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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
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Tuesday, May 23 Pasadena Celebrated Older Americans
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Science Monday - Review of Meeting on April 10, 2023
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Congratulations Wayne April! Honored at UNH
Volunteer Appreciation at the Village
“ACCIDENTAL HOST—The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease”
Pasadenans Recent Experience With Racism
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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
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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
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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
Love and Saint ValentiniusBy John Tuite
Men's Time Topic Discussion for Tuesday, February 1
Good Morning, Men of the Pasadena Village!
It’s February, a very special time when we’re reminded by the example of Saint Valentinius that love is one, if not THE most important aspect of mankind’s existence. Without love babies whither, and shrink, and die! Children grow up crooked, and twisted, and lame in their inner ways! Adults become cunning, angry, hateful! Only love makes the difference. In February we’re reminded to take stock of how we love, how well we love, who we owe love to, how we respond to love when given!
It’s February, it’s President’s Day, it’s a month when we ponder, celebrate, and muse on the most important job in the land, the Presidency of the United States! We choose two Presidents to represent them all, the good, the lame, the inspiring, the thoughtful. It’s not the highest paying job in the land, not all were ready to face the problems they faced, some were brilliant by chance, others failed to meet our expectations. But there were 46 of them, and I would expect that each of them thought at some time in their four or eight years, “How did I think I could do this job!"
It is February 1st of the New Year, 2022! We have just celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Village Movement, the birth of the Beacon Hill Village in Boston, and hundreds of new Villages around the country have sprung up, and more each month. What a blessing for so many people, and how each Village is shaped to respond to the particular needs of that community.
Think about your Village experience and tell us what you appreciate most and how you and your partner participate in activities. I love the response to someone’s expression that "I wish we could start such and such an activity.” “You are not alone, so say you’re going to start it, and see who shows up!” We form all sorts of communities of interest, and thus we respond to peoples’ isolation, loneliness, and mental health!
Talk about how you found the Village, how you entered in, whom you met, what ideas you have that you’ve not expressed, what our Village needs that it has not thought of yet! Tell us things you’ve not told anyone else!