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robert-sward's picture
Jan.16.2013
ONE FOR THE ROAD One for the road. A little detached it was, but bouncy, flouncy, hoochie coochie, woo wah woo, out there under the stars, woo wah woo, one for the road, one for the road it was, and end of the show. Stupid shit, how was I to know? One for the road and end of the show? So good-...
lisa-yee's picture
May.24.2012
As many of you know, or may not know, or now know, I do lots of elementary and middleschool visits.       But it's also fun to speak to college students. Last week I traveled all the way from South Pasadena to Pasadena -- officially, they are two different cities . . ....
lisa-yee's picture
May.21.2012
It was a gorgeous day in Pasadena. Well, that is if you consider blue skies and temps in the high 70s nice . . . Perfect weather for the very very very first LitFest Pasadena -- and we were there! Before the festival began, we wandered around and checked it out . . .    ...
christopher-meeks's picture
Nov.16.2011
Part One began when I rushed my wife to the ER at 9 p.m. on a Sunday night. After midnight and a CAT scan, we were still waiting to hear what was wrong. I happen to be reading Joan Didion’s Blue Nights, which is about the death of her daughter Quintana two years after Didion’s husband, John Gregory...
christopher-meeks's picture
Nov.15.2011
A day can turn like spilling coffee. It’s dry one minute, wet and hot the next. My wife Ann and I were planning to see the play The Vigil at the Mark Taper Forum when two hours before the performance, she said her stomach was suddenly queasy. She didn’t feel sick per se but was worried she’d have...
sylvia-m-longmire's picture
Oct.21.2011
Today I had the distinct pleasure of giving a presentation on Mexico's drug war to a group of about 125 Rotarians in Pasadena, Texas, which is just outside of Houston. What a gracious, funny, and welcoming group they were! I'd never been to a Rotary Club meeting before, and just loved everything...
steve-hauk's picture
Apr.07.2011
The painting is sunlit, cheerful, representing one of those fine smog-free Southern California days that must have been fairly common early last century. The scene is likely Pasadena (though Santa Barbara is also a possibility), with the San Gabriel Mountains looming in the distance. Several...
edmund-jenks's picture
May.01.2009
The crowd gathered for the Tax Day Tea Bag event held on the front steps of the Glendale, CA City Hall. Image Credit: Edmund Jenks (2009) May Day - Not Just For The Undocumented Anymore Ever feel a little left out of the modern day festivities that surround the first day in the month of May? There...