11/21/14

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.

10/23/14

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.

9/5/14

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:

8/13/14

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.