A Pasadena Latina


Sick car, so time to…

Sick car, so time to…
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The car was not working.  Check engine light was on again. The car was left with the dealer.  We waited to hear – a) what might be wrong with the carb) what might need to be fixedc) when we might get the car back We had places to go; visit my parent’s graves in East […]

Things ephemeral

Things ephemeral

One of the words that rears its head in the Archivelands is ephemera.  The word is always accompanied by a bit of a challenge.  How does one categorize something or store something that is meant to serve the experience of a particular day and/or time.  It can be something that is meant to last for […]

A bit Portland in Pasadena

A bit Portland in Pasadena

Usually by this time of the year I’ve made loads of shortbread and a couple of batches of fudge.  Not this year.  Due to unforeseen circumstances the Portlandians arrived two days late, so that threw off the schedule.  I know more time available should have allowed me time to bake, but I found myself painting […]

The lifespan of an ornamental cherry tree

The lifespan of an ornamental cherry tree

Some things are more finite than others.  Turns out the lifespan of an ornamental cherry tree is about 25 years.   About 26 years ago James gave me a tree of that sort for either my birthday or an anniversary.  This is best picture I have of it.  Every season the birds in the area […]

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Growing up my family reinforced the idea that I was a citizen of the United States of America and that the home of my family roots was in Mexico. Not the quaint Mexico we saw on TV; most folks don’t think of their families as quaint. We were living in the Land of Mid-century moderne, […]

By morning’s light

By morning’s light

In our household the days growing longer and cooler triggers the mental transition from fall to winter.   The holidays and days of remembrance change color codes from the browns, oranges, and purples of fall and Día de los muertos to the blue and white of Hannukah accompanied by the green, red, white and black […]

The road to be traveled

The road to be traveled

I have been on a bit a of a mission over the last two years; long before our son left the premises and long before the cancer chapter.  I’m getting older and developing a taste for having less.  This has been informed by philosophy, developing practice, and the deep desire to spend less time cleaning. […]

TBT – DdlM style

TBT – DdlM style

Oh, I wish I could recall where  or who did the calavera.   So simple and so elegant.  Loved it. It’s been about fifteen years since the artist did this work. I’m reminded by the difference what we wear and how much we share of ourselves can lead to two really different “reads”.

TBT delayed or Definitely not Día de los Muertos

TBT delayed or Definitely not Día de los Muertos

Couple of conclusions –    I was fascinated by the idea and the technique of wax resist. I guess I had seen too many Halloweeny movies by fifth grade.

Y luego…

Y luego…

Much as I’d like to fool myself into believing that I am forever-after cancer free, I know that I will need to keep meeting with my oncologist every six months.  For the next five years. Heavy stuff.  Mortality is a heavy topic.  Dealing with one’s own mortality is sort of tonalicious.But, I think about the […]

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