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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
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Tis’ the season for pumpkin pies. My soul loves them—my waist does not. So as much as I’m craving that extra slice with a giant dollop of freshly whipped cream, I have to use my willpower and say no. Well…really my uncle Jack had to take the rest of the pie home with him because […]

Prophetic Yearning

Prophetic Yearning

                              Prophetic Yearning by Nicole Stranz Oh, Absent lover, Yarn for day Foibles damned Tryst entwined Folly forth Tongue sincere Sweat of rose Restraint defined Forgotten made Aged with Youth Wisdom solved Forever mine     Copyright © 2015 “Prophetic Yearning” […]

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

You’re the Best: The Satellite Sisters Celebrate Friendship

Pasadena’s Lian Dolan has won us with her humor and observations, first with Helen of Pasadena, followed by Elizabeth the First Wife, and with all of her public service appearances, such as the moderator at Pasadena Magazine’s Women in Business luncheon and most recently as emcee for the Cancer Support Community gala fundraiser. On November […]

Diwali Festival of Lights

Diwali Festival of Lights

Though the details may change depending on geography and culture, it remains a celebration of life, especially its enjoyment and goodness. The Pacific Asia Museum celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights on November 8, with free admission all day. Typically, Diwali lasts four days and each day holds its own significance. Day One: Naraka Chaturdasi, […]

Tiffany Wu

Tiffany Wu

We welcome Tiffany Wu whom we met through Walking Pasadena and thank her for sharing her “around town” photos. Tiffany Wu of TWUphotography.com is a portrait, wedding, and lifestyle photographer based in the San Gabriel Valley. You can book a session with her, or purchase prints and license her lifestyle and travel photography by emailing twuphotography@gmail.com. […]

Get Your Voice—and Words—Out There

Get Your Voice—and Words—Out There

Getting your voice out there. You may not know I’m a voice actor. For a word lover like me it’s the best job ever! I have a home studio that looks like a giant Tardis in its PJs. In September, I visited North Dakota for Anime Fargo. I didn’t see any desperate criminals (that I know of), just […]

Japanese Garden Tour

Japanese Garden Tour

In artful landscapes we lose ourselves in a path woven around a pond and a harmonious stone arrangement; we delight in the variegated colors of graceful koi and the bright hues of blossoming plums; and we are calmed by a stream’s gentle murmur and the dappled greens of moss. —Dr. Kendall Brown, Quiet Beauty: Japanese […]

Open Mic of All Kinds, For All Ages

Open Mic of All Kinds, For All Ages

Joe Normal and Gigi Hutchinson never thought they’d be working together. In the same place; within the same space. Primarily because Joe is a musician and Gigi is a hairdresser. Ah, po-tay-to, po-tah-to. Music and hair styling are vastly different arts, but they’re not polar opposites. Perhaps, they are perfect foils. When the opportunity arose, […]

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Band Project

Laurie Kallevig’s Survivor Girl Ukulele Band Project

For most of us, human trafficking is a just grim statistic in the news. For Laurie Kallevig, it’s up-close-and-personal. She works in India with survivors of forced prostitution, youngsters who have been sold or viciously tricked and trapped into life in a brothel. Laurie’s work is unique: she brings ukuleles to India and teaches girls […]

John Cleese

John Cleese

The really good ideas is always traceable back to quite a long way, often to a not very good idea, which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting. —John Cleese, writer, actor & tall person […]

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