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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 [...]

Pasadena General Plan Update

Pasadena General Plan Update

Okay, I’ve just broken all sorts of rules.  Very, very unsexy title for this topic.   But like brushing your teeth, if you don’t attend to the task, things begin to fall apart.    I’m hoping that you’ll find the information and the colors on the page a little intriguing. Beyond being colorful they respresent [...]

It was a Cloudy Day yesterday

It was a Cloudy Day yesterday

This weekend the American Library Association is having their annual conference in Anaheim.  Last year about this time I posted images of a competition that involved librarians and bookcarts.   Who know what will take place this year? Yesterday things were hopping at the Central Library.  Beth Walker, Principal Librarian at Pasadena Public Library and [...]

Pasadena: Unexpected Roots

Pasadena: Unexpected Roots

When I first began to explore the history of Pasadena, I was focused primarily on Latinos.  There was a paucity of facts on members of the community and there were a lot folks who had really interesting lives that weren’t well known.  Like most other folks who delve or dive into archives it quickly became [...]

June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

I love my birthday.  In our family the birthday girl or boy was royalty for their day.  Every couple of years James and I look for an excuse for a PARTY.  Well, it’s usually me looking and James is fine with the whole PARTY idea. Ten years ago we celebrated my turning 50 with a [...]

Father’s Day 2012

Father’s Day 2012

Hats off to all the Fathers   who let us fly  when we’re ready to land by ourselves  and who are there   to help us fly  until we can do it on our own. photos – James Grimes

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