My brother-in-law recently sent me some shots from the St.Louis Arch and I felt compelled to add them to my blog. At this point in my life, I'm living in a place where the U.S. is condensed into one word for most people....Miami. They don't know if it's a city, state, or a synonym for the the U.S. itself, it's just the only word they know to associate with places stateside. And if someone here has been able to actually visit the U.S., it's never to Middle America. It's always L.A., Miami, or NYC. So here's a shout-out, Midwest. You'll always be cool in my book.