Bridget Brewster Discovers Village Benefits
Rumor of Humor #16
Communications Project with Cal State LA
One Villager's Story
Pasadena Area Liberal Arts Center
Pasadena Village Responds to Rainbow Flag Burning at Pasadena Buddhist Temple
Plan Ahead - And Be Prepared
Tuesday, May 23 Pasadena Celebrated Older Americans
Reparations, Social Justice Activity
Rumor of Humor #14
Rumor of Humor #13
Science Monday - Review of Meeting on April 10, 2023
Conversations Re African American Artists Before 1920
Beyond the Village – Suzi and Phil Hoge
Congratulations Wayne April! Honored at UNH
Volunteer Appreciation at the Village
“ACCIDENTAL HOST—The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease”
Pasadenans Recent Experience With Racism
Recent Events Reflecting Racism
Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Photography for Social Justice
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - Catherine Deely
Creative Writing in Older Adults
Gifts of Love
Great Decisions update
Dominion Lawsuit, South Africa and 710 Stub
2023 DEI Progress
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - Doug Colliflower
CONVERSATIONS WITH ART
OLDER ADULTS RESOURCE FAIR
The Important, Influential Books in our Lives - Revisited
History, Resolution of the 710 Freeway
Eminent Domain, 710 Highway
Bernard Garrett, 710 Freeway
Men's Times Gatherings
Pasadena's Senior Commission
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - JIM HENDRICK
GRATITUDE - IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!
JEFF GUTSTADT - FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST
Bernard Garrett, Incredible Black Entrepreneur
What is the "Spirit Talk" Group About?
Same Ol’ New Year, Brand New Me
Review of 2022, Consideration of 2023
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - PATTI LA MARR
FROM THE CHAIR
WALK WITH EASE
Quality of LifeBy Meanderings BLOG
We weren’t meant to live like we’re living.
We weren’t meant to lie and to Tweet.
We needn’t alter our psyches
With drugs that we buy on the street.
Why do we shoot little children
And folks who were just in the way
And fell at the hands of a madman
When bullets began to spray?
Where are the sensible people
Who can put politics aside
Enact laws to stem the violence
By which we must all abide?
Our culture has passed its summit
It’s careening down the slope
Of rapid degradation.
I feel there’s little hope
If people are shamed for their color,
Not valued for what is within.
We need to write a new chapter
But where can we begin.
When some preachers say that hatred
Has become the Way
And QAnon has its believers
Who let it control their day.
When fear is a dominant factor
At every level of life.
That angst is a great motivator
And sets us up for strife.
How can a rational person
Live in a crumbling world
Without feeling disillusioned
As they are growing old?
Each day I feel the heartache
Of stark reality
I face the facts and marvel
At such insanity
How can I deal with hurt inside
My stomach’s in a knot.
I now must face the falsehoods
That I had long been taught.
I cannot die a peaceful death
While hungry children cry.
I will pass still wondering
And weeping asking, “Why?”