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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 [...]

Oscar Palmer, May 1, 1947 – December 25, 2011

Oscar Palmer, May 1, 1947 – December 25, 2011

I met Oscar Palmer when he was the principal of Rose City. Like many others in our community I learned a lot from Oscar in a very brief time. He is pictured here with his wife of 33 years, Lydia Palmer, the photo taken at a local fundraiser. There were there lending there support – [...]

Boxing Day 2011

Boxing Day 2011

Happy Boxing Day or we could call it Unbagging Day in NW Pasadena. It’s a great stretch, but the two could be seen as being related. Near as I can tell the origins of Boxing Day had to do with the upper classes giving tokens of appreciation to those of the lower classes. “Good King [...]

Getting ready

Getting ready

Advent – 40 days of getting ready for the celebration of the birth of Christ. As a child I didn’t quite understand the connection to liturgical season, although I saw the preparations taking place all around me. In our house we had a corner dedicated to Saints. Because our house measured about 600 square feet, [...]

Cheli and Lili are here for an advent visit

Cheli and Lili are here for an advent visit

The Holidays are here which means that the girls are here and we will spend time with family friends like Susan get the house in order and take the opportunity to place our ducks all in a row.

Louie…Louie…Luis

Louie…Louie…Luis

How does one get from there to here? I guess that’s one of the eternal questions that gets asked again and again. The answer could probably also be boiled down to something inane. Like plots for a TV show or movie there are some stock variations. But if the writing is really good, or the [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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