Archive for ‘March, 2010’


Attitude

Attitude

This boutique is a great find in Sierra Madre. A small store, it makes up for its size with pieces so well edited, you’d be hard-pressed to find a selection this good in a store twice the size. The styles are fashionable yet classic, with many possessing a whimsical bohemian flavor. The price points are […]

Novel Idea

Novel Idea

He was probably doing calculus homework or checking Facebook but I thought of this: “He drew forth a phrase from his treasure and spoke it softly to himself: A day of dappled seaborne clouds.” –James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

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Yesterday’s birthday didn’t turn out like I thought it would. We picnicked at Vasquez Rocks Monday because I thought John had to work on Tuesday. I figured, on my actual birthday I’d do a little writing, have a nice walk with Boz and clean up the pile on my desk (forget it, that’ll never happen). […]

You want fries with that?

You want fries with that?

The Frysmith truck made its maiden voyage to Altadena tonight — not as crowded as previous upscale lunch trucks, but the reviews were good. UPDATE: We knew Bill Westphal would be on the case, and we get his report after the jump. We got there just as the truck was pulling in.  There was a […]

Stackable

Stackable

No real post today, but I did update The Stack, since it is fairly unhelpful to have Patrick’s stack up still. For posterity, I’ll keep his up for a few months, but you can now spot MY stack right on top. It is very shiny, complete with all four books I’m currently reading (I never […]

Let Kate Gosslin Dance! She’s has 8 kids to support!

Let Kate Gosslin Dance! She’s has 8 kids to support!

Please don't make me go home and face all those kids! There, I said it. I think everyone needs to back-off reality TV personality ( I refuse to follow the words “reality TV” with the words “star” or “celebrity”) Kate Gosselin for taking a gig on Dancing With The Stars. She is a single mom […]

“No One Would Listen”—how Bernie Madoff got away with it

“No One Would Listen”—how Bernie Madoff got away with it

Just over a year ago, Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty to operating the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. We hear today from Harry Markopolos – a much less known name, but one central to finally exposing Madoff. Markopolos spent almost a decade investigating Madoff and warning the SEC that something was up with his investments…he also […]

"Primavera II" brings out the bloggers

"Primavera II" brings out the bloggers

Been so busy, haven't had time to say anything on our own event!  The second annual "Primavera in Altadena" potluck for the bloggers of the San Gabriel Valley was a hit, getting a little less than 50 people at its peak. Bloggers from Altadena, Pasadena, LCF, South Pas, and Glendale, as well as blogfans from […]

Wisdom: from philosophy to neuroscience

Wisdom: from philosophy to neuroscience

What is wisdom? It seems easier to recognize than to define–a question for the realm of philosophers. But in recent decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have undertaken the empirical study of wisdom, locating brain activity that corresponds to traits like moral judgment, emotional regulation, and compassion. In his new book, Stephen Hall looks at the science […]

Forest Service to hold Cobb Estate "listening session" Sat.

Forest Service to hold Cobb Estate "listening session" Sat.

The U.S. Forest Service will hold a "listening session" this Sat., March 27, from 1-3 PM at the Community Center,730 E. Altadena Dr. According to District Ranger Michael McIntyre,  the Forest Service is looking for public input on the Cobb Estate, the popular hiking area at the end of Lake Ave.  "We're finding that people […]

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