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Drop Me Off In Harlem

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Drop Me Off In Harlem

I always start at a site by checking the “About” section. This one had a very moving introduction to the site, and I couldn’t think of a better way to put it so I’m going to share it with you:

“Within the physical parameters that define Harlem, between the years of 1917 and 1935, artists, writers, dancers, musicians, activists, philosophers, and patrons went… Continue reading

Castles of the World

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Castles of the World

Learn all about castles with this site. You can also find out where you can go on castle tours, find castles for sale, and learn about the architecture of castles.

My favorite part of this site is the country listing on the side bar of the page. It allows you to choose which country and then pick a city (I think) and then… Continue reading

Sensitive Light

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Sensitive Light

I loved this photo gallery when I ran across it thanks to a submission from a reader. You can browse a gallery by choosing “Gallery” at the top of the page then by clicking on one of the titles on the page. If you choose a title you’ll be taken to the first picture in the gallery click “next” at the bottom to browse more.… Continue reading

Remember Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Remember Ronald Reagan

It was with great sadness that we found that Ronald Reagan had died. So let’s remember him and his very vivid lifetime by visiting this site. There are several areas to this site. but the best part is the memories.

You can read memories about Ronald Reagan from the people whose lives he touched, or if he touched your life in some way you… Continue reading

Olympics Through Time

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Olympics Through Time

Welcome to a site all about the history of the Olympics. The site is divided into sections: Prehistory, Antiquity, and Revival.

In “Prehistory” you will learn how the Olympics came to be, what events lead up to the concept of it, and who participated. On the side bar you will see navigation links that will take you from Egypt to Olympia.

In “Antiquity” you… Continue reading

All About Puppies

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

All About Puppies

We just got a new puppy and I was looking for information to help me out with the rearing of it. He’s a trying little bugger but cute as a button. So I got online and started a thorough search of sites.

While this site may not look impressive it is full of factual, useful information all about puppies and how to take care… Continue reading

Pop Vs. Soda

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Pop Vs. Soda

Ah the great debate of soft drinks, what generic word do you use to describe carbonated soft drinks? Do you call it pop? Do you call it soda? Do you call it Coke? Do you have something else you call it? Well this is the place to find out where you fit into the demographics.

Crash Bonsai

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Crash Bonsai

“CrashBonsai is the creation of John Rooney, an artist who is torn between the desire to create and destroy. Recently, he has been making bonsai plants, and combining them with model cars and trucks which he has creatively smashed and melted, to create ‘CrashBonsai’, little living car crash sculptures.”

I’m bringing you this site so

Pet Loss Support

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Pet Loss Support

We lost our puppy on June 16th to Parvovirus. It was heartbreaking, not to mention devastating. Was there anything we could have done differently? Guilt crept in like a plague, some how it was all our fault. I couldn’t keep thoughts like that out of my head so I went looking for support.

I found this site. It goes through the grieving process with you… Continue reading

GlobeXplorer Image Atlas

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

GlobeXplorer Image Atlas

Check out the street where you live via aerial and satellite imagery. Just type in your address in the area provided on the side (if you are worried about information tracking just type in your city and state) and let the image load.

When the image loads you’ll be looking at your street, then you can zoom in to view your house, or you… Continue reading

The Adventures of Herman

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Adventures of Herman

This is a site about worms—hose helpful little critters that are in our soil. Now you can learn all about them with the Adventures of Herman the Worm. This site is divided into sections, can be read in Spanish, and there is even a Teacher’s Bin.

My History — Learn where worms came from and how they got to North America.

My Family… Continue reading

The Glory of Chinese Printing

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Glory of Chinese Printing

At this site you can choose whether to view the site in Chinese or in English—I obviously chose English. Once you are in the English section of the site you can explore the Glory of Chinese Printing! From the Introduction which will lead you through each section of the site, or from the Index where you can simply click on the links you… Continue reading

Stonehenge

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Stonehenge

“Stonehenge stands as a timeless testimony to the people who built it, between 3000BC and 1500BC. An amazing feat of engineering and arguably the most sophisticated stone circle in the world, it remains a mystery.”

Learn all about these mysterious ruins with this great site. Whether you’re just curious, planning a visit, or doing a report, I think you will find this site is stellar. From… Continue reading

The Leonardo Museum in Vinci

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

The Leonardo Museum in Vinci

“Located in the medieval Castello Guidi (11-12 cen.), the Leonardo Museum dominates the small city of Vinci.” Now it dominates the web as well with its online exhibits that you can prowl through. You can get a real feel for the museum itself since there are floor plans of the actual museum you can look through. Then you’ll be on to the heart… Continue reading

Poetry Daily

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Poetry Daily

I fell in love with this site when I stumbled across it. Poetry Daily features a different poem every day. So, whether you have a favorite poet or you just like poetry, you’ll get a great variety. You click on the poem title to read the poem and then you will notice underneath the poem there are some options: Recommend the Poem, Printer Friendly, and Previously… Continue reading

White House 101

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

White House 101

Welcome to the White House Site for kids of all ages! Introduce your children to Washington with an array of fun facts, activities, games and much, much more! They can learn about the history of the White House, the traditions, even the pets that have lived there.

GORP

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

GORP

What’s GORP? You ask. Is it some kind of alien language, or maybe an abbreviation? Well my question for you is, do you love the great outdoors? Then this site is definitely for you. With this site you can get great advice on everything from gear to destinations.

This is a site that has tons of travel information for people who love outdoor adventures such as hiking… Continue reading

Windows to the Universe

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Windows to the Universe

Learn about our planet, the solar system we live in, astronomy and the universe. You also learn about Space Weather, Space Missions, Myths, Art-Books-Film, History & People, Geology, Life, Physics, and Images & Multimedia about Space. Sounds like a lot doesn’t it? Well let me break

CRAYON.net

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

CRAYON.net

Don’t you wish you could get only the parts of the newspaper you enjoy reading? I mean, I personally have no interest in sports and could take or leave the sports section of the newspaper. So what if I could create a newspaper that didn’t have a sports section? Well, now I can with this site.

CRAYON stands for “Create Your Own Newspaper”. I highly recommend you… Continue reading

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

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