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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

A praying mantis is, according to scientists, quite aware when being watched, at least in laboratory conditions. Briefly, I fooled myself. “She’s letting me take her picture,” I thought. Clutching the side of the back step, she posed while I practiced with my macro setting. The leaves behind her are on the ground and I’m [...]

Zen Monday: #122

Zen Monday: #122

Well. It’s Zen Monday, and I’m kind of tired of the old patter I usually give here. If this is your first Monday visit, the idea is this: I keep quiet while you let the photo speak to you.Tell us what you think in the comments. There’s no right or wrong, we’re here to have [...]

Mr. Boz

Mr. Boz

He’s not much of a talker. He can’t read. He slobbers when he eats, he snores and oh god, does he have gas. But he comes when I call, he loves me more than he loves any other woman and when I gaze into his big, brown eyes I love him right back. Here’s one [...]

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 6: Helen!

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 6: Helen!

On a recent airline trip to see the in-laws, John and I were honored to be seated next to a past president of the Tournament of Roses Association. He was on a public relations/scouting trip to visit universities–their football teams and especially their marching bands. Until I met this gentleman, I had no idea that [...]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Under southern California circumstances, a photo of chocolate turkeys in the rain is appropriate for Thanksgiving. Chocolate, turkeys and rain are just three of the many things I’m thankful for. I could go on, but let it suffice to say that the list of things for which I’m grateful is far longer than the list [...]

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Today I have to make one more run to the grocery store. Tomorrow I’ll be hiding out. If I leave the house Friday, you can bet I won’t be going anywhere near where commerce takes place. I can’t remember the last time I went shopping on a “black Friday,” but it was before they called [...]

Zen Monday: #121

Zen Monday: #121

It’s Zen Monday, 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 [...]

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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