The Photographers Photographer


Shot in Farnsworth County Park, in the unincorporated portion of L.A.County called Altadena. Spring 2012


Paparazzi (journalists??) from the Mountain Views News & now deceased Pasadena Sun shooting the soon to be retired Public Information Officer (PIO) of Pasadena. An alternative title to this article could’ve been The Journalists’ Journalist.

Today she is the now retired PIO Emeritus of the city. And, working as much as ever!

Can anyone name all three of these local individuals?


Gotta Shoot! Stay Thirsty My Friends



P.C. History


With a backlog Pasadena centric articles, going back years and centuries, I probably shouldn’t be blogging about this (I know, I hear ya), but this is just further evidence that I’m not a writer.   Disciplined writing habits are unknown to me.  But the strength curiosity has over me, I know well.

The type of history usually written in these modern times by their modern woman (and man), is the PC variety.  But this canine doesn’t easily succumb to human weaknesses. I bark it as I see it – bark it as it is – to The People.  I’m not saying I’m the bravest dog in the room, but I could be the only dog in the room willing to bark.


So, lemme quickly remind y’all of some history – one of my favorite subjects:



I remember the 1996 AOL. For many, AOL was our first taste of surfing the brave new world of the internet. What about you?

I’m also aware of the new 2012 Microsoft Windows 8. 

I’m curious (there’s my problem again), how many of y’all use Win 8?  I don’t.  But my next computer will force me to make a decision on software operating systems (OS), besides hardware.

How does it compare to the Apple operating system (OS), or even the prior Windows 7 or Vista?  This new Microsoft OS supposedly is a big “improvement” over the prior version.  A history changer and challenge to Apple’s OS.  So some say.  If true, maybe Microsoft has learned from history.  For our sake, if not Microsoft’s, lettuce hope so!

Next article, I promise to get back to what’s most important – Pasadena. Hope to see y’all there.


On a previous episode:  Chanel for Wildlife Caretaker!


Gotta EAT! Stay Thirsty My Friends

Rose wet


1st Timer?  WELCOME!  1st, click on the “About” tab in the upper right corner for a very brief “who & what” this is all about.   Start reading every writing, in chronological order forward.  😉  Or, you can simply read from a tiny sample of previous writings which can only give a taste of the Cafe Pasadena.  Unfortunately, it’s far from a representative sample:

Pasadena Community Organizer. Me?    Rose Bowl Update! 

Pasadena: Then & Now    Still The One   A Pasadena Thanksgiving  

Greetings from The Athenaeum   MO-CHICA Peruvian Restaurant 

Rose Parade: Final Appeals!   State of The City 2012    Ansel Adams: L.A. Photographer

The Rainbow City    Customer Disservice   All About The Watchmaker (History) 

Lady of Leisure Drive    Tournament of Roses Royal Court

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