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Queen of Dreams

Queen of Dreams
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Words are tricky. My mother had tried to teach me this. Once when I was persteringly insistent with my questions, she said, “Everyone breathes in air, but it’s a wise person who knows when to use that air to speak and when to exhale in silence.”   Queen of Dreams by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is […]

Rock, Mountains, Field, Sky

Rock, Mountains, Field, Sky

Day Trips L.A.: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5-year-old girl and a 8-year-old boy. I grew up in Upstate N.Y. fishing, camping, exploring, and getting lost in the woods with my family. My dad led us on some nuts trips in the Adirondacks and Montana, and I loved […]

Finding Your Voice on the Page

Finding Your Voice on the Page

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Ten more days to register… If writing is your passion and you want to expand, explore, experience, and express ways to have your words land on the page and carried by your voice, join The Pasadena Writing Project workshop… “Finding Your Voice On the Page—Short Forms” Facilitators: Gerda Govine and Désirée […]

One Word

One Word

  One or two words are enough to express feelings burrowed deeply in one’s own soul. When our eyes first see the horror, our hands want to destroy the ugly remnants of something that was once warm and loving. Now only four skeleton of walls remain standing decorated with newly sprung plant life and a […]

Poetrypalooza Pasadena

Poetrypalooza Pasadena

According to the critic Coleridge, prose is “words in their best order,” while poetry is “the best words in their best order. (Maeve Maddox at DailyWritingTips.com) Who knew that poetry could be fun? Not only inventive, reflective, thoughtful, calculated, precise, and written to evoke emotions. Poetrypalooza Pasadena is making an evening of it with free […]

Completely Hollywood (Abridged)

Completely Hollywood (Abridged)

For gentlemen who’ve partaken in such productions as Return to the Forbidden Planet, which is based on The Tempest and billed as “Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece,” and The Real Inspector Hound, a one-act play by Tom Stoppard, perhaps it is no surprise to find them as a trio performing The Bible: The Complete […]

Sue Grafton In Conversation

Sue Grafton In Conversation

One mystery writer, a local, in conversation with one mystery writer who’s PI lives in a town that “looks” surprisingly like a neighbor up north, Santa Barbara. Bestselling author Sue Grafton comes to Vroman’s via All Saints Church on August 27, and partakes in conversation with local mystery writer Denise Hamilton. Sue Grafton is the […]

The Long Table 2015

The Long Table 2015

Early Bird reserved seating is closed, but there’s still time to get a seat at the table. The long, long table. On August 22nd, the Playhouse District Association hosts the 3rd Long Table event. Green Street at El Molino Avenue is closed and a long, beautifully decorated table is set. A pre-dinner wine and cheese […]

Nesian Quinoa Bowl

Nesian Quinoa Bowl

I blame a lot of things on my Polynesian roots, and one of them is my undying love of eating. This is a blessing and a curse. I swear, a Sunday in my home in Suva was filled with an hour of church service followed by ten hours of constant grazing. And we never had […]

Kings of 88

Kings of 88

It’s the 19th year that the Sherrif’s Support Group of Altadena is hosting a summer concert series at Farnsworth Park in Altadena. On August 15, the Kings of 88 will be live onstage. The park has a lovely amphitheater with comfortable bench seating and wonderful acoustics and one can watch and listen under the shade […]

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