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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.

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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

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