Author name: Alex Primm

Remembering Summer

This mysterious sculpture exists along the Meramec River just upstream from confluence with the Mississippi, in Winter Park. A gravel and sand mining firm gave the land to create this awesome open space near Saint Louis many years ago.

Gun Show-Train Show Smack Down

What I remember from a local train show yesterday was the fleam. I hadn’t seen once since running the Ozark Agriculture Museum.            It’s a simple device. They were used to induce bleeding in belief bad blood could be eliminated and health restored. The procedure almost cost the life of our first President.             Luckily medicine has …

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At Joan Ackermann’s in the Berkshires

I got to know Joan at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky. To me and a lot of others, especially on the East coast, she’s one of the best playwrights around.             More theaters need to produce her plays. Everyone, look for her work!             I was never a theater goer until my …

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Trial by Water

It began with a bang. Starting up water service in our cabin, immediately the plastic filter fell to the floor. The tank flooded the basement. Luckily thinking fast, I shut off the supply line. We had turned off the water for winter. Who left the filter off? I picked up the quart-sized plastic vase that …

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