A Pasadena Latina


Were you to ask me.

Were you to ask me.

A year ago people were in a buzz about the of Pasadena Unified School District members being elected by sub-district.  Being on the committee I had a chance to hear from many in the community who took the time to come to the meetings or took the time to write and share their ideas.  As [...]

Read Across America

Read Across America

Last Friday and today I participated in Read Across America.  Theoretically it’s celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd.  Schools, libraries and community centers invite readers to come and read to children.   I miss being in the classroom, so for me reading in the classroom on a special day is great fun.  Seeing the [...]

There Goes February

There Goes February

I had planned to finish cleaning and painting the house in February.  Need to get back to hard core research.  Wanted to write about my dear God Daughter and Arturo Bandini. But I was seduced by the Pacific Northwest.   Well, by family in the Pacific Northwest.  Besides, who could deny the invitation to share [...]

Bless Me, Ultima movie, Opening Weekend

Bless Me, Ultima movie, Opening Weekend

I spent the bulk of my writing time yesterday trying to put together a post to let folks know that the literary classic, Bless Me, Ultima, had been made into a movie and this was the weekend it was being released into movie theatres.  I was urging people to GO SEE the MOVIE this weekend, [...]

Sacred places

Sacred places

There are some places where one can go and you can feel surrounded by sacredness.  One of those places for me has been the Southwest Museum.  Traveling north from East LA on the Pasadena Freeway I would see it perched on the hill.  I wondered what it was and what was in the building.  I [...]

Our Recent Graduate

Our Recent Graduate

Living on the streets and counting on the kindness of strangers can lead to a minimalized range of social skills.  We’ve learned about this second hand via P├ínfilo.  We think he was in a home and then was a stray for some period of time before being taken in by the good nuns. Near as [...]

The Pine Stands Alone

The Pine Stands Alone

James and I have finally succumbed to the 21st Century. As I travel I send him a brief image and a text from each of my stops.  He worries less this way.  In some respects this is better than radar. Sometimes the views are expansive: more than my simple picture takes could capture, but best [...]

To and From Portland-2,240 miles of so much to see

To and From Portland-2,240 miles of so much to see

I admire folks that have Daily Photo blogs; I read Pasadena Daily Photo almost daily. It’s enlightening and/or fun to read Petrea Burchard’s thoughts. Karin Bugge and lots of other folks regularly write and share their very cool pix on their blogs, too.  There’s a consistency about knowing they are there that’s comforting.   As [...]

A Great Day for Picking Up Poo

A Great Day for Picking Up Poo

Portland is not Pasadena.  I repeat, Portland is not Pasadena.  It’s not Portlandia, either, but I swear the title for this post is an actual quote from my daughter.   You live in a place where it rains, is gloomy, or where the sun is theoretically evident most days in winter and you find yourself [...]

Fred Korematsu Day in Pasadena, January 30th

Fred Korematsu Day in Pasadena, January 30th

Civil Rights has all too often been portrayed as a Black and White issue.  I’m sure there a lot of white women who would share that gender bias is a point of civil rights, too.  Folks seem to be learning that civil rights, or the lack thereof, has been an issue for many American citizens [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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