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Game Change, Indeed!

Game Change, Indeed!

These two quotes really say it all about Game Change, the book that provides both a front-row seat and a back-hallway glimpse into the roller-coaster ride that was the 2008 presidential election. I could not put it down.

Tour Heaven for Bungalow Lovers

Tour Heaven for Bungalow Lovers

It’s a heavenly time of year in Pasadena, with flowers blazing, sun shining — and homes opening for tours in Bungalow Heaven. That’s right, Pasadena’s most desirable middle-class neighborhood, where yuppies fuss over modest early 1900s houses like they were priceless Ming vases, is hosting its annual tour this weekend.

Celebrating Mark Twain 100 years later

Celebrating Mark Twain 100 years later

From “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to “Tom Sawyer” and from “Huck Finn” to “Tesla,” Mark Twain traveled and traversed America and its culture for more than 70 years. Proving to be the quintessential American author of his era, the man born Samuel Langhorne Clemens used his wit and an enchanting harness of […]

Random Thoughts from Las Vegas

Random Thoughts from Las Vegas

Good morning from Las Vegas! Up bright and early and working on my husband’s archaic laptop! I would cut and paste my new Oprah column here, but I can’t figure out how on this relic. So, look to the link to the right and enjoy my version of The Teen Commandments! Share with friends… In the […]

The Eerie Silence: why haven’t aliens called us back?

The Eerie Silence: why haven’t aliens called us back?

Are we alone in the universe? In 1960, one astronomer began using radio telescopes to scan the skies for unearthly signals, and the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence was born. Now SETI has a home and an array of telescopes at UC Berkeley. Just in time for its 50th birthday, astronomer Paul Davies takes a […]

Lunch with Rachael

Lunch with Rachael

Yesterday I got together with Rachael Worby, music director of the Pasadena POPs. We’ve known each other for years but rarely have much time to share each other’s company, just us. So we enjoyed salads at Ventanas and talked about everything under the sun, including the wonderful Music Under the Stars concert that is the […]

Denim Day

Denim Day

Annual Denim Day in LA celebrates it’s 11th year today. Denim Day was inspired when in Italy in 1992 the Italian Supreme Court overturned a guilty verdict in a rape case. One judge stated that the middle-aged man in the case couldn’t have raped the young girl “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, […]

Red Zone

Red Zone

Sylvia Plath saw it one way:Out of the ashI rise with my red hairAnd I eat men like air. Springsteen sees it like this. My daughter calls it “mermaid hair” after Ariel‘s locks. I just call it way cool. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Bald coyote in the Meadows?

Bald coyote in the Meadows?

Besides ably running the Altadena Historical Society (you ARE going to the G.G. Green carriage house tour this weekend?  Of course you are!) Jane Brackman is wondering if you have seen a dog-like animal that looks like a hairless coyote. Someone in the Meadows reported seeing such an animal.  Jane (in her other life that […]

The Martinez mural at Scripps

The Martinez mural at Scripps

Scripps College commissioned Alfredo Ramos Martinez in 1946 to create a mural in its extraordinarily contemplative Margaret Fowler Garden called “The Flower Vendors,” his most ambitious project. Martinez, not as well known today as his contemporaries Orozco, Rivera and Siqueiros, was considered by some “The Father of the Mexican Muralists.” From the Scripps website: “He […]

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