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Photo by Kevin Dooley

Photo by Kevin Dooley

By Melanie Mar Chow

“…God loves a cheerful giver.” –2 Corinthians 9:7

I am not one to make official new years’ resolutions, for I know that doing so is almost always an invitation for failure. I am still trying to lose the same 10 pounds each year, still trying to be a more loving mom, wife and co-worker, etc. Now it is even humorous each year to report to our friends about our resolutions.  (more…)

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Photo by francois schnell

Photo by francois schnell

By Diana Gee

It’s that time of year again. The beginning of the year when we feel the slate is clean and fresh. When we traditionally make decisions to improve ourselves and find the resolve to implement them. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions though, I fail every time: Lose ten pounds. Get fit. Spend less. (more…)

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Photo by Seán A. O'Hara

Photo by Seán A. O’Hara

By Young Lee Hertig

After 13 years of living in a quaint block in South Pasadena, we moved to Monterey Hills among a hill full of condos in mid-September.  I am grateful for this new place, but leaving behind my house on my familiar old block, though still close by, was not easy.

Despite Southern California’s culture of driving everywhere, the old cul-de-sac where we used to live provided the rare privilege of walking to the neighborhood Trader Joe’s, farmers’ markets, local coffee shops, and stopping by my dear friends’ homes along the way.  Unlike driving, walking in the neighborhood creates opportunities to make friends and catch up on the latest news on the block. (more…)

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