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2012 World AIDS Day

2012 World AIDS Day

If you had a chance to read about our recent vacation, you were introduced to our buddy Ralph. He is passionate about politics.  I believe he was the head of the California campaign for George McGovern in 1972.  In a ironic way McGovern was a politician who won in the long term, even though he [...]

The Pánfilo Tales -What a difference a week makes

The Pánfilo Tales -What a difference a week makes

The food dish is filled for our tiny dog.  Thanks to the good folks who rescued him, his toys runneth over. Next week we begin a more normal routine.  Larry thinks it’s about time.

Pete R. Martinez, 1912-2005

Pete R. Martinez, 1912-2005

Today would have been my dad’s 100th birthday.  Well, it would have been had he acknowledged his age.  Even to the end of his life – and it was a long one – he fibbed about his age.  The stereotype that is shared about a women not giving her real age…well, my dad must have [...]

Thanksgiving 2012, a few details

Thanksgiving 2012, a few details

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.   Every Thanksgiving has some expected and some unexpected elements.   Here are a few from ours in 2012. Comadre Delfina and I have been known to be goofy.  You want a phony picture?  Sure, we can pose. Matthew and Leslie added some youthful flair to the table.   [...]

Thanksgiving and a welcome home

Thanksgiving and a welcome home

Yesterday was all about food – here were our really yummy game hens.   Recipe and more next week. Today was about bringing a dog home to see if he passe Larry inspection.  Near as we can figure there’s a good deal of Parson Rusell Terrier about him. Happy to say he did.   It looks [...]

Thanksgiving gifts

Thanksgiving gifts

Tomás Rivera became Chancellor of UC Riverside the fall Kate, James, and I became a family in 1980.  The official UCR bio refers to him as the first minority chancellor.  Reading his writings it was clear to me that he was the first Chicano chancellor.  That meant a lot to me and to James. At [...]

T Day, two days away

T Day, two days away

So far I’ve not needed to fulfill my Jury Duty, so I am using the time to prep a little more fully for Thanksgiving.  I was one of those voices you may heard about 10 days ago when Larry Mantle hosted Lynn Rosetto Kasper, host of APM’s, The Splendid Table.  I was so excited.  Ms. [...]

SGV Sojourn

SGV Sojourn

I could have called this post “Tail o’ the Pup”, but that’s already taken.  We spent a good part of yesterday looking for a puppy.  We went to three Humane Societies that were spread throughout the San Gabriel Valley.  We’re being a bit picky since we’re looking for a pup that will be smaller than [...]

Another form of Craftsman style

Another form of Craftsman style

I have no idea what job is done using these tools.  I have a feeling the person using them must be immensely efficient and is pretty darn creative.  

Southwest circuit/Four Corners and a desert surprise

Southwest circuit/Four Corners and a desert surprise

To stand on the one spot where four states’ boundaries touch, is a cool thing.   There is something mildly seductive about the idea.  I’m sure it’s found on many a bucket list.   While it wasn’t on Ralph’s bucket list, he did seem to enjoy it. As did James. It was a long drive [...]

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