Tag Archives: St. Louis

Edwardian Era

Edward W. Reinhold is the new special agent in charge of the FBI’s Knoxville Division. He assumed his duties on Monday. Former SAC Kenneth Moore retired at the end of May. The press release details some of Mr. Reinhold’s past … Continue reading

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Warren Report

After interviewing Greg Warren on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch, I compared notes with him on some favorite places in St. Louis, which is his hometown. Greg is in Knoxville this weekend to perform at Side Splitters Comedy Club. … Continue reading

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Turtle Power

Forest Park has been called the heart of St. Louis. The huge public park was dedicated in 1876. It was the site of the World’s Fair and several Olympic events in 1904. For the past year-and-a-half, Forest Park has been … Continue reading

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Food Cartography

On my recent trips to Washington, I downloaded a smartphone app called TV Food Maps. It has the potential to improve upon something I already do. For example, I chose which restaurants to visit in St. Louis by searching the websites … Continue reading

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Give that Man a Cigar!

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar made its third appearance on “Cupcake Wars” last month. My wife watched the episode before I did. She told me to pay close attention to Jilly’s first-round cupcake because she knew I would love seeing a Cuban … Continue reading

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God Bless the D.o.K.

The noon Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral celebrated three things: the Feast of St. Joseph, the inauguration of Pope Francis; and the fourth anniversary of the ordination of Bishop Richard Stika. In his homily, Bishop Stika told a story about … Continue reading

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Stan and Deliver

Bishop Richard Stika wondered why I haven’t written much on my blog about St. Louis lately. I saw the bishop earlier this evening at the annual dinner benefiting Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. I explained that I haven’t been to … Continue reading

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Cardinal, Arch, Bishop

A public visitation for the late Stan Musial will be held today at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. The baseball great played his entire career for the St. Louis Cardinals and became a pillar of his community. Musial died … Continue reading


So Imotional

Jenna Fischer was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” the other night. She told a great anecdote about her first Hollywood job. She was an extra on the TV commercial for Jurassic Park: The Ride at Universal Studios. Toward the end of … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

Writer and radio host Frank DeCaro has been collecting celebrities’ recipes for years. Who knew there were so many? Food.com has a bunch, as does Recipe Goldmine. DeCaro’s collections have a slight twist. All his recipes are from celebrities who … Continue reading

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Gotta Have Faith

Here’s a new item for my résumé: podcast sidekick. Fr. Christian Mathis hosts a podcast called “Faith Seeking Understanding” on his website, “Blessed is the Kingdom.” His sidekick was, until recently, local sports anchor Jim Wogan. When Jim stepped aside, … Continue reading

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Power of Choice

The midnight attack upon movie-goers in Colorado has caused many of my Facebook friends to express their opinion about guns. My thoughts went not to firearms, but to faith. The 12 who died and the 58 who were injured are … Continue reading


Slippery Richard

On the evening of my son’s graduation, we went to dinner at the home of my wife’s Aunt Margie. At the end of the evening, she presented my son with a gift for his new apartment. Aunt Margie’s (and my … Continue reading

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Long Ago and Far Away

The class of 1962 was honored at my son’s graduation ceremony last week. Another, much smaller reunion occurred after the pomp and circumstance. A grammar school classmate of mine was also in the audience to see her son graduate. We … Continue reading