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Cold Up There

Cold Up There

Hey, guess who won this week’s contest: it was Betsy Coles! Congratulations, Betsy! Like everyone else who entered this week, Betsy answered Friday’s question correctly. “What famous San Marino institution just received a $100 million gift?” Why, the Huntington, of course. I’ll be mailing out Betsy’s copy of Hometown Pasadena 2009-2010 this week. It’s my [...]

A Lantern in a Tree Works for Me

A Lantern in a Tree Works for Me

Sometimes, reality can be a drag. Even when it’s not awful it can be a little dull. That’s why people love romantic movies, read sci-fi, dig the occult. We crave magic in our lives. I say we should have as much magic as we want. (Probably not while we’re driving–reality comes in handy when you’re [...]

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 5

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 5

What famous Pasadena institution just received a $100 million gift? That’s this week’s contest question, and in that sentence there’s enough information to Google the answer. You might also recognize the institution in today’s photo. Why are we having a contest, you ask? Because it’s the holiday season and you need books to give as [...]

Quiet

Quiet

After 1,052 days of blogging (or you might like to think of it as 90,892,800 seconds) you’d think I’d run out of things to say. I do. Often. And not always on Zen Mondays. Sometimes I run out of things to say on Thursdays. Boz will be pleased at this turn of events because it [...]

Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day

Sometimes you have a rotten day. Maybe you get a late start. Then traffic sucks and you get to work (late) and everyone’s in a lousy mood. Someone calls with bad news. Your boss isn’t speaking to you. It’s not even time for your coffee break and you’re already creating a list in your head–a [...]

Glory Days

Glory Days

Not a beautiful photo, but quintessential November in Pasadena. We’re on Orange Grove Avenue at Green Street, facing northeast. The stands are going up for the Rose Parade on Orange Grove Avenue from Green St. to Colorado Blvd. You can see the Norton Simon Museum if you look behind the stands across the Elks Lodge [...]

Zen Monday: #120

Zen Monday: #120

Welcome to Zen Monday. It’s 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 [...]

Devil’s Mirror

Devil’s Mirror

Congratulations to Mister Earl! He’s this week’s winner of the PDP/PPM Books Contest. Like everyone else who entered, Mister Earl guessed correctly the answer to Friday’s question: Benjamin Eaton named the Devil’s Gorge. Benjamin Eaton was an early settler in our area and he was so much more; his genius for transporting water made it [...]

Devil’s Gorge

Devil’s Gorge

As long as we’re visiting the devil’s head rock formation in the Devil’s Gorge below the Devil’s Gate Dam, I figured we’d get a look at this actual gate in what we might call the devil’s throat–his gorge, if you will. This is part of the water system in the dam, although I’m not sure [...]

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 4

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 4

Local Pasadenamites (as opposed to what–international Pasadanish?) will immediately recognize this rock formation, even though it’s covered with gunite. It’s our famous devil of the Devil’s Gate Dam. This rock formation gave the dam its name. But who named the “Devil’s Gate” gorge? That’s this week’s contest question. Once again, I’ve linked you to the [...]

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