Recently, we took a weekend away to a magical place, one of my favorite places to explore. Now, you might be expecting Disneyland, Yosemite, maybe the beach—nope, I’m talking about the City Museum in St. Louis. If you have never had the pleasure, this modern-day playground is truly worth the visit. The labyrinthian building contains hidden rooms, tunnels, cubbyholes, doorways, passages, and slides all nestled away in an artistry of caves, water features, and climbing concocti
Every Sunday, I take dad to the grocery store. On the way, we stop by a big-box hardware store to pick up two 5-gallon jugs of water. The emptied returned jugs are supposed to be processed through a shoot, into a bin, followed by a return receipt. This is only in theory. Dad and I have done this for over a year, and have never received a receipt. Dad usually waits patiently in the car for my return with the water and the day’s customer service water story. It’s almost always
We all have those movies that just speak to us. For a good period of time, my ringtone would belt out “Pocket Full of Sunshine” anytime I received a call. (If you get this reference, you gain my approval for sophisticated cinematic taste.) One of my favorite characters in that movie makes a wonderful observation: “I don't know what your generation's fascination is with documenting your every thought... but I can assure you, they're not all diamonds. “’Roman is having an OK da
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