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The voter

The voter

Our young friend Maritza voted for the first time tonight. She studied the candidates, reviewed propositions, and discussed the facts with her mom. I was lucky to go with them to watch her as she was about to cast her votes. The image of her face and our flag said so much.

Si se puede

Si se puede

Ten years ago Judy Altman, who was Executive Director of the YWCA, shared the idea of having a breakfast for Racial Justice. She felt that highlighting and embracing our differences would help us more easily embrace each other’s cultures.  To that end she asked me to work with her to develop a program that would [...]

Voices and votes

Voices and votes

Although I have strong political opinions I try not to share them too often on this blog.  They are a part of who I am but they are not all that I am.  I think if you only share your politics, or share too much of your politics, it’s too easy to forget that fact. [...]

Yes, I’ve not written lately.

Yes, I’ve not written lately.

It is a foul rumor that I went to New Mexico only for sopaipillas.  Okay, granted that eating a sopaipilla covered with New Mexican honey was the first thing I wanted to do when I arrived in Albuquerque, it was not the only reason for going to NM.   By the way I had to [...]

Días de los muertos, Altadena style

Días de los muertos, Altadena style

Parade and jamaica are pretty much done.  Only have to deal with some details that are a part of the records and reimbursements that are always found at the tail end of any big project.  Last two weeks were spent trying to do that, trying to rest a bit, do a bit of long needed [...]

Latino Heritage Month, hecho en Pasadena

Latino Heritage Month, hecho en Pasadena

I think the most frequent question I’m asked about Latino Heritage Month is…when is it?  The answer varies depending who is answering. Technically the Month begins on September 15th, although like Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, commemorative gatherings may take place on other days.  Last week the celebratory parade took place in East Los Angeles. [...]

Is it just me?

Is it just me?

Given that there were a thousand people in our locally grown parade, it seems a rational thought to think that there might be coverage of an event.  Of those thousand people, the vast majority were students from the Mother’s Club, PUSD Elementary through High Schools, PCC, and Caltech.   An example of the groups that [...]

Karin asked

Karin asked

Every year I get to write a little of history and include it in our brochures for the Latino Heritage Parade & jamaica.   Sandra Gutierrez, our Committee Chair,  did a beautiful job on the brochure – here is my much simpler version – text is same in both.  Karin asked for a peek. How [...]

Fred

Fred

Over the past few months we’ve been thinking about Fred’s role in our lives.  Having fed him, showed him affection and grown used to his being around.   Sad to share that he was killed last night. We think he was struck by a car. Farewell, Fred, we are glad you found a place in [...]

I fibbed

I fibbed

I had planned to not write anything here until after the parade & jamaica on October 6th.     But in the midst of all the mental madness and wild need to meet gazillion deadlines, I find writing so soothing. Fred could care less.  It seems he finds the whole thing only worth a good [...]

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