Author: Inman Moore

Time to end the killing by not kowtowing to the NRA and enacting strict gun laws

My childhood was spent in areas of rural Mississippi where there was a gun in every household, including ours. These weapons were not for protection. People here were not afraid of their neighbors. Most folks never even bothered locking their houses when they were away.    They were for hunting:  birds, squirrels, rabbits, deer and, in certain areas, wild turkeys. Some families owned handguns, but very few. Rifles were usually .22s. Shotguns were mostly 20-gauge, with a smattering of 12- and 410- gauges. There were no machine guns. When I was 11, I asked for a 410-guage shotgun for...

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Many have abandoned moral and spiritual values in support of Trump

We, as a country, are experiencing passage into a place that, biblically speaking, resembles what we would say is what hell must be like. One might say, to use an old colloquialism, we are actually in “one meleva hess.” Many fundamentalist Christians who are opposed to extra-marital shenanigans, as well as lying, have “jumped into bed” with President Donald Trump who is blatantly guilty of both of these sins, not to mention being a racist. It is hard for me to accept the fact that the president of our United States was quoted as saying “sh–hole” countries in referring...

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

As I write these words I am thinking of one of our greatest citizens whose birthday we recently celebrated. He was a most courageous black man. He was an educated man, holding a PhD from Boston University. He was married to Coretta and they had three children.  His father was pastor of a church in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a nonviolent man, a great admirer of Mahatma Gandhi. Though some of his followers urged the use of violence, he condemned it, and was largely successful in keeping his cause nonviolent — a cause that ultimately ended official segregation by...

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One man’s love affair with Paris of the Pacific

I have been having a love affair that has been going on since 1963. I am not talking about my love affair with God, my wife of 70 years, the children, and our extended family. I am talking about my love affair with California, the San Gabriel Valley and, especially, Pasadena. For one thing, we have what may be the best climate in the world. Every morning I stand at my window and look at those majestic mountains, backed up by blue skies, and say to myself, “Thank you, Lord!” You don’t have to live in California long before...

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Tax cuts now would prevent America from being as great as it can be

I have often wondered why many intelligent wealthy and middle-class people voted for Donald Trump. They knew he was a liar, a racist and a sexist. They knew he often shortchanged his suppliers and builders in his development deals. Yet, with all this information, people still voted for him. What is going on here? The answer is now apparent in all the headlines. It hinges around one word: Taxes. The Donald is a big supporter of reducing taxes. Both Trump and a great many in Congress are proposing drastic tax cuts. They admit that reducing taxes at the moment will...

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Apr
20
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5:00 pm Talk and Book Signing by the Aut... @ Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden
Talk and Book Signing by the Aut... @ Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Talk and Book Signing by the Author of the Mas Aria Mystery Series, Naomi Hirahara @ Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden | Pasadena | California | United States
A special evening with the Edgar Award-winning author, Naomi Hirahara. Reception and talk followed by a book signing of her recently released, Hiroshima Boy. The $25 admission includes the book. Reservations are required and may[...]
8:00 pm “The Immigrant” at the Sierra Ma... @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
“The Immigrant” at the Sierra Ma... @ Sierra Madre Playhouse
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – May 26 @ 8:00 pm
“The Immigrant,” a play by Mark Harelik is set in rural, central Texas in 1909, as a young, Russian-Jewish immigrant settles in a small town, banana cart in tow, after having escaped from pogroms in[...]
Apr
21
Sat
all-day Art on Palm @ Arlington Garden
Art on Palm @ Arlington Garden
Apr 21 all-day
The event features local artists presenting distinctive work, including ceramics, collage, digital art, glass, leather, metals, mixed media, photography, pastels, pencil, textiles, watercolors and exotic woods, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A minimum donation[...]
all-day Color Festival @ SPUSD Parking Lot
Color Festival @ SPUSD Parking Lot
Apr 21 all-day
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NEW DATE — Join us on April 21 to celebrate Spring with a burst of color! A family-friendly event, in the spirit of the India Holi Festival celebrating the coming of Spring, that brings together[...]
10:00 am Computer Pals at La Pintoresca L... @ Pasadena Public Library, La Pintoresca Branch
Computer Pals at La Pintoresca L... @ Pasadena Public Library, La Pintoresca Branch
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Computer Pals invites guests of all ages to learn basic computer skills, create an email account and how to use software for various projects, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

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