A Pasadena Latina


Reminders of Two Great Equalizers

Reminders of Two Great Equalizers

Reminders can come fast and furious, especially after a big event.  I think we’re a little more sensitive because our emotions have been brought to the surface.   I had to lean back against the escalator to get the photo of the Hummer.  It’s not clear, but the number for this service is 1-800-autopsy and [...]

The days the Poet Laureate came to town

The days the Poet Laureate came to town

It is almost a year ago that I was electronically approached by Tomas Benitez and Rebecca Nevarez, of the Latino Arts Network of California, to see if Latino Heritage would be willing to partner with LAN on a grant.  Knowing Tomas it was easy for me to get the group to agree to partner.  Learning [...]

Focusing

Focusing

I have no pretensions about my posts.  Something catches my eye, a picture is taken, then words are written.   I try my best, but sometime the images are a bit fuzzy.   Same goes for my text.  I mean well, but have been known to fall prey to the colon, semi-colon, and typo hazards [...]

1700 Still Life

1700 Still Life

Shared History in the Crown City

Shared History in the Crown City

The Pasadena Digital History Collaboration is a partnership that is focused on discovering and sharing the images that tell a bit more about our history. You wonder what kids were wearing at the schools that no longer exist – the images are part of the collection.  Ever wonder where our longstanding appreciation for architecture comes [...]

Complicated

Complicated

There is a complexity to my home city that is often lost in description.  It is a city with roots that reach back to the Kizh settlement of Yangna, the peaceful and violent interaction with the Spanish who came for Crown and Cross.   Even within that group there was the complicated, artificial categorizing that [...]

LA Heritage 2013

LA Heritage 2013

I grew up hearing that Los Angeles was a city with no there, there.  I’ve never believed that statement.  I love my home city.   True, it is a city that has razed its historical architecture.  It is a place for people to come to when they’ve been living a fantasy, are desperate for change [...]

On a Day Like Today

On a Day Like Today

I more deeply appreciate the calm sounds of a gurgling fountain and the crisp colors of spring blooms.

And on the Seventh Day

And on the Seventh Day

Larry showed me it’s time to rest. Of course, this is what Larry does almost everyday. But I will try to embrace his Teachings today.

Do Not Be Distracted

Do Not Be Distracted

I’m not a fan of figs.  I’m married to man who is and I love him nonetheless.   I love fig trees and fig leaves for their form.  Truth is I love the wonderfully complex geography of the fruit.  How can so much be going on in something that is eaten and grows on a [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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