Stellar! Wow!

Years ago, an editor reacted to the a manuscript I’d written by writing “Congratulations on a well-written first draft.” Then as I recall, he demanded all kinds of changes. That’s the way it is with writing. .For my latest book, Walking South City, my editor has demanded change after change. I imagine It’s not muchContinue reading “Stellar! Wow!”


Don’t Use a GPS for this One

One notable South Side thoroughfare is Itaska Street. The city named it for the lake in Minnesota that is the true source of the Mississippi River. A handy tip: don’t try to find an address on “Itaska Street” by saying it into a phone with a GPS app. That’s because the lake in Minnesota isContinue reading “Don’t Use a GPS for this One”

My Very Strange Book Ends at Statue of Very Skinny Alien

My upcoming book giving a walking tour of strange South St.. Louis ends at a 33-foot tall space alien in front of the Plantarium in Forest Park. Have you ever seen a picture of an alien that wasn’t skinny? Maybe somebody needs to fatten him up before they send him back. You’ll read many moreContinue reading “My Very Strange Book Ends at Statue of Very Skinny Alien”

A new book about oddball South St. Louis

I’m thrilled to announce Reedy Press soon will release a new book by me, possibly later this year. In Scenes From South City, I’ll give a somewhat crackpot look at what I saw in about 50 miles of walks through the South Side. In seventeen chapters of about three miles each, all traipsed in 2021,Continue reading “A new book about oddball South St. Louis”

My Facebook Group About St. Louis Kids

Right before Growing Up St. Louis came out at the beginning of April of 2020, my publisher suggested I ought to do a Facebook group to match it. Okay, I groaned to myself, thinking that was one more thing to do as I sold the book. Amazingly, the group called Growing Up St. Louis –Continue reading “My Facebook Group About St. Louis Kids”

Another Look at Growing Up

As administrator of the Growing Up St. Louis Facebook Group. I’ve found hundreds of pictures of kids from St. Louis. Other members have added an untold number. I hope you’ve enjoyed them. If you have, I think you’ll also enjoy my book Growing Up St. Louis: Looking Back Through the Decades. It contains childhood storiesContinue reading “Another Look at Growing Up”