In praise of Altadena Hiker and Karin Bugge

Karin Bugge, who died this week, brought one of the most humane and original voices to the golden era of blogging.

Bob, Ted, Leavenworth and Bavaria

Ted Price, one of the two gay World War II veterans who transformed Leavenworth, WA into a slice of Bavaria, died this week in Vancouver.

Through Isabelle’s eyes

Her early career as an artist predicted the style of landscape architect Isabelle Greene.

Through a dragon brightly

Asked to create a children's climbing structure for a Los Angeles park, artist Jolino Beserra chose to cover it with thousands of pieces of glass.

The lion of Longboat Key

The much feared Marcella Hazan only looked leonine, all mane and sleepily watchful eyes. She was in fact profoundly kind and as likely to maul as the marble lions out front of the New York Public Library.
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