Maybe I should have named my blog Potpourri or Pastiche or simply a Savory Stew because I aim to throw a lot of different things into the pot, mostly about reading, writing and art, but many other things, too, because I’ve lived a long time and have a lot of interests. I also will include here thoughts of others I come upon who share my loves. Including those of you who care to share your thoughts and impressions.
REMINISCING
posted by Ed Farber on October 31, 2014

I recently ran across a local St. Louis website:  http://stlouis.genealogyvillage.com/memories2010.htm  in which Dave Lossos, the proprietor, allows people to put down their own memories, and there are hundreds of reminiscences. Having...read more


I'VE BEEN GOING TO THE MUNY FOR 82 YEARS!
posted by Ed Farber on October 20, 2014

For those not in St. Louis, The Muny is St. Louis’ famous outdoor theater located in Forest Park. It’s...read more


LOOKING BACK AT LEARNING TO DRIVE
posted by Ed Farber on October 10, 2014

I...read more


My Friend Joe
posted by Ed Farber on June 15, 2014

MY FRIEND JOE

I lost one of my oldest friends this past week, Nelson (Joe) Zucker. He was 82, my age. Since his Mother lived to be 103, I naively believed that he would outlast us all—all being the group of boys...read more


STILL IN THE RUNNING
posted by Ed Farber on April 24, 2014

In a previous post (March 18) I mentioned that my unpublished novel, Elixir of the Incas, had been entered in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest and had made it through the first round. Now, I'm happy to announce that the novel has...read more


AMAZON NOVEL CONTEST
posted by Ed Farber on March 18, 2014

I'm delighted to announce that my unpublished novel, Elixir of the Incas, which I entered in the Amazon Breakthru Novel Award Contest (ABNA) has cleared the first hurdle and was accepted to move on to the second round. Up to 10,000 entries...read more


THE LADY IN RED, A GHOST STORY
posted by Ed Farber on November 2, 2013

I wrote a ghost story called The Lady in Red (it's in my ebook, Echoes of Clara Avenue) and because it had a St. Louis background I submitted it to Rocking Horse Publishing hoping it would be included in a forthcoming anthology, Spirits of...read more


On Book Reviews
posted by Ed Farber on December 21, 2013

Authors always look for book reviews on their work. Naturally, we all would like to have 5-star reviews, but just getting any book review seems very difficult. I have 10 book reviews on Looking Back with a Smile (eight...read more


Teaching Art to Seniors
posted by Ed Farber on December 15, 2013

TEACHING ART TO SENIORS

I teach art classes to both elementary school-age kids and to adult seniors in assisted living facilities. Both groups, although far separated in age, are a delight to me and fun to teach. The kids are bright and...read more


Quote from Steven King
posted by Ed Farber on November 27, 2013

Whether it's a printed-paper book or ebook, this quote by Steven King sums it up nicely. If you like it, share it.read more