’s advice and have all my friends donate to a needy cause. I’ve studied this carefully and decided the poor person pictured with this post has the greatest need. So I’m asking all of you to send the biggest bills possible to the JimContinue reading “Help My Birthday Cause, Please”

The 2nd “Icon” Hits the Streets

This morning, I finally took a gander at the The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and The Hard Hats, 2nd Edition, at the new Reedy Press warehouse.  It looks better than I thought was possible, much better than the first edition published in 2014. It’s slick, bright white, with some great color picturesContinue reading “The 2nd “Icon” Hits the Streets”

It is Our Image, It is Our Identity

 The Gateway Arch has held (Former Mayor Francis Slay) in awe since his father, popular St. Louis restaurateur and political figure Francis R. Slay, regularly brought him and other family members to the icon during its construction. It’s easy for him to remember the day it was topped off: October 28, 1965. That was hisContinue reading “It is Our Image, It is Our Identity”