Category: Life

Poplar Street Bridge Diagram 3

The Horrors of the Poplar Street Bridge

The Mississippi is a wide river, even as far north as St. Louis. Crossing it can be a hassle, especially in Downtown St. Louis. Since 1967, there have been four bridges downtown, two north...

Marx and Lennon Soviet Propaganda Poster 3

Communism on Campus

It was my first month on campus, and I was still getting settled into my routines. I stopped by the International Center to grab some lunch after class, and that’s when I saw a...

Coat of Arms of Spain 5

Smacked in Madrid

It was my first day in Spain. After an unexpected date, I met up with my friends and we checked into our hostel. After dropping off our luggage, we took a walk around the...

Friends Cast with Mister Rogers 2

Friendship by Proximity

When you’re a little kid, it’s easy to make friends. For the most part, your best friend is the kid next door. Or the kid who sits next to you in kindergarten class. But...

Che Guevara Living Magazine 0

Guerrilla Redecorating

I was probably around nine or ten years old. It had been a normal day at school, so normal that I don’t remember anything about it. But when I came home, my world turned...

Italian Flag with Gateway Arch 3

St. Louis Style Pizza

One of the pleasures of traveling is sampling the local fare. For example, you can get pizza anywhere, but if you go to New York, you’ll get a large, foldable slice, and if you...

Pago Pago Postage Stamp 10

Samoan Post Office

The Samoan Islands are smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, so pretty much everything but coconuts and bananas have to be shipped in from off-island. So when homesickness kicks in, the...

KGB Coffee Cup 7

Cream and Sugar

How do you take your coffee? Cream and sugar? Black? Flavored creamers? Let’s take a look at the options. Sugar Sugar used to be simple: white granulated powder. Nowadays there are other options, like...