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The birth of the American republic

The birth of the American republic

By Carl Hendrickson, Healthy Living October 3, 2021

At the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers found it was as difficult to govern a country as it was to free the people from an oppressive government. At the conclusion of the...

My great adventure by sea and train

My great adventure by sea and train

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call July 23, 2021

It was July when I disembarked from the small ship in Russian America. The year was 1947 and the land is now called Alaska, meaning “great land” in the language of the native Aleuts. This territory...

Here’s celebrating effective communication

Here’s celebrating effective communication

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call June 24, 2021

June may be best known for the beginning of summer, school break for students, summer vacation for families – but did you know that it’s also Effective Communications Month? Every year the month...

This is the time to remember fallen heroes

This is the time to remember fallen heroes

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call May 30, 2021

When our youngest son was in Cub Scouts, I served as Cubmaster. On Memorial Day weekend we would join with thousands of other Scouts and leaders to place flags on the graves of the fallen at Jefferson...

Ask yourself: How is your garden growing?

Ask yourself: How is your garden growing?

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call April 30, 2021

Winter is gone, and spring begins to bring new life. The flowers bloom and the leaves begin to cover barren branches. The world seems renewed. Spring is a hopeful season. It brings transformation and...

Incoming second-grader Aubrey Nicholson, first-grader Makenna Kessler and second-grader Moussa Moftin read their brand new books-together at the Bring Me a Book event in 2018.

Reading is a lifelong adventure; so is writing

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call April 1, 2021

March. The third month. The month named after Mars, the Roman god of war.  What does the month mean to you? For some it is the beginning of spring.  For the Irish among us, it is the time of the St....

Pictured above: Summerville at St. Andrews in Eureka, which will open later in 2021.

New active adult community in Eureka will cater to baby boomers with a unique neighborhood concept

March 26, 2021

When Summerville of St. Andrew’s welcomes its inaugural residents later this year, it will mark a new direction for senior living in Eureka and Greater St. Louis. The $23 million development, adjacent...

‘Glory of Missouri’ lives on in past students

‘Glory of Missouri’ lives on in past students

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call February 24, 2021

During a thunderstorm in February 1911, lightning struck the Missouri Capitol dome.  The ensuing fire destroyed much of the building. When the Capitol building was reconstructed, the decorating committee...

A new year is the time to create your legacy

A new year is the time to create your legacy

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call January 29, 2021

Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, was reading the newspaper after his brother died and was shocked by the obituary: The story was mistakenly about Nobel himself and read, “The merchant of death...

Santa Ted at Christmas in Crestwood in 2018.

A true Christmas gift is giving all year round

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call December 11, 2020

December! The days grow shorter and colder. As a child I lived in a coal mining camp in Alaska where the temperatures dropped to the negative double digits and the days were very short.     It was...

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