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A longtime writer online, I've been a member of many sites including eHow, Xomba, Helium, Squidoo, and now Bubblews and HubPages. I have a wide variety of interests, and write on whatever crosses my mind, including amazing places, fun animals (especially cats), and crafts.

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  • Welcome to Night Vale
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    Welcome to Night Vale

    13 months ago

    Welcome to Night Vale is one of the best podcasts out there. It's a bit like an NPR version of a Stephen King novel. Listen to the beautiful voice tell you what's happening in the town of Night Vale.

  • Burning Man Packing List
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    Burning Man Packing List

    5 months ago

    Burning Man is a great event and lots of fun - if you know what you are doing and pack what you need. There are no stores so don't forget anything, check out my packing list to bring what you need.

  • 11 Reasons You Should Get Chickens
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    11 Reasons You Should Get Chickens

    16 months ago

    Chickens are seeing a huge resurgence in popularity. Why? And why should you get chickens too? I've got a long list of reasons why you should get chickens now.

  • Make Halloween Platelet Punch
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    Make Halloween Platelet Punch

    13 months ago

    Make your Halloween party a thrilling experience by serving Platelet Punch. It looks like blood and tastes great, plus it is easy to make. It simply is the perfect Halloween punch.

  • Eating Silkie Chickens
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    Eating Silkie Chickens

    19 months ago

    Silkie Chickens have black skin, black meat, and even black bones. They are considered a health food in many Asian countries and make the most nutritious chicken soup. Silkie meat may cure colds.

  • National Thank You Month
    2

    National Thank You Month

    2 years ago

    January is National Thank You Month and a perfect time to be thankful for what you have.

  • Make Homemade Cat Toys from Pipe Cleaners
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    Make Homemade Cat Toys from Pipe Cleaners

    11 months ago

    Make a super simple cat toy in minutes out of pipe cleaners. This craft is perfect for kids and those who want to make something quick for their furry friends.

  • Burning Man
    1

    Burning Man

    2 years ago

    Burning Man is held in the middle of the Nevada desert, in a city that appears only once a year, then disappears back into the dust. It's like Brigadoon, only with art, music, and way more fun.

  • Polish Crested Chickens
    2

    Polish Crested Chickens

    2 years ago

    Polish Crested Chickens are breed of chicken that have a weird crest of feathers on top of their heads. They are beautiful and lay small white eggs.

  • Drinkwell 360 Pet Water Fountain
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    Drinkwell 360 Pet Water Fountain

    2 years ago

    The Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain is a great way to get your pets to drink more water while also keeping it cleaner. It helps prevent urinary issues and keeps cats and dogs healthier and happier.

  • Theremin : An Amazing Musical Instrument
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    Theremin : An Amazing Musical Instrument

    2 years ago

    Theremins are amazing music instruments that you play without touching. They have a strange, ghostly sound that is very distinct and unusual.

  • Hot Cereal Mix Recipe
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    Hot Cereal Mix Recipe

    2 years ago

    Mix together your own cereal for a filling and warm start to your winter day or cold camp morning.

  • Refresh Your Container Garden
    5

    Refresh Your Container Garden

    2 years ago

    Potted plants need freshening up sometimes to keep your pots looking lovely and growing well. Luckily, it's easy to do.

  • Play Cards Against Humanity
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    Play Cards Against Humanity

    2 years ago

    Cards Against Humanity is an incredibly fun and simple card game that those with a twisted sense of humor will enjoy. It's a perfect party game or for having friends over, or even at family gatherings

  • Beautiful Spring Flower Pictures
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    Beautiful Spring Flower Pictures

    2 years ago

    Flowers are beautiful. Look at the stunning blossoms I've found in and around Reno, Nevada throughout Spring.

  • Obsidian Collecting
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    Obsidian Collecting

    3 years ago

    Obsidian, or as it is sometimes called, volcanic glass, is a naturally occurring rock that comes from volcanoes. When lava cools very, very quickly it can turn into obsidian. Obsidian is usually deep black in color and...

  • Reno Festivals
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    Reno Festivals

    2 years ago

    Reno has festivals happening nearly constantly. Even if you don't gamble, come visit Reno for events such as Hot August Nights, Burning Man, Reno Balloon Races, Street Vibrations, and many more.

  • Homemade Valentine: Teddy Graham Craft
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    Homemade Valentine: Teddy Graham Craft

    2 years ago

    Teddy Graham cookies are the basis of this cute craft that makes a great gift whenever you want to show someone you love them. All you you need are teddy cookies and a few household items to create it

  • Homemade Valentine: Moon Pie Craft
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    Homemade Valentine: Moon Pie Craft

    2 years ago

    Show loved ones you really care with this homemade Valentine's Day gift. It's easy and only takes a few minutes to make a sweet surprise with just a Moon Pie and a pen and paper.

  • Homemade Valentine: Goldfish Craft
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    Homemade Valentine: Goldfish Craft

    2 years ago

    This is a great little Valentine's Day gift or just something fun and easy to craft for an everyday treat. It's a great classroom project as well since it's easy enough even kids can make it.

  • Free Ring Cat Toys from Toilet Paper Rolls
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    Free Ring Cat Toys from Toilet Paper Rolls

    2 years ago

    You can easily make fun cat toys from empty toilet paper tubes. All it takes is a couple moments and a pair of scissors to craft cat toys your kitties will adore.

  • Simple and Funny April Fool's Jokes
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    Simple and Funny April Fool's Jokes

    2 years ago

    April Fools Day can be lots of fun with easy pranks that everyone will think are funny. You don't need to be mean to make your friends laugh and have a good time.

  • Make Ground Meat Soboro
    2

    Make Ground Meat Soboro

    11 months ago

    Soboro is a Japanese flavored ground meat that is simple to make and tastes delicious. It is a building block for chow mein, bento boxes, and whatever food you want to add an Asian flair to.

  • Make Easy Tempura
    4

    Make Easy Tempura

    2 years ago

    Tempura is one of my favorite meals. It is basically fried vegetables and seafood and it tastes delicious.

  • International Silly Walk Day
    0

    International Silly Walk Day

    2 years ago

    International Silly Walk Day is January 7th and a day of celebration in honor of the classic Monty Python sketch The Ministry of Silly Walks.

  • Homemade Valentine: Reese's Pieces
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    Homemade Valentine: Reese's Pieces

    11 months ago

    Make this Valentine's Day gift in less time than it takes to pick one out in the store, everyone loves a special homemade Valentine's gift. Or craft this anyday for a sweet present.

  • Celebrate Darwin Day
    0

    Celebrate Darwin Day

    3 years ago

    The 12th of February is Charles Darwin's birthday, a great day to celebrate this great man's life. Darwin Day is held every year on Darwin's birthday and it's a great excuse to hold a birthday party, go to a museum,...

  • Make Homemade Christmas Cookies for Giving
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    Make Homemade Christmas Cookies for Giving

    2 months ago

    Give homemade cookies this Christmas that everyone will love and appreciate. A perfect combination of old-fashioned and fancy new cookies will make your holiday baking something worth remembering.

  • Get the MP3 Playing Doorbell
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    Get the MP3 Playing Doorbell

    2 years ago

    Don't let your home be boring. Get the MP3 playing wireless doorbell to jazz up your entrance and play whatever song you want, not just ding dong.

  • Homemade Cheesy Potato Soup
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    Homemade Cheesy Potato Soup

    2 years ago

    This is one of my favorite fall back recipes. I know no matter how broke or short on time I am, I can toss together this cheesy potato soup and have a delicious and filling soup. It's warm and good especially during the...

  • Make Your Own Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats
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    Make Your Own Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats

    2 years ago

    Make your own homemade dog treats so they're healthier and better than store-bought dog treats. They're easy and I've got lots of peanut butter dog treat recipes to share with you.

  • These Things I Love
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    These Things I Love

    2 years ago

    Soft, clean sheets, the roar of the ocean, homegrown fresh fruit, kitty cuddles, and reading on a cool day by the fire. These are wonderful things, some of my favorite things that make life special.

  • Songs about Volcanoes
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    Songs about Volcanoes

    2 years ago

    Volcanoes are an interesting subject that's fun to sing about, and we all know that songs help students learn. So let's all learn about magma and lava and our favorite volcano with songs.

  • Make Some Himmel und Erde
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    Make Some Himmel und Erde

    2 years ago

    Himmel und Erde is a German dish made up of potatoes, apples, and turnips, mashed together with onions and bacon to make a sort of delicious mashed potato mixture.

  • Free Cat Toy from a Toilet Paper Tube
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    Free Cat Toy from a Toilet Paper Tube

    2 years ago

    Make an easy cat toy for your feline friends. It's free and a great way to recycle toilet paper rolls.

  • Gem-O-Rama: Mud Field Trip
    1

    Gem-O-Rama: Mud Field Trip

    2 months ago

    Once a year there's an event where you can tell your kids to go play in the mud and will even want to get in the mud right alongside them. This event is called the Mud Field Trip of Gem-O-Rama.

  • The Truth Series
    1

    The Truth Series

    2 years ago

    The Truth Series is a great book series for young adults that older adults will love too. It's the story of a young girl named Alissa and her life as she learns who she is and how to control her magic

  • Molly C. Quinn
    0

    Molly C. Quinn

    2 years ago

    Molly Quinn is the cute redhead from the TV show Castle, but she has also been in several other shows. She is adorable and a great actress.

  • Afghan Girl
    4

    Afghan Girl

    4 months ago

    One of the most recognizable faces from National Geographic, we didn't even know the Afghan Girl's name until recently. Sharbat Gula has now been found again and we now know her incredible story.

  • Lost Sunglasses Subaru Commercial
    4

    Lost Sunglasses Subaru Commercial

    2 years ago

    The Lost Sunglasses Subaru commercial is about a couple driving all over California in their Subaru trying to find a lost pair of sunglasses.

  • Oscar, the Bionic Cat
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    Oscar, the Bionic Cat

    19 months ago

    Oscar the bionic cat is a kitty who against all odds was able to walk again after having a new surgery performed on him.

  • Make Enchilada Casserole
    2

    Make Enchilada Casserole

    2 years ago

    Enchilada Casserole is warm and filling and perfect for potlucks or dinner at home. It's much easier than regular enchiladas, and taste even better.

  • Stop Falling Asleep While Reading
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    Stop Falling Asleep While Reading

    7 months ago

    Reading is one of the most important things someone can do, but it can be hard to read anything if you fall to sleep each time you start a book. Learn how to stay awake while reading.

  • Camping for Women
    43

    Camping for Women

    2 years ago

    Just because you're a woman doesn't mean you can't enjoy camping. Women often don't like to camp because they don't understand that they can make their hiking trips better with just a few accessories.

  • Make Delicious Zucchini Casserole
    2

    Make Delicious Zucchini Casserole

    2 years ago

    Want a delicious way to use up your garden produce? Try Zucchini Casserole. Gardens can produce tons of squash, but you can only eat so much zucchini bread. Try this zucchini recipe instead.

  • Make Your Own Homemade Dog House
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    Make Your Own Homemade Dog House

    11 months ago

    DIY dog houses are doable for even novice builders. Make your furry friend a warm and cozy home.

  • Prepare for an Earthquake
    7

    Prepare for an Earthquake

    11 months ago

    Earthquakes can happen anywhere at any time. Prepare for them now before it is too late.

  • Paul Bettany
    1

    Paul Bettany

    2 years ago

    That hot blond guy from such movies as Inkheart, Legion, and A Knight's Tale, Paul Bettany is not just attractive, he's also a wonderful actor. Though most memorable for his stunning entrance in A Knight's Tale, walking...

  • Sweet Kindness
    7

    Sweet Kindness

    2 years ago

    There are many easy ways to make the world a better place. All these little random acts of kindness is how even an average person can make a difference in our world.

  • The Proverbs, Sayings, and Adages Quiz
    13

    The Proverbs, Sayings, and Adages Quiz

    2 years ago

    We hear proverbs, sayings, clichés, and adages all the time, but do you really think you know them all? Take this quiz and see how many sayings you really know.

  • Make Your Own Homemade Dog Toys
    78

    Make Your Own Homemade Dog Toys

    2 weeks ago

    Make your own homemade dog toys for free and cheap with the plethora of ideas on this page. There are DIY fetch toys, homemade tug toys, and you can make your own stuffed toys.

  • The Egg Quiz
    43

    The Egg Quiz

    2 years ago

    We eat them all the time. They're in every supermarket. But what do you really know about eggs? Take my quiz and find out!

  • The California Quiz
    21

    The California Quiz

    2 years ago

    California is the Golden State of the United States of America. It is an amazing place that many people have heard of, but how much does the average person know about it? Take my quiz and find out.

  • Moving Rocks of Racetrack Playa
    5

    Moving Rocks of Racetrack Playa

    2 years ago

    The rocks of Racetrack Playa move. They leave trails behind them on the dry lakebed. How and why are relative mysteries.

  • The Chicken Quiz
    60

    The Chicken Quiz

    2 years ago

    Chickens are fascinating, but many people don't know much about them. If you think you know lots of information about chickens, roosters, hens, chooks, bantams, take the chicken quiz.

  • The Bacon Quiz
    40

    The Bacon Quiz

    2 years ago

    Bacon is delicious and yummy and great but how much do you actually know about it? Take my quiz to find our more about this fried goodness.

  • Make Your House Guests Comfortable
    2

    Make Your House Guests Comfortable

    2 years ago

    Make your guestroom comfortable for your guests. There's some simple things you can do to make the room more comfortable and your guest's stay nicer.

  • The Cinnabar Moth
    25

    The Cinnabar Moth

    2 years ago

    Though it may look like a butterfly, the beautiful red and black Cinnabar is actually a moth. Look for it in your garden.

  • Quiz: Know Your Christmas Songs?
    66

    Quiz: Know Your Christmas Songs?

    2 years ago

    Do you really think you know all the popular Christmas songs and carols? Prove it by taking this quiz. Frosty the Snowman would approve.

  • Quiz: Facts About Cats
    58

    Quiz: Facts About Cats

    2 years ago

    Think you know all about cats? Are you a cat fan? Take the kitty cat quiz and find out how much you really know.

  • All About Mono Lake
    3

    All About Mono Lake

    2 years ago

    Mono Lake is an area along Hwy 395 on the edge of California and Nevada near Bodie and Yosemite. It is an incredible place and one everyone should visit.

  • The Personal Soundtrack T-Shirt
    11

    The Personal Soundtrack T-Shirt

    2 years ago

    The Personal Soundtrack T-Shirt plays sounds and music directly from speaker on the shirt. Have trumpets announce your presence, add a drumroll after your jokes, and add a theme song to your life.

  • The Funniest Cat Videos
    8

    The Funniest Cat Videos

    19 months ago

    Cats are so silly and funny, so I've collected the best and the cattiest videos on the Internet to share with you so we can all laugh at their silly antics.

  • The Alphabet in Minerals
    2

    The Alphabet in Minerals

    3 months ago

    Minerals are all around you and you use them every day. Learn about one mineral for each letter of the alphabet on this page and see beautiful crystals and gems.

  • Chicken Rumors, Myths, and Facts
    19

    Chicken Rumors, Myths, and Facts

    2 years ago

    Learn the truth about chickens. Can female chickens really turn into males? Are chickens really stupid? Are they really mean? What are chicken saddles and diapers? I'll tell you the truth about it all

  • Sierra College
    3

    Sierra College

    2 years ago

    Sierra College is a small community college located in Rocklin, California. It is a nice college with great sports teams, a beautiful campus, and an amazing natural history museum.

  • My Cat, Mendicino
    22

    My Cat, Mendicino

    2 years ago

    My cat Mendi is a pretty orange tabby that loves everybody and everything.

  • Make Your Own Cat Trees, Towers, and Other Structures
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    Make Your Own Cat Trees, Towers, and Other Structures

    13 months ago

    DIY cat trees, homemade towers, cat condos, and other play structures are easy to make, even if you don't have a lot of building experience. Here are all the supplies and instructions you need!

  • List of my Chicken Pages
    11

    List of my Chicken Pages

    2 years ago

    I've had chickens for many years and learned a lot about them that I want to share with you. Learn how to get chickens, how to make them toys, and about all sorts of interesting chicken breeds.

  • Reno, Nevada
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    Reno, Nevada

    2 years ago

    Reno is a city located in Northern Nevada, and like Las Vegas, it has casinos and gambling. Reno also has lots of outdoor activities and is very close to Lake Tahoe and Carson City.

  • What Is On My Bookshelf
    8

    What Is On My Bookshelf

    2 years ago

    Picking a favorite book is far too difficult for me because I love so many books. If you love books as well, read on and maybe you'll see a few you should read and maybe love as well.

  • Hot August Nights in Reno
    12

    Hot August Nights in Reno

    16 months ago

    Hot August Nights is a classic car festival held in Reno, Nevada every August. Hot cars from around the world converge on the biggest little city to show off.

  • Preparing Your Child for the First Day of School
    2

    Preparing Your Child for the First Day of School

    2 years ago

    Preparing your child for their first day of school is imperative to having the day go well and making your child enjoy school. Get your child ready with my tips.

  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
    13

    Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

    2 years ago

    Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is a Hayao Miyazaki movie that was remade by Disney. Both the Japanese version of Ponyo and the Disney version of Ponyo are great movies.

  • My Pet Chicken: Sweet Tweets
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    My Pet Chicken: Sweet Tweets

    2 years ago

    My pet chicken, Sweet Tweets, is a Silkie chicken that lives inside the house and plays with my cats. She is a house chicken and wears a diaper while wandering around the living room.

  • Getting Started with Chickens
    11

    Getting Started with Chickens

    18 months ago

    Get started with chickens by learning which chicken breeds to get, where to keep your chickens, and how to get chickens.

  • Cochins: The Round, Fluffy Chickens
    11

    Cochins: The Round, Fluffy Chickens

    2 years ago

    The Cochin chicken breed is a decent layer with sweet personalities and cute looks. They come in both standard and bantam versions.

  • Silkies: The Furry Chickens
    121

    Silkies: The Furry Chickens

    19 months ago

    Silkies are the furry chickens that are sweet and cuddly and lay small cream colored eggs. They make great pets and are fun in any flock.

  • Toys and Activities for Pet Chickens
    45

    Toys and Activities for Pet Chickens

    2 years ago

    When you put chickens in a small pen or coop they get bored and will end up hurting one another. Give them some entertainment, some chicken toys to keep them safe and happy.

  • Hanksite: An Unusual Mineral
    7

    Hanksite: An Unusual Mineral

    2 years ago

    Hanksite is a rare and unusual mineral that is quite lovely and fun to collect.

  • Pinnacles National Monument
    2

    Pinnacles National Monument

    2 years ago

    Pinnacles National Monument is an amazing place that few people visit. It has wildlife found few other places, fun trails, and incredible geology and rock climbing.

  • Nature's Easter Eggs
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    Nature's Easter Eggs

    3 years ago

    Chicken eggs come in lots of different colors, not just brown and white. I call these colored eggs, nature's Easter eggs since it seems like nature decorated them for us already. After you see a few of these colored...

  • The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison
    22

    The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison

    2 years ago

    The Hollows book series by Kim Harrison is a paranormal fantasy series featuring an earth witch, a living vampire, and a pint-sized pixy obsessed with Tinkerbell. Like True Blood? Try The Hollows.

  • The Strange Tale of Mike the Headless Chicken
    11

    The Strange Tale of Mike the Headless Chicken

    3 years ago

    There once was a chicken named Mike, he seemed a normal chicken. He liked to scratch and roost, and do chicken-y things. Mike was a bit different from other chickens though, he was different because he didn't have a...

  • Make Your Own Homemade Rabbit Toys
    80

    Make Your Own Homemade Rabbit Toys

    9 months ago

    Rabbits need toys to live happy and healthy lives. Luckily, homemade toys are easy and fun to DIY. You'll find all kinds of ideas and instructions here!

  • Point Reyes, California
    6

    Point Reyes, California

    3 years ago

    Just a bit north of San Francisco, the Point Reyes Peninsula is an incredibly beautiful place. It is wild and covered in interesting plants and animals. Bordered on one side by the San Andreas Fault, and on three sides,...

  • Rhyolite: A Nevada Ghost Town
    3

    Rhyolite: A Nevada Ghost Town

    2 years ago

    Rhyolite is a ghost town on the border of Nevada and California, near Death Valley National Park. It is one of the most accessible ghost towns and has a house made of bottles.

  • Chickens as House Pets
    255

    Chickens as House Pets

    3 years ago

    Chickens make really great pets (What other animal makes you breakfast in the morning? lol) and are enjoying a huge surge in popularity as more and more people are getting tired of buying lackluster tasting eggs from...

  • Ichthyosaurs-The Dolphins of the Mesozoic
    3

    Ichthyosaurs-The Dolphins of the Mesozoic

    2 years ago

    Ichthyosaurs were swimming in the oceans while dinosaurs roamed the land. They filled the biological niche that would later be filled by dolphins and whales and then went extinct.

  • Ballarat: A California Ghost Town
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    Ballarat: A California Ghost Town

    2 years ago

    Ballarat is not just a famous mining town in Australia, Ballarat is also the name of a ghost town in California in the USA. It's an interesting ghost town near Death Valley National Park.

  • Songs of the Earth
    3

    Songs of the Earth

    3 years ago

    Geology and earth science are addicting and make surprisingly good subjects for songs. The shaking of earthquakes, the explosiveness of volcanoes, and other aspects of the natural world are all around us, often...

  • Everyone Should Visit Death Valley National Park
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    Everyone Should Visit Death Valley National Park

    2 years ago

    Death Valley National Park is located in Southern California and is a place everyone should visit. It has amazing sights, stunning panoramas, and the lowest point in the entire United States.

  • The Trona Pinnacles
    3

    The Trona Pinnacles

    19 months ago

    Trona Pinnacles is a little known geological experience near Death Valley, California. They're lots of fun to visit and explore.

  • The Mysterious Alabama Hills of California
    4

    The Mysterious Alabama Hills of California

    2 years ago

    The Alabama Hills are located in California, along Hwy 395 and close to Death Valley. It's a fascinating place with beauty everywhere, and it has been used as a movie location many times.

  • eHow-How To Do Just About Everything
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    eHow-How To Do Just About Everything

    2 years ago

    eHow was a writing site that many online writers got their start on. When they had enough articles though they kicked the writers off the site and took their articles.

  • That's Me, AlishaV!
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    That's Me, AlishaV!

    18 months ago

    She's AlishaV, not AliciaV, sometimes Alisha or Alisha Vargas. Writing online, taking pictures, and loving animals, whatever she is up to, learn more about her.

  • Make Your Own Homemade Cat Toys
    329

    Make Your Own Homemade Cat Toys

    9 months ago

    Don't spend lots of money on toys your cats don't even like. Make your own homemade cat toys simply and easily instead.

  • Diatomaceous Earth
    69

    Diatomaceous Earth

    2 years ago

    Diatomaceous Earth is a material composed of tiny diatoms and mined to be used as a safe pest control, food additive, and for numerous other uses. Chemically-altered DE is also used in pool filters.

  • The Wonderful World of Diatoms
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    The Wonderful World of Diatoms

    2 years ago

    Diatoms are tiny, microscopic organisms that live in water. They have shells made of silica that are very beautiful. Fossilized diatoms are what diatomaceous earth is made of.

  • Camping Fun
    6

    Camping Fun

    2 years ago

    Whether you've been a camper for years or are just learning about this great fun, check out my page and see what you think. I'll share a little of my camping experiences, a few tricks I follow, and anything else camping...

  • Gem-O-Rama Fun in Trona, California
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    Gem-O-Rama Fun in Trona, California

    2 years ago

    Even novice rock collectors can collect the crystals at Gem-O-Rama. Once a year near Death Valley, California, people get to go collect crystals unusual and interesting.

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