Category: Personal

What does NaNoWriMo mean to me?

  This morning I received an email soliciting funds from NaNoWriMo.  NaNoWriMo was an annual writing challenge that took place every November. As it’s popularity has grown, it’s created NaNoWriMo, Camp NaNoWriMo and other annual, Internet-based creative writing contests that takes place throughout the year. The challenge is to a novel (50,000 words is the minimum …

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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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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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