Tag Archives: St. Louis

The Second Day of Christmas

One of the churches we visited in St. Louis last week has a work of art that grabbed my attention. It’s a paper-cut Nativity scene in a reverse silhouette by artist Paul Lodes. The representation of the manger was great, … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Catholic | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Second Day of Christmas

Incarnation Conversation

Christmas is for giving. Christianity is for forgiving. I brought up the topic of forgiveness with Cardinal Justin Rigali during a radio interview that we recorded last month for broadcast today. Rigali worked for Pope John Paul II and was … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Catholic | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Belleville Ringer

On the way to pick up our son from college, my wife and I listened to a recording of Frank Jr. at age 3, reciting “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” It is amazing to us that the same little boy … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Catholic | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Belleville Ringer

That’s the Spirit

The congregation at the 8:15 a.m. Mass at All Saints seemed fairly nonplussed by the changes to the Roman Missal. In the United States, the Catholic Church started using a new English translation this weekend, which was the first Sunday … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Catholic | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Telling You Why

St. Louis is home to two of the first radio stations to play all-Christmas music this year.  Fresh 102.5 and Oldies 103.3 made the switch last weekend, less than a week after Halloween. As a fan of Christmas music, I … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Seven, Eleven

St. Louis loves the Cardinals the way Knoxville loves the Vols. I was similarly wowed by an area’s devotion to a team when I first moved to the Washington suburbs and saw the love for the Redskins. During my most … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Seven, Eleven

Icing Road Trucker

“There’s a cupcake truck set up outside our apartment,” said the text message from my son. “Take a picture,” I replied. I imagined that it would be even better than the Good Humor truck that frequented the neighborhood where I … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Icing Road Trucker

Prohibition Exhibition

There are several reasons why I am interested in watching “Prohibition” on PBS tonight, tomorrow and Tuesday. The Ken Burns film looks good from a purely historical angle. The documentary also points out thought-provoking parallels to modern times. Perhaps most … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Prohibition Exhibition

Dee-lightful

The eventual sale of Aunt Dee’s condo means that my wife and I will have to find a new place to stay when we are traveling in the Midwest. Of course, I want it to sell quickly because that would … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Dee-lightful

Ice Cream, Treacle Tarts

Things are not always what they seem. For example, Apple doesn’t make cheap calculators, despite what the sign says. The APA of Missouri does not shoot arrows through the heads of dogs. And Regal Cinemas does not imprison children the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Minnie Bars

Three albums of sheet music were among the treasures I gathered from my wife’s Aunt Dee’s condominium in St. Louis on Sunday. The books are now on their way to my mother-in-law. The name on the front of the albums … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Foam Party

The cover of the September issue of Feast has an amazing picture of stacked s’mores. The magazine is distributed at restaurants throughout St. Louis. I picked up a copy after dinner at Fountain on Locust on Saturday night. In addition … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Foam Party

Foster the People

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar in St. Louis was packed on Sunday morning. They serve a full brunch buffet with a menu that appealed to me. I decided to go the moment I saw the words “Bananas Foster Baked French Toast” on … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Foster the People

Zut Alors!

When Jillly’s Cupcake Bar appeared on “Cupcake Wars,” I immediately made plans to go there the next time I would be in St. Louis. While waiting for a table at their Sunday brunch the other day, I tasted a Space … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments