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Big Work in a little town

Big Work in a little town
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It’s not unusual for James and me to head out to Santa Paula.  It’s a grand little town.  It has precious little traffic, fresh sea air, a phenomenal butcher, and a pace that seems to refresh both of us.  We were recently at the Rodney Fernandez Gardens.  The corn is grown in the middle of […]

It’s all in the hands.

It’s all in the hands.

I was planning to write a bit about the Bandini/Elliott family a couple of weeks ago.  But I have to make an admission here, I have two addictions.  The first, is an addiction to coffee.  The second, as if you didn’t already know, is an addiction to historical research.  There are worse addictions to be […]

A matter of perspective

A matter of perspective

 Some days it seems  that Larry gets  all the attention. Sigh.

O say can you sing

O say can you sing

Today is Bastille Day.  I was reminded of this because one of my friends sent me this link to Youtube.  I’ve added a link at the end of this post. Many of my friends deeply believe in the national motto of France – “Liberte, egalite, fraternite/ Liberty, equality, fraternity”.  These friends are diverse enough that […]

Our very own Larry and mantle

Our very own Larry and mantle

It’s raining outside.  Not only do we know this from the sound of raindrops – fats ones, I’m guessing – hitting the ground. Larry brought us proof on his fur. He is drying off now.  We may go about our business.

Even on a hot day

Even on a hot day

It’s parade planning time so I found myself at City Hall yesterday.  It was hot, hot, hot, but the skies were clear. The light on the cupola gives a sense of the heat. Even in the heat of the day Pasadena City Hall radiated in her own distinct manner.

Naming 5

Naming 5

In the 1990s I worked as an anti-bias facilitator.  Sounds like a very “PC” approach to differences and to some degree it was.  But it was also an opportunity to look at our biases – we all have them –  figure out how and why we respond as we do. Then think about how we […]

In the Good Ol’ Summer Time

In the Good Ol’ Summer Time

In the midst of summer mulching and dusty dirt digging  I need to remember   and  before I succumb to Larry’s lead.

Between gardens and yard work

Between gardens and yard work

Just poking up my head for a moment.   Here’s a before picture.  The after pictures will be posted next week. We’re trying to catch up and maybe get ahead of our plants.  A dear friend shared that there is a difference between yard work and gardening.  She loves to garden.  We are in the […]

Music abounding

Music abounding

To say I was absorbed in my prep for my talk is a little like saying Jello can be jiggly.  It was great to share the talk and being a Reader at the Huntington allows me access to great resources.  But there is so much going in Pasadena it’s hard not to transition from the […]

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