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Darkness and Light: October in The Lou

According to the ancient Celts of Ireland when the moon rises on Samhain (sow-en), to most of the world today Halloween, the doors between the worlds – this world and the Otherworld – swing wide open. The dead and all … Continue reading

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Benton Park, St. Louis

I love walking city streets. I have a passion for intriguing structures. So when Jeff Mansell and Ruth Keenoy of the Landmarks Association invited me to construct a walking tour of the Benton Park Neighborhood I was happy to do … Continue reading

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Halloween Reflections STL

Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite, All are on their rounds tonight; In the wan moon’s silver ray, Thrives their helter-skelter play. ~Joel Benton This was one of the most beautiful Halloween weekends in my memory. It began with a great … Continue reading

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Haunting St. Louis II

There are hauntings and there are hauntings. A harsh word spoken to a loved one in childhood can come back to haunt one in old age for it can never be taken back. Who hasn’t such memories? When Sam Clemens … Continue reading

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Haunting St. Louis I

As autumn wends its way thru October, chill winds from the west and north turn the leaves to gold and flame. The old year, approaching the eleventh of its twelve calendrical months, is dying; going out in a last blaze … Continue reading

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