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This page has an index.  To jump to a subject you are interested in, just click on that listing in the index. This page is being written, April 2004.  The links work for me now unless otherwise noted. (A FAQ is a list of Frequently Asked Questions and their answers.  I assume it is pronounced, "fack". Disclaimer: I have tried to keep racist stuff off here.  I am not racist.  Some of the sites under "politics" might be racist. But they had some interesting stuff on the front page and weren't "overtly" racist at a glance.  I am sort of in a hurry. I apologize for anything I may have missed. Click on the following box to read a legal disclaimer  click here to read a disclaimer in German and English .) Robyn also has a "blog" (web log or online journal) at http://whatdougalldoes.blog-city.com/  What Dubhghall (Dougall) our cat does.

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blue car with an @ "at" on it heading down the information super highway.  INDEX:


1. The Sedibana Hospital and Children's Fund, Inc.




2.Online News And Newspapers



3. Politics                      "There ought to be a law..."  NOT!  "For every law Congress enacts, they ought to strike two old ones off the books".





4. Murder Mysteries
















6. Reference







7. Plants, Growing And Farming






8. Neat Oh Stuff






9. How To Find "Things" On The Web









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library referance books


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The Sedibana Hospital and Children's Fund, Inc.


Our Bible Fellowship is the board of directors for a charity.  We are raising money for a hospital clinic in Sedibana, Botswana.  When the clinic is built, then we will use the money we raise to help the children there.  If you wish to donate please see this web site.

Botswana map




Online News And Newspapers (See also Politics below.)

Mainstream News (Regrettably some of the newspapers below require you to sign up with them BEFORE they will allow you to view articles.  Most of them are free.  "The Times" (of London, England) makes you pay in £--GBPs--British Pounds, before you can view articles.)

Christian News

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ Christianity Today--Informing, Inspiring, Connecting, Equipping

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/ Crosswalk.com--News--Christian Commentary, Conservative Blogs; Culture, Politics & Religion

http://www.agapepress.org/  Today At AgapePress

http://www.cndigest.org/ News For Christians--the believer's online source for news and perspective

http://www.americanfreedomnews.com/ Christian News Channel

http://www.canadianchristianity.com/ Canadian Christianity--Canada's Online Christian Resource

U.S. Newspapers / Etc.

"Local", National and International News

http://www.pressandguide.com/ Dearborn Press and Guide--Heritage Newspapers--Wayne County, Michigan

http://www.detnews.com/ Detroit News

http://www.freep.com/ Detroit Free Press

http://www.detroittimes.com/ Detroit Times.com (Somehow I don't think this is the same as, "The Detroit Times" from the 1940's, that we found in the house here.  That was a newspaper that was published from 1900 to 1960.  At least, the Detroit Public Library has microfilm of the Detroit Times, spanning, 1900-1960.)

http://www.michigandaily.com/ The Michigan Daily--113 Years of Editorial Freedom--University of Michigan newspaper

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/ Times Record News Wichita Falls, Texas

http://www.lubbockonline.com/ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal--Lubbock, Texas

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/ Star-Telegram.com--Fort Worth Dallas news, sports, cars, and jobs ---Ft. Worth Star Telegram

http://www.dallasnews.com/ DallasNews.com/News for Dallas, Texas---Dallas Morning News

National News

http://www.newsmax.com/ NewsMax.com--America's News Page

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/ WorldNetDaily--A Free Press for a Free People

http://www.cnsnews.com/ CNSNNews.com: The Cybercast News Service

http://www.humaneventsonline.com/ Human Events Online--Conservative News, Views & Books

http://www.michnews.com/ MichNews.com: Most In-depth, Conservative, Honest News and Commentary

http://www.insightmag.com/ Insight on the News

http://washingtontimes.com/ The Washington Times (I think this one might be owned by Rev. Moon?)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ washingtonpost.com--nation, world, technology, and Washington area news and headlines

http://www.suntimes.com/index/ Chicago Sun Times

http://www.chicagotribune.com/ Chicago Tribune

http://www.time.com/ TIME.com--Time Magazine

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032542/ MSNBC--Newsweek Front Page

News from a Jewish Perspective

http://www.forward.com/ Forward Newspaper Online

Newspapers From Other Countries


http://www.canada.com/windsor/ The Windsor Star

http://www.lfpress.com/ London (Ontario) Free Press

http://www.globeandmail.ca/ globeandmail.com--Canada's best source for news continuously updated from The Globe and Mail

http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/index.html The Canada Post

http://www.thestar.com/ TheStar.com--News/News.  The Toronto Star

http://www.canoe.com/NewsStand/TorontoSun/home.html Toronto Sun Online

British Isles / Etc.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/ Times Online

http://www.reuters.com/ Reuters.com--Latest News and Financial Information

http://www.guardian.co.uk/ Guardian Unlimited

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph newspaper online

http://www.independent.co.uk/ The Independent

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/ This Is London From The Evening Standard

http://www.mirror.co.uk/ The Mirror

http://www.spectator.co.uk/ The Spectator.co.uk

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/ NewsNow: The UK's #1 News Portal

http://www.scotsman.com/ Scotsman.com--Scottish news, sport & business, headlines direct from Scotland

http://www.ireland.com/ Ireland.com and The Irish Times, Ireland's Online Newspaper


http://www.einnews.com/russia/ EIN news--Russia--Political, Business and Breaking Information

"Alternative" News

http://americanfreepress.net/ American Free Press

http://www.citizenreviewonline.org/ Citizen Review Online

http://www.criminalpolitics.com/home.html Criminal Politics Magazine--Exploring the World's Secret Power Structure and Conspiracy Theories

http://www.indexonline.org/ Index on Censorship: Latest News

http://www.oneworld.net/ OneWorld.net

http://www.truefacts.co.uk/ TrueFacts.co.uk--Knowledge and Information for Everyone (Don't know if this one is racist or not. I apologize if it is.)

U.S. Media "Watchdogs"


http://www.aim.org/ Accuracy In Media

http://www.mrc.org/ Media Research Center--America's Media Watchdog http://www.mediaresearch.org/ (January 2005 address)

http://www.truthinmedia.org/ Truth in Media

Left Leaning

http://www.fair.org/ Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting: The National Media Watch Group ("Progressive"-- [further left than "liberal"])

http://www.prwatch.org/ PR Watch--The Center for Media & Democracy is a nonprofit, public interest organization funded by individuals and nonprofit foundations and dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/ Source Watch  (formerly, Disinfopedia)

http://www.freedomforum.org/ The Freedom Forum

http://www.mediawatch.com/ Media Watch: Media Literacy Through Education & Action

http://www.newswatch.org/ NewsWatch: A Consumer's Guide to the News

http://www.mediatransparency.org/ Cursor's Media Transparency

http://www.americanreview.us/ American Review--A double-take on media and democracy



http://www.leftgatekeepers.com/ leftgatekeepers_ homepage  I am not sure what "persuasion" this is.  It is has very interesting articles on it.  It is very much pro-"AIDS Dissidents" which is good.

http://www.cmpa.com/ The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media.

http://people-press.org/ The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

http://www.cpj.org/ CPJ Press Freedom Online-- The Committee to Protect Journalists

http://www.transparencynow.com/ Transparency 

Sports News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/default.stm BBC News Sport

http://www.foxsports.com/ Fox Sports


http://www.salon.com/ Salon.com

http://www.anorak.co.uk/ Anorak--Tabloid, Broadsheet, Showbiz and Sports Reviews



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You guessed it!  I think they call me a "Regressive Populist" or maybe a "Religious Anti-Rationalist".  All I know is that I don't have a "Socialist" bone in my body!  My beliefs supposedly "undermine democracy and diversity".  Ha! (See Also Online News And Newspapers above.)

Some General Sites

http://www.tomvalentine.com An interesting source of "alternative" news.  I Don't believe 100% of this, but it is interesting.

http://www.rfausa.com/ Tom Valentine's talk show, Radio Free America. 

http://www.yorievonkahl.com This is the true story that sparked the U.S. "Patriot" movement.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Birch This is about John Birch from Wikipedia.  From what I saw on The History Channel, John Birch was a missionary first and a soldier second.  From the tone of the documentary, it seems as if "they" politicized a guy who was a Godly patriotic person.

http://www.vvm.com/~ctomlin/ Christian Alert Network

http://www.biblicaleconomics.com/ Biblical Economics

http://www.votefraud.org/ Citizens for a Fair Vote Count

http://www.mackinac.org/ Mackinac Center for Public Policy

http://www.cato.org/ The Cato Institute: Public Policy Analysis, Limited Government, Free Markets

http://www.nationalcenter.org/ National Center for Public Policy Research

http://www.cdfe.org/ Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise

http://www.conservative.org/ American Conservative Union

http://www.academia.org/ Accuracy in  Academia

http://www.thefire.org/index.php Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

http://www.constitution.org/ Constitution Society Home Page

http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM

http://www.freerepublic.com/home.htm Free Republic

http://www.thisnation.com/ About ThisNation.com

http://www.americafirstparty.org/ America First Party

http://www.freedom.org/ Freedom.org

http://www.morefreedom.org/ National Citizens Coalition, Canada's foremost organization for the defence of our basic political and economic freedoms.

http://www.libertypost.org/index.shtml Liberty Post

http://www.libertymatters.org/ Liberty Matters

http://www.fee.org/ Foundation for Economic Education

http://www.heartland.org/ The Heartland Institute

http://www.scamsandscandals.com/ Scams and Scandals A radio program in New York

http://www.beverlye.com Bev Eakman AUTHOR
CLONING OF THE AMERICAN MIND: Eradicating Morality Through Education

Some U.K. Politics (+ Some Other Countries)

http://www.ukip.org/  UK Independence Party Official Website (UKIP)

http://www.freedompartyuk.net/welcome.html  The Freedom Party (UK)

http://www.e-n.org.uk/ Evangelicals Now--Acclaimed by some as "the best evangelical journalism in England"

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/ Ekklesia--Ekklesia is a UK think tank and news service on theology and public life

http://www.christian.org.uk/home.htm The Christian Institute

http://www.ccfwebsite.com/ Conservative Christian Fellowship

http://www.secularism.org.uk/ National Secular Society

http://www.bath.ac.uk/esml/ecpr/  ECPR-- European Consortium for Political Research

http://home.ican.net/%7Ealexng/can.html Canadian Political Parties/Les Partis politiques du Canada

http://www.alphalink.com.au/~noelmcd/worldgov.htm Liberty Australia: World Government Expose


http://www.cwfa.org/main.asp Concerned Women For America

http://www.iwf.org/ Independent Women's Forum

This one almost sounds like an oxymoron.  http://www.feministsforlife.org/index.htm Feminists For Life of America

http://www.all.org/ American Life League--Pro-life news and information from American Life League

http://www.lifesite.net/ Life Site--Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost

Jewish Anti-Zionist

http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Judaism/nk.html Article about Neturei Karta at the Jewish Virtual Library

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neturei_Karta Wikipedia article, "Neturei Karta"

http://www.nkusa.org/ Neturei Karta--Orthodox Jews United Against Zionism

http://www.netureikartauk.org/ Jews Not Zionists

http://www.netureikartaru.com/ НЕТУРЕЙ КАРТО (Ортодоксальные евреи против сионизма)--Neturei Karta Russian (Orthodox Jews against Zionism)

Left, Lefter, and Leftist

http://www.sourcewatch.org/ Source Watch  (formerly, Disinfopedia) http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Disinfopedia Disinfopedia--"Disinfopedia is a free encyclopedia of propaganda that is being written collaboratively on this web site. It catalogues descriptions of PR firms, activist groups and government agencies as well as the criticisms that are made of these groups from different perspectives."

http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=158 People For the American Way/Right Wing Watch

http://www.publiceye.org/ (http://www.publiceye.org/main.html)  The Public Eye: Website of Political Research Associates.  Can't say that this is my cup of tea.  I do not agree with the reasons they give for my beliefs. These people have sat, analyzed and figured out the reasons I believe like I do.  I think they have too much time on their hands! But if you want to know what "Progressives" say about "us" then read this site.  What they forget is that it isn't an, "Us vs. Them"/"Right vs. Left", situation. Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

http://www.texasobserver.org/ The Texas Observer (Progressive)

Unknown "Persuasion"

http://www.psa.ac.uk/ Political Studies Association

Environmentalism/Property Rights


http://www.globalwarming.org/ Global Warming--"...dispel(s) the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific, and risk analysis."

http://www.eco.freedom.org/ Eco-logic

http://www.publicinterestwatch.org/ Public Interest Watch--Keeping an eye on the self-appointed guardians of the public interest.

http://www.undueinfluence.com/ Undue Influence--TRACKING THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT'S MONEY, POWER, AND HARM Using capitalist investments to destroy capitalist society

http://www.envirotruth.org/ EnvoroTruth.org--promoting truth in environmental activism

http://www.publiceye.org/magazine/v07n2/wiseuse.html The Public Eye: Website of Political Research Associates-- The Wise Use Movement Right-Wing Anti-Environmentalism by William Kevin Burke

Property and Land Rights

http://www.landrights.org/ American Land Rights Association

http://www.americanpolicy.org/ American Policy Center--"Property Rights and Back-to-Basics Education Grassroots Internet Headquarters"

http://www.propertyrightsresearch.org/ Property Rights Research

http://www.yourpropertyrights.org/ Defenders of Property Rights

http://www.prfamerica.org/ Property Rights Foundation of America, Inc.

http://www.elo.org/ European Landowners' Organisation

Eugenics/Population Control

http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=1033&catcode=13   ChronWatch "Wide Open Spaces: The Overpopulation Myth" by Jeremy Robb

http://www.pop.org/ Population Research Institute is dedicated to stopping human rights abuses committed in the name of family planning, and through research and education to dispelling the myth of overpopulation.

http://www.overpopulation.com/ Overpopulation.com

http://www.emmerich1.com/EUGENICS.htm Introduction To Eugenics--Eugenics, Population Control, Racism, Birth Control (A Catholic point of view)

http://www.africa2000.com/ Africa 2000 Media Group Gateway--the internet's most comprehensive resource for accurate information about U.S. foreign operations and intervention, particularly in regard to developing nations... http://www.africa2000.com/ENDX/endx.htm Eugenics Watch http://www.africa2000.com/XNDX/xsanger.htm "Two articles, both from the April 1932 edition of The Birth Control Review, at pages 106-107".

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Exhibit/2412/eugenics/ Eugenics Worldwide Documenting the War Against Human Value

http://members.verizon.net/~meehan4/ Meehan Reports http://members.verizon.net/~meehan4/popcontrol.html Eugenics and Population Control

http://www.jefflindsay.com/Overpop.shtml  Jeff Lindsay: Is Human Population Really the Problem?

http://www.overpopulation.org/  World Population Awareness

http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sanger/index.html The Margaret Sanger Papers Project's web site

http://www.vhemt.org/ VHEMT-- The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement

Wikipedia/Etc. Articles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_control Wikipedia--Population Control

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overpopulation Wikipedia--Overpopulation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics Wikipedia--Eugenics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Sanger Wikipedia-- Margaret Sanger

http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Population_control Population Control from Disinfopedia


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Murder Mysteries

Oops! I almost forgot to put anything in this section.

Douglas and I like murder mysteries on television.  We especially like one from Canada, "Da Vinci's Inquest".  Then we like various murder mysteries from England.  (Frost, Morse, Midsummer Murders, Poirot, etc.)  It really grieves me that they don't do mysteries in the movies anymore. 

I don't really have room to write everything on here.  I will just give a few things.  This section really should take a whole page. 

I have a small collection of murder mystery books.  I am really interested in writing mysteries.  Mysteries don't have to have murders in them. 

One of the books that I have is probably one of the worst mysteries ever written.  "The Yorkshire Moorland Murder" by J.S. Fletcher.  It is interesting in that it is about a book collector that was murdered.  At the beginning of the story, a book was found on the body.  It was placed in a desk at the police station.  Then "they" spend most of the rest of the book wondering what this book was, where it is and why the man was murdered over it.  The author had forgotten that he had placed the book in the desk at the police station.  The book in the police station is never mentioned again.  If someone wanted to work on this story and fix the errors, it would make a nice B grade movie.  It's too bad they don't make good B grade mystery movies anymore.

Miscellaneous Links (As I find more, I will stick them on here.)

http://www.inspectorbanks.com/ Peter Robinson

http://www.thrillingdetective.com/index.html The Thrilling detective Web Site

Here is a short list of some other "mystery" books I have...


I have two editions of "Murder Ink The Mystery Reader's Companion" Perpetrated by Dilys Winn.  The first one is copyright, 1977.  The second one, "Revived, Revised, still unrepentant Perpetrated by Dilys Winn", was copyright in 1984.  These books are wonderful companions for mystery lovers.  They have all sorts of information inside them.  I enjoy looking through these books sometimes. 


How To--Writing

One of the more interesting "writing" books that I have, is "Plotting For Every Kind of Writing" by Jack Woodford. (Copyright, 1939)  It is how to write anything formulaic.  There is lots of movie stuff in here.  I got this book in Portsmouth, Virginia. 

The next book I got in Windsor, Ontario.  I got it at a used book store (the day I got that 1930's health magazine).  (I must have gotten it around 7-14-96.)  It is called, "How To Write A Mystery", by Larry Beinhart.  It is copyright 1996. 

Charlie Chan

I know Charlie Chan isn't exactly "politically correct" these days.  I "grew up" watching Charlie Chan over KPLR TV from St. Louis Missouri.  This was back in the mid 1970's.  We lived on Rainbow Drive in Jefferson City, Missouri.  We had cable television.  One of the stations we got was KPLR.  Saturday afternoons they played a lot of great "old" movies.  I never thought Charlie Chan represented ALL Chinese people.  I just thought that was his personality.  I was more interested in how he solved the puzzle and found the murderer anyway.  That was the best part. I had known some people from China or who were of Asian descent before.  No one was like Charlie Chan in reality.  This was "just a movie" anyway.  I had no idea it was a "stereo type". In one of the movies they went behind the scenes of a radio drama.  That may have been my first exposure to radio drama. 

I am collecting a book club edition of the Charlie Chan books.  They are published by P.F. Collier & Son Company in the 1920's and 1930's.  They have black covers and gold lettering on them.  They aren't horribly valuable as they are book club editions.  I just found one and it reminded me of how much I liked watching Sidney Toler play Charlie Chan back in the 1970's.  I saw another one and then I had a collection going.  I am glad I am collecting these versions of the books, rather than the more expensive "First Editions".  This way, I get copies I can actually read.  Also, I do not find them that often where I shop.  This means, that there is an element of "chase" to the collection and I have money and space for other books too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chan Charlie Chan from Wikipedia

 http://www.charliechan.net/ CharlieChan.net

http://members.aol.com/meow103476/charliechan.html The Charlie Chan Fan Page

http://charliechanfamily.tripod.com/thecharliechanfamilyhome/index.html Charlie Chan Family Home

http://hopi.dtcc.edu/~berlin/cchan.htm Howard M. Berlin's Web Site--Charlie Chan Movies

http://www.honolulupd.org/museum/apana.htm Chang Apana "The Real Charlie Chan".  Article from the Honolulu Police Department.

http://www.chinatownhi.com/chan.asp Honolulu's Chinatown--Charlie Chan, an unforgettable Character

http://www.mysterynet.com/ Mystery Net.com: Online mysteries, mystery games, mystery books

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I Collect Bottles (amongst other things)

I am a big bottle fan!  I might have well over 500 bottles.  Can't count them, as most are boxed up and in the attic. My favorite kind of bottle is, "any unusual glass bottle made before I found it somewhere".  The reality is that I have had to decide on one or two types of bottles and concentrate my collection on that.  So the types I have concentrated on are Soda Pop bottles, Beer bottles and "very unusual 'other' ones" that catch my eye.  I really like soda pop bottles from brands other than Coke, Pepsi etc.  I like local small soda pop companies the best.  Those are the most expensive.  The "better" ones were made before the early 1980's. I also like "foreign" soda pop bottles.  I have a Sprite? bottle in Arabic.  I have a Hebrew Coke bottle.  I even have a selection from Canada.  I used to get free ones from Canada when I worked at F&M a discount drug store (chemists).  Michigan has a 10 cent ($.10) deposit on all beer and soda pop bottles and cans (tins).  People pay 10 cents per bottle more than the price of the soda pop or beer.  By law, we had to take back the bottles of the brands we sold.  We would give the customer their 10 cents back.  Sometimes people would bring in bottles and cans from Canada.  One time someone brought in a small bag full of ancient soda cans from Canada.  Someone gave them a deposit on these cans.  No one ever paid a U.S. deposit on them in the first place.  The employee who conducted this transaction, was not paying any attention or they didn't know anything about soda pop cans.  Cans like these hadn't been made in the U.S. since the 1970's maybe.  They had a seam in them.  The store manager let me take these home for free.  Then another day, a lady tried to turn in a large Coke bottle from Canada. The person behind the counter wouldn't allow her to do that. She was going to throw it away.  I told her I would take it and give her the dime for it.  There was a nice wine shop down the way from us.  A guy once gave me a bottle of "Dead Guy Ale". He said I wouldn't have a bottle like that one. It is quite gruesome with a skeleton painted on the label.  It is a little too much for me and my collection.  I need to scale back the bottles anyway.  I have been wanting to return it to the store and get the dime for it, but I haven't done it yet. 

The ones I have bought lately, were "unusual ones".  I haven't gotten too many in the last few years.  I did get one last summer in Littlefield, Texas.  It was a brown one with an embossed fish on it.  This is probably a nice cod liver oil bottle.  I got it as it reminded me of the fish wine bottles.  I keep meaning to find an old fish wine bottle.  It would be nice to have one of those.  I once had the opportunity to buy a wine or liquor bottle that was fashioned with a monkey climbing on it.  I was at a large flea market.  But when I saw a movie camera, the thoughts of the bottle went out the window.  It was a wind up 8mm movie camera.  I still have the camera.  You can't get film for it anymore and besides I dropped it and it doesn't work "right".  I still remember that bottle though.  I am still glad I got the movie camera.  I have some interesting moving pictures that I made with it.  Some day I hope to put them on video. (DVD! I am always "behind" when it comes to technology.)

Brief History of My Collection

My bottle collection started in Missouri around 1976.  Then when I moved to Littlefield, Texas I discovered the vast opportunity for bottle "hunting" at my grandfather's farm.  Now I have to buy them and it is not so easy to get new bottles.  They are expensive sometimes. 

I prefer bottles made before 1980.  But something can catch my eye that was made after that time.  I have a collection of modern beer bottles.  Most of them are English, German, and Scottish beers.  I buy the beer, drink it slowly and then save the bottle.  I don't save all the bottles as Michigan has a 10 cent deposit.  And then there would be tons of duplicates.  One of my favorite beers is, "Samuel Smith Pure Brewed Lager Beer" from England.  Of course if you want another good one, then of course "Shiner Bock" from Texas is one of the best!!!!

Wanted Bottles

I am looking for one of the famous Pepsi [Пепси] bottles made IN the Soviet Union DURING, "Soviet times".  I do not want a modern Russian one (although that would do for now probably). I would prefer finding a "real one" and not a reproduction. Of course the text on the bottle should be in Russian.  I don't know how much one of those would cost.  Probably more than I could pay.  Speaking of Russia, it would be nice to have a Russian Kvass [Квасс] bottle too.  http://www.pepsi.ru/ Pepsi Russia

I am also interested in locally produced soda pop.  I am interested in minor brands of soda pop.  I would also like to have in the collection some locally produced soda pop from countries other than the United States.  If you live somewhere other than the U.S., and you want to trade your favorite soda pop brand, see below. 

Another wanted...  Once upon a time, Littlefield, Texas had a soda pop bottling company as did a lot of towns and cities.  If I understand correctly this company was around in the 1930's maybe.  Anyway, I would be interested in finding a bottle from this company.  If you know of any such bottles please let me know.  Thank you! Ok, I talked to my grandfather.  He said that the soda produced in Littlefield, was called New Grape.  I don't know how it was spelled.  He seemed to indicate that it was not the "other one", NuGrape.  I don't know if they bottled NuGrape in Littlefield and my grandfather thought it was only a locally produced product or what?  The man who produced Littlefield's New Grape was L.E. "Ed" Key.  I am not sure the spelling of that either. 

Bottles for Sale or Trade

I do have some soda pop bottles to trade or sell. They are duplicates in my collection. Some day I hope to get photographs made of them made so I can send photos to people who might want them.  I am afraid, that they are quite common bottles.  They are Pepsi, Coke, Dr. Pepper and so on. They are from maybe the 1960's to the early 1980's.  I am not sure the exact age of them.  They were found all around Littlefield, Texas.  I was once collecting bottles so that I could make a batch of Hire's Root beer. (You needed 60 bottles.)  And then I found some in a garage. They had been collected by my great uncle maybe?  They may not all be in perfect condition.  West Texas dirt can do some mean things to a bottle.

I could trade one of these bottles for a similar bottle or a modern bottle from any country other than the United States.  I mean, if you are in a country other than the U.S., I could maybe trade one of these bottles for a soda pop bottle from your country.  It would all depend upon the postage costs.  Let me know if you want to do that!!!! Maybe we can figure out how to do it. I am interested in locally produced brands and anything other than, Coke, Pepsi, Etc.  Fanta is one that isn't extremely common here yet.  They are available, but not very often.  I have a Fanta bottle from Mexico that I found laying on the ground in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Some Bottle Links

http://www.nsda.org/SoftDrinks/Memorabilia/ Soft Drink Memorabilia Page at the National Soft Drink Association site http://www.nsda.org/  This is the Trade Association for the soft drink manufacturers in the U.S.  And of course, according to this site,  the ingredients in soft drinks aren't really that bad for you after all.

http://psbca.thesodafizz.com/ The Painted Soda Bottle Collectors Association (Not a member yet, as I just found this site.)

http://www.geocities.com/themonk1959/sodayahoo.htm The Weide's Soda Page. This is that really cool web page that has tons of pictures of a family's bottle collection.  I think the shelving is really the neatest thing!!!!  If I had shelves like that, I wouldn't need to keep the bottles up in the attic.  Of course Douglas would complain because he didn't have any space for himself in the basement.

http://www.angelfire.com/tn/traderz/index.html CokeGirl's Coca-Cola TraderZ Page  (Has some resources for collectors)  NuGrape Soda page http://www.angelfire.com/tn/traderz/nugrape.html

http://www.antiquebottles.com/soda/acl.html ACL (Applied Color Label) Bottles at Antique Bottles.com http://www.antiquebottles.com/

http://www.one-mans-junk.com/ One Man's Junk

http://www.thesodafountain.com/ The Soda Fountain.com: dedicated to the enjoyment of soda pop advertising collectibles


electric fan and bottles behind a bar

Also see "Books and Book Related" below, under the section, "Neat Oh Stuff".

Index For This Section:                                                                                  

Online Encyclopedias And Reference Books; Dictionaries; Language Translation/Learning; Dictionaries and Glossaries of Web/Internet-- Language and Etiquette/ FAQs/Etc.; Government; Measurements / Conversions; Museums; Urban Legends/ Internet Fraud Etc.; How To/Expert Asking/Consumers; Weather/Time; Pictures; Maps/Flags/World; Online Telephone Books

Online Encyclopedias And Reference Books

http://en.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia

http://www.vlib.org/ Virtual Library

http://www.bartleby.com/ Bartleby--Great Books Online-- Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more.

http://www.ibiblio.org/ Ibiblio--Poetry and Prose

http://www.c-allen.dircon.co.uk/ World Wide Gazeteer www.gazeteer.com

http://www.s9.com/biography/ Biographical Dictionary

http://www.encyclopedia.com/ Encyclopedia.com--Because knowledge is cool. 

http://www.infoplease.com/ Information Please: On-Line Dictionary, Internet Encyclopedia, Atlas & Almanac

http://www.theotherpages.org/ The Other Pages

http://www.iicm.edu/Cref.m10 Meyers Lexikon-- "Das Wissen A-Z" (The knowledge A-Z--in German)

http://www.farmersalmanac.com/ The Farmers' Almanac

http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/ Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

http://www.brainyquote.com/ Brainy Quote-- Famous Quotes and Quotations at BrainyQuote

http://www.kingkong.demon.co.uk/ kingkong

http://www.infed.org/ Contents @ The Informal Education  Homepage

http://encarta.msn.com/ MSN Encarta: Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Atlas, and Homework

http://www.britannica.com/ Encyclopaedia Britannica

http://www.biography.com/ Biography.com A&E Channel's Biography program

http://reference.thelinks.com/ References on the Net!

http://www.itools.com/ iTools

http://www.rsdb.org/ The Racial Slur Database--Helping make the world a better place.


Regular Ol' English Dictionaries

http://www.hyperdictionary.com/ Hyper Dictionary

http://angli02.kgw.tu-berlin.de/call/webofdic/diction4.html A Web of Specialized On-line Dictionaries

http://www.yourdictionary.com/index.shtml Your Dictionary

http://www.strategic-road.com/pratique/dicofr.htm Pratique/Dictionnaires

http://www.yaelf.com/index.shtml English Usage FAQ Home Page  http://www.yaelf.com/swot.shtml Swot's Corner.  English trivia

http://www.epicurious.com/run/fooddictionary/home Epicurious Food Dictionary

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ Cambridge Dictionaries Online-- Cambridge University Press

http://www.oed.com/ Oxford English Dictionary

Various English Dialects/Slang

http://netsquirrel.com/crispen/word.html The Southern Word Home Page

http://www.peak.org/~jeremy/dictionary/ The American· British/British·American Dictionary for English Speaking People

http://englishclub.8m.com/ukus1.htm BritSpeak--British/ American Dictionary

http://www.suslik.org/Humour/National/ukus.html Words that could be confusing and embarrassing in the UK & US

http://www.notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang/ht/English.html The Alternative English Dictionary-- ADULT slang dictionary http://www.notam02.no/~hcholm/altlang/ The Alternative Dictionaries--international slang
- an internet collaborative project

http://www.odps.org/ The Online Dictionary of Playground Slang

http://www.lehuanet.com/ScotSpeak/ Scotspeak http://www.lehuanet.com/plockton/pbritdic.htm A Mixture of ScotSpeak and Britspeak

http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/ The Dialectizer--"Convert English text to any of several comic dialects". Machine translates your document or text into various humorous dialects including, "Pig Latin" and "Redneck".

http://www.whoohoo.co.uk/ Whoohoo.co.uk The British Dialect Translator

Language Translation/Learning

http://babelfish.altavista.com/translate.dyn The famous Altavista Babelfish, online translating tool.  You can get some really strange things by using "machine translations".  I was trying to say in German that I was a fan of radio drama.  Fan was translated, as "ventilator".  You have to have the text translated back into English in order to try and check the translating. That doesn't help 100% but it helps.

http://www.freetranslation.com/ Free Translation And Professional Translation Services

http://www.yourdictionary.com/languages.html Your Dictionary Language Dictionaries

http://www.leo.org/leo_home_en.html Leo-- Link Everything Online. ..."[t]he website with its famous large English-German-Dictionary, the comprehensive software archive, a vast collection of interesting links of any area, information about the Internet and the WWW in particular, as well as detailed information about the Munich area".

http://www.ceantar.org/Dicts/MF2/ The School Gaelic Dictionary

http://pw2.netcom.com/~guilin/defhome.html Foreign Language Translation Dictionary

http://members.tripod.com/~marquardt2/index-2.html Translation Tools Dictionaries--Useful www-Sites for Translators

http://www.textkit.com/ TEXTKIT--Greek and Latin Learning Tools

http://wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de/ Wortschatz Deutsch

Dictionaries and Glossaries of Web/Internet-- Language and Etiquette/ FAQs/Etc.

ACRONYM-- Abbreviated Coded Rendition Of Name Yielding Meaning

http://www.acronymfinder.com/ Acronym Finder: Find out what over 344,000 acronyms and abbreviations stand for. 

http://www.astro.umd.edu/~marshall/abbrev.html THE CANONICAL ABBREVIATION/ACRONYM LIST

http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~helwig/smileys.html Helwig's Smiley Dictionary

http://www.eff.org/ Electronic Frontier Foundation-- Defending Freedom in the Digital World                         Below is, EFF's (Extended) Guide to the Internet. There is a smiley dictionary on here somewhere.  http://www.eff.org/Net_culture/Net_info /EFF_Net_Guide/EEGTTI_HTML/eeg_toc.html#SEC287

http://www.faqs.org/ Internet FAQ Archive 

http://www.december.com/works/wwwu.html The World Wide Web Unleashed

http://www.kingkong.demon.co.uk/ kingkong

http://www.ibiblio.org/boutell/faq/faq.txt WORLD WIDE WEB FAQ Copyright 1994, 1995, Thomas Boutell.

http://www.ithaca.edu/library/Training/hott.html ICYouSee: T is for Thinking--A Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See on the Web.  This is a very good site for training people how to wisely use the Internet for research .


http://www.archives.gov/ NARA--US National Archives & Records Administration

http://www.govspot.com/ Gov Spot-- Simplifying the Search for the Best Government Resources Online

http://www.archive.org/ Internet Archive (See Below for more)

http://foia.fbi.gov/ FBI Freedom of Information Act

http://www.usps.com/ USPS--The United States Postal Service (U.S. Postal Service)

http://zipcode.com/ ZipCode.com (Zip codes or postal codes)

http://www.census.gov/rodet/www/ U.S. Census Bureau Detroit Region

http://info.er.usgs.gov/ USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) Home Page

http://www.ustreas.gov/education/ U.S. Treasury--Education

The "Internal Revenue Service".  Everybody's favorite government agency, here in the U.S. Ha! http://www.irs.gov/ , otherwise known as the "Infernal Revenue Service". Douglas had this one saved, because he does people's taxes during tax season.  "Gotta pay it, don't gotta like doing it"!

Other Governments

http://www.bopcris.ac.uk/ Welcome to BOPCRIS, the British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service. You can use this web site to search and browse information from British Official Publications over the period 1688-1995.

Measurements / Conversions

http://www.convert-me.com/en/ Convert Me: Interactive measurements calculator, weights and measures/metric conversion

http://www.ex.ac.uk/cimt/dictunit/dictunit.htm A Dictionary of Measures, Units and Conversions

http://www.globalgourmet.com/cgi-bin/hts?convcalc.hts Cooking Measures and Conversion Calculator

http://www.garvick.com/recipes/conversion.htm Conversion Charts--Weights & Measurements --English/Metric--Oven Temperatures

http://convert.french-property.co.uk/ IFP: Metric Conversion Tables: convert metric to imperial for length, area, weight, mass, volume

http://physics.nist.gov/ National Institute of Standards and Technology Physics Laboratory http://physics.nist.gov/MeasCal/contents.html Measurements and Calibrations

http://www.csgnetwork.com/freqwavelengthcalc.html Frequency Wavelength Calculator--This is very cool!!

http://www.oanda.com/converter/classic Oanda FX Converter--164 Currency Converter  (This is the one I use!!)

http://www.xe.com/ucc/ XE.com--The Universal  Currency Converter


http://www.nobel.se/ Nobel e-Museum

http://www.accessible.com/ Accessible Archives

http://webexhibits.org/ WebExhibits-- A lot of neat information is here. 

Urban Legends/ Internet Fraud Etc.

"If you get an offer that is too good to be true, it usually is!!!!!"  If you get unsolicited E-mail advertising ANYTHING, it is usually not a real offer.  The person or computer that sent you the E-mail is just collecting E-mail addresses that work.  If you reply to an unsolicited E-mail, they then know your E-mail address works, and they collect it and then sell it to other unsolicited E-mail companies.  These sorts of E-mails will then multiply.  I used to get 100 or more a day!!!! 

If someone forwards you an E-mail with a story on it that is supposed to be true, search for the story on one of the following web sites.  If it turns out to be a false story, then don't forward it to someone else!!!!  I have gotten these E-mails saying that a child is missing.  They usually said somewhere in the E-mail that "This is not a hoax!!!!!!!!!!".  Well, only one of those E-mails was not a hoax!  I always look up the story at one of these sites before I forward anything on to anyone.  Now some of the stories cannot be proved or disproved.  If they are just an inspiring story about a unnamed person, I sometimes forward those on.  I only forward things if I know they will bless the receiver!!!!  I also take off all the addresses of the people who received it before me or along with me. 

When you forward an E-mail please take off all the E-mail addresses of the other people to receive the E-mail!!!!  If you forward those E-mails, there are computer programs that collect such E-mail addresses, they generate unsolicited E-mails which get sent to all those addresses.  It is not good to forward all those E-mail addresses!!!!

http://www.snopes.com/ Snopes--Urban Legends Reference Pages

http://tafkac.org/ AFU & Urban Legends Archive

http://www.breakthechain.org/ Break The Chain--Stop Junk E-mail and Misinformation

http://www.fraudwatchinternational.com/ FraudWatch International--Internet Fraud and Identity Theft. Education, Prevention & Investigation

http://www.scambusters.org/ A free award winning e-zine--Internet Scambusters

www.vmyths.com Vmyths.com--Truth About Computer Vurus Myths & Hoaxes

http://www.darwinawards.com/ The Darwin Awards

How To/Expert Asking/Consumers

http://people.howstuffworks.com How Stuff Works

http://www.expertcentral.com/ Expert Central--volunteer experts

http://www.repairfaq.org/ Sci.Electronics.Repair FAQ: Home Page.  This is very good for people living in the modern world.  Also, there is a wonderful huge list of "light bulb" jokes on here somewhere.  Very funny!

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/ This Old House

http://ths.gardenweb.com/ That Home Site!

http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/ CBC Consumers http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/ CBC News: Marketplace

http://radio-canada.ca/actualite/lafacture/ La Facture--Radio Canada (French Language CBC Consumers program)

http://www.zyz.com/survivalcenter/index.html A Survival Center--Preparedness & Survival Food

http://www.furnitureknowledge.com/index.html Furniture Restoration Supplies and Advice by Furniture Knowledge

http://www.magician.co.uk/indexh.htm Moving Experiences

http://www.fightback.com/ Fight Back


http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ NOAA--National Weather Service

http://www.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/ Meteorological Service of Canada/Service météorologique du Canada (Environment Canada)

http://www.weather.com/ The Weather Channel.  Right now we are under a high wind warning until 6:00PM. (April 19, 2004)

http://www.intellicast.com/ Intellicast.com--Weather For Active Lives

http://www.wxusa.com/ WxUSA-- Weather Links For Over 1500 US Cities: WxUSA

http://www.boulder.nist.gov/timefreq/index.html NIST: Time and Frequency Division--Division 847.  This is the web site for WWV and WWVB the NIST time stations in Boulder, Colorado.  It is a service for people who need to know the exact time. National Institute of Standards and Technology http://www.nist.gov/

http://inms-ienm.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/time_services/shortwave_broadcasts_e.html Institute for National Measurement Standards--National Research Council of Canada-- Radio Station CHU


http://pro.corbis.com/index.asp Corbis Stock Photography and Digital Pictures

http://www.topfoto.co.uk/ Top Foto-- Professional Pictures for Picture Professionals

http://www.wireimage.com/ Wire Image

http://www.photostogo.com/default.asp Photos To Go

http://www.th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de/~jr/physlist.html A Picture Gallery of Famous Physicists


http://www.mapquest.com/ MapQuest

http://www.euroadress.ru/index.htm Евро-Адрес (Euro-Address) Russian site

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/ UK Street Maps

http://www.allstates-flag.com/fotw/flags/ Flags Of The World

http://www.hilink.com.au/times/ Local Times Around The World

Online Telephone Books

http://www.smartpages.com/ SBC SMARTpages

http://www.anywho.com/ AT&T Any Who: Internet Directory Assistance; Yellow Pages, White Pages, Toll-Free Numbers Maps And...

http://www.yellowpages.com/Index.aspx Yellowpages.com--Yellow Pages White Pages Phone Book Online

http://www.switchboard.com/ Telephone Directory--Switchboard Internet Yellow Pages and White Pages.  "It's the Yellow Pages.  Electrified". 

http://www.freeality.com/finde.htm Freeality Reverse Lookup--Find E-mail Addresses

http://zipcode.com/ Zipcode.com (postal codes)

http://www.yell.co.uk/ Yellow.ca--Canadian Yellow Business Directory Pages

http://www.yell.co.uk/ Yell.com--Online business directory from Yellow Pages in the UK

http://www.192.com/ 192.com The Largest UK Directory Enquiry Service


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people reading books and magazines in a library or news agents

 Plants, Growing And Farming


http://plants.usda.gov/ PLANTS National Database

http://www.invasive.org/ Invasive and Exotic Species of North America

http://plantsdatabase.com/ Plants Database: Home Page

http://web.odu.edu/webroot/instr/sci/plant.nsf/pages/bible The Old Dominion University Bible Plants Site

http://www.wildtypeplants.com/ Wildtype Design, Native Plants & Seed, Ltd. (Michigan Plants)

http://www.freshops.com/ Freshops--the place where I bought my hops.  Good Site!

http://www.organicseeds.co.uk/ Organic Seeds

http://www.rareseeds.com Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Farming/Raising Farm Animals/ Gardening/Growing Herbs

http://www.acresusa.com/ A Voice for Eco-Agriculture

http://www.soilandhealth.org/index.html Soil and Health Library

http://ths.gardenweb.com/ That Home Site!

http://www.scs.leeds.ac.uk/pfaf/index.html Plants For A Future

http://members.tripod.com/~Chefmar/ChefMarAmazonpg1html Chef Mar's Book Lair

http://www.hpj.com/ High Plains Journal Farm & Ranch Magazine


http://www.mendelweb.org/ MendelWeb Homepage 97.1.  Gregor Mendel


You never know when you might want to identify a specific "bug" that you run across.

http://www.insectclopedia.com/ Insectclopedia Research Portal

http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/Index.html University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Insect Division

The Buckfast bee is a very docile sort of bee. It is very good for beekeeping apparently. 

http://www.buckfast.org.uk/BEES.HTM Brother Adam and the Buckfast Bee  This one is from the U.K. of course.

http://www.buckfast.de/  Gemeinshaft der europäichen Buckfastimker--Association of European Buckfast Beekeepers

Herbal Medicine Read these carefully!!!! Take what they say with a grain of salt.  If you are not feeling well see a doctor!!!!  These are here for reading purposes only!!!!


http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/index.html Henriette's herbal medicine pages

http://www.rrreading.com/index.shtml Robyn's Recommended Reading--A quarterly review of literature relating to herbalism and phytotherapy  (I am NOT the "Robyn" of this site!!!!)

http://www.herbmed.org/index.asp HerbMed

http://www.herbalgram.org/ American Botanical Council--Herbal Medicine

http://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/ American Herbalists Guild, Revitalizing our Herbal Traditions;...

http://www.plantasmedicinales.org/ Asociación Argentina de Fitomedicina (Argentine Association of Phytomedicine)

http://www.rmhiherbal.org/ RockyMountain Herbal Institute/ Herbal medicine school: Chinese herbology education  courses http://www.rmhiherbal.org/ai/review.html Herbalist Review, back issues

The Truth of Mad Cow Disease/Chronic Wasting Disease/Foot (Hoof) And Mouth Disease

http://www.markpurdey.com/ Mark Purdey--Seeking the truth through Science

http://www.purdeyenvironment.com/ Mark Purdey's Organophosphate and BSE Page

http://www.caids-wi.org/Chronic Wasting Disease--CWD-- Wisconsin Whitetail Deer & Deer Hunting Information (Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer)

http://www.warmwell.com/ Warmwell Foot And Mouth Disease (Hoof and Mouth Disease)

Consumer Info.

http://gardenwatchdog.com/ Garden Watchdog: Guide To Gardening by Mail 

http://www.organicconsumers.org/ Organic Consumers Association

http://www.amerbot.com/ The American Botanist Booksellers

Government/N.G.O.s (Non Governmental Organizations)

http://www.usda.gov/ United States Department of Agriculture

http://www.farmlandinfo.org/ Farmland Information Center Home Page

http://www.factoryfarm.org/ Factory Farm.org--Grace Factory Farm Project

http://attra.ncat.org/ National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

http://www.sare.org/ Sustainable Agriculture Network

http://www.foodnotlawns.com/ Foood Not Lawns!--permaculture, seed saving, organic food, biodiversity

http://www.green-watch.com/ GreenWatch--Capital Research Center: Philanthropy watchdog, corporate...

http://www.codexalimentarius.net/  Codex Alimentarius.  This will get your blood boiling!! "The Codex Alimentarius Commission was created in 1963 by FAO and WHO to develop food standards, guidelines and related texts such as codes of practice under the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme."


woman? gardening on a farmwheat sun and fields stylized drawing almost looks like a quilt
Neat Oh Stuff

Family Web Sites

http://pages.prodigy.net/samhardnock/ Hardnock Family Home Page.  This is my adoptive father's cousin.

Friend's Sites (Also, see above under "Entertainment/Fan Sites")

These two are by Victoria  http://www.HomeSchoolBlessings.com Home School Blessings
http://www.VictoriaBotanicals.com  The Ancient Science Of Natural Beauty

Some Interesting Sites

Some Favorite Sites

"Home" Towns

I have been to Olney, Texas many times (of course).  I have been to Olney, Maryland once.  I hope to visit Olney, Illinois some day.  And maybe when I "strike oil", I can visit Olney, England.

http://www.cityofdearborn.org/ City of Dearborn, Michigan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dearborn%2C_Michigan Wikipedia article for Dearborn, Michigan

http://whfr.hfcc.net/index.php WHFR.FM "Making Waves"--89.3FM Dearborn/Detroit (Radio Station of Henry Ford Community College.  Aka, Hank High or Harvard on the Rouge.  Douglas' Alma Mater.)

http://www.brazosnet.com/biz/olney/ Welcome To Olney Texas

http://www.amp-info.net/hunt.htm One Arm Dove Hunt

http://www.olneytexas.com/ Onley, Texas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olney%2C_Texas Wikipedia article for Olney, Texas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_County%2C_Texas Wikipedia article for Young County, Texas.  Olney is in Young County.

http://littlefield.texas.com/ Littlefield--Texas.com

http://www.texas-on-line.com/graphic/litlefld.htm Texas Online: Littlefield, Texas

http://www.rra.dst.tx.us/c_t/history/lamb/LITTLEFIELD.cfm Red River Authority--Littlefield, Texas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Littlefield,_Texas Wikipedia article for Littlefield, Texas--There's stuff on here I didn't know about Littlefield.  (I went to high school in Littlefield.  78-82)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamb_County%2C_Texas Wikipedia article for Lamb County.  Littlefield is in Lamb County.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubbock%2C_Texas Wikipedia article for Lubbock, Texas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walters%2C_Oklahoma Wikipedia article for Walters, Oklahoma

Misc. Favorites

http://www.drmartens.com/ Dr. Martens-- My favorite shoe.

http://www.georgeandharrys.com/ One of our favorite restaurants. 

http://www.bcpowder.com/ BC Powder --Fast Pain Relief.  These aren't for every one because they contain aspirin.  "Headache powders" are the fastest way to get rid of a headache!  I bought BC Powder by calling 1-800-538-6684.  This is the phone number for a company in Virginia, "The Drug Store".

http://www.hannum.cc/ The Hannum Company in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  They used to have a printed (paper) catalogue with used and rare Scientific, Geological and other such "brainy" books. (They specialize in books about "Geoscience".)

Calligraphy/Kalligraphie/Fonts ("Calligraphy" is fancy writin' done with a special pen and a bottle of ink.  "Kalligraphie" is Calligraphy in German.) Can you tell that I practically grew up in an office supply shop?  I spent many hours in a small town newspaper/print shop office.  Words and/or ink are in my blood. 

http://www.officemuseum.com/ Early Office Museum

Pencils (this is on a related note I stick them here so they won't get lost amongst the pen stuff below)

http://www.pencilpages.com/ The Pencil Pages The World's Most Comprehensive On-line Resource for Pencil-Related Information

http://www.the-pencil-place.freeserve.co.uk/ The Pencil Place

http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/palace.html The Pencil Palace

Calligraphy In English

http://www.codcottage.freeserve.co.uk/ Calligrphy: Getting Started and a Short History of Writing

http://www.cynscribe.com/ Cynscribe Calligraphy Directory

http://www.calligraphystudio.com/ Calligraphy Studio

http://www.studioarts.net/calligring/ Calligraphy Ring Home Page

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/paul.miles70/index.htm Pen People UK--The Magazine for Enthusiastic Calligraphers

www.speedballart.com Speedball...Just Add Imagination!  Company that manufacturers calligraphy supplies.

http://www.dickblick.com/ Art Supplies from Dick Blick Art Materials.  They have a shop not too far from where I live.

http://www.calligraphy.co.uk/ Manuscript Calligraphy Pens, Calligraphy Nibs and Stationery Products.  This looks like a great place for supplies.

http://www.poolej.freeserve.co.uk/homepage.html Quills-et-al--John Poole and Jane Hepple--Antique pen nibs, writing equipment and collectables

http://calligraph.com/cyberscribes/ Cyberscribes An E-mail list

http://www.calligraphycentre.com/ Calligraphy Centre/ The Written & Hand-Lettered Word/Creative Letterforms

http://ragnarokpress.com/scriptorium/calligraphy/ Fontcraft's Scriptorium Fonts and Graphic Arts

Fountain Pens

http://www.pendemonium.com/index.htm Pendemonium- Fountain Pens, Pencils, Inkwells, Stationery, and other Writing Equipment

http://www.penworld.com/ Pen World International Magazine

http://www.fountainpenhospital.com/ Fountain Pen Hospital; Fountain Pens, Mont blanc pens, Cross Pens, Parker Pens, Waterman pens

http://www.pentrace.com/ Pentrace Fountain Pens

http://www.marcuslink.com/ Marcuslink--Pens, Art and Travel Information http://www.marcuslink.com/ Glenn's Pen Page for information on fountain pen, stores, inks and companies

http://www.nibs.com/ Classic Fountain Pens, Inc.

German Kalligraphie/Kalligrafie

http://www.kalligraphie.de/ "Kalligraphie.de--alles zur Kalligraphie" (Everything About Calligraphy.)

http://www.schriften-lernen.de/ Exotische Schriften lernen--leicht gemacht.  Exotic Writing learning made easy.  I think this has some, how to read the "foreign" text of stamps.  You can learn to read the Russian alphabet and some other languages too.http://www.peter-doerling.de/Lese/Sutterlin.htm Sütterlin die "deutsche Schrift" lernen und lesen üben (Sütterlin the "German Writing" to learn and read to practice)  This is how to read the old German handwriting that genealogists run across.  People with German ancestors are always running across letters, postcards and other things written this way.  It is called, Sütterlin after the man that devised it.

http://www.kalligraphie.com/ Das Scriptorium am Rheinsprung

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalligraphie German Wikipedia Article--Kalligrafie

http://www.schreibereien.de/ Schreibereien.de

http://www.tinten-online.de/  Tinte Tinten-- Schreibwaren, Schreibgeräte, Kalligraphie, Tusche, Papier  (Tinte Tinten [Ink Inc.?] Online shop--stationery, recorders?, Calligraphy, India ink, paper)

http://hans.presto.tripod.com/ Hans Presto--BLAM Design: Textning, kalligraphie, tecknade serier och handskrivning (supplies/collections etc.)

Free Online Fonts

http://www.fontfreak.com/ FontFreak.com  My favorite font site!!  I got a lot of the "fancy" fonts on this site here. 

http://www.acidfonts.com/ Free fonts download for PC and MAC.  No pop ups.

Anti-Psychiatry                                                                                 (I don't think any of these are "Scientology" sites.  I haven't checked them out 100%.  I am trying to be careful, but I am also in a hurry.--The reason I am concerned about these sites, is because it is my understanding that Scientologists want to replace Psychiatry with Scientology.)  Not all of these are "anti-psychiatry".

http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/ Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics

http://human-nature.com/odmh/anti.html "Anti-Psychiatry" from the Online Dictionary of Mental Health

http://www.antipsychiatry.org/index.htm The Antipsychiatry Coalition  This site is NOT a Scientology site!!

http://www.webcom.com/thrive/schizo/welcome.shtml Successful Schizophrenia

http://www.psychlaws.org/ Treatment Advocacy Center

http://www.mindfreedom.org/ MindFreedom: United Action for Human Rights in Mental Health.

http://www.oikos.org/   http://www.oikos.org/antipsicen.htm The Dark Site of Psychiatry

http://www.breggin.com/ Peter R. Breggin and Psychiatric Drug Facts

http://www.alterpsy.org/ Bienvenue chez les fous rebelles! This one is mostly in French, but there are English pages as well.

http://www.sickofdoctors.addr.com/ Sick of Doctors.com The Healing Truth about modern medicine

http://www.aapsonline.org/ Association of American Physicians and Surgeons


http://www.oism.org/ Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

http://www.williamfkoch.com/ William F. Koch, Ph. D., M. D.
Official Research Page-- Maintained by the Koch Family

Tea Pots/Dishes

I am a big tea pot/dishes freak.  When we moved in this house, there was a collection of dishes. Then, there were over 70 cups and saucers too.  It was like discovering treasure each time we found something "new".  Here are some interesting sites about dishes.  I would have done a whole page devoted to this stuff, but I don't have room (mega bytes) probably.

http://www.replacements.com/ Replacements, Ltd.   This is the neatest place.  If you want to add to grandma's dishes, you can look for the pattern on here. You can sign up for an E-mail news letter and they will let you know what they have in that pattern.  It works with flat ware too. (knives, spoons, forks etc.)  You have to know the pattern name and the maker.  I had these dishes I wanted to add to, but I didn't know the pattern name.  I knew the maker.  It wasn't until I saw a John Wayne movie where he was drinking coffee on a submarine, that I knew what my dishes were.  They were U.S. Navy officer's mess dishes.  You can also see Robert Mitchum drinking coffee out of "my" dishes in "The Enemy Below".

http://www.thepotteries.org/ "The Potteries"-- Stoke-on-Trent, Pottery and Ceramics, Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, Fenton, Longton.  This is about the area of England where they traditionally have a lot of pottery factories.

Books and Book Related

http://promo.net/pg/ Project Gutenberg Official Home Site-- Free Books On-Line

http://www.geocities.com/lettore59/index.html The Reader's Refuge

http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/richmond/88/Wister-Owen.html Owen Wister at The Mad Cybrarian's Library.  Owen Wister wrote one of the most famous, "Westerns" in history, "The Virginian".  If you can't find a copy in the library, or a cheap copy in a used book shop, you can read it here.  Very good book! At leas the half or so that I have read so far, has been good. 

http://kirjasto.sci.fi/ Pegasos--Literature related resources.  From Finland

http://www.sovlit.com/ SovLit.com--Soviet Literature Summarized  

Miscellaneous Interesting Stuff

http://www.thisistrue.com/ This is True by Randy Cassingham--Weird but True News from Around the World

http://www.halfbakery.com/ Half Bakery--Sugar and spice and unfettered insensibility.

http://antibanana.8m.com/ Anti Banana Society

This strikes me as very funny.  Very oxymoronic. http://www.cfpf.org.uk/ The Campaign for Philosophical Freedom is a non-profit organization founded by Michael Roll to present the secular scientific case for survival after death.

http://www.rockmine.music.co.uk/ Rockmine: The Internet's Largest Rock Music Resource

http://hacks.mit.edu/Hacks/Gallery.html MIT IHTFP Hack Gallery (pranks)

http://www.coolsiteoftheday.com/ Cool Site of the Day

http://www.asi.org/index2.html Artemis Project: Private Enterprise on the Moon

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/buyinprivate/index.html Shop in Private.com-- Shop In Private For Personal Items.  I know the items in this "store" are very serious matters, but the descriptions they give for some of the items are sort of funny. 

http://www.pist.ca/ The National Pist-- Drunken News From Pist Reporters (Pist means drunk in some countries.  This is a beer web site from Regina, Saskatchewan Canada.  It is a "spoof" of the Canadian newspaper "The National Post".)

http://www.stuffed-animals.com/cgi-bin/stuffedanimalworld.storefront Stuffed Animal World.  This is for "pretend" animals and not the real ones stuffed. My husband was looking for something for my birthday or Christmas.  That is why we had this in the favorites bin.


http://www.detroitredwings.com/ Official Site, Detroit Red Wings.  Lets go, Redwings!!!! 

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/clubhouse?team=det ESPN NHL Clubhouse, Red Wings

http://www.letsgowings.com/ Lets Go Wings--Detroit Red Wings News, Views & Community

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/hockey/nhl/teams/red_wings/ Sports Illustrated Red Wings page

http://www.sover.net/~spectrum/ American Soccer History Archives

http://www.logoserver.com/ Logo Server-- Team Logos

http://www.mlsnet.com/ MLSnet.com The Official Site of Major League Soccer.  The nearest teams to me are the Columbus Crew, in Ohio and the Chicago Fire, in Illinois.  If I were going to root for a team, I guess it would be Columbus.  I don't pay that much attention to it really.  I really would like to follow it a little more.  I wish Detroit had a team.  I get Oliver Tse's alerts via E-mail from Soccertv.com (see below), but I don't always read them.

http://home.att.net/~nasl/main.htm North American Soccer League.  "Until the recent formation of the MLS, The North American Soccer League had been the only Division 1 professional soccer league in the United States."  I remember watching part of a Dallas Tornado's game on television.  And then the league folded.  Pelé came out of retirement in order to help give this league "a go". 

http://www.sams-army.com/ Sam's Army--"Sam's Army is the unofficial supporters club for the United States National Soccer Team. "

http://www.t-army.com/ "...[T]he Tartan Army Home Pages (for those not well versed in these matters that is the band of roving football fans who travel regularly to watch the Scotland National Football Team, both in Scotland and abroad)."

http://www.socceraudio.com/default.htm Soccer Audio--Soccer Webcasts and Radio Broadcasts

http://soccertv.com/ How to watch soccer matches on television in the U.S. and Canada.  You can even sign up and get alerts via E-mail. 

http://www.ussoccer.com/ U.S. Soccer Federation

http://www.uslsoccer.com/ United Soccer Leagues (A League; Pro Soccer League; PDL; W-League; Super V-League)

http://www.a-league.com/ Unofficial A-league page. 

http://www.360soccer.com/ 360 Soccer--Football, Futbol, Futebol, Calcio, Fusball, Voetbol

http://www.canadasoccer.com/ CanadaSoccer.com Official Site of the Canadian Soccer Association

http://www.lynxsoccer.com/site.html The Official Toronto Lynx Web Site (North American A League)

Neat FREE Programs You Can Download

http://www.skype.com/ This is the "lasted thing".  It is a free program that allows you to talk via voice over the computer.  I talk to my friend in China all the time.  That is how I have learned two words in Chinese.  It is free and you do get what you pay for.  But this is a very good program for the most part.

http://web.icq.com/ ICQ  Instant messenger.  You can ICQ me by going to the ICQ "box" on the Index page.  You don't have to get the full program.  You can download ICQ Lite.  It is free.  It is a very good program.


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How To Find "Things" On The Web

This is from a post I made to one of the E-mail lists I am on.  I was writing it for someone searching for online newspaper, magazine and web site articles about a specific person. This can apply to any sort of web searching.  At the end of this is a list of search engines.

You always want to "narrow" down your search. When you do a search always do an "exact phrase" search OR you put the whole name IN QUOTES. Otherwise you get all the people with that "first name" and then all the people with that "last name".

I go to "Google.com" (www.google.com) and then I do an "advanced search". I put "first name last name" in the "exact phrase" section.  If the search engine you use doesn't have an "exact phrase" slot, then you can try putting the phrase in quotes.

I also have a long list of words that I put in the "without the words" section. There are other "people with that name" out there. It is best to narrow down your search. You will see what unwanted stuff comes up all the time and you can make up your own list of words you don't want "Google" to look for. It doesn't work 100% but it is better than nothing.

Another way to narrow down the search----you can put the name, IN QUOTES, of a specific thing associated with this person, into the "with all the words" section---along with the rest filled out as above.  Suppose you are looking for articles about a baseball player, but there is also a foreign politician with the same name.  You can try typing  into the "with all the words" section the name of his "baseball team" in quotes.  You can also try other phrases specific to that baseball player.  This will hopefully help you to avoid articles about the foreign politician.

If any links in "Google" are old, then you can click on "cache" to try and get it---not always with pictures.

You can search for pictures at "Google images"---- www.google.com and click on images. Then you can do the same at www.altavista.com.  You do an advanced image search in "Google" and put "the person's name" in the exact phrase slot. I think in Altavista you have to put the name in quotes.

Jeeves at ask.com (see below) has a new thing now, where they will do searches for famous people.

Another search engine for articles is, Teoma www.teoma.com. You can search Altavista for articles too.

Go to "Google news" ---- www.google.com  and click on "news". Then do a search with "person's name" IN QUOTES. Then sign yourself up for a news alert. You will get news on the cricket, rugby etc. as well. Google, will notify you if there are any new news articles they have available with "person's name" in the text.

You can do a Google web alert too.

Then there is also the BBC Site Map. http://www.bbc.co.uk/a-z/  You can search all the BBC (well, as much as this site has available) on here. (I don't know that it searches 100% of BBC web sites) But you can search BBCi from there as well. BBCi is the BBC's search engine for the Internet. You used to be able to do a UK only search. That narrowed down the stuff some.

If for some reason you run across an address that is old and won't work.... then type it into the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. There are two addresses for it. http://www.archive.org/  http://www.archive.org/web/web.php  The second address allows you to search by text. With the first one, you have to know the address. You can find old pages if they have them captured. They don't have everything. And a lot of the times, the pictures and graphics won't show up. But the text is there.

If you really want to go nuts, there is www.askjeeves.com. That one searches a lot of the search engines at once.  It is now at, www.ask.com 

You can also do a search on Froogle. http://froogle.google.com/  This is where you can look for products.

This should do it I think. These are the main ones. If there is anymore that I think of, I will let you know. I have (HAD!) a slight headache and it is difficult to remember all of everything at the moment. I am off to get some headache powders.

Don't know if you have headache powders where you all (I mean, ya'll) live, but in the "Southern" U.S., they are a tradition. Just do a search for BC Headache Powder or Goodey's, to see what I am talking about. They are fast at taking a headache away. They have aspirin in them, so they aren't for every body though. I live "up north" so I have to special order them off the net.

http://ca.altavista.com/ Altavista Canada

http://www.altavista.com/ Altavista Main Page

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ BBCi Homepage

http://www.crawler.de/ Crawler.de a German search engine

http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/ Dog Pile

http://www.excite.co.uk/ Excite UK

http://www.excite.de/ Excite Deutschland

http://www.search.ch/ Search.ch-- Die Schweizer Suchmaschine (The Swiss Search Engine)

http://www.freeality.com/ Freality Internet Search Engines ---Allows you to search a bunch of them all at one place.

http://www.galaxy.com/ Galaxy.com® : the Internet's First Searchable Directory

http://www.go.com/ Go.com (owned by Disney)

http://www.google.com/ Google

http://www.hotbot.com/ HotBot Web Search

http://www.inboxrobot.com/ Inbox Robot.  You have to sign up and pay for some of this service.  It allows you do a free search for news.  It is especially for business.  Other wise I don't know what it is, or what it does.

http://www.kolibri.de/ Kolibri Fast Search  German

http://www.lycos.de/ Lycos Germany

http://www.lycos.com/ Lycos.com

http://www.northernlight.com/ Northern Light

http://www.ru/eng/index.html Russia On The Net-- English

http://www.searchcanada.ca/ Search Canada

http://www.teoma.com/ Teoma

http://www.ukdirectory.co.uk/ UK Directory

http://www.ukindex.co.uk/ UK Index

http://www.yahoo.com/ Yahoo!

http://de.yahoo.com/ Yahoo! Deutschland

http://www.itools.com/ iTools

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