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Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art

Daguerreotype to iPhone: Snapshot vs. Art
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About three lifetimes ago, in the fall of 1985, I drained my accounts and packed up my bags. I was twenty-three years old and on no particular career path, so I quit my job at Pickles Delicatessen in Rowayton, Connecticut and headed west. For a few weeks I visited friends who had transplanted to Los […]

Read and Sung

Read and Sung

Do not ask of your shadow’s future. Do not dwell on your shadow’s past. Do not ask what others think. Rely not upon the delusions of the many. Do not turn away from certitude and a multisyllabic path. Do not listen to politicians’ rhetoric. Do not become a sleeping mute, a junk yard dog. Do […]

Chicken Soup for All That Ails You

Chicken Soup for All That Ails You

Chicken soup is the ultimate aid in warming you up after a day out and about. It is so simple and full of good minerals and nutrients (especially if you’ve roasted a chicken and made some broth the day before) and depending on how much chili you put it, I swear it’ll knock a cold […]

Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count

Volunteer: Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count

Thanks to Monica Hubbard of Wired Women for the following information: Volunteers are still needed to help with Pasadena’s 2016 Homeless Count. The count will take place on Wednesday, January 27, and volunteers will be sent out in teams of 2-3 in the early morning and late evening (the same teams will go out both […]

Beautiful Rain, Colored Skies

Beautiful Rain, Colored Skies

Waking up in the morning recently, the temperature has been as low as 37ºF, 5 degrees from freezing. One evening we stepped outside and it smelled like snow. Yet the sky was clear, the stars as bright as possible while fighting through the glare of city lights. Now the rain has come. Glorious rain. From […]

The Neighborhoods in Which We Live

The Neighborhoods in Which We Live

Near the north end of the Hahamongna Watershed Park, on the edge of the foothills, west of Lincoln Avenue and not far from West Alta Loma Drive, artist Ana Marini-Genzon lives, paints, and walks. We were first introduced to Ana’s art during the Open Studios tour in the spring of 2015. We’ve been an admirer […]

Frank Groucho

Frank Groucho

Frankly, one should be  a fan if choosing to attend An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante. Definitively and decisively. As a true Groucho Marx fan, this could be an evening that’s highly entertaining, producing aching sides and sore facial muscles. Ferrante resembles Groucho Marx and sounds a bit like him too, though his words […]

Return Rain to the Aquifer Beneath Us

Return Rain to the Aquifer Beneath Us

Landscape architect Orchid Black wants to “return rain to the aquifer beneath us!” On January 9, Black will offer ways to retain water on-site and filter it back into the soil and aquifer. With three days of rain predicted and hopefully more to come, this may be just the time to learn these techniques. Orchid […]

Wanna Cheeseburger?

Wanna Cheeseburger?

Once again the year begins with burger meat. And a slice of…what? Emmentaler? Wisconsin cheddar? Or maybe crumbles of Berkshire Blue? Shall it be a bare bones classic burger or one topped with anything from fried eggs and french fries to pineapple rings and carrot strings? January 10-15 is the 4th Annual Cheeseburger Week, where […]

Youth Ceramics

Youth Ceramics

Growing up in Fairfield County, Connecticut one of the places to which I returned happily time and time again was what I knew only as Silvermine. Sitting in the passenger seat, trying not to get car sick as my mother drove down windy roads crowded with ancient trees and an endless canopy of greenery overhead, […]

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Louis Jane Studios

Louis Jane Studios

A Place to Bead

Homage Pasadena

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