Glimpses of S. Pas.


The Parrot Whisperer

The Parrot Whisperer

Last year I had the great fortune of meeting and chatting with Mark Bittner. (Read my interview with him here.) You may remember him as the subject of the award winning 2005 documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. I’ve often wondered if South Pasadena had its very own parrot whisperer. You know, a special […]

Now That’s a Big Balloon

Now That’s a Big Balloon

Is this the coolest balloon you’ve ever seen in your entire life? Just when I thought I’d seen everything I could see at a kids’ balloon show, the South Pasadena Public Library brought Buster Balloon to perform his awesome act as part of the summer Wonderful Wednesdays series, a segment of Dream Big, Read! Summer […]

A Blur of Little Ballet Dancers

A Blur of Little Ballet Dancers

I’m convinced if Degas had been able to get access to an iPhone, he would have had as much fun snapping away at his dancers as I had snapping away at these… Photo shot with iPhone, processed with Photoshop for iPhone and the MoreLomo app. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Groovy Food

Groovy Food

What do we need after a week of noir shadows? Some technicolor fruit! Summer is busting out all over Southern California. Here is just one of many recent Allee family fruit salads incorporating organic goodness from nearby growers. Pluots, nectarines, peaches, watermelon, apples, honeydew … even those grapes are from a local farm!) We stock […]

Noir Week (#7)

Noir Week (#7)

What? You think I’d do an entire noir series and not pretend, just once, that I’m Barbara Stanwyck or Veronica Lake? Ha! Give me a blast of afternoon sunlight and a camera self timer and suddenly I imagine detectives and danger and deep mysteries. Where’s my scotch, damn it? And now, I leave behind Noir […]

Noir Week (#6)

Noir Week (#6)

One of my favorite film professors in college taught that the simplest settings offer the most subtext. It’s all in how you reveal (or don’t reveal) the scene. I’m getting mighty pretentious with Noir Week here at Glimpses, but it’s all in good fun. Just a few more days of my darkness and light. Read […]

Noir Week (#5)

Noir Week (#5)

The reason I love dark shadows and bright light is not for what we can see there, but for what we imagine is there that we can’t see. Join me for a few more days of Noir Week where I turn South Pas into my own mysterious playground… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of […]

Noir Week (#4)

Noir Week (#4)

Yeah, South Pasadena’s 4th of July Parade is about as homespun as apple pie and Andy Griffeth. But just look at the parade route at night… I’m having fun with Noir Week this week, everyone. Join me as I go crazy with black and white. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Noir Week (#3)

Noir Week (#3)

β€œIt seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in.”― Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep Noir Week continues here at Glimpses. Join me as I lurk around in the shadows for a few more days. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Noir Week (#2)

Noir Week (#2)

It’s always the most innocent looking ones that you have to look out for: the sweet girl next door with something to hide, the devoted wife with a big secret… This lovely lady looks like she’s up to something. Is that a small pistol in her hand?!! (Actually, she’s my sister Judy, and she’s just […]

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