It's too cold in St. Louis in February to bare a lot of skin at Mardi Gras, like in New Orleans or Rio. Some of our revelers are satisfied with a facsimile.
TOMORROW: we briefly interrupt this series of portraits from bedlam for the Thursday Arch Series.
WHAT'S UP, DOC? Mrs. C's hip replacement surgery went very well and we expect a speedy recovery. She is feeling fine, in part for the reason illustrated below (photo taken in her hospital room yesterday afternoon). I even found someone who can install a new hot water heater in our house today.