Archive for ‘February, 2012’


Random Thoughts on the Oscars, the Dresses and the Brad Pitt

Random Thoughts on the Oscars, the Dresses and the Brad Pitt

Please note that my systemic poison oak kept me from sleeping at all last night. So If I drift off mid-Thought , my aplogies. Joining me on some Random Thoughts, Entertaining Sheila who is texting in from the Cozy Couch… And the Oscar goes to: Red Carpet arrival highlights: Tim Gunn and his generosity of […]

Zen Monday: #185

Zen Monday: #185

Sometimes I have to look far and wide for our Zen Monday photo. And sometimes, the Zen just calls to me. Zen Monday is the day you tell us what the photo’s about, rather than me telling you. This shot’s for context, in case you’d like to have some. Read the Full Story at Pasadena […]

By Popular Demand: Happy Hour Extended!

By Popular Demand: Happy Hour Extended!

Twenty restaurants, lounges, and bars. Jazz fusion,¬†French chanson, and stride piano of Montemarte and Harlem. Martinis, beers, and saki bombs for $1-3. Empanadas, saffron clams, truffled mac and cheese for $2-7. Fourteen Days. What is all this, you ask? This would be the 2nd Old Pasadena’s Happy Hour Week, extended this year to two weeks […]

Oldies but Goodies

Oldies but Goodies

You never know what you’ll stumble upon when you explore Mission Street’s antique stores. (But can you still buy Tri-X film?) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Random Thoughts on the Oscars, the Dresses and the Brad Pitt

Random Thoughts on the Oscars, the Dresses  and the Brad Pitt

Please note that my systemic poison oak kept me from sleeping at all last ngith. So If I drift off mid-Thought , please excuse me. Joining me on some Random Thoughts, Entertaining Sheila who is texting in from the Cozy Couch… And the Oscar goes to: Red Carpet arrival highlights: Tim Gunn and his generosity […]

Helen Lukens Gaut

Helen Lukens Gaut

They’ve got this great photography exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History. I’m sorry to spring this on you at the last minute but it’s closing, so you have to go today. Helen Lukens Gaut was a self-taught photographer and journalist who lived in Pasadena and Highland Park in the early 20th Century. Her father, […]

One City, One Story: People of the Book

One City, One Story: People of the Book

This year, Pasadena celebrates a decade of participating in One City, One Story, and has chosen¬†Geraldine Brooks‘ People of the Book. People of the Book is described as a novel of “sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity.” A rare-book expert, Hanna Heath, finds herself in the precarious position of protector, seeking a safe journey […]

Open thread: it’s Oscar night in HollywooDena!

Open thread: it’s Oscar night in HollywooDena!

Actor John C. Reilly performs country tunes at the 2011 Waldorf School Elves’ Faire in Altadena. by Timothy Rutt We’re asking you to prime the pump by reading this Janette Allen story in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune about filming in the area (with a nod to Altadena’s John C. Reilly). Altadena has been the […]

"Deconstructing Food Myths" at the Coffee Gallery Monday night

"Deconstructing Food Myths" at the Coffee Gallery Monday night

The Coffee Gallery, 2029 N. Lake, will be the location for an ongoing series of presentations from "Truth in the Public Interest." This Monday, Feb. 27, David Barker and Suzanne Peters will present "Deconstructing Modern Myths about Health, Food and Nutrition" from 7-9:30 PM. How to exercise most efficiently to lose weight and increase fitness. […]

Los Deportados – A little known chapter in U.S. History

Los Deportados – A little known chapter in U.S. History

Recently I wrote about Fred T. Korematsu – who did not go gently to the WWII Japanese Internment Camps. He among others felt it was not the American Way to maltreat a group of people who were a part of the United States. I have to wonder how he felt, if he knew, about the […]

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