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Balboa Island

Balboa Island

Each summer, my friends rent a beach house on Balboa Island for a week’s vacation. Last week was it, and they invited a few of us down for a day. We didn’t hobnob with the rich, but we hobnobbed on their territory. First we spent a couple of hours just steps from the house on [...]

Small Business

Small Business

I’ve been taking morning walks. Besides being good exercise, walking gives you a different perspective on every little thing and it’s a better way to take pictures than driving. I walked along Lake Avenue the other day and took these photos before business hours, thus the empty parking lots.  It’s been quite some time since [...]

Don’t Even Start

Don’t Even Start

An accurate calculation done on my fingers tells me that as of today I’ve been nicotine-free for 19 days short of 19 years. This ash tray in the parking lot at Samy’s Camera brings to mind several things including pity, relief, revulsion and gratitude. I don’t fault smokers for their addiction. It is hard, hard, [...]

Brookmore Apartments

Brookmore Apartments

The Brookmore apartment building on Marengo Avenue isn’t on Pasadena’s list of historic structures. Seems it could be, though it’s not the oldest building in town. The website says it was built in the 1920′s and has been renovated for the modern apartment dweller, with parking, wireless internet and basic cable included in the rent. [...]

Zen Monday: #107

Zen Monday: #107

At last, at last, 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 [...]

Artistic Partner

Artistic Partner

Because I like to take pictures you might think I choose some amazing shots for my screensaver and desktop photos, and I do. They’re not pictures of Paris, or the Great Wall of China, or the wild scenery of Patagonia. They’re not my own photos, either. They’re pictures my husband takes. John has become a [...]

Sepia Man

Sepia Man

A guy finds a shady spot on a sunny day so he can set a spell. He leans his back against the cool cement and closes his eyes for a moment. When he opens them, he might whittle a little something if he finds a good stick. He might play a sweet tune on his [...]

As Lucky As Lucky Can Be

As Lucky As Lucky Can Be

They look like they’re sailing a ship upon the high seas, don’t they? Or harpooning Moby Dick at the very least. I doubt anything much larger than a dead bird’s gotten stuck in that chimney but even so, when you need one, a chimney sweep is a hero equal to any leviathan of literature. It’s [...]

The Theatre at Boston Court

The Theatre at Boston Court

Patrons outside the Theatre at Boston Court before showtime. With the Pasadena Playhouse struggling and the Pasadena opening of A Noise Within a year away, did you think you’d have to wait to see professional theater in Pasadena? You don’t. You can go to the Theatre at Boston Court right now. Okay, maybe not right [...]

The Spice of Life

The Spice of Life

Just how many different kinds of mustard does a person need? (The answer is six.) Perhaps you’d prefer Pomegranate Cabernet jam. And if that doesn’t suit you, Mark and Stephens has seven other flavors of jam and marmalade, so it’s likely there’ll be one to please your palate. You could order them online, but if [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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