The House That Won't Stop Building

You need to see this! I had a dream about this house 30 years before I met it in person in East Saint last week.


Route 66

Photos of some historic places that used to flourish along Route 66 from the 50s to the early 70s. These were taken in Pacific, MO last month.


Alderman Larry Arnowitz Gives Me What For

A few weeks ago when Ferguson erupted with the shooting death of an unarmed teenager Alderman French was the only St. Louis City alderman who was on the scene. Ferguson is a 16 minute drive from my house but that doesn't really matter because what happens in Ferguson happens all over St. Louis.

I was impressed with Alderman French for driving the few miles from his 21st ward to Ferguson and being involved. I posted words of support on his Facebook page. I was proud of him for being on site.

And then, an Alderman I'd never heard of, Larry Arnowitz of the 12th Ward, starting sending private messages (below) to me. I suppose this is because I was the only white face on French's post and Larry Arnowitz wanted to set me straight.

FYI: One does not need to be literate to be an alderperson in STL and here's the proof:


What happens when a Roof on a Brick Building isn't Maintained

But hey, here's the anatomy of an exterior elevation which shows reveals three the standard three wythe of brick.