Communications Project with Cal State LA
One Villager's Story
Pasadena Area Literary 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
Rumor of Humor #15
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
Dappled Morning Sunlight by Karen BagnardBy Meanderings BLOG
Even relish the long walk down the driveway. Feel gratitude as I wheel out the trash barrels and check the mailbox and inspect the palo verde tree that looks like a tall twig.
Every moment is mine and each has its wonders. There is no wasted time, only time that we fail to savor. Savor the moments big and small. They are here and then they are gone, never to return in exactly the same way.
Take time to smile at a stranger or wave at someone as you sit on the porch. Watch the cat cross the street with something in its mouth… even she feels gratitude for whatever she has hunted.
Watch the clouds move ever so slowly. Note the changes in the shadows of the trees and the house. Feel the richness of life even when the bank account is low. Realize that you have everything you need. Let that spontaneous prayer of gratitude bubble up.
As the day darkens notice the moonrise through the blinds. Step outside to marvel at it. Sometimes it’s high above and sometimes it’s huge as it rises above the silhouetted horizon. It’s beautiful and ever-changing. Be a moon-watcher.
My heart is full. My life is rich. I live independently with the pleasure of company when I choose. I feel the love of friends and family and I’ve known romantic love in varying degrees. I can write and draw and listen to music. I sleep well and safely. I wake to coffee, conversation and options. This day is mine. I start it with treasuring the dappled morning sunlight.