Archive for ‘February, 2013’


Lawry’s the Prime Rib

Lawry’s the Prime Rib

WHY Luscious prime rib and a theatrical sense of ‘going out.’ WHAT It’s kinda like the Disneyland of restaurants. Lawry’s has characters (waitresses in uniforms and perky caps and imposing carving men in stiff toques), adventures (salad tossed tableside in a huge spinning bowl, prime rib carved from a silver cart) and tons of Japanese […]

To and From Portland-2,240 miles of so much to see

To and From Portland-2,240 miles of so much to see

I admire folks that have Daily Photo blogs; I read Pasadena Daily Photo almost daily. It’s enlightening and/or fun to read Petrea Burchard’s thoughts. Karin Bugge and lots of other folks regularly write and share their very cool pix on their blogs, too.  There’s a consistency about knowing they are there that’s comforting.   As […]

Night Walk

Night Walk

I don’t suppose I’d go out alone after midnight, but I’m glad Boz and I can walk in our neighborhood after dark. He likes the shadows, the sounds, the unexpected. I can do without the intrigue, but it’s there. (Don’t mind me. I’m trying out new templates and styles to see what works.) Read the […]

Kagaya

Kagaya

WHY Real shabu-shabu made with exceptional ingredients, notably the Wagyu beef. Best of all: When you finish cooking and eating your meat, seafood and veggies, they take the pot back to the kitchen and turn the now-rich broth into a heavenly thick soup with rice or udon. WHAT It’s a modest-looking place, and shabu-shabu (meat, […]

A beautiful day for a parade ….

A beautiful day for a parade ….

Debra Johnson (The SMiLE Lady) waves to the crowd at the 31st Annual Black History Parade on Sat., Feb. 16. Johnson is accompanied by Mri Scott ElBey, aka "the Lady Bennu," artist-in-residence at John Muir High School’s Room 13 arts program. by TImothy Rutt The 31st annual Black History Parade and Festival for Altadena and […]

Bookmarks: Nutshells

Bookmarks: Nutshells

Frequently, writers must describe their works in a nutshell. For example, when seeking an agent or publisher for a novel, the writer sends a query letter. In the space of a single page, the query must describe your book’s plot, main characters and central conflict. It must also convey your style, show off your credits, […]

Enraptured with raptors

Enraptured with raptors

Red-tailed hawk/Photo by National Park Service By Brenda Rees Proving the motto that “everyone loves raptors,” the auditorium at the Audubon Center at Debs Park was filled to capacity to hear an evening presentation by legendary birding icon Pete Bloom. Bloom, an international expert in raptor biology and conservation, discussed his dissertation on the habits […]

A Great Day for Picking Up Poo

A Great Day for Picking Up Poo

Portland is not Pasadena.  I repeat, Portland is not Pasadena.  It’s not Portlandia, either, but I swear the title for this post is an actual quote from my daughter.   You live in a place where it rains, is gloomy, or where the sun is theoretically evident most days in winter and you find yourself […]

History in motion: Muybridge, Stanford and the birth of the movies

History in motion: Muybridge, Stanford and the birth of the movies

Author Edward Ball’s new book tells the cinematic story of vagabond Muybridge and his tycoon friend as they originated the technique of stop-motion photography and re-wrote California’s history. Credit: “The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures” Just as it is today, California in the 1800’s was a […]

Fancifull Gift Baskets

Fancifull Gift Baskets

WHY From custom to corporate, baby shower to birthday, Fancifull has beautiful and thoroughly stuffed gift baskets for any occasion. WHAT For over 25 years, Terry and Wally August have procured first-rate ingredients from around the world and packaged them into gift baskets. While they have produced extravagant packages for mega corporations like the Food Network and the […]

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