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Six Things I Learned This Week

There’s no solid agreement as to where the word “beagle” comes from. Some think it is derived from the Gaelic word “beag,” meaning “little,” while others think it comes from the French term for a hound’s hunting bark, which goes, “be’geule.”

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My Favorite Disney Character


When you think of memorable Disney characters, who pops to mind? Ariel? Maleficent? Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum? There are hundreds to choose from and Disney just keeps creating more. Characters are their business these days, whether you want to see that in a joyful or cynical light: Their success hinges on how much we like their characters (and how much of said character’s merchandise we buy). They’ve created some good ones of late. I’ve heard Moana is awesome, though I have yet to see it. I loved Brave so much, and not just because Merida and I have the same hair (okay–hers is way better). And Olaf? Well, he’s played by Josh Gad so of course he’s fantastic. Every character in Up, dogs included. But if I had to pick a favorite among favorites, you might be surprised at my pick. Continue reading “My Favorite Disney Character”