A Pasadena Latina


When in doubt, or short of time, post

When in doubt, or short of time, post

vergetables,  fruit,  and a poppy  or two. Cast in order of appearance -  zucchini blossom, baby limes, pomegranate blossoms, poppy flower, California poppy seeds.

Down the hatch

Down the hatch

Or down the rabbit-hole. Surprises, always surprises. Time to find out more about Pedro E. Duarte who graduated from Throop in 1911.   Throop went through several iterations, with a name for each iteration.  It is the root institution for both Polytechnic School and the California Institute of Technology.  But that’s another story. While at [...]

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

My mom was raised by her grandmother.  Her Grandma Aniceta was born in the mid-nineteenth century.  To put this in perspective, my mom was raised by a woman who lived most of her life in the Victorian Era. Mom was nearly 40 when she gave birth to her only child in the mid-twentieth century. I [...]

Feliz Día de la Madres

Feliz Día de la Madres

Not long before our daughter Kate got married, I learned about El Día de Las Madres.  Having grown up with more U.S. than Mexicano customs this holiday was new to me.  I embrace it because, well, why not find another day to celebrate a good thing? I’ve not looked into the origins or the reasons [...]

Reporting from the Caltech Archives

Reporting from the Caltech Archives

A week from tomorrow I’ll be prepped with images and words to share something of the intersection of the experiences and history of the Latino community and Caltech.  I’m still in the midst of the heavy research and will start writing Friday. Loma Karklins, Archives Assistant, has been most generous in her help as I’ve [...]

Into Plowshares

Into Plowshares

Someone shared this unsourced image with me, I now share with you.

Lenguaje de signos

Lenguaje de signos

During breaks from weeding and writing I surf the net.  I time myself and wander for “X” number of minutes.  Some days it can be almost dangerous to be curious about what I find because it leads to so much I don’t know but would love to learn.  Like some jay I found the colors [...]

The Pánfilo Tales – Security

The Pánfilo Tales – Security

When you have lived as a stray on the streets a Knee of Comfort makes a world of difference.

Pasadena: At the Corner of San Pasqual and Bandini

Pasadena: At the Corner of San Pasqual and Bandini

I’ll be giving a talk at noon on May 16th at Caltech thanks to an invitation from the President of Club Latino, Marcella Gomez.  The talk will part of the weeklong celebration of Semana Latina.  This is sponsored by Clases, Club Latino, ASCIT, Diversity Center, and Student Affairs.  Really excited about doing this. I’ll be touching on [...]

The City of Roses, in a Spring of Roses

The City of Roses, in a Spring of Roses

Something has been good to our roses this year.   Bank of America, So. Marengo Avenue They are in full bloom along the roadways. Pasadena Museum of History At our institutions Pasadena Museum of History and in our backyards. Casa Martinez-Grimes

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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