Melissa Wilkinson
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One of my favorite ways to explain the concept of wisdom vs. intelligence is the tomato example. I'm sure some of you have heard it: Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing it's not.

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Melissa Wilkinson

Easter is long over, but if you're like me, you stocked up on half price candy the Monday after and are still working your way through it. Or perhaps you bought several bags of fun mix for an egg hunt that didn't happen. However you got your candy, I can bet you still have some Peeps laying around.

Melissa Wilkinson

During my senior year of high school, way back in 2011, part of my requirements for applying to the Cornell School of Hotel Administration were six months of experience working in hospitality. 

Melissa Wilkinson

Hello again! It’s been a while. COVID-19 has changed things drastically for everyone, and while that means I’m doing a lot less journalism, it also means I’m spending more quality time in my kitchen. I believe the same is true for many of you.

Dwight Bitikofer

The newspaper you are holding in your hands will likely be the final print issue of the West End Word. At least for now.

Melissa Wilkinson

Savor Saint Louis walking food tours are set to return this summer, after a delay due to coronavirus. Sample the St. Louis food scene with three unique tours providing locals and tourists alike with a mix of food and facts about area restaurants and the region’s history.

Don Corrigan

This is a tough time for everybody, including sports fans. A few weeks ago, the President was calling coronavirus a nothing burger, and now it’s a national emergency. The U.S. is literally shutting down, and so are American sports.

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Once you retire, it’s harder to find excuses to put off unpleasant chores. So, on a rainy Monday morning, I gritted my teeth and set off for the Department of Revenue license bureau to apply for my Real ID. I’d need to have one to board a plane starting Oct. 1, and I wanted to beat the rush.

Don Corrigan

The dust has hardly settled. Maybe it will never settle, but I for one want to publicly thank U.S. Rep. Lacey Clay for his vote to authorize the Senate Impeachment Trial of President Donald J. Trump. It was not a waste of time.

Melissa Wilkinson

It’s around this time of year that we start to see Mardi Gras paraphernalia popping up in stores: shimmering noisemakers, bountiful bunches of beads, decorations and party hats. But if you’re like me, you bypass the trinkets and inevitable sales on candy-flavored booze and head straight for …

Melissa Wilkinson

Melissa Wilkinson

On Saturday, Jan. 25, I spent an afternoon touring historic downtown Maplewood and sampling desserts from local eateries. The Maplewood Sweet Tooth Tour — an annual event sponsored by the Maplewood Special Business District — is a self-guided tour routing ticket-holders through the streets a…

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University City Public Library is scheduled to close in July for much-needed renovations. There are plans to provide patrons access to materials, but I won’t be relaxing in the air-conditioned comfort of my favorite library this summer. This disquieting thought brought to mind three controve…

Don Corrigan

In Delaware, it’s illegal to shave cats and sell their fur. In Alaska, it’s illegal to get a moose drunk. In Colorado, putting a couch in a bonfire is illegal.

Melissa Wilkinson

Cold weather calls for warm drinks, and nothing says winter like a mug of steaming hot chocolate. I have many fond memories of tearing open packets, stirring powder into milk, hastily cleaning the interior of the microwave when the mug inevitably boiled over and then burning my tongue becaus…