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Article: Black Cat Appreciation Day

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day, everyone! According to the National Calendar Day website, the tradition had its origins in 2011. New Yorker Wayne H. Morris founded this special occasion to commemorate his sister and 20-year-old cat, Sinbad, who had both passed away that year. Additionally, he hoped it would help to dispel all the terribleContinue reading “Article: Black Cat Appreciation Day”

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A Quick Visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo is celebrating its 50th anniversary, which perhaps made it a fortuitous time to pay at least one of them a visit. While The San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park is larger and likely the better known, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park deep within Escondido holds its share of wonders. IContinue reading “A Quick Visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park”

Stories are Everywhere (Some Creative Advice)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I wrote this short piece a while back for a publisher called BQB Publishing: https://bqbpublishing.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/stories-are-everywhere-finding-the-inspiration-to-write/, but I thought it might be nice to share it here as well. Hope you like it!] Discovering the bright spark of literary inspiration can pose an overwhelming challenge at times, especially when you don’tContinue reading “Stories are Everywhere (Some Creative Advice)”

A Few Interesting Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Throughout the United States, parades fill city streets and people celebrate the cultural heritage of the Emerald Isle. It is a time of great festivity, with roots that stretch back several centuries. Here are a few interesting facts surrounding this wonderful occasion: 1) St. Patrick’s Day was founded in 1631 byContinue reading “A Few Interesting Facts about St. Patrick’s Day”

Article: Free (Do-It-Yourself) Fun for Your Cat

By Joyce Jacobo Cats love the simple things in life. They really don’t need expensive toys or gadgets to keep them happy, with their inspiring ability to have fun with what might seem to be the simplest objects around the house. My kitty spends her days indoors, though, and there are occasions where even sheContinue reading “Article: Free (Do-It-Yourself) Fun for Your Cat”

Article: Three Lessons Learned from My Cat

I have had the pleasure of a sweet black kitty in my life for almost two years now. Salem came to me a short while after the pandemic struck in 2020, and while my father struggled against colon cancer (from which, I am happy to report, he has made a full recovery). With life soContinue reading “Article: Three Lessons Learned from My Cat”