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2013 International Women’s Day

2013 International Women’s Day

Years ago Madison Principal  and Latino Heritage board member, Sandra Macis, established the Cesar Chavez Art and Essay Contest.  It seemed fitting that we would modify the contest to better reflect the work done by Cesar and Dolores by renaming the contest and adding material that was pertinent to her life. Here is a brief [...]

What?

What?

I’m a bit of political wonk.  I don’t like games with strategy as a core component, but the interaction between folks as they make decisions is fascinating to me. Last night I learned some statistics about our local elections.  Most surprising to me is the way absentee voting is increasing.  The stats that were shared [...]

Elections are mostly over and spring is almost here

Elections are mostly over and spring is almost here

Feels like winter is about to move over for spring.    So I thought I’d squeeze in a last cool, cool weather photo before we mess with our clocks and the hours mess with our sleep this weekend.

Were you to ask me.

Were you to ask me.

A year ago people were in a buzz about the of Pasadena Unified School District members being elected by sub-district.  Being on the committee I had a chance to hear from many in the community who took the time to come to the meetings or took the time to write and share their ideas.  As [...]

Read Across America

Read Across America

Last Friday and today I participated in Read Across America.  Theoretically it’s celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd.  Schools, libraries and community centers invite readers to come and read to children.   I miss being in the classroom, so for me reading in the classroom on a special day is great fun.  Seeing the [...]

There Goes February

There Goes February

I had planned to finish cleaning and painting the house in February.  Need to get back to hard core research.  Wanted to write about my dear God Daughter and Arturo Bandini. But I was seduced by the Pacific Northwest.   Well, by family in the Pacific Northwest.  Besides, who could deny the invitation to share [...]

Bless Me, Ultima movie, Opening Weekend

Bless Me, Ultima movie, Opening Weekend

I spent the bulk of my writing time yesterday trying to put together a post to let folks know that the literary classic, Bless Me, Ultima, had been made into a movie and this was the weekend it was being released into movie theatres.  I was urging people to GO SEE the MOVIE this weekend, [...]

Sacred places

Sacred places

There are some places where one can go and you can feel surrounded by sacredness.  One of those places for me has been the Southwest Museum.  Traveling north from East LA on the Pasadena Freeway I would see it perched on the hill.  I wondered what it was and what was in the building.  I [...]

Our Recent Graduate

Our Recent Graduate

Living on the streets and counting on the kindness of strangers can lead to a minimalized range of social skills.  We’ve learned about this second hand via P├ínfilo.  We think he was in a home and then was a stray for some period of time before being taken in by the good nuns. Near as [...]

The Pine Stands Alone

The Pine Stands Alone

James and I have finally succumbed to the 21st Century. As I travel I send him a brief image and a text from each of my stops.  He worries less this way.  In some respects this is better than radar. Sometimes the views are expansive: more than my simple picture takes could capture, but best [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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