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For the last 30 years

For the last 30 years

For the last 30 years, this has been the view first thing in the morning.  We are lucky that we live in space open enough to have oak trees, pretty much growing wild.   One tree began to split years ago and has finally reached a point of no return.  It’s coming down today. Have [...]

Salvia Gracias

Salvia Gracias

Gracias por esta flor, sage.

Discombobulated

Discombobulated

That is what this day was – discombobulated.  I was going to write about the PUSD Seat 4 vacancy and the staged reading of The Washing of the Waters tomorrow at Caltech, but the day ran away from me.  Or something. So, follow the links to Latino Heritage and you’ll find more writings on both [...]

In the Mid-morning

In the Mid-morning

In the mid-morning Mary takes her stroll.  She has lived most of her life on our street.  Don’t know exactly how many of her 90 years, but enough that no one else on the block has lived here longer.   She now needs a walker and a young helper to take her stroll, but she’s [...]

In practice, not theory

In practice, not theory

Sheds are supposed to be all about practical matters.  Things lined up, just so.  My neighbor up the street has a meticulously, shoot, I’d say a beautifully organized shed.  It is joy to see the order.  She says it helps her feel more centered.  I can understand that.  I could wish to achieve that.  I [...]

Agapito Ramos Martinez

Agapito Ramos Martinez

As the distance becomes greater between our times when we talked, when I heard your stories, heard you sing and play your harmonica, your image often becomes more shadowy.   Not the sense of your voice, or the impish twinkle in your eye.  But the line of your nose, your feet in flip flops, and [...]

Kimberly Nuveem Bautista

Kimberly Nuveem Bautista

A couple of months ago James and I went to hear some Chicano Rockabilly in Claremont.  We had a splendid time.  Having lived and been a college administrator’s wife in the early 1970s it was stunning to see the changes on campus.   I was encouraged by the image painted on a column of my [...]

Bennies

Bennies

There can be distinct benefits from, or is it to, working at home. Here are two such benefits.

On Distance and Transformation

On Distance and Transformation

Reyna Grande Rodriguez’, “A Distance Between Us”, was the focus of her book signing a couple of weeks ago.  It was a program of Vecinos Unidos of South Pasadena.  Reyna Grande was a young child when her parents immigrated to another country.  Her father left when she was two and her mother less than three [...]

No Day for Discoveries

No Day for Discoveries

Today is their official day of rest.

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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