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Lenguaje de signos

Lenguaje de signos

During breaks from weeding and writing I surf the net.  I time myself and wander for “X” number of minutes.  Some days it can be almost dangerous to be curious about what I find because it leads to so much I don’t know but would love to learn.  Like some jay I found the colors [...]

The Pánfilo Tales – Security

The Pánfilo Tales – Security

When you have lived as a stray on the streets a Knee of Comfort makes a world of difference.

Pasadena: At the Corner of San Pasqual and Bandini

Pasadena: At the Corner of San Pasqual and Bandini

I’ll be giving a talk at noon on May 16th at Caltech thanks to an invitation from the President of Club Latino, Marcella Gomez.  The talk will part of the weeklong celebration of Semana Latina.  This is sponsored by Clases, Club Latino, ASCIT, Diversity Center, and Student Affairs.  Really excited about doing this. I’ll be touching on [...]

The City of Roses, in a Spring of Roses

The City of Roses, in a Spring of Roses

Something has been good to our roses this year.   Bank of America, So. Marengo Avenue They are in full bloom along the roadways. Pasadena Museum of History At our institutions Pasadena Museum of History and in our backyards. Casa Martinez-Grimes

Reminders of Two Great Equalizers

Reminders of Two Great Equalizers

Reminders can come fast and furious, especially after a big event.  I think we’re a little more sensitive because our emotions have been brought to the surface.   I had to lean back against the escalator to get the photo of the Hummer.  It’s not clear, but the number for this service is 1-800-autopsy and [...]

The days the Poet Laureate came to town

The days the Poet Laureate came to town

It is almost a year ago that I was electronically approached by Tomas Benitez and Rebecca Nevarez, of the Latino Arts Network of California, to see if Latino Heritage would be willing to partner with LAN on a grant.  Knowing Tomas it was easy for me to get the group to agree to partner.  Learning [...]

Focusing

Focusing

I have no pretensions about my posts.  Something catches my eye, a picture is taken, then words are written.   I try my best, but sometime the images are a bit fuzzy.   Same goes for my text.  I mean well, but have been known to fall prey to the colon, semi-colon, and typo hazards [...]

1700 Still Life

1700 Still Life

Shared History in the Crown City

Shared History in the Crown City

The Pasadena Digital History Collaboration is a partnership that is focused on discovering and sharing the images that tell a bit more about our history. You wonder what kids were wearing at the schools that no longer exist – the images are part of the collection.  Ever wonder where our longstanding appreciation for architecture comes [...]

Complicated

Complicated

There is a complexity to my home city that is often lost in description.  It is a city with roots that reach back to the Kizh settlement of Yangna, the peaceful and violent interaction with the Spanish who came for Crown and Cross.   Even within that group there was the complicated, artificial categorizing that [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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