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The Pánfilo Tales -Vocabulary

The Pánfilo Tales -Vocabulary

Did you say “walk”?

They came, we saw, they conquered

They came, we saw, they conquered

For the last 5 or 6 years the Pasadena Senior Center has held a tea for the Tournament of Roses Royal Court.  These are busy young women who represent the Tof R at over 150 events, leading up to the Big Day on January 1st.  They are lovely, gracious, and smart.  Based on interactions I [...]

Party of three

Party of three

There must be a lot of birdwealth in the trees.   The pigeons were 3 to a branch on the tree in our easement. They picked, they flew, they picked, they flew. It was Larry who first noticed them.  Seems appropriate that, his being a cat and all. It may have been me who noticed [...]

It’s not always about spelling

It’s not always about spelling

James received this long distance birthday card last January.  Had to share.   “Happy Birthy Dziadziu.  I mis u.  I can’t wat to see u another tim.  Bay*. Wait.I want to say Happy Birthday to u. Happy Birthday to u.  Happy Birthday to Dziadziu Happy Birthday to yuo.  From Liliana” (age 7) *Bye.

2012 World AIDS Day

2012 World AIDS Day

If you had a chance to read about our recent vacation, you were introduced to our buddy Ralph. He is passionate about politics.  I believe he was the head of the California campaign for George McGovern in 1972.  In a ironic way McGovern was a politician who won in the long term, even though he [...]

The Pánfilo Tales -What a difference a week makes

The Pánfilo Tales -What a difference a week makes

The food dish is filled for our tiny dog.  Thanks to the good folks who rescued him, his toys runneth over. Next week we begin a more normal routine.  Larry thinks it’s about time.

Pete R. Martinez, 1912-2005

Pete R. Martinez, 1912-2005

Today would have been my dad’s 100th birthday.  Well, it would have been had he acknowledged his age.  Even to the end of his life – and it was a long one – he fibbed about his age.  The stereotype that is shared about a women not giving her real age…well, my dad must have [...]

Thanksgiving 2012, a few details

Thanksgiving 2012, a few details

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.   Every Thanksgiving has some expected and some unexpected elements.   Here are a few from ours in 2012. Comadre Delfina and I have been known to be goofy.  You want a phony picture?  Sure, we can pose. Matthew and Leslie added some youthful flair to the table.   [...]

Thanksgiving and a welcome home

Thanksgiving and a welcome home

Yesterday was all about food – here were our really yummy game hens.   Recipe and more next week. Today was about bringing a dog home to see if he passe Larry inspection.  Near as we can figure there’s a good deal of Parson Rusell Terrier about him. Happy to say he did.   It looks [...]

Thanksgiving gifts

Thanksgiving gifts

Tomás Rivera became Chancellor of UC Riverside the fall Kate, James, and I became a family in 1980.  The official UCR bio refers to him as the first minority chancellor.  Reading his writings it was clear to me that he was the first Chicano chancellor.  That meant a lot to me and to James. At [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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