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Classic Gaming

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Classic Gaming

Welcome to Classic Gaming.com where you can reminisce about the games of old. I love classic games from Pacman to Pong. While you are here, be sure to check out the Console Museum, the Game Museum, not to mention the archive of articles. These can all be found on the left side of the screen, under Features.… Continue reading

Bartleby

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Welcome to Bartleby. Here’s an idea of what it’s about from it’s welcome page:

“Bartleby.com—after the humble character of its namesake scrivener, or copyist—publishes the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge for the home, classroom, and desktop of each and every Internet participant.”

This site is great whether you just love literature, or need to know

The Butterfly Site

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Butterfly Site

Welcome to the Butterfly Site, where you’ll learn everything you can imagine about butterflies, from gardening to biology, it’s all here.

Gardening – This section will tell you exactly how to make a butterfly garden. From

Old Sturbridge Village

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Old Sturbridge Village

Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village where you can explore what life was like in early New England. The “Special Features” section of this site includes The Critter Corner, The Tavern at OSV, The Online Quilt Exhibit, Panoramic Images, and Heirloom Gardening. These features are why we are all here today.

The Critter Corner — This is the online section where the new arrivals, also… Continue reading

The USGenWeb Project

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The USGenWeb Project

“This is the home page for The USGenWeb Project. We are a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.”

Well their introduction tells you who they are and what they are doing, I can’t argue with that. So let’s check this site out… Continue reading

The Paul Smith Foundation

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Paul Smith Foundation

“Paul was born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1921. Although severe cerebral palsy kept him out of school, it hasn’t kept him from having a remarkable life!” Read all about the artist’s life at the “About the Artist” section — he has truly lived a fascinating life.

Paul makes amazing art using a typewriter. You won’t believe the detail of the art, I’d… Continue reading

Collection of String Figures

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Collection of String Figures

With tons of sting figures for you to learn and try out with video clips of how to make them, you’ll be tied up in this site for a while. I’ve spent the afternoon trying to make some of these and the instructions make it pretty easy, but I’ve learned that my fingers aren’t as flexible as they used to be.

There is… Continue reading

Old Superstitions

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Old Superstitions

If you like superstitions, or are superstitious, this site is fabulous, fascinating, and full of old superstitions. With many categories, such as: Good Luck, Bad Luck, Animal, General, Card, Acting and Stage, Baby, Christmas, New Year, New Home, Wedding, Hair, Halloween, and Death superstitions. And each section is chocked full of superstitions, a lot of which I had never even heard of.

*Saying “God Bless… Continue reading

E-How

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

E-How

E-How is a directory of 15,000 step-by-step How-To instructions. Divided into categories, you can click on the subject you want information on, or you can type your topic into the search engine and click “search for it” to search the directory for the information you are looking for.

By clicking on a directory you will find that each directory is broken down into general topics providing a… Continue reading

Ask Art

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Ask Art

Ask Art — The Artist’s Bluebook. Today I’m bringing you the free access part of Ask Art. Here you will find a great directory of museums, galleries, glossaries and whole lot more. It is divided into sections: Museums, Galleries/Dealers, Auction Houses, ART Travel Directory, Professional Associations, Art Glossary, and Dealer Artwork for Sale.

Those you can all check out on your own time, although I’ll… Continue reading

Bulb

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Bulb

Lots of beautiful flowers and plants grow from bulbs, and a lot of them need special care. Learn all about the art of planting bulbs, and nursing them into beautiful plants with this site. Not only can you learn the Basics, but you will also learn about Spring, Summer, Cut, and read some really helpful Guides.

The Basics — This where you’ll learn exactly what a bulb… Continue reading

Big Eyed Art Bonanza

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Big Eyed Art Bonanza

Here’s an art site that’s a little different… Remember those paintings of the little girls and animals with the big sad eyes? They were very popular in late 60′s and 70′s. Here you can learn all about this art style, pricing for pieces of big eyed art, the artists, the toys, and even get links to some tribute pages, and new artists continuing the… Continue reading

Open Secrets

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Open Secrets

Open Secrets is your guide to the Money in U.S Elections. Here you can find out how much financial backing the different candidates have in the race to get elected.

At last count Bush was at $228,743,338 and Kerry raised $186,593,248. You can also see how much each candidate has spent.

Click on “Candidate Comparison” to see who some of the big contributors are. Did… Continue reading

The Why Files

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Why Files

“The Why Files—the Science behind the News.” That is a simple description of this site. While visiting I got caught up in an article about Climate Change which discusses the movie “The Day After Tomorrow” and looks at the premise of the movie from a scientific point of view: could rapid climate change lead to another ice age as quickly as the movie showed?… Continue reading

Pets Welcome

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Pets Welcome

Some of us can’t leave home without our best buddies—our pets. Now you can travel with your pet! By checking out “Pets Welcome” you can choose places to stay where your pet can stay too. Check out the Lodging Listings for over 25,000 hotels, B&Bs, ski resorts, campgrounds, and beaches that are pet-friendly.

Clicking “Lodging Listings” is just the start. Here you will find the… Continue reading

Elderhostel

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Elderhostel

We’ve all heard of youth hostel’s right? Places that college students can go stay when they are traveling around the world. Well, now you’re going to hear about Elder hostel! Their slogan is that they are “the nation’s and the world’s largest educational and travel organization for older adults.”

If you’re 55 or older, you’ll find the world’s most diverse and affordable selection of learning adventures… Continue reading

ATM Locator

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Today I’m bringing you two links, one for those of you who use VISA, and one for those of you who use MASTERCARD. These sites are ATM Locators, and are quite helpful, especially if you are traveling and need to get some money from your credit card (or debit card – seeing as most debit cards are also either VISA or MASTERCARD.)

World on Wheelz

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

World on Wheelz

You are probably wondering what World on Wheelz is about, well I’m here to tell you all about it. This site is dedicated to Wheelchair
Accessible Travel. That’s right, places where you can visit even if you are restricted to a wheel chair. Let’s face it, a lot of people don’t
advertise whether they are wheel chair accessible or not—this will provide… Continue reading

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.

Think

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

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