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2016 

Thoughts On December 31 It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.Ernie Harwell In some ways, this year could be considered akin to a roller coaster.  Think of the language of roller coasters...words and terms like catapult... f...
12/31/2016
South Pasadena Rose Parade Float “Never Give Up” Is Close To The Finish Line There’s been some rain in South Pasadena.  Earlier today, I went to once again check out progress for the city of South Pasadena’s float entry in the 128th annual Tournament of Roses Parade.   South Pasadena has the olde...
12/30/2016
Take A Look At The Floats Before The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena     Would you like to see a sneak peek of the floats that will appear at the 128th annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena on Monday, January 2, 2017.    You can see work in progress by professional float builders a...
12/29/2016
  The Tournament of Roses Parade that brings in the New Year is such a Pasadena tradition that some might be surprised that there will be no parade on Sunday, January 1, 2017.  No football game either.    It’s not due to a lack of funds.  Nor some type of protest statement.   Even though I have w...
12/28/2016
South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Float Progress Report Yesterday, I went to check out progress for the city of South Pasadena’s float entry in the 128th annual Tournament of Roses Parade.   You can see my previous report by clicking here for the post.  The float site is in and around a t...
12/27/2016
Postscript:  The Christmas 2016 Wrap-Up It’s December 26.  Maybe there’s still a present left for you to unwrap.  Some homemade cookies or baked goodies to open and check out the selection.  The tree still aglow with lights.    In the family of my origin, Christmas was over on December 26.  Ornam...
12/26/2016
On December 25, 2016 Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.  Winston Churchill He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.  Roy L Smith I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Charles Dickens Christmas, children, is n...
12/25/2016
Getting Dressed Up For The Holidays in the Pasadena Area Despite rumors to the contrary, not every Californian spends the holidays in flip flops, shorts and t-shirts...not that there’s anything wrong with that.   Take a tour around the Pasadena area during this time of the year and you will find ...
12/24/2016
  I recently attended a performance of Santasia at the Whitefire Theatre in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles.    Now in its 17th year, Santasia combines a very talented cast, comedy, clever song lyrics, imaginative choreography, thoughtful remembrances of holidays past and combines it...
12/23/2016
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Are You A ReGifter?  Earlier this month while in Old Pasadena, this sign at the It’Sugar store caught my attention.   I thought to myself -- Uh, Oh.  Busted.  Yes, you see I have regifted candy.  Not just a piece but the entire box, mind you.   I admit I have regifted other items over the years. ...
12/22/2016
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