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A Crazy Little Thing Called Love

A Crazy Little Thing Called Love

My mom and dad planted roses at our house. We had a driveway that had fruit trees and roses from the beginning to the end of our portion of the lot. My mom preferred living plants, but on occasion my dad would cut roses and bring them inside. James and I enjoy the best of [...]

Cheli’s 4th B’Day

Cheli’s 4th B’Day

I am a long distance doting grandma. Proud of the doting, wish the distance were less, and love being that person who can ooo and aw with no social repercussions. I dote because I can. There is no need to share if there is a favorite or special grandchild because they all are. Whether they [...]

Sorting the shelves

Sorting the shelves

We’ve lived in our house for 28 years. We’ve collected over 30 years of books together. More as individuals. James reads several books at a time: science, math, science fiction, birds and on and on. I tend to take one book at a time: usually something to do with history, language, the arts, or a [...]

To be

To be

Not being driven by, directed by, a particular focus for this blog I sometimes mentally wander about waiting for a bit of inspiration to get me to start writing. An image, a person, a story can be the item that helps me start to type. I was doing my Sunday a.m. read and feed and [...]

January 30th is Fred Korematsu Day

January 30th is Fred Korematsu Day

A year ago I happened to meet one of the speakers that will be at the panel today. It was an honor to meet her and I was deeply moved by her story. I hope that you might drop by the Donald Wright Auditorium to hear her recollections on this day honoring Fred Korematsu. Via [...]

Blythe will do quite nicely, thank you.

Blythe will do quite nicely, thank you.

A couple of years ago our friend Sandra’s father told us about Quartzsite. Rocks and minerals galore, really large area, probably the biggest rock show in the world. In between then and last year we talked about going, but the timing wasn’t right for us to drive to AZ. Politically it was going to be [...]

Feliz CumpleaƱos Mr. Jimmy

Feliz CumpleaƱos Mr. Jimmy

I’ve been wandering about spending time with family and friends over the holidays. I had been planning on continuing to write the blog, but truth be told I got distracted. And maybe I needed a vacation from work and volunteer activities. I think I was hungry for some “down” time. In any case, James and [...]

A New Year’s resolution

A New Year’s resolution

It seems almost impossible that I was in need of this “bear” just last Saturday night. It was New Year’s Eve – James and I had gone to our comadre’s house to help her make tamales. I put this on before we went outside to chat. Fire was ready, cashews had been nibbled, and some [...]

She did, He did

She did, He did

Happy NEW YEAR! I’ve been writing sporadically because James and I have been spending a lot of time together. With our immediate family, with our friends and with each other. Tomorrow will be the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade. Raul R. Rodriguez will be riding on Indonesia’s float; his 500th design for the Rose Parade. [...]

In the first week of the new year

In the first week of the new year

Because the blog is about the city I live in as much as my experiences in the city, there are weeks where lots is happening that I want to share. To choose, to choose, what to choose – not choosing, here you go. There are two things I want to share before the excitement of [...]

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