Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Inconveniently located in neither Wilson’s Creek, Mo., nor Battlefield, Mo., this national park is still more than worthy of a visit. About 15 miles southwest of Springfield, the park is a natural and historical breath of fresh air on a visit to one of the stalest, ugliest cities in the nation, perhaps the world. Fought […]

Mercy Kids in Schools: a labor of love

For the past two months, I’ve been working at Catholic Health World, a newspaper published twice a month for members of the Catholic Health Association. The publication highlights the people, events and outreach programs that shape health care at the member hospitals and health systems.  My favorite story so far is about a program based […]

GO! St. Louis Halloween Race redefines fun run

Sure, the Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race attracts competitive runners, as you can see from the results. But it also brings out the goblins and ghouls and tutus.  And we learned the answer to the eternal question, “Where’s Waldo?” The Halloween spirit is what sets this race apart in a crowded field of fall running […]