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SW circuit/Durango

SW circuit/Durango

We left New Mexico and arrived in Colorado in the late afternoon.   We stayed in Durango.  It began as a railroad town and continues to be a destination for train aficionados in part because steam engines still run on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  After checking in to the General Palmer Hotel [...]

SW circuit/Santa Fe

SW circuit/Santa Fe

When I was a little girl I thought my Aunt Jenny and Uncle Joe lived a wonderfully worldly life.  They were the first folks I knew who had a tape recorder and they were the first folks I knew who had a magazine subscription.   One of those subscriptions resulted in  Uncle Joe’s copies of [...]

Adventures

Adventures

 We spent our last day at Zion National Park the day before Halloween.   Every hike was a bit of an adventure. By late afternoon we were at an entry to The Narrows: nature at her majestic best. Back in Pasadena Larry was having a couple of adventures, too.  His first adventure was a cat [...]

I will not gloat

I will not gloat

…but I do feel a bit of a post-election glow.   Lots of wins and some movement toward working together.

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. [...]

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