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PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 1

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 1

Honestly, I don’t know what this is. It isn’t a gravestone, but I took the photo at a cemetery. We don’t have cemeteries in Pasadena, did you know that? Not a single one. That may be disappointing for anyone who loves Pasadena so much they’d like to remain here for eternity. However, there are several [...]

Locals Only

Locals Only

The skies should be clear today for Locals Only Thursday in Old Town. Today’s the day to get your shopping done. Locals Only Thursdays rewards people who live and/or work in Pasadena for spending their money here. And why not? You might as well put money into the local economy where it can do you [...]

Aerial

Aerial

I took this photo last year at about this time, then forgot about it. I ran across it last night, messed with the color and contrast, and came up with this. I’m not sure what to say about it except I like it. Yes, I took it in Pasadena. It’s not an aerial shot. I [...]

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

This moss-covered bust of Shakespeare stands (where else?) in the Shakespeare garden at the Huntington Library and Gardens. He looks like a friendly, handsome guy, doesn’t he? Maybe, maybe not. The Huntington owns many fine portraits. I especially admire those by the great Sir Joshua Reynolds, who knew how to make a likeness look like [...]

Zen Monday: #117

Zen Monday: #117

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And unless I absolutely must say something, I stay out of the comments box until the [...]

Good Souls

Good Souls

This is Boz. We’re not sure of his history but after having lived with him for 7 1/2 years I can tell you it was probably something like this: he was loved and well treated. One day, someone left a gate open or a door unlatched. Boz got out and wandered. Dogs are like that. [...]

Patch

Patch

East courtyard at Baranger Studios You may have heard about these new, hyperlocal news websites going up called Patch.com. There’s SouthPasadena.Patch.com and Altadena.Patch.com and who knows what else. Patch, owned by AOL/Time Warner, is going into small-ish communities around the country. We won’t be getting one in Pasadena. Some of our best local bloggers are [...]

Blog Action Day: Water

Blog Action Day: Water

Today is Blog Action Day 2010. Last year’s participants were given a list of topics to vote on, and we chose water for this year’s topic. The topics were all important, but as the 21st century unfolds and access to water is already a crisis in so many places, water promises to be a serious [...]

Teaser

Teaser

Last week I mentioned we’re going to have a contest. It doesn’t start today, but I wanted to do another teaser. You know, get everybody excited, blahbedy blah. Beginning Friday, October 22nd, every Friday for five weeks I’ll be giving away a copy of Hometown Pasadena 2009-2010, THE guide to our home town. The binding [...]

Making Something

Making Something

Koi at Houston’s Restaurant Boz and I took a walk last evening and got a look at some of the Halloween decorations going up in the neighborhood. Some people do the same thing every year. (If it works, don’t fix it, right?) Some people try new things. It’s fun to see folks being creative. So [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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