I liked the Grateful Dead, but never anywhere near enough to earn the title “Deadhead.” Those folks followed the band all over the country, seeing multiple shows on a given tour, trading tapes back and forth, and generally living their lives for the Dead. Some would keep track of how many concerts they’d been to … Continue reading One More Saturday Night: The Dead At MRF
Several weeks ago, I posted this picture of workers cleaning mud off of the cobblestones on the St. Louis riverfront. The mud had been left there when the Mississippi River rose above flood stage, and then fell back out. I said then that their job was worthy of the television show "Dirty Jobs." But as … Continue reading More Mud To Move
Here are a couple more pictures I liked from my walk across the river the other day. (As always, click on the thumbnail for a larger view.) First, as you see above, a panorama of the St. Louis Skyline from across the river. The overlook at Malcolm W. Martin Park is a little back from … Continue reading A New Way To Look At St. Louis, Ctd.
Stretched out in front of us was a ribbon of muck, sprinkled liberally with puddles of water. Our shoes, when we'd pull them up out of the mud, made a sucking sound that would make Ross Perot proud. "This," the starter told us," is the best-groomed part of the course." And he wasn't kidding. We … Continue reading Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon