Archive for ‘May, 2011’


Driving (me crazy!)

Driving (me crazy!)

The good news? I spotted this gorgeous car the other day when I returned library books. The bad news? It reminded me of this terrible song, and now I can’t get it out of my head. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Joy for Beginners

Joy for Beginners

I slipped into this inviting novel like a warm bath.  It’s soothing and sensual, comforting and relaxing.  There’s no psycho behind the shower curtain either – if you are looking for a reading experience that is the equivalent of a good long soak, and are willing to shed some tears and giggle a bit as […]

Altadena Urban Farmers Market

Altadena Urban Farmers Market

If the photo looks a bit homey it’s because the Altadena Urban Farmers Market takes place at someone’s house. Granted, it’s a big house, but it is indeed private property. If you’re local you’re likely familiar with the Zane Grey Estate, owned by Steven Rudicel and Gloria Putnam, a young Altadena couple. I can’t claim […]

Good to be gone, good to be back!

Good to be gone, good to be back!

We spent three days at our St. Mark Church’s family camp (at Catalina Island Camps), and have come back refreshed and renewed. Three days away from the computer, and instead hanging out with friends, looking for seaglass, reading, hiking, taking pictures and playing the guitar. We had no idea how much we needed this! Thank […]

Pasadena Master Chorale: Season Finale

Pasadena Master Chorale: Season Finale

It’s hard to believe the PMC has only had three seasons—they seem like a much older institution—but three seasons is all, the most recent of which comes to a verdant conclusion this weekend with “The Green Concert,” a program of pieces that pay tribute to the Earth and attend to our experience of the natural […]

Lisa See at Vroman’s

Lisa See at Vroman’s

What is there to say about Lisa See that hasn’t already been said? A great deal, probably, like the fact that she’s got a new book out, and will be reading from it and signing it at Vroman’s this Thursday. The book is Dreams of Joy, a sequel to Shanghai Girls, the 2009 novel which […]

Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga

We’re not entirely sure what Laughter Yoga is, except that it’s an international social moment with local chapters—Laughter Clubs—all over the place, and that you can do it standing, sitting, with a mat, without a mat, and wearing anything you damn well please. If the video on this page is any indication, it seems to […]

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

In the early morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Within hours they had also attacked the U.S. forces stationed in the Philippine Islands. Five days later, the South Pasadena Review reported that Lieut. Henry G. Lee of South Pasadena was safe in Manila. Henry was a member of the 31st US […]

Meet the New makinglifebetter.com Family Expert: Me!

Meet the New makinglifebetter.com Family Expert: Me!

Great news about a new partnership that will allow the Chaos to continue! I promised great news on the last podcast and here it is: I am thrilled to announce a new partnership with makinglifebetter.com as their “Family Expert.” What does that mean? It means that I’ll be providing my brand of “expertise” on the […]

Zen Monday: #148

Zen Monday: #148

I know it’s a holiday but it’s also Monday. I wouldn’t leave you hanging without your Zen. Is this your first Zen Monday at PDP? Here’s the deal: today’s the day I don’t give you my interpretation of the photo. Instead, you give me yours. There’s no winner, no prize (although I admit folks get […]

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