No blogging today. Plumbing problem here at the homestead. Toilet paper in the front yard. Eeewwww.
Times are tough for selling stuff in Pasadena. The furniture store at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Montana Street closed a while back after limping along for over a year. Considering that former furniture giant Levitz is closing its retail locations (due to bankruptcy) I guess this isn't much of a shock. I mean,… Continue reading Retail is Tough in this Town
I'm a week late. But I went to the "Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Choir Festival" at All Saints Church, Pasadena thanks to the invitation of my friend L. The music was spectacular, but my favorite part were the readings between the musical performances---MLK on racism, on economic justice, on militarism. Here's a… Continue reading Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
Steve Martin and Carol Burnett were in conversation last night courtesy of Writers' Bloc and Town Hall Los Angeles over at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills. They swapped anecdotes and the occasional barb (all in good fun). Carol is charming, and Steve is a good sport for getting out there and talking about himself.… Continue reading Steve Martin with Carol Burnett
Raindrops on Washington Boulevard... ...as seen through the windshield.
...and I fall in. I love nothing better than diving full body into a book (not literally, silly). I love to be overtaken by another world, to walk through the world that the characters inhabit, to be transported to another place in time. Recent transportation-via-reading has taken me to France in 1940-41. I'm reading Suite… Continue reading Books Fall Open…
I've lived in Pasadena over two decades. I stay, other people go. Several times, I've had really good friends move to other parts of the country, leaving a big hole in my social circle. I've grieved and then moved on. Actually, I believe that some kinds of loss, like the loss of a friend through… Continue reading People Leave & Kids Shed Kid Status