First off, I need to point out that I can bake- and I mean from scratch. Need a cake? Brownies? Cookies or cupcakes? I got that. And my rum balls will put you right on your butt. Based on that experience, I decided to take on one of the Squidoo challenges- to make a lens on Halloween […]

This massive plot in Cypress Grove is in horrible shape, though the caretakers have gamely tried to arrange the pieces as best they could. Clearly this family was affluent and cared a great deal about their tomb, but they must’ve died off or moved away, because time has definitely had its way with the area.   The […]

Note: this post was moved over from my old site. Demolition of Iberville has been approved, and ironically its destruction is likely to hurt both St. Louis No. 1 and No. 2, old and fragile places. For now, however, the project remains open and occupied.     Okay, ya’ll, we gotta talk. This morning I […]

  The inscription is doubly poignant due to the state of the grave, which is slipping away as well:

I was out on one my my dawn explorations when I came across this: Which, honestly, I initially looked at because of the pinkish morning clouds, but when I looked closer I noticed the oddities: I love the idea of simply defining oneself as ‘ARTIST,’ not to mention the artistic touch with the dates. I’ve […]