CARS, DOGS & PROBLEMS: Dog breeds and cars were neighborhood denominations

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

There is a scene from my childhood that replays in my head often. It’s not of me crossing the goal line and scoring a winning touchdown in a championship football game or knocking a walk-off homerun out of the park to win a Little League championship game, or even rescuing a drowning puppy from a fast-flowing creek.




Cafeteria & yeast rolls: School days memories kept fresh, sealed away tightly in a plastic Zip-Loc bag

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Several years ago, I was speaking to a group of high school students in the cafeteria of their school. On the surface it looked like most school cafeterias I have known – the same tables, chairs, and walls with student posters hanging on them. Though on one side of the room there was a line of 10 or 12 microwave ovens.



The Wind Up: A busy season includes filming season five of ‘Palate to Palette’ and completing our fifth book

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

NAPLES, ITALY - Wyatt Waters and I have just finished leading two tour groups through Rome, The Amalfi Coast, and Naples.  In addition to filming season five of our television program “Palate to Palette,” Waters and I are also completing our fifth book, and the final paintings for that project have been done over the past couple of weeks.


A PLACE OF SOLITUDE

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Wyatt Waters and I are the end of a four-day break between leading two Palate to Palette group tours through Rome, the Amalfi Coast, and Naples.

Our first group’s week went off without a hitch. Weather that promised to be threatening a few days before the start of the trip, ended up being perfect the entire week.




THE TV & THE MEAL TICKET

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

The only thing stronger than the appetite of a teenage boy is the appetite of several teenage boys.

In my son’s last few years of high school, our house was the place where he and his friends met and hung out.

It could have been because the layout in his bedroom was conducive to the video game setup.


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