Map of the USA as depicted in the Main in the High Castle TV series.

We’re on the brink of the new year, which makes it a good time to reflect on the changes that the future might bring and the way that those changes are […]

Image of 1927 Midwestern family

  “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” –Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina For many people the holidays are a time to get together with family, […]

Image of stream with rocks and trees, taken in Pasadena

  A bare tree stands with roots on both ends in December days. ~Kiran Bantawa, “Bare Trees”   How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s […]

Three Christmas ornaments spilling glitter in green, gold, and red.

The holiday season is upon us and while that means different things for different people, a great way for everyone to enjoy the holidays is to make something holiday related with […]

Giving Tuesday logo with date 11/29/2016

Today is Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Cyber Monday; a day when you are encouraged to give money to your favorite charity or non-profit if you can afford to do so, […]


    Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 23. We hope you have plans to eat well in the company of friends and loved ones, and that you have plenty of both […]

Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving, the most delicious holiday of the year, is coming up next week. To help you prepare, we’ve made a list of some of the special Thanksgiving cookbooks, full of […]


  *Note: The image featured above was incorrectly attributed to Theresa Thompson. The image was used under a Creative Commons Attribution license (linked in the caption), and should be attributed […]

Ha Ha Boo: Comedy Horror for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and while you can always celebrate with some traditionally spooky books and movies like Dracula or The Exorcist, sometimes it’s nice to take a break […]


  This week we celebrate Astronomy Week across Pasadena, and Thursday, 10/20, we’ll be practicing “Drop, Cover and Hold On” as part of the Great California ShakeOut 2016. The stars […]