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Congressional Email Directory

Monday, January 17th, 2005

All Americans should access to their representatives in Congress. This directory makes that easy. Just scroll down the menu of states and choose the one you live in. I live in Ohio so I would scroll down to it and click it.

When I click on it, it opens a list of Senators and Representatives for Ohio. You’ll notice that there are two links just about for each person—the first… Continue reading

AstroMeeting

Monday, January 17th, 2005

Of all the sites I have brought you that look into the skies and outer space, this one has got to be my favorite. Not only is it seamless to surf, but all the photographs are beautiful.

There are many ways to surf this site as well. You can start by browsing:

The Latest — The most recently posted photos.

The Best Of — A handful of the best photos.… Continue reading

Al Jolson Society Official Web Page

Monday, January 17th, 2005

“This website is dedicated to the man who was known as The World’s Greatest Entertainer, a superstar before the word was coined, and whose musical heritage created much of the entertainment industry we know today. With text, photos, music and more, here is the source to learn about Al Jolson, the master showman of American theatre, whose career spanned fifty years of American Music history.”

There are five sections to… Continue reading

USAid Earthquake & Tsunami Relief

Monday, January 17th, 2005

The Asian Earthquake and resulting tsunami is being called the worst disaster of our time. To find out who was affected, check out the section “Current Situation”. This tells you not only who was affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami but also the International Response to the situation.

Before scrolling much further down the page I’d like you to notice the blue box that says “How Can I Help?” In… Continue reading

Route 41

Monday, January 17th, 2005

Welcome to Route 41 by Lawrence C. Sarsoun. This site is extraordinarily well written and makes you feel as though you had really journeyed to all these places with the author.

Route 66 may be called the “Mother Road” and gets alot of attention as it winds from Chicago to Los Angeles. But there are other roads with other stories. The Route 41 website is about such a road, “a… Continue reading

How Everyday Things are Made

Monday, January 17th, 2005

“AIM has developed an introductory website for kids and adults showing how various items are made. It covers over 40 different products and manufacturing processes, and includes almost 4 hours of manufacturing video. It is targeted towards non-engineers and engineers alike. Think of it as your own private online factory tour, or a virtual factory tour, if you wish.”

To use this

Legends of America

Friday, January 7th, 2005

This site’s slogan is “A Travel Site for the Nostalgic and Historic Minded.” You’ll find tons of fun travel information from Ghost Towns to Treasure Tales and there is even a Photo Gallery for those of us who like visuals.

What’s New — This tells you what has been recently added to the site.

American History — Here you can learn all about America’s History from books you can read… Continue reading

The Bug Guide

Friday, January 7th, 2005

Well are you fascinated by insects or other creepy crawlies? I’m not but there a lot of people who are. I ran across this site trying to identify a scary looking spider that was in my house. I needed to find out if it was poisonous so my cat didn’t eat it. I did find the spider I was looking for and, while scary looking, was not poisonous. But what… Continue reading

Grave Addiction

Friday, January 7th, 2005

This site contains photos of cemeteries, haunted places, abandoned buildings, and historical parks that the site’s author has visited.

It is divided by categories:

Cemeteries — You can browse this section in two ways. One, just scroll down and click the links that you fancy taking a look at or two, you can browse by County/State, City/State, Haunted Cemeteries, or Top 50 which are… Continue reading

Tornado Chase Day

Friday, January 7th, 2005

This is an “image site for tornado chasers, weather photographers, sky lovers and dreamers” and all of the above can find something to enjoy here.

Here you can see New Images of 2004′s Tornado season. They are sorted by location, so choose a location to browse the images. The New ones are marked with the word “New” in orange before the link. Not only do you get dramatic images of… Continue reading

The Invisible Library

Friday, January 7th, 2005

Now that is an interesting title, isn’t it? What does it mean? What is the Invisible Library? Well you can bet I’m going to tell you.

“The Invisible Library is a collection of books that only appear in other books. Within the library’s catalog you will find imaginary books, pseudobiblia, artifictions, fabled tomes, libris phantastica, and all manner of books unwritten, unread, unpublished, and unfound.”

Click “Enter” to start your… Continue reading

Coloring Page

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

This is a great site to introduce your kids to, mainly because there are a ton of activities to keep their busy little hands out of trouble. Animated Cards, Coloring, and Games are only a few of the great things you will find here.

Animated Cards — It will open in a new window. If it doesn’t you need to click the

Imagination

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

I love this site. It is simple and wonderful at the same time. You’ll notice that it says “imagination” and then it goes on to say “I couldn’t think of anything. Sorry. Show me your imagination instead.” That’s when the real fun begins.

Now you can swirl color all over your screen and let your imagination take you into different shapes and patterns. If you click while doing your swirls… Continue reading

Only Piano

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

This site is wonderful. For anyone who likes to listen to piano music, or plays the piano, this site is for you. My favorite section is “Only Piano” where you can listen to piano music 24 hrs. a day. You’ll need to download the Live365 player (which is free) to listen to this free music station. I’ve been using Live365 for two years and love it.

My next favorite is… Continue reading

A Ghost in My Suitcase

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

A Ghost in my Suitcase, your guide to haunted Travel. We’ll focus our information on three of their sections—Haunted Places, Ghostly Travel Guides, and Ghost BLOG.

Haunted Places — Here you can read very interesting accounts of the writer of this site and his wife. They travel and tend to check out haunted places. My favorite story was of the Winchester Mystery

WEHT

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

WEHT stands for “What Ever Happened To?” This is where you can find out where all those one hit wonders, child stars, sitcom stars, and many more. There are a lot of categories to search through and a lot of information on different people.

There is a top five list of the most searched for, last added, top 5, top 5 of the week, to make some searching easier. I… Continue reading

American Museum of Photography

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

This site is full of wonderful and unique American photography. There are quite a few galleries, let’s explore them now.

Scott Mutter: A More Perfect World — These are a series of very interesting montages that are left up to the viewer to decide what they mean. Click the image to see a large version of the picture as well as more information about the piece. For those of you… Continue reading

Atomic Archive

Wednesday, December 29th, 2004

This is a site where you can explore the history, science, and consequences of the atomic bomb. It is also very easy to navigate with tabs — Science, History, Library, Media, and Almanac.

Science — Here is where you learn the science behind the atomic bomb. From how the nuclear reaction is made to the after effects caused by the reaction. There is even a nifty section called “Example Scenarios”… Continue reading

St. Nicholas Center

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

“Discovering the Truth about Santa Claus.” That was the first line on this site that caught my eye, and it is exactly what you will do here. You can learn all about Santa Claus, in his many forms, and from all around the world.

Click on “Who is St. Nicholas? Who is Santa Claus? Are They the Same? Find out Here.” And you can truly learn all about the differences… Continue reading

Snow Days

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

“It’s always snowing somewhere!” That’s a line from the introduction to this site. It’s always snowing here. I’m thanking my lucky stars too, because I’d give anything for snow right now. My front yard looks like a mud pit from all this winter rain.

Well if you want to see the flakes I made, go to “Find a Flake”. Where it says “name”, type in AMANDA, and where it says… Continue reading

Brain Explorer

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Have you ever wanted to explore your brain? Well now you can with Brain Explorer.

Brain Atlas — “From the brain and the brain alone arise our pleasures, joys, laughter and jests, as well as our sorrows, pains and griefs” (Hippocrates). Here you can learn about the structure of your brain, and the body functions controlled by each part. Explore the Forebrain, Midbrain, Hindbrain, Spinal Column, and Cerebral Vasculature. This… Continue reading

Relaxing TV Channel

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

It sure is cold here, and I wish I had a fire. Well, I may not have a fireplace but I can watch a fire. Not only can I watch a fire but I have three pages of fires I can choose from. Just choose your download speed, save it and then open it to have a wonderful, crackling fire to watch and enjoy! Even a Yule Log for the… Continue reading

Early Recorded Sounds & Wax Cylinders

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

I’m in love with this site. CD’s can get scratched in a split second, tapes can get eaten by the tape player, but wax cylinders from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s still play, and you can listen to them here on this site. Seems like technology has gone downhill when you consider the difference in how these things last.

In the first section “Early Recorded Sounds & Wax Cylinders”… Continue reading

Language Museum

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Welcome to Language Museum site where you can find just about everything you need to know about languages. I think their intro sums it up pretty well so I will share it with you here.

“The Language Museum is a linguistic website which offers the samples of 2000 languages in the world. Every sample includes 4 parts: (1) a sample image, (2) an English translation, (3) the speaking countries and… Continue reading

XC Skiing Information Season

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Attention cross country skiers, this site is for you, even those beginner’s like me. Here you can find Daily Snow Reports, Resort Guides, Equipment Directory, Ski Racing, and much, much more.

I loved the Snow Monsters section—it’s the kids ski section. It contains a Kid’s Club, Movies and Cartoons, Next X Snow, My Mountain, and a section called “Respect Nature”. I love the Respect Nature section which teaches all about… Continue reading

Degree Confluence Project

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

“The project is an organized sampling of the world. There is a confluence within 49 miles (79 km) of you if you’re on the surface of Earth. We’ve discounted confluences in the oceans and some near the poles, but there are still 12,555 to be found.”

They are taking pictures of all these confluences. So that means that are tons of photos for you to browse through of these special… Continue reading

Safe Car

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

It’s the time of year where in some places the weather is beginning to get crummy. Which in my mind brings up the idea of car safety. With this site you can make sure that your car is safe

Equipment and Safety — This is the section where you can find out all about the equipment on your car, and how safe it is. Check out Tires, Airbags, and Rollover… Continue reading

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