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St. Louis Poet Karen Smead Mondale: “He would tell you he never was an artist.”

I first met KAREN SMEAD MONDALE, long-time community activist and retired educator, last fall at a Duff’s River Styx poetry reading. She read at Duff’s this week as part of Loosely Identified, a St. Louis women’s poetry workshop, while I was on my Nashville audiobook recording trip, so I missed that treat. Karen Mondale at […]

Lester Mondale, noted humanist, circles of inspiration…from Missouri to the Galaxy

R. Lester Mondale (May 28, 1904 to August 19, 2003) “I feel most truly myself, And at home in a universe of Living things and Galaxy-strewn skies About which the half Has never been told And, perhaps, Never will be told.” Lester Mondale, a man with big vision, lived a big-hearted life. Father of Karen […]