Archive for ‘November, 2014’


By morning’s light

By morning’s light

In our household the days growing longer and cooler triggers the mental transition from fall to winter.   The holidays and days of remembrance change color codes from the browns, oranges, and purples of fall and Día de los muertos to the blue and white of Hannukah accompanied by the green, red, white and black […]

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Difficulties with Toys? Ask Dr. Toy

Ever have that grandchild, nephew, niece or even your own son or daughter who’s just a wee bit picky or particular or particularly focused? Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., otherwise known as Dr. Toy, is hoping to help solve your dilemma. Dr. Auerbach has “dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play, and evaluating, toys, games, and […]

Lincoln Pasadena

Lincoln Pasadena

Yes, I admit I’m one of the people who drove by Christine Moore’s new restaurant, Lincoln Pasadena, three times before I found it. My chef friend, Lisa, is joining me for breakfast and is looking for the location, too. The GPS on my phone indicates that Pasadena’s newest restaurant should be right here, at the very […]

What will come of the Jerusalem killings?

What will come of the Jerusalem killings?

An Ultra-Orthodox Jew looks down from a roof top over people mourning near the bodies of the victims of an attack by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers killing four Israelis at a synagogue in the Ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem, at the site where the attack took place on November 18, 2014. Two Palestinians […]

Author Walk of Fame Dedication and Reception!

Author Walk of Fame Dedication and Reception!

November 8 The Beginning of the Author of Fame Honoring Lisa See This was such an amazing day! Being there and witnessing the very first set of hand prints to be cemented in the Author Walk of Fame was something else. It was such a cool thing to be a part of. Standing there taking […]

Boyle Heights day care worker headed to prison for child molestation; Highland Park gentrification organizer talks; Echo Park parade fundraiser

Boyle Heights day care worker headed to prison for child molestation; Highland Park gentrification organizer talks; Echo Park parade fundraiser

Neighborhood Dragon, Highland Park | Beth Murphy/Instagram One of the organizers of the Highland Park gentrification protests tell their side of the story. L.A. Magazine A man who ran a Boyle Heights day care center with his wife was sentenced to 22 years in prison for molesting four children. KTLA The Echo Park Community Parade […]

The Altadena Farmers’ Market Challenge

The Altadena Farmers’ Market Challenge

The challenge: to feed a family of four using only $25 at the Altadena Farmers’ Market. Since we’re a family of two, I thought, “no problem!” Not only was it not a problem, it was a pleasure to find good things to eat at the Market—enough to make us a meal with leftovers and then […]

The road to be traveled

The road to be traveled

I have been on a bit a of a mission over the last two years; long before our son left the premises and long before the cancer chapter.  I’m getting older and developing a taste for having less.  This has been informed by philosophy, developing practice, and the deep desire to spend less time cleaning. […]

Echo Park shoppers check out the new neighborhood market

Echo Park shoppers check out the new neighborhood market

Lassens’ new Echo Park store Echo Park — There were bare spots on the shelves, and some of the cash registers and computers were acting up. In fact, the officials of Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins were considering postponing this morning’s “soft opening” of their new Echo Park store until the afternoon to be better […]

A Woman in White

A Woman in White

When a mystery reader has a Brit fetish and has gorged on P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Reginald Hill, Ruth Rendell, Minette Walters, Sarah Waters, and Martha Grimes (just to name a few), where does she go next? Back to the beginning. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins was published in 1859 and is considered […]

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