|This is a "hello" from St. Louis where the entire Stone Soup staff is at the National Teachers Convention, which I talk a little more about, below. None of us have been to St. Louis before. Our hotel looks onto the Mississippi river. It is still a working river. Long barge-trains are pushed by tug boats. Every couple hours a coal barge goes past the window. We can see the base of the St. Louis Arch. It is on the Western side of the river and represents the Westward expansion of the United States from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans.|
I think I've mentioned that our website is going to be redesigned. The first part of that redesign is now in place. Please go to our homepage, stonesoup.com. As you see, blogs are being given more prominence. We thank our new bloggers for their wonderful work. Blogs enable us at Stone Soup to publish material that wouldn't work in the magazine, but we think is great material that we want to publish. Please read the blogs and leave comments. If you are age 13 or under and would like to blog for us, please go to our submissions page and let us know.
For the adults reading the newsletter. We now have more fully stocked our Stone Soup Store. In addition to the Stone Soup 2017 Annual, you can purchase journals and Stone Soup anthologies.