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A Time of Revolution

A Time of Revolution
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A few weeks ago, we were winding our way through back roads from Old Greenwich in Connecticut to a little neighborhood in the Southfield association of Stamford and we stopped to take a picture of a particular house. On the way back to the car, we saw a break in the shrubs and found a […]

Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future

Urban Forest: Past, Present & Future

In order to grow strong trunks and limbs, Arborist-Treecare asserts, trees must be skillfully pruned. Pruning branches decreases the weight on the individual branches allowing them to withstand wind, ice, wet leaves, as well as the weight of fruits and nuts. Trimming, if well done, creates “an overall balanced branch structure in terms of weight […]

When Johnny Came Marching West

When Johnny Came Marching West

On April 9, 2015 local churches, schools and public buildings can partake in a national observance. A nationwide commemoration of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender of the Confederate Army—150 years ago—will be observed on Thursday.¹ Locations with bells will ring them for four minutes beginning at 3:15 p.m. EST—one minute for each year of the […]

MAGIC: Mentoring a Girl in Construction

MAGIC: Mentoring a Girl in Construction

Women in construction. Of course there are women in the construction industry. Right? Then we pause, think a little, peddle back through our memories, remember the whistles and cat-calling as we walked by construction sites, but no, we can’t remember ever seeing a woman wielding a concrete grinder, up on scaffolding with a torch welding […]

Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

Vanilla Bean Funfetti (Rainbow) Cookies   Ingredients: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cream of tartar ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature ¾ cup granulated sugar 1 vanilla bean 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ cup sprinkles   […]

Lanza Brothers

Lanza Brothers

It was the time of morning when commuters fill every nook and cranny of our freeways, so we took the back streets from South Pasadena to downtown where we still share a studio with fellow photographers at Figueroa and 23rd Streets. We drove down Fremont Avenue, turning right onto West Mission Road that merges into […]

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap”

A “Sockdologizing Old Mantrap”

In the season finale at Parson’s Nose, the company has cast its varied talents into Tom Taylor’s three-act play, Our American Cousin, written in 1852. The play is a farcical comedy whose plot is based on the introduction of an awkward, boorish American to his aristocratic English relatives. It premiered at Laura Keene’s Theatre in […]

Spring in Connecticut

Spring in Connecticut

Spring 2015 officially commenced in the northern hemisphere on March 20th. Here in lovely Southern California, the season is easy to spot with the blooming of tulips, poppies, cherry blossoms, calla lily, and pansies. In New England, the changing of the guard after the vernal equinox is not so obvious. We recently visited southern Connecticut […]

The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers

At the beginning of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, we learn learn that moss is an emblem of maternal love, a bouquet of marigolds represents grief, and a bucket of thistle, misanthropy. This is amidst the protagonist Victoria Jones detailing her dreams of fire (which she’s had for eight years), only to wake […]

New Slate of Classes at SPACE

New Slate of Classes at SPACE

Fables & Folk Tales, Nature’s Elements, Everyone Can Draw, and The Path of Story are a few of the new slate of classes being offered at SPACE Art Center in South Pasadena. The Path of Story: Writing Lab for Adults will be taught by Karen Rizzo, author of last year’s Famous Baby, and Jim Macdonald. […]

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