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Women’s Equality Day and National Dog Day

Women’s Equality Day and National Dog Day

Could say lots about this.  Have to wonder which will receive greater general coverage.Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington – the event from which we known Dr. Marin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Wondering if we know some of the speeches of the women who were martyrs for the [...]

A Merrrier We*

A Merrrier We*

It can be dangerous to go to reunions.  Okay, maybe not dangerous; perhaps boring is a better word?  Especially if you are the accompanying spouse or partner.  I thought about this as we drove to meet friends I went to school with in East  L.A.  Steve F. referred to this as a Junior High reunion. [...]

In Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural and Bookstore

In Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural and Bookstore

Seeing the penacho on the lovely Mexica lets folks know part of the focus at Tia Chucha’s.  Sections in the book store include Spanish, Bilingual, Chicano, picture books…and so on.   There is a part of the store that is very clearly art/crafting space and jaranas hang on the wall. There are other aspects that [...]

Gaze into my eyes

Gaze into my eyes

“An eye can threaten like a loaded and leveled gun,  or it can insult like hissing or kicking; or, in its altered mood, by beams of kindness, it can make the heart dance for joy.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Or it can let you know from the depths of its soul that kibble is expected.

Special Days, special times, special Loves

Special Days, special times, special Loves

Yesterday, August 15th,  Kate and her husband Matt celebrated their 15th Anniversary.   Today, August 16th, James and I celebrate our 33rd Anniversary.  Tomorrow, August 17th,  Matthew celebrates his 28th year.   Not too surprising that I’ve been thinking about weddings and how we are usually focused on the couple or a blended family.  But [...]

Wasn’t planning to write this week, but had to

Wasn’t planning to write this week, but had to

I’ve been feeling unusual since last Saturday.  No health related issues, just dealing with an expired driver license. Typically my calendar is based on meetings, research, and whim.  I don’t want to get a ticket so I’ve not taken a chance on driving.   As a result I’ve felt tremendously limited – like a shut-in. I [...]

Gonna be a busy week – must be time for cat and dog photos

Gonna be a busy week – must be time for cat and dog photos

When we brought P├ínfilo home last fall we knew we’d need the Larry seal of approval.   Seal given; dog stayed. Nowadays we have no doubt that it’s reciprocal.  Never have seen a cat and dog be such buddies. See you next week.

Mr. Albert G. Thurston, of Thurston’s Directory

Mr. Albert G. Thurston, of Thurston’s Directory

The other day I mentioned Mr. Thurston.   It turns out that he and business partner, Mr. Leonard, produced and published their first directory of Pasadena and local environs in 1902-03.  All sorts of bits of information are found in the work that took them “more than three months’ painstaking labor”.   The Introduction continues, [...]

How Pasadena Grew

How Pasadena Grew

In preparation for this year’s Latino Heritage Parade and jamaica I’ve been doing research that I hope will provide me with a sense of who was living in Pasadena from 1912-1932.   Because we don’t have an existing Latino Heritage collection I get to explore the archives.   Among the more interesting tools available is [...]

A political feat

A political feat

I value those who run for office.  Well, mostly I do.   On occasion at a political event my mind, or at least my eyes, will wander.  Loved seeing all of these shoes. Women supporting a woman candidate in heels on a hot day in an artist’s studio. Bet you knew that the candidate was [...]

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