Posts Tagged ‘Pasadena bloggers’

Free Speech

27 August, 2009

Here’s an article from the New York Times entitled “Is it OK to Blog About This Woman Anonymously?”

Very interesting indeed.

Obon Festival in Pasadena

18 July, 2009

Call me old fashioned, but I do enjoy my local Obon Festival. The Pasadena Buddhist Temple is holding its Obon this weekend (Saturday and Sunday)—details here.

The best teriyaki chicken east of the international dateline is being prepared right now. Thanks to a mild on shore flow, the whole neighborhood smells like teriyaki. If you’ve never seen taiko drumming in person, it’s worth stopping by. They have bonsai and ikebana on display, and there are karate and aikido demonstrations. We may even see the return of the Elvi dancers.

obon 2008

Photo courtesy of this site.

You can see my photos of last year’s Obon here.

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Did you see Sandy Banks piece, A lesson in Senate hearings, in the LA Times today? Here’s a quote:

“Over the course of my career as a journalist, I have learned that people can see the same set of facts differently. That doesn’t mean they are racist or stupid or hard-hearted,but that their unique experiences have primed them with particular expectations, fears, and sensitivities.”

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I’m going to repeat myself. “I have been a contributer to Pasadena’s Political Underbelly but have not posted there recently. Even though I am a contributor, I don’t have the ability to delete or edit posts written by others. This post (note sound of “wicked power-mad laugh”) makes that quite clear.”

In other words, I am not Dormitas. But you knew that, didn’t you?

You Meet the Nicest People…

18 July, 2008

… through blogging.

A while back, I wrote a blog entry about the fruit in my back yard.

Christina, who is so brilliant that even her stomach thinks, took some of the fruit and made lovely jam.

Christina made jam but, as she tells it, it “ended up so sour that the only person I know who likes it is my Czech friend—apparently very sour jams are popular in E. Europe!

Anyway, the darkest is a fruit sauce made with your fruit and other fruits as well) that is great over ice cream.  The mid-colored reddish one is a jam made from apricots, white nectarines and plums.  The orange one is all apricot….Enjoy!”

Wow.  How nice to be blessed with a gift of homemade jam.  Thanks, Christina!

SGV Bloggers

30 June, 2008

Rapscallions. Rogues. Masters of hyperbole. “Vicious psychopaths—just as soon kill ya as go fishin'” (to paraphrase Rawhide in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimention).

Front row: The 99 Cent Chef, Pasadena Daily Photo, Ed Padgett.

Middle: Miss Havisham, Irina.

Standing in the back: Monrovia City Watch, WCGB, the cool dude Adam who hangs out with Brian Fuller, Kelli with an i, Ann Erdman, Susan Kitchens (who got me blogging in the first place).

The taller guys in the very back: Brian Fuller, Aaron Proctor, a space for Centinel, Frazgo.

Not pictured: The Sky Is Big In Pasadena, Alex Zucco (an FC Contributor), The Real Zajac, and many more supporters. Special thanks to Kathie of the Aztec Hotel who made it all possible.

SGV Bloggers Meet-up

28 June, 2008

The fourth official get together of San Gabriel Valley bloggers (billed as “SGV Bloggers Picnic IV: With A Vengeance“) is scheduled for Saturday afternoon June 28th, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. (more…)