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Give this dog a chance

Look at that adorable face. Imagine what this adorable puppy is going to look like when she grows up. Stop. Wait. This dog might not get the chance to grow up, as she’s been authorized to be euthanized by the Pasadena Humane Society. Here’s a post I just...

I love you man, but not your movie

Last night we had our first family movie night in a long time. My 17-year-old son and I had a tough time finding something we’d both like at the video store, but we finally settled on I Love You, Man. My son said he’d seen it before and liked it, and the...

New website launched: Flintridge Riding Club

La CaƱada Flintridge is an oasis of beauty and calm in a major metropolitan area. Despite our location 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and the eight-lane freeway bisecting the town, our city borders a national forest to the north and possesses an extensive...

Mellifluous words are quintessential to an opulent life

If I could snap my fingers and change professions just for this week, I’d become a high school English teacher. The first thing I’d do would be to show the students Robert Beard’s list of the 100 Most Beautiful Words in English. (see below)...

So close, so sad

Shortly before noon today, my son and I witnessed an accident that will be forever seared in our memories. While driving north on the 605 Freeway just south of Lower Azusa Road in Baldwin Park, a red SUV swerved from the right lane to the left lane about 75′ in...