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Tots, Tweens & Teens

Tots, Tweens & Teens
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Over 30 authors and illustrators will be on site at the Tots, Tweens & Teens Book Festival on May 14. Pasadena High School hosts this free event, noon to 6 p.m. Three stages—Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult—feature books, authors, and illustrators for hours and hours! Authors include Pseudonymous Bosch of the Secret Series and […]

Looking for Will: My Bardic Quest with Shakespeare

Looking for Will: My Bardic Quest with Shakespeare

Who was Shakespeare, really? Greg Bell asks the question in his book, Looking for Will: My Bardic Quest With Shakespeare, a collection of poems, stories, and remembrances about the years Bell performed as the Bard himself, onstage and at popular Renaissance Faires. Besides being an author, Bell is (obviously) a Shakespearean actor. He currently facilitates […]

Toti O’Brien

Toti O’Brien

This week we’re featuring another artist who will be participating in this spring’s Open Studios Tour, June 4-5. Toti O’Brien is a mixed media artist and has exhibited in solo and group shows in the U.S. and throughout Europe. Additionally, she’s illustrated two book and two memoirs. Her art work has been published in the […]

All Aboard! Welcome to My Canoe, My Train, My Plane, My Journey

All Aboard! Welcome to My Canoe, My Train, My Plane, My Journey

  “So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain     All Aboard! Welcome to my canoe, my train, my plane, my journey I am on airplanes a lot. So I thought I knew what turbulence was when, on my […]

Dishing with Gold

Dishing with Gold

“In a lot of ways, I think food is starting to take the place in (our) culture that rock and roll took 30 years ago.” —Jonathan Gold Have you seen City of Gold yet? If yes, yes? What did you think? If no, why not? Go. Go! Because how could a movie about food make us want to […]

History Mystery No. 41

History Mystery No. 41

Where are we? And what’s happened? In this Jan. 2, 1933, a young man in an east Indian or Middle Eastern costume (it’s hard to tell) covers a seat on a float for the 44th Rose Parade. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find which float it was. The photo description simply states, “Young man in costume constructing a Tournament […]

Chocolate Mint Truffles

Chocolate Mint Truffles

Chocolate Mint Truffles From the Living Luxe Gluten Free cookbook Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Low Sodium   I used to count the days until Girl Scout Cookies were in season. Then, once my household switched to a gluten-free and lactose-free diet, I mourned the loss of Thin Mint cookies. Well, the mourning has officially ended—Thin Mint flavor […]

Gamma Yog’Art Nature Jam

Gamma Yog’Art Nature Jam

It’s a yoga art jam. In the park. Or a garden. On May 15, Landa Curtis hosts another Gamma Yog’Art Nature Jam, this time at Arlington Garden. Last month, folks practiced yoga and painted. This month it’s time for rock mandalas and spiral graphs (and yoga). Curtis says it’s BYOR, bring your own rock, though when […]

Poppies, Cacti & Cats in Trees

Poppies, Cacti & Cats in Trees

We continue our joy of spring. All the growing and flourishing. The vibrancy and hues. The shapes big, small… and humongous. We’re not sure why we are especially taken with this spring—maybe it’s the seesaw from blistering heat that reminds one of late August to the nippy days requiring sweaters, or the stillness and quiet in an […]

“Lila” by Marilynne Robinson

“Lila” by Marilynne Robinson

A friend was about to return Lila to the library, then thought we might enjoy the story. We did. The first we know of little Lila, she’s been dragged from her hiding place under the table and set out onto the stoop and told not to try to sneak back inside. The weather is foul and getting worse. […]

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