Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Lian Dolan’


Setting an Example for Teens

Setting an Example for Teens

One of the many things I learned in my son’s freshman year of high school had nothing to do with reading, writing or college application résumé-building. I learned the art of the carpool line. Up until this past year, my sons had walked to school right down the street. As a result, I had never sat in an endless line of cars at pickup or drop-off. I had never witness the madness firsthand of late kids, stressed parents and bad driving behavior.

Literary Pasadena

Literary Pasadena

From its earliest settling by Midwesterners, the Arroyo area attracted writers. One of the best known was Charles Fletcher Lummis, who in 1884 walked from Cincinnati to L.A. for a job as a reporter at the Los Angeles Daily Times. This was a brilliant publicity stunt, of course, and he arrived in town a famous […]

Lian on The Race to Nowhere

Lian on The Race to Nowhere

Pasadena writer Lian Dolan is not only a Satellite Sister and the author of the upcoming novel Helen of Pasadena—she also writes for Oprah.com. And her latest piece about the documentary Race to Nowhere, which screened recently in South Pasadena to sold-out crowds, hits home big time in our community, which is packed with high-pressure […]

Books for Sports Parents & Talking Sex with Sons

Books for Sports Parents & Talking Sex with Sons

Our neighbor Lian Dolan, author of the upcoming Helen of Pasadena and mom-blogger/podcaster extraordinaire at the Chaos Chronicles, shares her posts with us from time to time. Here’s her latest, dealing with good books for sports parents, as well as resources for talking to sons about sex. Thanks to Chpliver for reminding me to post […]

Helen of Pasadena

Helen of Pasadena

Over here at Prospect Park Media (HQ for Hometown-Pasadena.com, Eat-LA.com and Prospect Park Books), we’re celebrating today’s announcement that we’re jumping into the fiction pool to publish Helen of Pasadena, the first novel by Pasadena author Lian Dolan. Many of you know Lian, either through her writing (Chaos Chronicles, Oprah.com, the Satellite Sisters book, etc.), her […]

Lian’s Prospect Park Halloween

Lian’s Prospect Park Halloween

We have to share today’s Chaos Chronicles column by our neighbor Lian Dolan, locally famous for handing out full-size Hershey bars on October 31st. She sums up the trick-or-treating life in our neighborhood (which is much like many other Halloween destination neighborhoods around town) with her usual wit. Check it out here: Chaos Chronicles

Rose Court Dream Denied

Rose Court Dream Denied

We just had to share Lian Dolan’s column today on Chaos Chronicles, her national blog about life as a modern working mom. Once again, her dream of making the Rose Court has been denied, but she’s made her peace with it, and even shares some grooming tips picked up from examining the photo of this […]

Satellite Sisters Summer Reading

Satellite Sisters Summer Reading

We’re taking a break from our personal recommendations to share the wonderful Best Beachbag Books 2009 by the Satellite Sisters (one of whom is Pasadena’s own Lian Dolan). Personally, I’m running to Vroman’s right now to get The Help by Kathryn Stockett for my trip to the beaches of Lake Michigan next week, to celebrate […]

Jamie Woolf at Vroman's

Jamie Woolf at Vroman's

On Saturday friend of Hometown Pasadena Lian Dolan teams up with Vroman’s to host an entertaining afternoon with parenting expert Jamie Woolf. Woolf’s new book, Mom-in-Chief, explores how to use wisdom from the workplace to save your family from chaos. And since Dolan is the author of the Chaos Chronicles blog, she’s the perfect person to […]

Lian Dolan: Pasadena's Chaos Chronicler

Lian Dolan: Pasadena's Chaos Chronicler

We have lots of creative people in my Prospect Park neighborhood — composers, writers, artists, producers, teachers, gardeners extraordinaire — but neighbor Lian Dolan is a class by herself. Sharp, observant, wry and downright hilarious, Lian first won national notice as one of the Satellite Sisters, the radio talk show run by the five Dolan […]

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