Archive for ‘December, 2011’


Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

At this time of year Diamond Avenue outshines real diamonds. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

I don’t have to buy them anything.

I don’t have to buy them anything.

Large, hairless dog has an idea. Small, brown dog has a thought. Yikes! Hairless dog is a genius! Extra pic: Big dog enjoys himself as much as small dog does. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/19/11

Vroman’s Bestsellers 12/19/11

Hardcover Fiction Week Death Comes To Pemberley, P. D. James The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes The Drop, Michael Connelly The Litigators, John Grisham 11/22/63, Stephen King 1Q84, Haruki Murakami V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach The Leopard, Jo Nesbo A Prague Cemetery, Umberto Eco Hardcover Non-Fiction Steve […]

Found dog, Glenrose and Las Flores

Found dog, Glenrose and Las Flores

Leslie found a dog Friday, around 4 PM, near the corner of Glenrose Avenue and West Las Flores Dr. He’s a blond, unneutered male, approximately five years old, recently groomed, collared and microchipped (but the chip was not registered). Does he sound familiar? Call them at 626-825-8724. Read the Full Story at Altadena Blog

Getting ready

Getting ready

Advent – 40 days of getting ready for the celebration of the birth of Christ. As a child I didn’t quite understand the connection to liturgical season, although I saw the preparations taking place all around me. In our house we had a corner dedicated to Saints. Because our house measured about 600 square feet, […]

You shouldn’t have, really (worst gifts ever)

You shouldn’t have, really (worst gifts ever)

The holidays mean different things to different people. To some, it’s a deeply spiritual time. For others, it’s all about getting together with friends and family. To most of us, fair or not, the holidays also mean – PRESENTS! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Kathleen Turner turns up the heat in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins”

Kathleen Turner turns up the heat in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins”

Sass, spunk, and talent are three traits that actress Kathleen Turner shares with the late Molly Ivins, who died of breast cancer in 2007. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Blurry Parrot

Blurry Parrot

I give up.   I told myself I wouldn’t post one of my close-up wild parrot shots until I actually managed to get one that was tack sharp.   It’s impossible! I either need a new telephoto lens or a steadier hand.  (Or both.)   Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Monday Morning To Do List: Holiday Letter; Rose Parade; and Mission Impossible

Monday Morning To Do List: Holiday Letter; Rose Parade; and Mission Impossible

My big brother, Batman Brendan, celebrated his 50th birthday.   Good Monday, Chaos Crew! I survived two holiday parties and a surprise birthday party and can still button my pants, so I feel a sense of accomplishment already this Monday morning. And, the  pink eye has cleared up and the swelling from my root canal […]

Zen Monday: #175

Zen Monday: #175

photo by John Sandel Zen Monday’s the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the picture’s about. There’s no competition, no right or wrong. We’re here to have fun.John took this one in Hollywood. It’s a bit of a cheat, maybe, but too good […]

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