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Good Will Toward You

Good Will Toward You

In America it’s politically correct to say “Happy Holidays” from late November through December because people of so many cultures and religious backgrounds live here. I’m not a Christian myself but I don’t mind hearing “Merry Christmas,” nor do I worry much about getting the greeting right as long as people are of good cheer. [...]

Goodwill Toward You

Goodwill Toward You

In America it’s politically correct to say “Happy Holidays” from late November through December because people of so many cultures and religious backgrounds live here. I’m not a Christian myself but I don’t mind hearing “Merry Christmas,” nor do I worry much about getting the greeting right as long as people are of good cheer. [...]

Memory and Christmas Tree Lane

Memory and Christmas Tree Lane

Hmm. Now that I upload the photo it looks a little abstract. But click to enlarge it and you see it’s a tree-lined street. Not just any street, but Santa Rosa Avenue in Altadena, better known as Christmas Tree Lane. I parked myself and my tripod in the gully at the end of a driveway [...]

Sparkly and Cold

Sparkly and Cold

I finally went out last night and got pictures of twinkly lights. What I won’t do for you! It was freezing! The web said 50 degrees, but it was blustery enough for a substantial wind chill factor. Plus there’s the Petrea chill factor, which subtracts another fifteen degrees. We’re talkin’ cold. Last Christmas I went [...]

Winter Dining

Winter Dining

Despite the cool weather the poinsettias in front of Pinocchio’s Pizza on North Lake Avenue looked festive yesterday. The cloudy skies made the white table cloths look all the more crisp. Note that Big Mama’s Rib Shack has poinsettias in their planters, too. And someone has planted more with the sidewalk tree. I could use [...]

Zen Monday: #77

Zen Monday: #77

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. There’s no right or wrong. It is what it is, whatever that means to you. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And [...]

The Horned Man of Pasadena

The Horned Man of Pasadena

My little book of pagan holidays (you’d be amazed what I keep handy for research) says the winter solstice is always on December 21st. That’s true this year but sometimes it’s the 20th, and since here at PDP the 21st is a Zen Monday (which isn’t so much pagan as accepting of what is, pagan [...]

Oh, sort of frazzled. You?

Oh, sort of frazzled. You?

Christmas is in less than a week. I’m not ready. That’s why I’m posting a photo of the swings at Washington Park instead of the Christmas tree at City Hall or the decorations at Christmas Tree Lane or the Balian Mansion in Altadena. I’m notorious for this, but at least I’ll have gifts in the [...]

Women’s City Club Business Boot Camp

Women’s City Club Business Boot Camp

Standing: Lori Webster, Jennifer Hamilton, Diana Manchester, Jane Neff Rollins, Author Nada Jones, Susan Kitchens, Anne Louise Bannon. Sitting: Donna Chaney, Elke, Margit Holakoui, Randi Burton. Most model scarves hand-made by Burton. I’ve been going to Business Boot Camp where the barracks are swell, the mess hall ain’t half bad and I never have to [...]

Opportunity

Opportunity

Recently I went to a weekend seminar at the Crowell Public Library in San Marino and the seminar leader didn’t show up. I had scheduled time on a Saturday, driven all the way down (my god, it must be five whole miles!) and even brought along pen and paper. Guess I should have called first. [...]

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