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Monthly Archives: May 2012



Born to Run

I read an article a few months ago about running, specifically endurance running, that said our ability to run long distances probably played an important role in our evolution.  Running after (and hunting) big game made us stronger and the … Continue reading

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Tim Griffin May Be back

As many of you may already know, Tim Griffin left Kirkwood City Council at the end of April.  Due to term limits, he was unable to run for re-election at this time.  However, there are hints that he will run … Continue reading

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The Joys and Pitfalls of a Walkable Community

Kirkwood is eminently walkable. People are always commenting to me how great it is to walk the beautiful tree-lined streets. There are tons of people out walking in the downtown of an evening or on the weekend. The City has … Continue reading

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While These Visions Did Appear…*

Do you love Shakespeare?  If you’re like me, you look forward each spring to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis’ (SFSL) productions in Forest Park.  And we’re not alone.  There are more than 70 Shakespeare festivals, projects, and events in the United … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Ourselves

TODAY (May 14) is National Women’s Checkup Day.  It’s actually the TENTH annual NWCD and it kicks off National Women’s Health Week.  If you’re a mother, you’ve likely made sure that everybody in your family gets annual check-ups with the … Continue reading

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The Graduation Month

An uplifting story about a local high school senior, who graduates this month and heads to Columbia University in the fall, caught my eye because we both graduated from the same high school.  There, however, the similarities end.  We had … Continue reading

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Movies and Markups

I love opening weekends of blockbuster movies. I don’t consider myself much of a movie buff. When the Academy Awards or Golden Globes come around I’ve usually not seen any of the nominees. Partly this is because of my very … Continue reading

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Literacy Thrives in Kirkwood!

Here’s some news I came across today that I have not seen splashed across ANY newspaper front pages in the area (and St. Louis Commerce almost buried it):  The St. Louis region ranked 8th (out of 75 communities) in the … Continue reading

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