Category Archives: Moving to St. Louis

#TBT: Final month

Scenes from my final month as Director of Ball State University Singers, April 2008 —

Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant

A new  restaurant in The Grove is an outstanding addition to the Saint Louis dining landscape.

I dined Tuesday at Sultan Mediterranean Restaurant, 4200 Manchester, just a few blocks from my house.  The lentil soup was delicate and delicious.  The lamb kabob and rice was perfect.  My luncheon companion’s munto was terrific. The price was right.

I will be back over and over.

 

Central Library

Dr. P. introduced me to the idea of spending time at the venerable and beautiful Central Library in downtown Saint Louis.

As I write on this Wednesday, I’m at a table in the visual arts room, enjoying the high ceilings, free wi-fi, quiet, and ability to concentrate without Auggie barking or me deciding I need to do something else for five minutes.

Truth be told, getting out of the house is the best thing to help me accomplish the non-reading tasks I need to accomplish during this sabbatical.

The largest of those tasks right now?  Curriculum paperwork for the Webster University Department of Music.  I’m on a deadline!

This library was renovated and updated within the last decade.  The Old World touches were retained, however.  This particular room boasts an intricately designed plaster ceiling, modeled after a 16th-century abbey in Florence.

But modern touches include stellar lighting designs, composite floors, and updated public amenities.