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Small Business Saturday: Personal Challenge, Day 69 (11.24.12)

Nationwide, today is Small Business Saturday, a chance for Americans to support their local economy by spending this annual shopping weekend buying gifts at the Mom & Pop shops in their neighborhood. Yesterday was Black Friday, the reason why I personally hate the winter holiday season.  People are lining up, pushing & shoving, trampling over others and for what?  To

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I’VE STILL GOT A TICKET TO RIDE . . . FOR 2.5 HOURS: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY 24 (10.10.12)

After a few days of using the Metro to get around Pasadena and Downtown LA, I contemplated taking the bus to and from work.  I used the Metro Trip Planner but because of JPL and the Arroyo Seco’s placement between my home in Altadena and my workplace in La Crescenta, there was no real easy way to get to work. 

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Archery and Coffee, A Perfect Saturday Combo: Personal Challenge, Day 13 (9.29.12)

Today, I decided to enlist my honorary nephew, Brandon, to help me out with my personal challenge.  On the Discover Los Angeles website under 100 Free things to do in Los Angeles, I found a link to the Pasadena Roving Archers group that offers free archery classes on Saturdays.  The only downside is that you have to get there really

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THE ENCHANTED “HAUNTED FOREST”: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY ONE (9.17.12)

Recently, my students told me about an area called “The Enchanted Forest” in Pasadena.  (The locals actually call it “The Haunted Forest”).  They had never been there but they had heard stories about how haunted it is.  I have lived in the Pasadena/Altadena area for almost a year now and I had never heard of any local haunted places aside

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