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Her Honor, the Mayor

Her Honor, the Mayor

James and I are different. We could be the poster children, well middle-aged cute people, for ying and yang on some items. We are very different about the way we approach tasks. I love Praetorius, he loves Liszt. He loves hikes, I love looking at nature from a small distance. He’s more Bolcom, I’m more [...]

"Our History is Our Strength"

"Our History is Our Strength"

March is Women’s History Month. A good thing in ,and of, itself. As I mentioned yesterday, we hold up half the sky so it seems like a good idea to recognize the contributions and works of women. Their opening paragraph shares that in “…1980, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) was founded in Santa Rosa, [...]

Local R & R

Local R & R

I love my home in Pasadena. Cute little bungalow that it is, but today James and I went on a micro vacation and spent part of our afternoon in Claremont and Covina. We stopped at Stamp Your Heart Out, Some Crust Bakery, and at Claremont’s Farmers Market. There were a couple of surprises at the [...]

La Santa Cecilia at the Fowler

La Santa Cecilia at the Fowler

On February 4th at UCLA Josh Kun led a musical conversation with “La Santa Cecilia” as a part of the exhibit Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980. The exhibit has been an effort to “uncover, document and reclaim the historical record of art in Southern California”. All told more than 60 cultural institutions participate. [...]

It’s March – It’s Women’s History Month, so I’m making a change

It’s March – It’s Women’s History Month, so I’m making a change

I’m on a bit of a history jag. I’ve been thinking about how bits of history get lost. At times this is done intentionally, but mostly it slips through the cracks. It is the words or actions that aren’t written down. It’s the modesty that is nice to experience in a time that can be [...]

An exceptional day in an exceptional season

An exceptional day in an exceptional season

Well the calla lilies aren’t in bloom but this bush certainly is. The alternating heat and rain has been good for a lot of our plants. Not so cold as to kill, not so dry as to leave deeply parched. When I step out my little cement patio the succulents seem happy. Given my inclination [...]

Los Deportados – a simple lesson

Los Deportados – a simple lesson

So what to do with a history that is forgotten? Shorter answers – listen to a story, share that story, write a story, write a book. Support someone who is teaching history. Incorporate history in the things you do. These three young women were a part of the Harmonies Girls Choir that performed at La [...]

Los Deportados – some stories

Los Deportados – some stories

My parents shared stories that were filled with the WPA, the CCCs, high school dances, and making tortillas. From my parents I heard stories about the Charleston, being stationed in Japan, dealing with Pancho Villa, as well as rubber and sugar rationing. The stories that were shared yesterday were every bit as specific but were [...]

Los Deportados – A little known chapter in U.S. History

Los Deportados – A little known chapter in U.S. History

Recently I wrote about Fred T. Korematsu – who did not go gently to the WWII Japanese Internment Camps. He among others felt it was not the American Way to maltreat a group of people who were a part of the United States. I have to wonder how he felt, if he knew, about the [...]

Ash Wednesday 2012

Ash Wednesday 2012

Today is Ash Wednesday. Some years I make it to church to receive ashes, some years I don’t. This year I made it. I can never decide if I appreciate ritual and tradition because I grew up with it or if I would have missed it had I not been surrounded by it. I think [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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