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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

Movie Mistakes 2005

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Movie Mistakes 2005

Now that the year is coming to a close, why not check out all the movie mistakes from 2005? Whether it’s a continuity mistake or the crew and their equipment is visible, you’ll find it here.

Just choose a movie off the list and you can discover out all the mistakes that have been found in that movie… Continue reading

Find Law

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Find Law

Welcome to Find Law for the public. This means that you can find answers to your pressing law concerns before contacting a lawyer. Find information on just about any legal topic you’d ever want

The first thing the site asks you for is your zip code. Why do they need it? Well laws vary from State to State. Entering… Continue reading

Duck Planet

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Duck Planet

Growing up, did you have a rubber-ducky for bath time fun? I know as a kid both my sister and I did. There are some people out there who still love their rubber-ducks. I have a friend who collects them. I was looking to find a duck she didn’t have when I came across this site.

If you haven’t guessed, this… Continue reading

Sandal & Socks 4 Ever

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Sandal & Socks 4 Ever

I’ve never understood the fad of wearing socks with sandals, yet I know that there have been times where I have done it. It helps that my sandals are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned, extra squishy, kind of like walking on clouds but with great arch support. If you can’t tell I love them.… Continue reading

Earth Calendar

Monday, January 9th, 2006

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 it’s own you can also use the tabs across the top of the page to check out holidays based on date, country, religion, and lunar phases.

Date – This is like a search engine… Continue reading

Draw Me Something

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

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

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

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

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

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

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

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

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

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

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005
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

Wayfaring

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

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

Obsolete Computer Museum

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

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

Paper Forest

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Paper Forest

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… Continue reading

National Anthems

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

National Anthems

This site is so easy to navigate and so much fun. 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 can you learn the history of that country’s anthem, but you can also listen to a .midi sound file, check out the lyrics, or view the… Continue reading

wikiHow

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

wikiHow

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… Continue reading

Hindenburg (LZ-129)

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

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

Sound Transit

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Sound Transit

Welcome to Sound Transit where you can find sound from all over the world. When you first get to the site you have two options – Search For Sounds or Book A Transit.

Search For Sounds – In this section you can search for specific sounds, whether by artist, country & location, or keyword. It’s very simple really, just… Continue reading

Cool Site: Everyday Science

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Everyday Science

“The National Synchrotron Light Source is a scientific facility that is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Each year, more than 2500 scientists from all over the world come to perform experiments at the NSLS. This website describes some of the everyday science that goes on at the NSLS and how it may impact your everyday life.”

Doesn’t it sound exciting, all those scientist converging… Continue reading

Cool Site: Healthy Fridge

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Healthy Fridge

One of the big health concerns facing people right now is heart disease. This site is devoted to providing heart healthy tips for you and you family. Navigation is pretty simple. There are buttons near the top of the page that break the site down into four sections. Under those there are two more links the What’s New and Search sections.

The Healthy Fridge has 10 tips… Continue reading

Cool Site: Weather Gallery from NOAA, NWS

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

NOAA Photo Library – National Weather Service

Welcome to the NOAA Photo Library’s National Weather Service Photo Gallery. You can explore the navigation on the side menu if you want, but you just have to scroll down to get to the core content.

The photos are divided into topical galleries. To view the images click on the number next to the gallery you wish to view. Some only… Continue reading

Cool Site: Recipezaar

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Recipezaar

It’s that time of year when we all start cooking a little bit more to warm up the house or to try out some new recipes for those holiday meals. This excellent recipe site has pictures of a lot of the recipes! You can share your recipes and photos and browse through others’ recipes and photos. In order to post, you’ll need to sign up for a free… Continue reading

Cool Site: Ask Oxford

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Ask Oxford

As a writer I adore word sites. There is something just so appealing about quotes, stories, and new ways to use words or just the opportunity to learn new words and integrate them into my vocabulary and writing. I really like this site because of its witty quotes and interesting layout.

The main sections are in the middle of the page: Word of the Day, A Quote… Continue reading

Cool Site: Word Count

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Word Count

While I found this site fascinating and a fun way to waste some time, I couldn’t quite figure out how to describe it. Then I headed to their about section and found that they had already done so.

“WordCount™ is an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness. Each word is… Continue reading

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