Archive for ‘January, 2012’


To be

To be

Not being driven by, directed by, a particular focus for this blog I sometimes mentally wander about waiting for a bit of inspiration to get me to start writing. An image, a person, a story can be the item that helps me start to type. I was doing my Sunday a.m. read and feed and […]

Pico Iyer on the man in his head

Pico Iyer on the man in his head

Writer Pico Iyer discusses his new book, "The Man Within My Head." Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Dennis McCarthy says goodbye after 40 years in journalism

Dennis McCarthy says goodbye after 40 years in journalism

Imagine walking away from a rewarding career that you’ve loved for four decades. It cannot be easy, but that is exactly what LA Daily News columnist Dennis McCarthy will be doing today, January 31, 2012. After writing more… Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

‘lette Macaron

‘lette Macaron

WHY Parisian-style macarons, displayed like objets d’art, in the shop formerly known as Paulette (they dropped the ‘Pau’ after a trademark tussle). WHAT French macarons are not the dumpling-style macaroons (normally made of coconut) that we see in the U.S. These are light, tender-crisp sandwich-style cookies that look rather like colorful, miniature hamburgers, except the […]

Fair Oaks at Night

Fair Oaks at Night

Is it just me or does traffic look prettier in black and white? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Tea and a Madeleine

Tea and a Madeleine

My friend and I went to Vroman’s Bookstore last night for a signing of Why we Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman. You’re sorry you missed it. If these two artists are half as delightful together on the page as they are in person, the book is going to be a treasure. I […]

The Tiger’s Wife

The Tiger’s Wife

The Tiger’s Wife is an enigmatic, involving tale of life in the Balkans (the actual country is coyly, and rightly, never named). Interweaving the contemporary experience of Natalia, a young doctor, with that of her grandfather and, by extension, an unbroken line of folk memory stretching into the distant past, this first novel by Téa […]

ART Night

ART Night

Every mother knows that a playdate involving three kids is a recipe for disaster. Two kids gang up to pick on or exclude the third; there are bound to be hurt feelings, tears, and maybe a fight. In Art, now at the Pasadena Playhouse, this triangle is played mostly for laughs, with plenty of serious […]

Jet Set Desolate by Andrea Lambert: A totally unbiased review by Katie

Jet Set Desolate by Andrea Lambert: A totally unbiased review by Katie

This guest post is brought to you by Katie, who works with the cashiers. Her wife, Andrea Lambert, is one of our featured Local Authors. Andrea Lambert’s debut novel, Jet Set Desolate, follows Lena Cosentino through the disco underbelly of millennium-era San Francisco in a sexy, fast-paced read you’ll be too scared to put down. […]

I’ll See You in March

I’ll See You in March

I’ll be out of commission until early March due to another major surgery that I’m having on Feb. 2. Please say a prayer, and I’ll see you around the corner! Read the Full Story at Pasadena PIO

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