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The Madwoman of Chaillot

The Madwoman of Chaillot
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How relevant when one considers the insidious, infectious elements of current society—the “now, me, and more” constituency—a story about a  woman considered mad, eccentric, and an idealist who would prefer to live in a happy, beautiful world, yet finds herself among men of power who are willing to destroy a precious jewel, the city of […]

Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries

We would like to thank Hans Röckenwagner for sharing his ever-popular avocado fries recipe, as may be seen in his latest cookbook Das Cookbook. Avocado fries are one of those ambidextrous snacks, equally at home when dressed up on a party platter with Fire-Roasted Salsa and Herb Mayonnaise, or happy to hang out as a […]

Cupcakes: A Sweet Valentine at Auntie Em’s

Cupcakes: A Sweet Valentine at Auntie Em’s

We have a loved one who is mad about red velvet anything, so when we say Auntie Em’s touting their red velvet cupcakes, and as Valentine’s Day shall soon be here and we might want a V-Day treat for said loved one, we headed toward Eagle Rock Boulevard ready for a taste test. Little did […]

It’s Spring!…Isn’t It?

It’s Spring!…Isn’t It?

Today, our sister in New Hampshire—where the estimated snow accumulation is 48 inches—had to shovel her snow banks because they’re too high. After clearing an older relative’s driveway, which she’s done repeatedly these past weeks, she came home to shovel the snowbanks, to bring ’em down a notch in anticipation of another storm. She was […]

All You Need Is Love: John Lennon

All You Need Is Love: John Lennon

He say, “I know you; you know me” One thing I can tell you is you got to be free Come together, right now, over me “Come Together,” by John Lennon, Abby Road (1969) “Everything is clearer when you’re in love,” Lennon is quoted to have said. He also said, “Creativity is a gift. It […]

Mystery History—On Exhibit!

Mystery History—On Exhibit!

Ann Erdman loves history: the histories of her family, her town. Over years, she has tracked her family tree—sharing many of her findings on AnnErdman.blogspot—and in the depths of the Pasadena Museum of History, she found local photographic treasures. Then she thought it would be fun to put us to the test… Mystery History is […]

What’s That Shroom?

What’s That Shroom?

Love the fungi? Those funny things that pop up here and there—and often where you wish they wouldn’t—that have stipes, caps, and gills? Find a few that look as though they’d make a delectable soup but you’d rather not wipe out the entire family at one sitting? Then the Mushroom Fair at the Arboretum may […]

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time

Sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. These are the means by which we receive and perceive external stimulus. Many children don’t have the ability to effectively integrate information from their senses, especially if there is an element of visual or auditory overload. For kids who may have a hard time sitting still while being read […]

Arroyo Co-op Love Fest

Arroyo Co-op Love Fest

February is the month of love thanks to the tradition of courtly love of the High Middle Ages, the time of Geoffrey Chaucer, and the feast of St. Valentine. As such, the public is welcome to the Arroyo Co-op “Love Fest” on February 7th, to “show how members and volunteers comprise the ‘heart’ of the […]

Rococo Valentines

Rococo Valentines

He was known for his “delicately” colored scenes of romance, his “obsessive” style due to master François Boucher, and themes that were sensual love. Though his work was considered “frivolous” by some, “his canvases are widely admired for their brilliant, almost abstract compositions and quickly-brushed colors.”¹ Jean-Honoré Fragonard was the greatest French painter of the gallant and […]

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