A Pasadena Latina


It was a Cloudy Day yesterday

It was a Cloudy Day yesterday

This weekend the American Library Association is having their annual conference in Anaheim.  Last year about this time I posted images of a competition that involved librarians and bookcarts.   Who know what will take place this year? Yesterday things were hopping at the Central Library.  Beth Walker, Principal Librarian at Pasadena Public Library and [...]

Pasadena: Unexpected Roots

Pasadena: Unexpected Roots

When I first began to explore the history of Pasadena, I was focused primarily on Latinos.  There was a paucity of facts on members of the community and there were a lot folks who had really interesting lives that weren’t well known.  Like most other folks who delve or dive into archives it quickly became [...]

June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

I love my birthday.  In our family the birthday girl or boy was royalty for their day.  Every couple of years James and I look for an excuse for a PARTY.  Well, it’s usually me looking and James is fine with the whole PARTY idea. Ten years ago we celebrated my turning 50 with a [...]

Father’s Day 2012

Father’s Day 2012

Hats off to all the Fathers   who let us fly  when we’re ready to land by ourselves  and who are there   to help us fly  until we can do it on our own. photos – James Grimes

A scholar’s retreat

A scholar’s retreat

I had a dear friend, actually a couple of friends, ask me to write about my Scholar’s Retreat.  I think they meant the place I stayed while I was doing research at Berkeley as much as the experience I had in my role of scholar.  Big ol’ Venn overlap in that. Having a room or [...]

Calistoga’s Russian Orthodox Church

Calistoga’s Russian Orthodox Church

A friend asked me what is the most northern mission in Alta California.  It was a Bambi moment, you know deer in headlights analogy: because it was an unexpected question, because I didn’t have a real answer.  So out came a non-answer answer; to the effect that where you stop hearing Spanish names for places, [...]

Looks we’ve been adopted

Looks we’ve been adopted

He started as a feral and looked this side of starving.   Larry thought he had the right credentials so he let him  hang around.  Leia figures he’s okay – for a cat.  After all, he’s not Larry, who has the heart of a dog in a cat’s skin.  Perhaps Leia knows Larry’s exceptional.   [...]

Napa Valley tripping

Napa Valley tripping

Never having been to Napa, Sonoma, or Mendocino, and being of a certain age, I talked James into spending time there. I remember old Sunset Magazines that spoke of this place in almost mystical terms.  Had no idea what we’d find. In brief – we found nature at all stages a bit of eco/Disney tiny [...]

Stout Memorial Grove

Stout Memorial Grove

James loves nature. Photos – James Grimes

The personal and the political

The personal and the political

As we get older we get different adjectives and nouns added to our identifiers.  We start out life with certain words, during our teen age we have words removed and added, and as we age the words are modified yet again.  At weeks shy of 60 words like compact, Nana, and researcher are words that [...]

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