Why? What’s The Goal of Cafe Pasadena? If it can only be one thing let it be our desire to bring the residents & others who spend much of their time in Pasadena a bit closer together. To build connectedness & interconnectedness and therefore, enhance community well-being. We may never reach this goal, but let us assist in getting us all closer. In this regard, an emphasis will be toward giving “Free PR” to locals: bloggers, events, businesses.
If I could achieve a 2nd goal with this site it would be to make my readers more familiar with our local Pasadena History. Pasadena history & restaurants are the main interest here. For photography, I would also add female fashion as a favorite subject along with architecture and food.
You can thank (or blame!) Pasadena blogger Jill Davis Doughtie (my “Blog Mom”) for getting me started in blogging, long ago, at the now long gone Metropolitan Tea & Coffee. We were both much younger & barely out of our teens back then! 😉 JDD patiently answered all my blogging questions, even about photography & cameras. But then she said, “Stop! Enough questions. Just go DO IT!” Thanks, Jill.
Some of my postings here by me, or guest writers, comments on other blogs, will be intentionally provocative in an attempt to stimulate thought/conversation or look at “the other side of the coin.” Thus, those words may not necessarily be my own personal views but rather serve as a spark to consider all “sides of the coin.”
I hope we can share on this blog in a civil, understanding, manner, understanding the value of each individual.
PS: I rarely get paid for this. I do this FREELY in the hope you all can benefit in some way & give some “PR” to the good people in the city who make Pasadena great. I’m not a professional (paid) writer who has time to write & re-write (or is it edit & re-edit), so understand any typos, grammatical errors, etc., are not to be taken personally. So, if you catch yourself thinking, “Did he really say that?!” Well, maybe not!!
Thanks for reading.