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Solset on Mount Wilson

Solset on Mount Wilson
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Public access to the Mount Wilson Observatory ends at 5pm, unless you’re going to a special event. So when I had the chance to be on the Observatory grounds during evening hours, you can bet I grabbed it. Approaching the 150-foot Solar Tower at sunset…  …magic. Take a closer look. The little platform on the […]

Solset on Mount Wilson

Solset on Mount Wilson

Public access to the Mount Wilson Observatory ends at 5pm, unless you’re going to a special event. So when I had the chance to be on the Observatory grounds during evening hours, you can bet I grabbed it. Approaching the 150-foot Solar Tower at sunset…  …magic. Take a closer look. The little platform on the […]

Shade

Shade

What’s the best way to deal with a heat wave? 1. Find shade. 2. Get into the shade. 3. Rub yourself against the shade. 4. Bite the shade. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A Billion for Bob

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A Billion for Bob

Karyn O’Bryant A couple of weeks ago, the lovely and multi-talented Karyn O’Bryant invited me to a unique voice over industry event at Deyan Audio Studios in Tarzana, CA.I was pretty excited about meeting the people at Deyan Audio. They’re famous for producing over 12,000 audiobooks, and for winning numerous Grammys and Audie Awards. Really, if […]

Quick Blog Break

Quick Blog Break

I’m taking a quick blog break. At least I hope it will be quick. Like a fool, I went and updated my operating system and now I don’t know how to use the photo program. Oh damn, I must learn something new. I’m working on something else that’s requiring me to become a techie, so […]

Mark Piscitelli Men’s Fashions

Mark Piscitelli Men’s Fashions

I got an email from Salvatore (Tore) Piscitelli, inviting me to come and take pictures at Mark Piscitelli Men’s Fashions. I knew the building, a 1920’s style, two-story corner store on the shady side of Green Street in the Playhouse District. I’ve always wondered about that building. I told Tore, “I don’t do advertising!” Which […]

Pasadena Museum of History Archives

Pasadena Museum of History Archives

I’m researching to write a book, and one of the characters is an archivist. So I went over to the archives at the Pasadena Museum of History. I thought it would be a fun way to learn how archiving is done. I decided to research my home and street to get an idea. I knew […]

Garfield Heights

Garfield Heights

Garfield Heights is a historic district in Northwest Pasadena. Northwest Pasadena is a big area with a bad reputation.  And boy, is that reputation well deserved. Drugs, gangs, crime… I mean, look at these statistics! Geez.  Gilmore House, 1891 Could you live in this dump? I couldn’t. Gerlach House, 1913 “Adena House,” 1887 The median income in […]

Marketing

Marketing

I was walking with Wilma one day when I noticed that a pretty plant perched on many a front step we passed. Tied around the festive wrapping paper was a card that said “Enjoy your pepper plant!” on one side and showed a business card on the other. Pretty soon we met the woman in […]

Dark Arts

Dark Arts

Our family friend is in medical school. He let it slip that there’s a med school course—two courses, in fact—in Non-Treatment 101 and 102. It’s is a well kept secret, like Dark Arts classes at Hogwarts. As you will guess, these classes are inhumanities electives. Very popular. Non-Treatment 101 teaches doctors how to keep a […]

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