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Belated National Dog Day

Belated National Dog Day
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Turns our yesterday was National Dog Day.  Here’s the link to find out how you can celebrate/recognize the day at any time of the year – http://www.nationaldogday.com/#!celebrate/cee5 I’ve included lots of photos of our current dogs – and cat, but came across these while sorting photos.  Hope you enjoy them. 1969 – in front of […]

Thanks, Bella

Thanks, Bella

There are a lot of reasons why I celebrate Women’s Equality Day.  Most basic reason is that I value equity and equality.   In 1971, “at the behest of Bella Abzug”,  National Women’s Equality Day was established.  Here’s a link to the full text –  http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/equalityday.php Powerful stuff.  It’s easy for me to embrace this […]

Four months in

Four months in

We met our new puppy four months ago. We brought her home and named her Lali. Lali decided it was an okay place to be and  Larry figured what the heck. Last week Lali crept under the covers of our bed – all on her own. It’s her home, isn’t it?

It’s Official

It’s Official

Thomas Balch Elliott Papers, Huntington Library  Pasadena: Unexpected Roots October 1, 2014 Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Independent scholar Roberta H. Martinez shares an intimate look at Pasadena’s earliest days as reflected in the romance, marriage, and work of writers Arturo Bandini and Helen Elliott Bandini; melding the legacies of  Old California and a changing sensibility to […]

It is organizing that has brought me to reflection

It is organizing that has brought me to reflection

Discovering lots about my folks.  I suspect actually I’m rediscovering things that they had shared with me but that I had, in my youthful way, found too boring to listen to or too narrow of experience to understand what they meant.   You know the whole idea that you need to have a cultural context, […]

Egads and glorioski

Egads and glorioski

Last weekend was jam-packed! It actually began on Thursday (Friday vigil?). I helped work the registration table for Third District Supervisorial candidate, Sheila Kuehl.  The Board of Supervisors has a huge, long-lasting impact on our region, so I think it’s beneficial to support those who view it as such and who have shown by their […]

A Journey of Discovery

A Journey of Discovery

Mystery, compelling connections, dedication that can not be denied.  Those are phrases that come to mind when I think back on the docudrama – “Weaving the Past.   It premiered last Friday and it’s showing at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 for two more days. I’ve known Walter Dominguez, the director, producer, and writer,  for 5 […]

Feels like forever and we’re 85% there

Feels like forever and we’re 85% there

Dear Readers,I can’t figure out how to fix the problems that keep rearing their head on this post.  Please be extra gracious and accept the post – flaws and all. It seems like I’ve been talking about housecleaning, like, since forever.  Somedays it feels that way to me, too.  But I’ve begun to see some […]

Pretend it is Thursday

Pretend it is Thursday

I don’t usually “do” Throwback Thursday… but I’ve come across lots of pictures as I’ve been cleaning and reorganizing the rooms in our home. Fact: I try to never take myself too seriously.   A flaw, perhaps, in an earnest historian, but there you go.   But I ask you, how could you take yourself […]

This and that as my life began

This and that as my life began

Funny how some quotes keep coming back to haunt you. “The child is father to the man…” was a Wordsworth quote I read in Junior High school.  I found the phrase immensely confusing and intriguing. “My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold”My heart leaps up when I beholdA rainbow in the sky:So was it when […]

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