CHRISTOPHER BOWMAN, THE LATE GENIUS SKATER

CHRISTOPHER BOWMAN

Christopher Bowman (1967-2008) was a flamboyant, profoundly talented figure skater from Southern California who blazed bright, burned out fast, and died young. He was known during his brief career as Bowman the Showman. His drinking, drug use, and erratic, unpredictable behavior infuriated and perplexed his coaches, family and fans. His left bicep bore a tattoo […]

PASADENA’S LOWER ARROYO

LOWER ARROYO

Less than two miles from my apartment, and hard by the world-renowned Rose Bowl, Pasadena’s Lower Arroyo, technically a flood control channel for the water that snakes down from the mountains, is an enchanting spot.  There are WPA bridges, native plant gardens, restoration organizations, birds galore, stray benches, hidden spots to sit and ponder, miles […]