hello autumn

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Happy first weekend of fall! In case you missed it, yesterday we celebrated the autumn solstice with record heat in St. Louis. Because nothing says autumn like leaves just giving up and falling because they are too dry to hold on any longer. But there’s hope for your weekend, still. Here are a few ways […]

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Of these things, I’m fairly certain

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There comes a point in a thirty-something’s life in which the random things she’s heard, learned, experienced, seen, tasted and smelled over the first third of her life finally start to stick with her. After all, you rarely hear a twenty-something referred to as ‘set in his or her ways.’ No, this art takes years to perfect. If you don’t believe […]

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Happy Daylight Savings Day!

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Happy Daylight Savings Day! And good morning to those of you with small children. Please know that Swiss Mountain Dogs with a precise feeding schedule share your child’s excitement for the 6:00 hour. May you be blessed with a short nap at some point today. So how many Elsa’s did you count on Friday? I was going […]

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Squash Season

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One thing I love about fall is the pretty little gourds that fill the farmer’s markets on Saturday mornings. About as diverse as the people who shop for them, I’ve always had an affinity for collecting the weird-looking ones each season. The gourds, not the weird people. Not that there’s anything wrong with weird people. […]

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