A Pasadena Latina


The View from Rose Hills

The View from Rose Hills

James is the photographer in our family.  Yes, I am proud of the pix I take, but it is by grace of God and  my capacity of my able phone or camera when my pictures turn out decently.  James actually focuses and adjusts his camera lens.   Luck is involved there, too, but it is [...]

Now in a Hardware Store As Well as a Stationer’s Storenear you, if you live in Altadena

Now in a Hardware Store As Well as a Stationer’s Storenear you, if you live in Altadena

Altadena Hardware was honored as Business of the Year, by the Altadena Chamber of Commerce. Quoting Altadena Patch – “Altadena Hardware and the Orlandinis (who are the owners) also give back to the community in many ways.  They have helped the Pasadena Waldorf School Elves’ Faire, the local Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk, the [...]

Not to be confused with a little day music

Not to be confused with a little day music

Our neighbors Dee and Don Bremner have lived on this street long before we moved here.  This summer we’ll be here 30 years.  Don is involved in so many things connected with nature.  The Sierra Club as well as the City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation Commission are the first two groups that come to [...]

Winter in the backyard

Winter in the backyard

Winter finally arrived last week.  Most of our plants and the raingrass are doing well.  Happy about the plants. Taking Pánfilo out for his early constitutional meant I got the chance to hear bits of ice runching under my feet as I walked.   Our little bridge had frost on it.  Crunch.  Walkways in the [...]

And end of year celebration of history and heritage

And end of year celebration of history and heritage

There are those that think about Early Childhood Development as being mostly works of macaroni glued to paper.  Sometimes true, but there is also academic study that is focused on how Little Ones learn as well as journals like “Teaching Young Children”.  It can be a bit like “New Scientist” with a few fundamental differences. [...]

Al fin, Merry Christmas

Al fin, Merry Christmas

Digesting turkey can be hard work.  Ask Larry or  Panfilo, they’ll tell you this is so.   All of the two legged critters in the house would agree.   Good day, good meal.  Leslie, Matthew, and Kevin joined James and me at the Kurisumasu Table.   What a feast!  Scallpped potatoes, brussel sprouts, kale salad, [...]

Posada

Posada

Quite literally posada means shelter. At this time of the year in many, many countries including most of Latin America, there are re-enactments of the end of the journey of Mary and Joseph before they found shelter in the stables in Bethlehem.  They were looking for posada.  Perhaps they found with each other along the [...]

The Pánfilo Tales – It’s part name, part context

The Pánfilo Tales – It’s part name, part context

The good sisters at Self Realization Fellowship expressed a particular fondness for Pánfilo.  We had a brief, somewhat informal interview before they entrusted him to our care.  They sent him with things he liked – food, toiletries and toys.  They sent the Halloween costume he wore and the outfit they had bought for him for [...]

Into the 21st Century

Into the 21st Century

One of my favorite books is “Things Fall Apart” by the African author, Chinua Achebe.  I won’t share much more than that because it might begin to skew what I mean to share with this picture.   Seeing this picture reminds me of a point that comes up repeatedly in the book.  The idea that [...]

Filters all ’round

Filters all ’round

Publisher Hubert Howe Bancroft had a plan.  He wanted to have the stories of the pioneers of California, meaning those that were here before him, preserve their stories.  He would have their recollections recorded.  It was a handy bit of early Oral Histories that are a result of this effort.   Happy to share that [...]

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