A Pasadena Latina


I’m in the Prime of Randomness

I’m in the Prime of Randomness

Random thoughts Being married to a fellow who loves numbers has modified my perspective on a lot of things.   Example – He loves prime numbers.  They are special to him.  By extension they’ve developed a special meaning to me.   60 is a fine number = 4X15, 2×30, 20+10×2.  Cool.  But 61, ah, that [...]

Special Dads

Special Dads

Happy Father’s Day! Words can be funny.  Put a sentence together and it can have so many layers of meanings. Most guys choose to be dads. Most guys who are dads chose to fill that role. Most guys who choose to be dads stay connected with their children.   This is the day when we [...]

Cheli Dog Astronaut

Cheli Dog Astronaut

Yes, that is our youngest grandchild under those layers of costume.   No, I don’t know why the combo is what it is. Yes, in order to pretend you’re a dog, you need to pant.

Asian Roses?

Asian Roses?

I haven’t learned the botanical name of these flowers.  They were a gift from my friend Ofelia.   Lucky that they’re here this week – especially the last couple of days.   I’ve been sick with a small cold.   I don’t know whether or not they have a scent, but even with a stopped [...]

16 Days to Summer

16 Days to Summer

Springtime, ha! I’ll bloom when I’m good and ready. Y qué! Palo Verde tree (“Y qué” is a phrase that can mean, “You want to make something of it?!”)

For the last 30 years

For the last 30 years

For the last 30 years, this has been the view first thing in the morning.  We are lucky that we live in space open enough to have oak trees, pretty much growing wild.   One tree began to split years ago and has finally reached a point of no return.  It’s coming down today. Have [...]

Salvia Gracias

Salvia Gracias

Gracias por esta flor, sage.

Discombobulated

Discombobulated

That is what this day was – discombobulated.  I was going to write about the PUSD Seat 4 vacancy and the staged reading of The Washing of the Waters tomorrow at Caltech, but the day ran away from me.  Or something. So, follow the links to Latino Heritage and you’ll find more writings on both [...]

In the Mid-morning

In the Mid-morning

In the mid-morning Mary takes her stroll.  She has lived most of her life on our street.  Don’t know exactly how many of her 90 years, but enough that no one else on the block has lived here longer.   She now needs a walker and a young helper to take her stroll, but she’s [...]

In practice, not theory

In practice, not theory

Sheds are supposed to be all about practical matters.  Things lined up, just so.  My neighbor up the street has a meticulously, shoot, I’d say a beautifully organized shed.  It is joy to see the order.  She says it helps her feel more centered.  I can understand that.  I could wish to achieve that.  I [...]

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