February 2013

How does Emerson start The Divinity School Address? Something like, "In this refulgent summer, it has been a luxury to draw the breath of life."

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I'm surprised the legislature hasn't declared the state tree to be the power transmission tower. They seem to be everywhere, no matter where I go. If I don't run across the big, high-volatage kind (click thumbnail), then I'm bound to cross the little, one-pole type.

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It's close, 30 minutes from home. Close is good. But is it good enough?

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The Wilderness Trail is a fine, long hike, only an hour from South St. Louis County. It's close enough to home to be a reason to drive past closer, but less interesting spots.

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The Civilian Conservation Corps made Big Spring. Not just the buildings, or the roads and bridges, but the spring.

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