Deb's Monthly Review
July 1998

Special Quote
There are fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed, to forgive the fault of a thoughtless friend, to sacrifice self a little more for others.
Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed, and to use your God-given abilities for the enrichment of someone less fortunate. Today you can make your life significant and worthwhile. The present is yours to do with as you will.
--Grenville Kleiser

The Floating World of Cyberspace
A catalogue of Japanese woodblock prints. Lovely!

Don Mueller's Homepage
Don's a bit of a name-dropper, but he also drops the most
Important Name of all, so he's forgiven. And he's very, very funny.

Bull's Backgrounds, Buttons And Bars
If you use them, do be fair and link back to Claire Bull's page.

Marvelicious Independence Day
A favorite summer holiday in the United States celebrated with plenty of noise!

Photos and stories of cats in the workplace.

Polly Klaas Foundation: Christina Williams Information Center
This girl suddenly disappeared from a community not very far from where I live.
This page also links to photos and stories of other missing children.

The Egyptian Gazette Online Edition
Focusing on the city of Cairo, its historical features, and its past citizens.

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July Events
word festivals For July Travelers

July 3-5, 1998
Bagley Centennial Celebration
Fairgrounds in Bagley, Minnesota.
Bagley is 100 years old and is celebrating with pet and doll parades, speeches, dances,
fireworks, art, canoe races, and a wagon train.
More information: Call 218-785-2000.

July 10-11, 1998
Michigan Storytellers Festival.
Flint Public Library in Flint Michigan.
Guest storytellers, classes in storytelling, food available, but you may also bring picnic lunches.
Details: Call 810-232-7111 Extension 234.

July 12-16, 1998
International Jugglers Association Summer Festival
Convention Center, Primm, Nevada.
This is their 51st annual gathering. In addition to other acts, Gregory Popovich will be there
with his trained housecat act. This is a resort area, so in addition to the fun of watching
jugglers perform beneath 22-foot high ceilings, you can go on carnival rides, shop, and golf,
and since you'll be in Nevada, you can also gamble.
NOTE: This is not to be confused with real gambling, which involves investing
hard-earned cash in the Stock Market.

For additional information: Phone 413-367-9398.

July 16-19, 1998
Rock Fest 98
County Highway S, in Cadott, Wisconsin.
If you liked the rock music of the 70's and 80's, and you don't mind crowds (over 100,000
people turn out for this event), this is your dream camping trip (7000 campsites are provided).
This event is about a 30-minute drive from Eau Claire.
Performers for this year include Cheap Trick, Foghat, Grand Funk Railroad, Steve Miller
Band, and Alice Cooper.
Information and tickets: Call 1-800-326-FEST or 715-289-4401.
Note: While you are in Cadott, stop by the historical museum on Marriner Drive and take a
look at the 2 1/2 ton wooden butter churn. Another of Cadott's claims to fame is that it is
located halfway between the equator and the North Pole.

July 17-26, 1998
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Frontier Park, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
This is the their 102nd year. Rodeos, Western art, midway, exhibits, pancake breakfast,
parades, chili cookoff.
More details: Call 1-800-227-6336.
NOTE: Cheyenne boasts the world's largest steam locomotive, on display in Holliday Park.
You can also visit the University of Wyoming's Archeological Lab, and can probably get
in on a tour at the archeological dig site.

July 24-26, 1998
Lowell Folk Festival
Downtown, Lowell, Massachusetts
This birthplace of artist James Whistler hosts the festival with art, music, dance, crafts,
and ethnic foods.
Details: Call 508-970-5000.

July 24-26, 1998
Celina Lake Festival
Grand Lake area, Celina, Ohio. Crafts, parade, Civil War re-enactments, car show, fireworks.
Information: Call Susan Canary at 419-586-6464.

July 24-26, 1998
German Fest
Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
German music, entertainment, food and beverages, parade, souvenirs, fireworks.
Details: Call 414-464-9444
When you get there you can take a real look at things, but until then, try this
virtual tour of Milwaukee Architecture.

July 24-August 2, 1998
Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival
Downtown waterfront, Grand Haven, Michigan.
Parade, kids'events, art, sports tournaments, concerts, ship tours.
Further information: Call 888-207-2434.

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"Of The" Sites...

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While I strive to make my pages a place people of all ages can view,
I have no control over what the following sites may link to in the future.
Please surf the Web with your kids.

Sites of the Day

Cool Site of the Day
Probably the original, at
Cool Central
Actually a Site of the Moment, Day, Week, etc.
Pennsylvania Destination of the Day
Focus is especially on sites highlighting Pennsylvania places and issues.
WorldVillage Family Site of the Day
Sites chosen especially for value to the whole family (whatever family means, in this case)
Fun Game Domain Site of the Day
Currently taking a break, but they promise to return soon.
Acme Pet Cool Pet Site of the Day
Sites with dogs, cats, birds, fish, and even more exotic pets.
Ozarks Online Site of the Day
Just what it says...
Pirate Pete's Picks
These actually seem to be listed every other day.
Xplore Site of the Day
Also view previous Sites of the Day by category.
Dr. Webster's Web Site of the Day
Charmingly given as daily prescriptions.
Cool Banana Site of the Day
Seems to be on vacation, but you can visit random past sites.
BeachLink Cool Site of the Day.
From an Eastern North Carolina point of view.
Global Town's Hawaii: Site of the Day
Sites are not limited to Hawaiian ones.
Site of the Day
They promise they are coming soon. We'll be watching. Site of the Day
Shop 'til ya can't click anymore.
Agent News Site of the Day
Real estate agents get their 15 minutes on the WWW.
FredNet Site of the Day
Picks from Frederick Network Technologies.
Political Site of the Day.
Issues and personalities affecting our lives through politics.
Big Secret Site of the Day
They say they're picky - their own site could use a good spelling checker.
Badger's Pick of the Day
Sites they deem special in content, theme, and art, (among other criteria).
Australian Internet Directories Pick of the Day
Picks in Australian sites. Nice variety!
Gorski's Site of the Day
The given URL has a pointer to the new site, which will be up July 12.
The Daily Humorscope
Very silly (just like real horoscopes are to me). They also have a Weekly Humorscope.
Ottawa Valley Cool Site of the Week
Views of special sites from a Canadian perspective.
Maple Square - The Canuck Site of the Day
More Canadian site pointers.
Cool Canadian Site of the Day
Still more picks from Canada.
Page of Excellence Award
Favorite sites that promote the country of Canada.
RubberChicken Fun Site of the Week
Gags, humor, silliness and goofy views.
Cybersmith Site of the Day
No particular one category, but you can view past sites by category.
BizProWeb Picks of the Day
New ones five days a week, mostly business related.
Cat's Catnip of the Day
Sites with appeal for most all ages.
The 80's Server Totally Awesome! Site of the Day
If you loved the 80's, this is for you.
Cool Dog Site of the Day
Canine site picks from Dogmark Online Magazine.
Scott's Botanical Links
A new link a day to various plant sites.
The Wave of the Day
That's wave, as in surfing the WWW. Variety of sites chosen.

Sites With Items Such As A Quote of the Day, Picture of the Day

Positive Press Saying of the Day
Keep looking up!
The History Channel's This Day In History
Does history repeat itself? Find out here.
Interlude Thought of the Day
Something on which to reflect.
The Mad Amishman Thoughts for the Day
You are also invited to send your own quotes.
Winnie the Pooh's Quote of the Day
Need I say more?
Thinker's Daily Ponderable
Observations by Alan Harris.
LIFE Picture of the Day
Worth a thousand words? You be the judge.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
And for each photo some orientation from an astronomer.
The Daily.Wav
A new .wav file each day, plus links to archives.
Merriam Webster's Word of the Day
I got the word natatorium. If you don't get that one you can look it up in their archive.
A Word A Day
Includes a pronunication feature.
Cyber Nation's Word in Fifteen Languages
This is a great idea, but what I want is a site that conjugates verbs.
travlang's Word of the Day
With spoken pronunciations in quite a few languages.
Quotes of the Day
They list several, and give links to a few more.
Merriam-Webster's Word Game of the Day
You can also play from the archives.
Today's Fun Fact.
They say you get more frequent facts by subscribing to the their email list.
The Old Farmer's Almanac.
Moon phase, history, more.
Scope Systems Today In History.
Birthdays, deaths, historical events.
Cool Jargon of the Day.
Those terms of modern technology we all pick up from time to time.
About Today's Date.
Or more precisely, today's date as number.
Media Nugget of the Day
Media moments upon which to reflect - or not.
Ain't It Cool News
Let's just say it's non-studio film scuttlebut.
Mark's Poem of the Day
Someone's rhyming, or non-rhyming, view of life.
Christian Quotation of the Day
You can also see past ones, and search for authors of them.
Mark Twain Quote of the Day
A thought from the pen name of Samuel Clemens.
Quote Lady Quote of the Day
Also past quotes by subject and by author.
Wisdom of the Ages Quotation of the Day
Ancient Times, Middle Ages, Modern, other languages: choose one or all.
The Cool Word of the Day Page
Also links to a Kids' Cool Word of the Day Page.
Jesse's Word of the Day
Nicely presented with background information on each word.
Today's Word of the Day
If you really love it, you can subscribe to it by email.
The Daily Motivator
I think I can, I think I can! (Also available as an email subscription.)
Today's Cool Tool
Software picks that help you use your computer more efficiently.
CompuCook's Recipe of the Day
Enjoy experimenting with a new cooking creation.
Recipe Pro Online: Recipe of the Day
More great food ideas.
Cookie Recipe of the Day
You may also browse the collection.
Black History Question of the Day
Multiple Choice, and you can check your answer. Archives too.
Money Tip of the Day
Sponsored by a big bank, so remember that before acting on any advice.
Celebsite: Today's Star
Star is a relative term, but go have a look.
Sprott's Fractal Gallery: Fractal of the Day
Art based on scientific patterns. You may also view past fractals.
Lie of the Day
Daily untrue trivia.
Haiku Headlines of the Day
Witty creations in several categories.
TPCN Cliche of the Day
Learn how we got started using those little phrases. Also available by email.
Wacky Patent of the Month
Those wild and crazy inventors.
Pet of the Day
Also includes a pet poll.
The Aloha Insider and Tip of the Day
Planning a trip to Hawaii? Some ideas to improve the quality of your visit.
The Learning Kingdom: Cool Fact of the Day
Focus is on Science and Nature.
Sports Fact of the Day From Cyber Nation
A daily gem to add to your knowledge of sports -- also avaiable by email.
Animation of the Day
With links to the Background, Flag, and Graphic of the Day.
Literary Calendar
You'll have to click on the date in the graphic calendar, but when you do, nice results.

Daily Journals and Columns

Jon Carroll on The Gate
Willa's Journal
nobody knows anything by Diane Patterson
Cybercabin Diary
Daily Epiphany
AM News Abuse

Sites of the Week

Cool Lego Site of the Week
Enjoy the work of the master builders.
AndyArt - Site of the Week
Sites with graphics that are a cut above the crowd.
Marie's Cool Country Site of the Week.
Links to sites that feature Country music artist.
SpaceViews Space Sites of the Week
Links to space-centered sites.
The Coolest Travel Site of the Week
Not just places to go, but ways to make getting there easier and more fun.
Incredible Art Site of the Week
Many of those chosen are especially kid-friendly sites, but fun for all.
eAuto News: Site of the Week
Engines, racing, makers, safety, other auto-related sites featured. Solve-it: A weekly mini-mystery
Are you as good a sleuth as you think you are?
Yahoo!'s Picks of the Week
Palaces, techno-trivia, pseudo-science, funny characters and other pieces of the
collection we call WWW.
Yahoo! UK and Ireland Picks of the Week
Big Ben, Irish Linen, music, publishing, more.
Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand Weekly Picks
Theatre in Melbourne? Beyond 2000? NZ Special Olympics? That, and more.
Yahoo! Irish Picks
Not sure why this is separate, but it has some great sites.
Yahoo! Canada Picks of the Week
Focusing on Canadian travel, art, politics, personalities, more.

Sites With Items Such As a Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week
From a legal point of view, selected by Donald Burger.

Sites of the Month

WATPA Kidstuff Site of the Month
This is the Kidstuff page -- you'll need to click on Site of the Month.
The Pocket Internet Picks of the Month
Be aware that most of the picks require fancy Plug-ins to display properly.
Angelfire Best Page of the Month
Chosen by Angelfire from among their clients.
IU Page of the Month
No archive seemed available, but enjoy visiting the current pick.
On the Trail of Our Ancestors Page of the Month Recognition
Sites with genealogy emphasis.
Sam's Anime Page of the Month
Anime fans will especially love these picks.
Sites of the Month
This one picks from several categories each month.
The Exploratorium's Ten Cool Sites
Selected in the areas of science, art, and education.

Sites With Items Such As a Quote of the Month

Wacky Patent of the Month,
Those wild inventors.
Writing Tip of the Month
Nice tips to go with the other great writing tip. Write. Just do it.

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