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Reminders of Two Great Equalizers

Reminders of Two Great Equalizers

Reminders can come fast and furious, especially after a big event.  I think we’re a little more sensitive because our emotions have been brought to the surface.   I had to lean back against the escalator to get the photo of the Hummer.  It’s not clear, but the number for this service is 1-800-autopsy and […]

Psychological pressures may have driven Boston bombers to radicalism

Psychological pressures may have driven Boston bombers to radicalism

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, center, mother of Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, reportedly spoke of radical ideas with her eldest son in 2011. Anzor Tsarnaeva, the boys’ father, is on the left. At right is the boys’ aunt, Patimat Suleymanova.; Credit: Getty Images/Getty Images What would lead a 19-year old student to carry out a […]

Dishcrawl Pasadena

Dishcrawl Pasadena

She realized “there were two kinds of people, the kind that savored food and the kind that cannot tell the difference between Kobe beef and boiled cabbage.” She (a different “she”) is a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force with a Masters from Stanford. Along with a head of development and “ambassadors,” they have […]

Zen Monday #240

Zen Monday #240

Please add any soothsaying, scrying, or critique in the comments.Zen Monday continues next week. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

@Home – The Doc

@Home – The Doc

Mark Horvath, aka @hardlynormal,…uses social media and web video to tell the stories of homeless men and women. Having once been homeless himself, Mark knows what it’s like to be out on the streets, too often treated like a statistic. (KindlingGroup.org) On the front page of Horvath’s blog InvisiblePeople.tv, there’s a rectangular box with rounded […]

Oriental Rugs from Bunyaad Artisans

Oriental Rugs from Bunyaad Artisans

A Pakistani Baptist pastor and rug artisan starts a group, Bunyaad, in the late 1960s. It has now grown to include 850 families in 100 villages, paying them a fair wage for their Oriental rugs. Ten Thousand Villages on South Lake holds its annual Oriental Rug Event—with 300 hand-knotted rugs—May 2nd through 5th with an […]

Watercolor Sketches

Watercolor Sketches

Watercolor Sketches by Eva Scott Fenyes (1849-1930) — Early 1906 In early 1906 in Pasadena, California, Eva Scott Fenyes was planning her second Orange Grove Avenue mansion; and, being a woman who immersed herself in her building projects, she stayed close to home where she could oversee the design of her new domestic vision. For […]

Mother’s Day Events This Week & Next

Mother’s Day Events This Week & Next

Webster’s Pharmacy – Mother’s Day’s Spa-Tique & Tea Retreat, Friday, May 3rd, 3-7 p.m. While sipping on hot or iced tea and tasting tea cakes or fresh fruit, try Crabtree & Evelyn’s Hand Therapy lotions including Tarocco Orange, Naked Bee’s lavender creams, and Aroma Home’s soothing heat packs and receive 20% savings on $25 or more […]

Perfect Afternoon Tea

Perfect Afternoon Tea

  Newsweek magazine calls Diane Nichols the “heroine of the nine-to-five crowd.” She’ll be working the room on Saturday, May 4th, during Women at Work‘s “A Perfect Afternoon Tea” event benefiting the Pasadena-based nonprofit that assists clients “to attain their full employment and earnings potential through one-on-one counseling, workshops, technology training, and corporate partnerships.” Besides the […]

Rattle On: Southern Poets

Rattle On: Southern Poets

For eighteen years, Alan Fox of Rattle magazine “has operated under the simple premise that it doesn’t take a scholar to be moved by the written word—poetry is for everyone.” That principle has guided Rattle through 38 issues, publishing poetry of lawyers, landscapers, doctors, and prisoners right alongside the stars of modern literature.  Flintridge Bookstore […]

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