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Herbal Gardens

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Do you love flowers, herbs, and plants? Do you just plain love gardening? Well then, this is definitely a cool site for you to check out.
From the Herb of the Month section to the Crafts, and even the Kitchen section this site is chocked full of good stuff for gardeners,
and those who might just want to try their hands at some

Eye Witness to History

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Eye Witness to History

This site’s slogan is “History through the eyes of those who lived it.” Fairly straight forward, but that doesn’t even begin to describe the gems of historical information that you’ll find here. From ancient times to modern times you’ll find eye witness accounts of information about what happened in history.

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Mike’s Electric Stuff

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Mike’s Electric Stuff

At Mike’s site of Electric Stuff you will find tons of neat stuff from the innards of electronic gadgets to pretty nixie tubes. The site is broken down into three sections: Antique Glass Stuff, Telsa Coils and High Voltage Stuff, and Miscellaneous Stuff.

Antique Glass Stuff: This is where you will find the pretty nixie tubes, and a lot of other really cool stuff… Continue reading

The Smoke Ring

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

The Smoke Ring

There’s still enough summertime left to get sizzlin’. That’s right, it’s barbecue time. With the Smoke Ring you can learn everything you need to know about barbecuing.

There’s a huge how to section and tons of recipes for you to try. And I’m talking about barbecue from all over the world. While I was there surfing the site there was a lovely Puerto Rican… Continue reading

Red Nova

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Red Nova

This site is so cool and I’m very excited about sharing it with you because I love it so much. I like to visit this site everyday and start my journey under the “Images” tab where you’ll get the “Image of the Day”.

The Image of the Day when I visited was the Bering Glacier in Alaska. Not only do you a great picture, but also… Continue reading

The American Package Museum

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

The American Package Museum

This Museum and site preserve the package designs of the early 20th century. You’ll find all the navigation on the top of the page in the navigation bar.

To get started you can click on “Exhibits”. Here you’ll basically move forward through an alphabetically organized set of pictures of packaging that makes up the exhibit section. This, of course, is really cool. It… Continue reading

Games We Play

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Games We Play

If you guessed that this site was all about games you would be right. This site is about game play throughout history and the present day. How games impact our lives, and what they teach us.

“Far from being frivolous, games have always had distinct cultural purposes. Games have been an important pastime for adults and children alike, providing intellectual challenges and entertaining practice… Continue reading

The Wonderful World of Baroque Music

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

The Wonderful World of Baroque Music

This site is a wonderful place to spend a morning. You can learn all about Baroque music, see portraits of baroque composers, and rare baroque instruments. This site is full of the history of baroque music.

What is baroque music like? Well you can answer that question by visiting the Baroque Music Sampler section of the site. You can listen to… Continue reading

Julia Child : Lessons with Master Chefs

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Julia Child : Lessons with Master Chefs

I was struck with deep sadness when I learned that Julia Child died. So in honor of the legend she was I’m bring you this site. To learn more about Julia herself check out the link near the bottom of the page called Remembering Julia Child.

Prime Video Cuts – This is my favorite… Continue reading

Cell Phones For Soldiers

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Cell Phones For Soldiers

With the overwhelming positive response I got from running Operation Paperback and Adopt-a-Platoon, I’m bringing you Cell Phones for Soldiers. “The Cell Phones for Soldiers program was started by two teenagers from Norwell Massachusetts, 13 year old Brittany Bergquist and her 12 year old brother Robbie.” They heard of a soldier racking up major long distance charges trying to call home and were spurred… Continue reading

Quaint Places

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Quaint Places

This site is all about quaint places, which means that travelers and vacationers will find information and photos from historic, artistic, romantic and picturesque locations from around the US and Canada.

This site is just beginning so there will definitely be tons of updates to this site. What you’ll find here now are quaint places, wonderful photos, and tons of information. To find their favorite locations… Continue reading

Ben’s Guide to Government

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

This site is fabulous! Unlike a lot of the educational sites I bring you this one goes all the way from K through 12 so there won’t be a child left out in the cold. There is also a section for parents and teachers.

Choose your child’s grade level, and you will be taken to a chalkboard of topics that are grade appropriate. This will then take them through the… Continue reading

Inspiration Line

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Inspiration Line

“Inspiration Line is a colorful online magazine—FREE each week for those seeking encouragement and positive life coaching.”

At first I thought, “What will this site really have to offer?” Well, let me tell you, I was amazed. There are tons of great parts to this site like Laughs, Quotes, Facts and Trivia, and a lot

Preferred Consumer

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Preferred Consumer

With a slogan like “Don’t Just Buy. Know.” I had to check this site out. I loved their welcome message so much I’m going to share it with you. It really tells you what they are all about.

“Welcome to Preferred Consumer, where valued consumers come to get the information they need to make informed buying decisions. Here you’ll find 26 channels of original articles… Continue reading

Golden Age Cartoons

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Golden Age Cartoons

This is definitely a cool site. It pays homage to the Golden Age Cartoons featuring everything from the Looney Tunes Characters to Walter Lantz’s Characters. Here I’ll show you around. The site is divided into sections: The Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodys Page, The Walter Lantz Cartune Encyclopedia, Mathew Hunter’s Too Looney Page, The Columbia’s Crows Nest, Golden Age Funnies, Classic Cartoon Records, and… Continue reading

PONG Story

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

PONG Story

This is the story of PONG, the first video game, and Ralph Baer its creator. You’ll learn how Baer’s first experiments in the 1950s and 1960s were rejected, but in the early 70s he started a revolution. Who could imagine that a dot on a screen being hit by two straight lines would lead to the high-end graphic video games of today… Continue reading

International Federation of Competitive Eating

Catch the latest news from the world of Competitive Eating with this site. I didn’t know there was a world of competitive eating till I ran across this really cool site. There is a circuit of tournaments for competitive eating that spans the nation. And for many different types of food, I’d love to have to eat ice cream.

The astonishing part… Continue reading

Nation Master

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Nation Master

This is a site where you can compare between countries and you don’t have to rely on just once source, but all sources are cited so you can check up to make sure they are legitimate.

How can you use this site? Well check out their introduction and they’ll let you know just how you can:

“Welcome to NationMaster.com, a massive central data source and… Continue reading

History World

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

History World

To use this site efficiently I recommend browsing the two demos that they have provided on the homepage, they will really help you make the most out of the site. They are only a couple of minutes long but are really helpful. The first video is Finding the Right Story – it will help you use the search engine and the give you the knowledge… Continue reading

Society for Barefoot Living

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Society for Barefoot Living

Here is the one thing they want everyone to read when you visit their site. So I’ll put it here so you can jaunt around the site and get to the good stuff. Here is their Facts section in a nutshell:

*It is healthy for your feet to go barefoot.
*It is not against the law to go barefoot into any kind… Continue reading

Discovering Lewis and Clark

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Discovering Lewis and Clark

I am very excited to be bringing you this site on Lewis & Clark and their journey. This has to be one of the nicest history sites I’ve found. It has the one thing that makes a site a step above in my eyes—both a flash version and an html version for those who don’t like the time flash takes to load. So… Continue reading

The History of Lunchboxes

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

The History of Lunchboxes

“There was a time not so long ago that the lunchbox was the ultimate in personal expression. More than a mere carrying case for peanut butter and bologna sandwiches, your lunchbox showed who you were and who you aspired to be.”

That was such a great intro I couldn’t help but share it with you. This site starts the history of the lunchbox in… Continue reading

The Gallery of Unfortunate Cards

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

I hope you have some time on your hands for this one. This had me laughing for hours, I honestly couldn’t leave until I had read over a hundred pages of this site. This site is the gallery of unfortunate cards and there are galleries full of them with witty commentary.

You could start your visit to this site by reading the

Vince and Larry’s Safety City

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Vince and Larry’s Safety City

Welcome to Safety City, one of coolest places around to teach your kids and refresh your own memory, about what’s safe. You can start your visit by scrolling down the page and taking Vince and Larry’s Safety Challenge. The challenge is 20 questions about vehicle safety (vehicles being bikes, buses, and cars). It’s a quick quiz that took me about a minute… Continue reading

Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century

That’s a mouthful of a title but it is what this site is all about. Come here and learn about what the crowning engineering achievements of the 20th century are.

You’ll notice upon arriving that the list is spelled out right in front of you and numbered one to twenty. But if you click on any of the topics you… Continue reading

Europe Travel Tips

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Europe Travel Tips

Their intro tells you just about everything you need to know to navigate with ease around the site. So I’m bringing it to you here as well.

“Welcome to the Europe Travel Tips web site, a resource for general information, top destinations, and informative tips for travel to countries in Europe. Please click on a country name or select one from the menu on… Continue reading

Internet Sacred Text Archives

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Internet Sacred Text Archive

This site is very much what the title says. It is an archive of online texts for anyone to view, without establishing nation or creed, to promote religious tolerance and scholarship.

You can read up about everything from myth and folklore to the major religions. If you want to… Continue reading

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