…Stock Up

It’s starting to feel like the end of summer is rapidly approaching, which must mean it’s August. As the long days and warm nights start to wane, it seems more urgent than ever to enjoy and savor what’s left. Personally, the end of the season has me feeling nostalgic. Growing up, June through August wasn’t…

…Make Piece

I cringe and brace for impact when I see my hometown trending on Twitter. I am sharing this because on Wednesday St. Louis was hanging out at the top of my trends and I expected the worst. I hoped it was some pre-Opening Day excitement or perhaps they finally nailed down an MLS team. I…

…take a bow

This weekend one of my favorite Saint Louis summer traditions closes out its season, and what a season it was. For those not from St. Louis, let me elaborate. There are certain things that define the summer season in this midwestern town. For some, it’s baseball (which admittedly extends the season into October…usually), for others…

…Take A Moment

This Sunday, we’re trying something a little different. We’re writing a kind of love letter. This particular letter isn’t to a specific person, but to a St. Louis institution — the Muny. For those of you completely unfamiliar with this theater tradition in St. Louis, every summer from mid-June to mid-August, the Muny produces seven…

…find your voice

A woman doesn’t know how precious her voice is until she’s been silenced… ~Ursula, The Little Mermaid  on Broadway It’s a good quote right?  Say what you want about the show being “bloated” or “less than witty” …critics’ words, not mine. Personally, I thought it was cute.  No, it wasn’t groundbreaking theater, and I believe…