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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 [...]

Mary Linn’s Bridal

Mary Linn’s Bridal

When you’ve been snorting and coughing for five days–when you’ve barely managed to get dressed each of those days and (you’re not sure, but) you might not have managed a shower every 24 hours–when you begin to fear you’re going to be a mouth-breather for the rest of your life–that’s when you need a pick-me-up. [...]

Zen Monday: #116

Zen Monday: #116

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 squirrely. And unless I absolutely must say something, I stay out of the comments box until the [...]

Composting Appeals to Me

Composting Appeals to Me

Something about composting appeals to the Midwestern farm girl in me. Okay, I’ve never lived on a farm. But I grew up in the Midwest, that’s gotta count. I enjoyed assembling my compost bin and here you see my tools. On top of the bin are the kitchen knife I used for gouging the holes [...]

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