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Education - NASA Missions
Laboratories | Space Agencies
Observatories - Telescopes



Climate Change


Online/Home Schooling
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Fermat's Last Theorem
E-Prints, Preprints, etc.

Computer Science

The Emotional Lives of Animals


Human Anatomy
Affordable Care Act | Eyes
Children's Hospitals | Stem Cells
Medical News | AIDS/HIV
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Medicinal Plant Databases
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Arts - Crafts - Museums


World Bodies
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Databases -- Archives
Native America

Mixed Media

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Books, All Kinds


Stories I've written: Fantasy & Science Fiction


Advice from Students and Former Students

"I wish I would have had more faith in my ability to achieve great things.
I would have gone to medical school like I always dreamed."
Amanda Starkey, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Ferris State University and University of Detroit Mercy

Learning: A Special Report on Education | The New York Times

The 8 Best Search Engines of 2024 | LifeWire

Plastics - The Bottled Water Industry Keystone XL Pipeline 'Fracking' - Hydraulic Fracturing
Native American Resources News & Commentary You Can't Buy... Veterans Resources
Must-See Documentaries Real Koch Facts Water Documentaries

Quotes of Anne Lamott (novelist & non-fiction writer)

"As I've said a hundred times, if people wanted me to write more warmly about them,
they should have behaved better."

“You can safely assume you've created God in your own image
when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”

14 Writing Tips from Anne Lamott

The Story of Amelia Earhart: A Biography Book for New Readers by Stacia Deutsch | Amazon

Harlan Elison, Intensely Prolific Science Fiction Writer Dies at 84
June 29, 2018 - The New York Times
His output includes more than 1,700 short stories and articles,
at least 100 books and dozens of screenplays and television scripts.

Harlan Ellison, Provocative Sci-Fi Writer of ‘Star Trek,’ ‘A Boy and His Dog,’ Dies at 84 | Variety
Speculative-fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who penned short stories, novellas and criticism,
contributed to TV series including “The Outer Limits,” “Star Trek” and “Babylon 5” and won a
notable copyright infringement suit against ABC and Paramount and a settlement in a similar suit
over “The Terminator,” has died. He was 84.

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88
January 23, 2018 by Gerald Jonas - The New York Times
In addition to more than 20 novels, she was the author of a dozen books of poetry, more than 100 short stories
(collected in multiple volumes), seven collections of essays, 13 books for children and five volumes of translation,
including the Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu and selected poems by the Chilean Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral.
She also wrote a guide for writers.

The writer’s “pleasant duty,” she said, is to ply the reader’s imagination with
“the best and purest nourishment that it can absorb.”

Ursula K. Le Guin's Website

Access to Archived Website
Ursula K. Le Guin’s original site is archived here
as a resource for fans and scholars.

Ursula K. Le Guin on “Spare Time,” Busyness and the Creative Life,
and the Vital Difference Between Being Busy with Doing and Being Occupied with Living.
In praise of the mundane, unquantifiable, impractical activities that feed creative work and fill life with meaning.

The Fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin | October 26, 2016 issue - The New Yorker

Visit African Wildlife Foundation's Gallery
Photography Competition Transports Viewers to Africa | Afrian Wildlife Foundation


The Sacred Story of Shamanism | by Joshua Hehe

Seamus Heaney | Irish Poet | Recipient of 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature

In Search of a Better World: Karl Popper on Truth vs. Certainty and the Dangers of Relativism
“Knowledge consists in the search for truth… It is not the search for certainty.”

“I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people’s politics,
rather than politics shaping what people think is true.”
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) | Artsy.Net

Leonardo Da Vinci | 45 minutes - Top Documentary Films

Gallery of Ariana Richards

The Cave of Chauvet

The Cave of Chauvet - Pont D'arc
Chauvet Pont D'arc | Ancient Wisdom
Gallery - Chauvet Cave, France
The Art of the Chauvet Cave - Ice Age Paleolithic Cave Paintings | Bradshaw Foundation
Chauvet Cave: The Panel of Horses | Art and Imagery in Psychology

Perform a GOOGLE Image search on chauvet paintings cave.

The Calvert Collection - Photography

Pictures of Beautiful and Remarkable Mandalas

Perform a GOOGLE Image search on hindu mandala.

The Mysterious Lives Of Cats Captured In Black And White Photography
August 8th is International Cat Day | Bored Panda

List of Greek Gods & Godesses
The following list of Greek Gods and Goddesses is a complete
list of the major and minor deities of Greek mythology.

The following pages I first put together over fifteen years ago. I've updated them periodically, but the exponential growth of the Internet/Web has greatly outpaced my efforts. So, what follows, although offering many helpful and useful resources, is, by and large, of historical significance only. You might, however, find the Bookmarks pages especially useful.

Important features like RFCs (Requests For Comments) were an outgrowth of 1970's ARPANET and later Gopher Cutlure--being exclusively text files, originally--and form the basis of the Internet's technical documentation. Supplying early cohesion, they were a major source of information about the inner workings of the Internet and its attempt to self-regulate and keep everyone in the loop. Nowadays, I don't think many people are even remotely aware of their existence. And in the mid-90's, 3rd-party software developers were offering HTML Tool Kits and Design resources for fledgling web-page creators, like myself, way before people like Bill Gates and Al Gore discovered the Internet, and before corporations had a presence on the Web.

It seems really long ago now. It was a pretty wild time when everyone was on the same footing, the original social network, a frontier community.

Search: Part I

Search Machinery

Search: Part II

Mail/Networking | Gateways
Networks | Archives
News/Usenet | Phone Books
Other Books on the Shelf

Search: Part III

World Fact Books
Information Services

Search Engines ONLY!

Engine Reviews
Domain-Name World


General Resources
Primers/Style Guides


Web Servers' Indexes
... by Country
State and City Servers

Collection of Personal

Physics/Dictionaries, etcetera

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