Archive for 2010

Residents at The Village at Sherman Oaks Join Together to Send Care Packages to Troops

Residents at The Village at Sherman Oaks Join Together to Send Care Packages to Troops

Operation Gratitude, an on-going mission to send letters and care packages to troops serving overseas, received some help from reinforcements at The Village at Sherman Oaks retirement community. This year, residents, families and staff joined forces to collect clothing, non-perishable food and financial contributions for the non-profit program. In addition to collecting goods, the community’s […]

The Rose Parade is a Feast of Flowers

The Rose Parade is a Feast of Flowers

By Mary Lou Platt On New Year’s Day millions of spectators from around the world will celebrate the New Year with the 122nd Rose Parade, themed “Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories.” Most people will enjoy the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade from the comfort of their living rooms, watching it on TV. They will see […]

Auld Lang Syne

“New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.” ~Mark Twain As we approach the end of another year our thoughts turn to times past and we start to wax nostalgic. Auld lang syne. Times long past. We […]

Music for Your Life

Music for Your Life

“Once you’ve learned or created a song, no one can take it away from you, “ says musician, coach, writer and studio producer Feef Mooney. “It’s my job to encourage musical creativity and expression [because] fear has most likely taken away that freedom. Face the fear with support and focus. If you’re shut down, hit […]

Almost Home for the Holidays

I don’t recommend being sick on an airplane, as I just spent fifteen and a half hours on my American Airlines flight to Chicago in the bathroom. I was without a doubt violently ill. I keep trying to figure out what went wrong. I followed all the rules in India. No tap water (bottled water […]

Peace Comes from Within

Peace Comes from Within

The Science of Mind text states “Whoever becomes receptive to the idea of peace, poise and calm —— whoever embodies these divine realities finds them flowing through him or her and he or she becomes peaceful, poised and calm.” At 4 a.m. on Friday, December 31, SpiritWorks joins with a world community forming an international-interdenominational […]

Before delving into my mailbag, which is jam-packed, I want to wish all my faithful readers and letter-writers a glorious, holy, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year

Now, Sweet Spirits, let me get to some of your letters: Dear Kenny: I’ll bet you’ve never heard from a person who writes to you who’s had the same desire plaguing them for many, many years. I am 52 years old, happily married to a loving stay-at-home wife and we have two adorable children – […]

Where Did it Go?

Where Did it Go?

I want to talk about time flying. Is it age? As a child I remember thinking how long a day, how plodding time was. Perhaps there was less to do. Now, seventy years later, it’s not unusual to be overwhelmed. There is too much to do. The years are flying by. And then the unexpected, […]

Getting Back to the ‘Happy Days’ of My Youth at Johnny Rockets

The New Year is almost here, thus it’s time for reflection. So I want to get into the Way-Back Machine and explore one of the feel-good places of my childhood. One of the reasons I enjoy going to the Johnny Rockets retro restaurants around town is that they have an old-fashioned soda fountain atmosphere that […]

Thomas Realty’s Secret Agent

Thomas Realty’s Secret Agent

Like the real estate market, real estate clients have changed during John Gevorkian’s 22 year real estate career in Burbank. “Clients are more sophisticated and have more sources for information,” said Gevorkian, a past recipient of the Burbank Leader’s, “Best Realtor Award.” His expertise in all areas of real estate is what has allowed him […]