A Pasadena Latina


Sort of from a kind of enchanted afternoon in the producer’s office

Sort of from a kind of enchanted afternoon in the producer’s office

I work long hours and most of the work is done on a volunteer basis.  In fact most folks with whom I regularly interact only know me from my volunteer work.  I’ve been fortunate to do so. But I really have held paying jobs.  REALLY, I have.   I’ve made mention of my working as […]

I am all by myself

I am all by myself

I thought about rescanning this photo.  But after staring at it for a while I found it too poetic to do so.  There is something about the fact that the image is partially hidden.   I thought about this and about the history of Garfield Elementary School here in Pasadena.  It’s one thing to know […]

As the Century rolled out, a reweaving began

As the Century rolled out, a reweaving began

These three images show the transition that was taking place within the Mexican and Mexican American community at the turn of the 20th century in Pasadena. For those born in the 19th century there was a clear division between males and females. But dignity and modesty were a couple of values that were expressed by […]

Hoping for an attack of seasonal inspiration and wisdom

Hoping for an attack of seasonal inspiration and wisdom

Portland beginnings

Portland beginnings

Our Portland branch of our familia has moved into a new home.  Impetus was a stolen car and the need for a second bathroom.  Too long a story, but the outcome was a move.  Lili and Cheli still share a room, but it is now about five to six times bigger than the room they’ve […]

Alejandro Stuart, presente

Alejandro Stuart, presente

There are some people who can compress a life changing experience into an afternoon and evening.  You meet them and in the space of a few hours your life is changed. Alejandro Stuart was one of those folks.  He was larger than life and bolder than some dreams. James and I were going to the […]

Three on a sofa

Three on a sofa

Well, two that matter…if you look really hard, you’ll see I’m there, too.

Worker Pride

Worker Pride

When I was little, and for most of my youth, my dad would share the following.  If I was going to be a ditch digger, I should be the best ditch digger.   He wasn’t speaking about my being the best of the ditch diggers.  No, he was talking about taking pride in one’s work, […]

Women’s Equality Day and National Dog Day

Women’s Equality Day and National Dog Day

Could say lots about this.  Have to wonder which will receive greater general coverage.Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington – the event from which we known Dr. Marin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. Wondering if we know some of the speeches of the women who were martyrs for the […]

A Merrrier We*

A Merrrier We*

It can be dangerous to go to reunions.  Okay, maybe not dangerous; perhaps boring is a better word?  Especially if you are the accompanying spouse or partner.  I thought about this as we drove to meet friends I went to school with in East  L.A.  Steve F. referred to this as a Junior High reunion. […]

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