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Asian Roses?

Asian Roses?

I haven’t learned the botanical name of these flowers.  They were a gift from my friend Ofelia.   Lucky that they’re here this week – especially the last couple of days.   I’ve been sick with a small cold.   I don’t know whether or not they have a scent, but even with a stopped [...]

16 Days to Summer

16 Days to Summer

Springtime, ha! I’ll bloom when I’m good and ready. Y qué! Palo Verde tree (“Y qué” is a phrase that can mean, “You want to make something of it?!”)

For the last 30 years

For the last 30 years

For the last 30 years, this has been the view first thing in the morning.  We are lucky that we live in space open enough to have oak trees, pretty much growing wild.   One tree began to split years ago and has finally reached a point of no return.  It’s coming down today. Have [...]

Salvia Gracias

Salvia Gracias

Gracias por esta flor, sage.

Discombobulated

Discombobulated

That is what this day was – discombobulated.  I was going to write about the PUSD Seat 4 vacancy and the staged reading of The Washing of the Waters tomorrow at Caltech, but the day ran away from me.  Or something. So, follow the links to Latino Heritage and you’ll find more writings on both [...]

In the Mid-morning

In the Mid-morning

In the mid-morning Mary takes her stroll.  She has lived most of her life on our street.  Don’t know exactly how many of her 90 years, but enough that no one else on the block has lived here longer.   She now needs a walker and a young helper to take her stroll, but she’s [...]

In practice, not theory

In practice, not theory

Sheds are supposed to be all about practical matters.  Things lined up, just so.  My neighbor up the street has a meticulously, shoot, I’d say a beautifully organized shed.  It is joy to see the order.  She says it helps her feel more centered.  I can understand that.  I could wish to achieve that.  I [...]

Agapito Ramos Martinez

Agapito Ramos Martinez

As the distance becomes greater between our times when we talked, when I heard your stories, heard you sing and play your harmonica, your image often becomes more shadowy.   Not the sense of your voice, or the impish twinkle in your eye.  But the line of your nose, your feet in flip flops, and [...]

Kimberly Nuveem Bautista

Kimberly Nuveem Bautista

A couple of months ago James and I went to hear some Chicano Rockabilly in Claremont.  We had a splendid time.  Having lived and been a college administrator’s wife in the early 1970s it was stunning to see the changes on campus.   I was encouraged by the image painted on a column of my [...]

Bennies

Bennies

There can be distinct benefits from, or is it to, working at home. Here are two such benefits.

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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