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

All Aboard! Welcome to My Canoe, My Train, My Plane, My Journey
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  “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. […]

A Stitch in Time & Hodge Podge Gifts

A Stitch in Time & Hodge Podge Gifts

We had dropped the ball; our girl is going to her high school senior prom on Saturday and her dress had yet to be hemmed. We flew out of the house, “flew” down Huntington Drive, and cut through A Stitch in Time to reach Carlos the Tailor who has a minute shop in the back, […]

Bingo for Choice at Angel City Brewery

Bingo for Choice at Angel City Brewery

It’s a night with Bingo Boy Jeffrey Bowman. He began producing some of the very first AIDS benefits in Los Angeles in the 1980s; events attended by the likes of Patty Duke, Lily Tomlin, Julie Brown, and Lily Shannon. Bowman will be joined at Angel City Brewery on May 21 by Calpernia or Porsha or William […]

Beer, Brats ‘n Books

Beer, Brats ‘n Books

It’s the 3rd annual Beer, Brats and Books event at Central Library on May 7. Craft Beer Kings of El Monte, including Hanger 24 Craft Brewery will be providing a number of microbrews while Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ of Pasadena will be serving up the brats, salad and their famous garlic fries. Tasty dessert treats from Nothing Bundt […]

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