A Pasadena Latina


And now for a different turn

And now for a different turn
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Life is so much more that politics.  Although sometimes it feels as if all things can be political. So what to do when one needs to do something different, something that involves other parts of the brain.  Something that helps keep you healthy?  Mentally and physically? No gyms.  I don’t care for gyms. I see […]

Another hat, but still on things political

Another hat, but still on things political

Yesterday I wrote about a candidate that I’m supporting.  Today I won’t even write the name because I’m wearing a different hat. Under this hat is the part of me that wonders questions that don’t have simple answers.  It is the part of me that wants to learn more about those running for office.  How well […]

Some things political

Some things political

I’m typing away at a frenzied pace today – so please be kind when you see any typos or read any syntactical errors that might make you wince.  I am without and editor and doing more than care will allow. Being involved with several groups, many involved with advocacy, I need to make clear to […]

Sick car, so time to…

Sick car, so time to…

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. […]

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