Sunday, October 29, 2017

Enchanted City... South Pasadena Halloween Views

I hope my South Pasadena friends and neighbors have stocked up for the Halloween trick or treat onslaught!  This is one of my favorite video compilations from several years ago.  

I get nostalgic around Halloween.  

More than any other holiday, Halloween reminds me of life's brevity.  How quickly kids grow up: last year's fairy costume doesn't fit, someone's too old to dress up like a pirate, this year the neighbor's giant blow-up monster no longer seems menacing...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Week of South Pasadena Noir #7

"It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves." --Carl Jung 

I've had fun looking through my lens darkly this week!  Tomorrow I'll repost my favorite South Pasadena Halloween video.

Want to leave a comment or start a conversation?  I'd love to hear from you.   

Friday, October 27, 2017

Week of South Pasadena Noir #6

"Deep into that darkness peering, long ago I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before..." --Edgar Allen Poe

Still feeling a Halloween vibe?  I'm wrapping up my latest noir week tomorrow.

Quote the raven: Nevermore!  Quote you?  Go here and say what you will.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Week of South Pasadena Noir #5

"The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm.  Geometry and anguish."  --Federico Garcia Lorca

Feeling dark and mysterious yet?  I'm heading into Halloween with some noirish delights this week.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Week of South Pasadena Noir #4

"No object is mysterious.  The mystery is your eye."  -- Elizabeth Bowen

It's a black and white world of South Pasadena mysteries this week, folks.  Check in for a daily dose of Halloween eye candy.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Week of South Pasadena Noir #3

"I must go in.  The fog is rising. " -- Emily Dickinson

I'm in a Halloween mood this week, everyone.  Check in daily for a little bit of black and white spookiness.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Week of South Pasadena Noir #2

"It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch." -- Raymond Chandler

Stay tuned this week as I get in the mood for Halloween with a little South Pasadena noir.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Week of South Pasadena Noir... #1

"There are things known, and things unknown.  In between are the doors." -- Jim Morrison

I'm in a spooky mood leading up to Halloween, people.  Check in this week for a daily trick or treat featuring darkness and light.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Thanks for the Request! Links to All Glimpses of South Pasadena Videos

South Pasadena Neighborhood Views

I received a great email from long-time reader Sally wanting to know how to directly access all of my Glimpses of South Pasadena photo slideshows and videos.  Thank you for your interest, my good pal Sally!  In case there are others who would also like access to all of the videos:

Here's a link directly to my YouTube Channel.

In the meanwhile, click above for a video of some of my favorite South Pasadena neighborhood views.  

Stay tuned for more! (I know, I know, I've been promising extended video interviews and documentary-style pieces for almost a year now.  Don't rush me.) 

Want to leave a message or start a conversation?  Perhaps link to one of YOUR videos?  Head over to the Glimpses of South Pasadena Community Forum and do just that.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Noir in Daylight

It's really hard to pick a favorite of all the old cars I've captured in South Pasadena over the years, but this one is definitely up in the top ten. Okay, in the top twenty. Oh, who am I kidding? I love them all.

Want to leave a comment, introduce yourself or start a conversation?  Head over to the Glimpses of South Pasadena Community Forum and do all three! (It's always available as a tab at the top of this blog.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Quantum Mechanics ... and the South Pasadena Farmers Market?


Schrödinger said it was the defining trait of quantum theory. What is it? It’s that quirky talent discovered by quantum physicists whereby a weird telepathic link allows teeny tiny subatomic particles to mysteriously influence each other’s properties even if they are very far away from one another. These particles are linked together -- or entangled -- so that one can't be sufficiently described without a full mention of its counterpart. In fact, you can instantly influence the properties of a particle on the opposite end of the universe by merely nudging its entangled twin. Some say the power travels at millions of times the speed of light. Even Einstein was baffled. He called it too spooky to be real.

Okay, so I can’t really get my head around it either.

But it gets me thinking…