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The letter “z” was all my computer was placing on the screen on Tuesday. The delete key didn’t work and it wasn’t alone; the keys on the edge – q,a,z as the lefterly example – didn’t work. Happy to say that I was able to take it to the Apple Store on the same day. […]

Happy 100th Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday

Girl Scouting turns 100 today. There have been and will continue to be a lot of articles written about what this means. Come with me on a very quick trip down memory lane. Follows are some of the things I learned via Girl Scouts in the 1950s, the 1960s and to this day. As a […]

Squinchy and Grumpy

Squinchy and Grumpy

I love our grand daughters. They are a delight. As their Nana I am inclined to use words like charming, cut sweet, etc. Based on this picture their names could be Squinchy and Grumpy. I’m sure they became charming some time after this picture was taken. I’m sure…but in the meantime how can I help […]

Districting, Districting, last call for input on Districting Map

Districting, Districting, last call for input on Districting Map

The PUSD Board and local governments of Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre established Districting Task Force that was selected and charged with the task of amending the Charter language. It also was given the responsibility to draw new sub-regional districts with the purpose of electing future School Board Members. After months of meetings and community […]

artnight Pasadena, 2012

artnight Pasadena, 2012

How lucky are we? To quote artnight – “…a free evening of art, music and entertainment…” brought to you by the Arts and Culture Commission of Pasadena. Enjoy!! It’s all free!!! https://www.facebook.com/artnightpasadena http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

An Homage to the Storytellers and Culturebearers

An Homage to the Storytellers and Culturebearers

In honor of International Women’s Day I share three books that have been meaningful to me that were written by or about women. While attending U.C. Riverside I began to define and to make sense of what I had experienced and felt as a Chicana. Martha P. Cotera’s book “Diosa y Hembra” shares much about […]

Her Honor, the Mayor

Her Honor, the Mayor

James and I are different. We could be the poster children, well middle-aged cute people, for ying and yang on some items. We are very different about the way we approach tasks. I love Praetorius, he loves Liszt. He loves hikes, I love looking at nature from a small distance. He’s more Bolcom, I’m more […]

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

Pasadena Gets Neurotic

J.D. Rothman never considered herself a helicopter mom; she says she was the one most likely to forget to pick up the carpool. But when her oldest son began the search for a college home, she couldn’t believe how crazy the whole thing had become since she went through it in the olden days, and […]

"Our History is Our Strength"

"Our History is Our Strength"

March is Women’s History Month. A good thing in ,and of, itself. As I mentioned yesterday, we hold up half the sky so it seems like a good idea to recognize the contributions and works of women. Their opening paragraph shares that in “…1980, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) was founded in Santa Rosa, […]

Local R & R

Local R & R

I love my home in Pasadena. Cute little bungalow that it is, but today James and I went on a micro vacation and spent part of our afternoon in Claremont and Covina. We stopped at Stamp Your Heart Out, Some Crust Bakery, and at Claremont’s Farmers Market. There were a couple of surprises at the […]

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