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Hubble Site

Monday, January 16th, 2006

This site is huge and full of fabulously interesting things to check out. Under the category “Announcements”, the first entry “Tonight’s Sky” is my favorite of the whole site. Let’s visit it shall we?

Tonight’s Sky — To get them out of the way I’ll mention the resources, and archive links now. Take a brief look at them, then click “Play Movie” near the top of the screen. The movie… Continue reading

Sand Scuplture World Championships

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Sand Sculpture World Championships

Welcome to the site where I lost myself in the images of sand sculpture for several hours. I know that I couldn’t judge this contest because I liked them all too much! It really amazes me what an artist can do with sand and water. Are you ready to start your adventure here?

Sculptor Information – this is where you can learn how you could… Continue reading

Earth Calendar

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Earth Calendar

This is a fun site that allows you to find out what holidays are happening TODAY! Just click the Today button and see what holidays are celebrated on today’s date.

If that weren’t great enough on its own, you can also use the tabs across the top of the page to check… Continue reading

NORAD Tracks Santa

Friday, January 13th, 2006

NORAD Tracks Santa

I stumbled across this site by taking a Christmas myth quiz where you answered true or false to the statements provided. I answered false for the statement:

“The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa and his reindeer across the sky every year on Christmas Eve. “

Turns out I was wrong! I just couldn’t picture them doing it but, it’s true, they do and… Continue reading

Electric Scotland

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Electric Scotland

I know we’ve looked at Scotland’s history before – but this site is so in-depth and really delves into the past and had so much great information that I just could not pass it up. Wait till you check it out, then you’ll see why I’m so excited.

I highly recommend that you start your journey with the Welcome to Electric Scotland link. You’ll get a great… Continue reading

Interfaith Calendar

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Interfaith Calendar

These days many families consist of family members who practice different religions. Dad may celebrate Hanukkah while Mom celebrates Christmas and Aunt Sue observes Bodhi Day. How do you keep it all straight? With the Interfaith Calendar, that’s how. The Interfaith Calendar marks primary sacred times for world religions.

If you click the 2005 link then you’ll be able to see all the holidays that are left… Continue reading

Draw Me Something

Friday, January 13th, 2006

This takes me back to the days where I had an Etch A Sketch – which I never fully mastered but was still a lot of fun. I’d play with one now if I had one.

You can start by clicking the link Start Drawing – here you can find out how the controls work and what subject you’ve been given to

Snow Days

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Snow Days

There is nothing I love more than to watch the snow fall at night. It has a way of making the world soft and quiet, not to mention beautiful. Some of you who have been subscribed to this newsletter for a while may remember this site as I have featured it before. I LOVE IT! Snow days is a site that provides me with endless… Continue reading

Wisdom Quotes

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Wisdom Quotes

This is a quote site dedicated to the category of Ideals. With the holidays just around the corner and Thanksgiving just behind us, a lot of us start thinking about our ideals and how they apply to our lives.

As we get ready to make our New Year’s resolutions we may seek wisdom and inspiration to help us decide what purge from our lives and what to keep.… Continue reading

The Longest List

Friday, January 13th, 2006

The Longest List

Have you ever wondered what the longest car, beard, train, whale or apple peel was? Well if you have then you can find your answer here, as well as find out what many other “longest” things are.

Welcome to the “Longest List of the Longest Stuff with the Longest Domain Name at Long Last!”

It’s very easy to surf too. You… Continue reading

Nutrition Data

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Nutrition Data

With all the holiday food that is going to get eaten at holiday parties and family dinners, my thoughts turn to nutrition. Would you believe I found a great site on nutrition data? My favorite thing is the search engine where you put in the food and it tells you the nutritional value of it.

I recommend that everyone start at the ND Quick Start link. This… Continue reading

Digital History

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Digital History

Welcome to Digital History. It is an educational site that is designed specifically for history teachers and their students.

This site offers up a plethora of information and it also has a lot of navigation options to choose from. You can use the side menu, you can use the pictures in the middle of the site, and you can even scroll to the bottom of… Continue reading

Digital History

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Digital History

Welcome to Digital History. It is an educational site that is designed specifically for history teachers and their students.

This site offers up a plethora of information and it also has a lot of navigation options to choose from. You can use the side menu, you can use the pictures in the middle of the site, and you can even scroll to the bottom of the page… Continue reading

Wayfaring

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Wayfaring

Wayfaring is the neatest thing to hit maps in a long time. I admit that I’m a map geek. So when I found this site I went gaga and spent way too many hours playing with it instead of writing about it.

Now that I’ve gotten the ‘playing with it’ out of my system, I’m delighted to share it with you. You’re probably asking yourself, “What’s so… Continue reading

Obsolete Computer Museum

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Obsolete Computer Museum

I really love technology so when I found this site I was thrilled to take a walk through the computer’s history. When I got here I thought where’s the navigation? Well, you have to scroll down the page to get to it. After the first two sections you come to the Lobby and Exhibits section. Exactly what we’re looking for!

Lobby - here you will… Continue reading

Paper Forest

Friday, January 13th, 2006

It amazes me what people can do with a simple piece of paper and some ingenuity. This is a blog devoted to paper art and artists. You can explore different artists from the side links as well as view galleries.

The first entry that greeted me had this great paper plane animation site listed. Just click the image and the site should load in another browser. Choose your… Continue reading

National Anthems

Friday, January 13th, 2006

National Anthems

I’d start out by recommending that you read the introduction as it explains why some things were included, how you can contribute, and what you can find in different areas.

This site is so easy to navigate. Just click the letter of the country that you want to learn about then choose the country from the menu tree that drops down for that letter.

Not only… Continue reading

Cost of Living Wizard

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Cost of Living Wizard

From time to time, I find a really great calculator that I just have to share. The Cost of Living Wizard is one such calculator. What’s better than being cool? Well, being easy to use of course!

All you need to know is your total income for the year, the state and city you live in, and the state and city you work… Continue reading

wikiHow

Friday, January 13th, 2006

When I first hit the internet in search of How-to sites I fell in love with E-how. Now I found wikiHow – a collaborative writing project to make the world’s biggest how-to manual. And as their slogan says “The How-To Manual that Anyone Can Write or Edit.” It’s how-to guide that you can participate in.

The first thing you’ll probably notice – is the Search field near the top of… Continue reading

Hindenburg (LZ-129)

Friday, January 13th, 2006

Hindenburg (LZ-129)

The Hindenburg was a marvel of it’s time. Why don’t you check out this site and explore its history from the time of construction to the artifacts that are left from the terrible fire that ended its air service.

It is easy to navigate, just scroll down to the pictures and click either the picture or the link underneath it. From the Hindenburg Construction section to… Continue reading

GIGAPXL Project

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

GIGAPXL Project

I want to bring you my favorite section of this site. The Balboa Reflecting Pool in San Diego, CA. There are a lot of great pictures here at the GIGAPXL Project, but these were by far my favorites. Navigation is easy – just scroll down. If you want to check out the rest of the site, just use the Site Menu on the side menu.

This… Continue reading

West Point in the Making of America

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

West Point in the Making of America

For me, West Point has been something that I’ve had very peripheral knowledge of. I knew that it existed and that people went to school there and trained there, but I had little to no idea of how much of an impact it has had on history. So, as soon as I discovered this interesting fact, I wanted to share it with… Continue reading

The Helpful Gardner

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

The Helpful Gardener

You’re thinking it is winter, why a gardening site? Well if you love gardens you’ll know that there is always something going on in every season. You can start planning your garden now.

You can find navigation along the top yellow bar or the side menu and lots of articles featured right on the front page.

Did you get a poinsettia this Christmas? Well don’t toss… Continue reading

Fun Trivia

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Sometimes you just need to take some time and have some fun. Well this site has plenty of it. This is a site full of quizzes, crossword puzzles, and trivia. Why don’t you put what you know to the test?

There are several ways to navigate the site. You can use the side menu and find trivia and quizzes by category

The Poetry Archive

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

The Poetry Archive

I’m really excited! This is a fantastic poetry site. Not only can you search for poems to read. you can also listen to them. (Note: You need to have RealPlayer installed on your computer to listen to the poets).

I’ve been browsing here for several hours now, lost in poem after poem. When you listen to a poem, they suggest another and I just keep… Continue reading

Dig Here!

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Dig Here!

Have you ever wondered how far you would go if you dug a hole deep enough? I know it’s unlikely that you could dig to the other side of the Earth; I mean with all of those layers, and not to mention the burning hot core, but that doesn’t mean we can’t ask, “What if?”

This site is a lot of fun for all those times you… Continue reading

TIME: The Best Photos of the Year 2005

Monday, January 9th, 2006

TIME: The Best Photos of the Year 2005

Click enter begin a journey through some of the best photographs of 2005. I was unprepared for what I was about to see. These are some of the most haunting photographs that I’ve seen a while. I forgot that they were from TIME, and would be the year in review.

From New Orleans… Continue reading

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