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It is at this point

It is at this point

I love history.  There, I’ve said it.  As if you didn’t know. Only days before the 2013 Latino Heritage Parade & jamaica.   In my most logical parts of my mind I’m focused on how to share a fuller, different historical picture. So that this map of 1930 Pasadena is re-seen through a different filter…  [...]

Cultural Investigation and Support

Cultural Investigation and Support

It’s Art Night and I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to get out of the house tonight.   But I know that I will be out of the house tomorrow!  I’ll be getting things ready for a workshop with students from the Puente program and the Unidos Club – both at Marshall [...]

Before and afterish

Before and afterish

OR: Before I get back to work..  Before the flowers Before the water The feline demand before the accommodating dog niblets. After can be bliss.

Finger lickin’ simple

Finger lickin’ simple

This year there will be 1,000 people in our Latino Heritage Parade.  Being this large there is a need to raise funds for our volunteer run event.  The City of Pasadena is helping us more and more, but there are still lots of permits and rentals to be paid.   We ask friends and acquaintances [...]

Sort of from a kind of enchanted afternoon in the producer’s office

Sort of from a kind of enchanted afternoon in the producer’s office

I work long hours and most of the work is done on a volunteer basis.  In fact most folks with whom I regularly interact only know me from my volunteer work.  I’ve been fortunate to do so. But I really have held paying jobs.  REALLY, I have.   I’ve made mention of my working as [...]

I am all by myself

I am all by myself

I thought about rescanning this photo.  But after staring at it for a while I found it too poetic to do so.  There is something about the fact that the image is partially hidden.   I thought about this and about the history of Garfield Elementary School here in Pasadena.  It’s one thing to know [...]

As the Century rolled out, a reweaving began

As the Century rolled out, a reweaving began

These three images show the transition that was taking place within the Mexican and Mexican American community at the turn of the 20th century in Pasadena. For those born in the 19th century there was a clear division between males and females. But dignity and modesty were a couple of values that were expressed by [...]

Hoping for an attack of seasonal inspiration and wisdom

Hoping for an attack of seasonal inspiration and wisdom

Portland beginnings

Portland beginnings

Our Portland branch of our familia has moved into a new home.  Impetus was a stolen car and the need for a second bathroom.  Too long a story, but the outcome was a move.  Lili and Cheli still share a room, but it is now about five to six times bigger than the room they’ve [...]

Alejandro Stuart, presente

Alejandro Stuart, presente

There are some people who can compress a life changing experience into an afternoon and evening.  You meet them and in the space of a few hours your life is changed. Alejandro Stuart was one of those folks.  He was larger than life and bolder than some dreams. James and I were going to the [...]

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