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Oct 13

Review: Santiago Oaks Regional Park

Located on the very eastern edge of the city of Orange, Santiago Oaks Regional Park runs alongside Santiago Creek, Orange County’s main tributary to the Santa Ana River. This secluded 1,269 acre park – located close enough to most east Orange neighborhoods to walk to, including Orange Park Acres and Villa Park – offers family-friendly …

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Oct 08

Why are Beagles so popular as pets despite their low intelligence?

The question was asked: Why are Beagles so popular as pets despite their low intelligence? According to The Intelligence of Dogs by Stanley Coren, beagles have the “Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence”. According to American Kennel Club, they are the fourth most popular breed used as pets: AKC Dog Registration Statistics Why do people choose beagles …

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Apr 26

Photography in the Eastern Sierras by Cat Connor

I dearly love the State of California; it is one of the most picturesque places in all of the world, with many varied and extraordinary landscapes and vistas. It truly does have something for everyone. I grew up, primarily, at the beach. I saw many a sunset. Oddly, though, I’ve never really cared for ’em. …

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Feb 11

Just One More…

Just one more day, Lord. Just one more day. I am petty and I am small and I always come to you and I always ask for things that are petty and small,for I am human. I am a child of the Most High God, and I will ask and I will plead and I …

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Dec 06

USAF – Something to start off the Christmas Season

Aug 04

Happy 224th Anniversary, United States Coast Guard!

The United States Coast Guard was created as the “Revenue Marine” by an act of Congress on August 4, 1790 at the request of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.  Not only is this branch of the military the oldest seagoing service of the United States, but also the only branch that has a racing …

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Jul 17

HMS Beagle library goes online

The Guardian newspaper reports that Charles Darwin’s library of books – all 404 of them – that he kept onboard the HMS Beagle are now online over at the Darwin Online Beagle Library project. From the article: The lost collection of books that kept Charles Darwin company aboard HMS Beagle and provided inspiration for his later works on evolution has …

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