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Make your musical instruments sing again

Do you have any musical instruments lying around gathering dust? Perhaps your son decided to play football instead of saxophone, or you abandoned your dream to become the next Jimi Hendrix. Don’t let those instruments continue to gather dust: donate them to kids...

I wish I’d known my grandmother

I never knew my maternal grandmother, Josephine. She died when my mother was a little girl, leaving behind five young children and a husband who all missed her immensely. My mother says that she was bright and had lots of friends. I’ve always been curious to...

When average is beautiful

Ever since the late 1800’s, when Sir Francis Galton discovered that composite pictures of people wound up being more attractive than the individual photos, many have believed that the most beautiful face is the most averaged face. There’s some merit to...

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse grand opening

How lucky am I? Yesterday afternoon I walked a fraction of a block to the grand opening of the Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Just when I had given up hope that anything would be built on the site of the long-abandoned service station at the top of the...