Retraining: Get in touch with the unfamiliar

Louis I. Kahn, Architect

  “The architect is in touch with the unfamiliar,” Louis I. Kahn, the legendary twentieth-century architect, once told a group of Yale architecture students. In coining this cryptic phrase, he described the attitude required to explore, probe and test  multiple ways to …

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Shipping container homes address storm damage

Prototype for shipping container homes

A brand new prototype for shipping container homes now sits proudly on a hilltop in Steelville, Missouri. Last year I was tapped for what planning  and promotional experience I could lend to Living Uncontained, a professional housing and economic development team.  Their …

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Mom and Dad made WW II history

World War II biography of a U. S. Marine

As a small child during World War II, I could never claim to know much about this conflagration, which Ernie Pyle called “an unmitigated misfortune.” My main sources were my parents’ stories, related over the dinner table. Later I found 400 letters …

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New “slip of a girl” reporter saves Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley

Amis-Mayhem at Buffalo Bill's Wild Wes

By Peter H. Green Review: Mayhem at Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, by Fedora Amis Fedora Amis has again delved into Missouri’s history, with its larger-than-life characters, to craft a suspenseful Victorian whodunit. Everyone loves Buffalo Bill and the original American heroine, Annie …

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