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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

All About The Countries On Earth!

World Health Organization, map included: click here

InfoPlease: Countries of the World, map, flag, history and much more: click here

Basic information summary of major countries in the world. Colored map and countries surrounding your chosen country for research. For more detail, you must subscribe. Look at the right side of page and click to see a demo of what information is available when you subscribe: click here

Country Information for kids, including games and activities. Excellent Resource! click here

Atlapedia, another GREAT resource for students studying the basics of any country in the world, which includes maps! click here

Some Things Just Don't Make Sense To Me

I support the idea of raising money for research when it comes to help curing sickness, syndromes, in times of need. I hear of run-a-thons, walk-a-thons, Kiss-a-thons, and many many many other "creative" or "catchy" ways to get people to donate money. People either donate because they empathetic, sympathetic, or the "market" tatic catches their whim to donate pennies to millions of dollars.

Walk 60 miles to raise money. Wow, that's alot of energy to walk that far. Run 20K's to raise money or awareness for this or that cause. And the list goes on and on and on. We are so creative to get people to spend or donate money towards a GOOD cause! Again, I believe we MUST support our fellow humanbeings in sickness or during trials and tribulations.

Here is a different approach to raise money, which implements the thought: Balance Is The Key!...........What if there was a house that needed painted, or a group of yards that needed cleaning in a neighborhood, the sides of our freeways or railways needed cleaned up, or an elderly citizen needed a listening ear or help getting to and from doctor appointments - the list goes on to what is needed in the Land of The Free we call America The Beautiful! What if, for every hour you spend helping your neighbors or one of the projects listed above a friend donated "X" amount of money towards a "Good Cause" for research or what ever the Urgent situation at hand is in our face?

Would people climb onboard and participate, much less donate money to see their fellow humanbeings helping people or neighborhoods here at home? If I were a wagering man, I would say little to no money would be raised. Why? you may ask. I believe there is a shade of Arrogance in the people of America. Prove me wrong, I dare YOU!

Help me understand why we CAN'T raise money in a way so that the energy expended results in not only exercise and keeping ourselves fit BUT also HELPS OTHERS!!!

To me,
that is truly exercising and implementing the philosphy of
Balance Is The Key!
links to Human Behavior: click here And click here.
Click here to see what others consider using Wisdom looks like.
Self-Help to Mastering Your Own Life: click here.
Encyclopedia of Philosophy: click here.
What motivates people? click here.
Social Behavior: click here.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Maps of the World

Map Heaven! Enjoy!

Friday, February 18, 2005

Teddy Bear Free Ecards!

If you like Teddy Bears! This is the link for you! Click above!

Here is another site for free ECards:

Free Online Flash Greeting Cards from

Try the links below to find out about Teddy Bears
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If you are doing research on Teddy Bears, click here!

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

How Do You Treat Your Loved Ones, Friends, & Co-Workers?

This was an email sent to me from a good friend Karen! Thanks Karen!!!

Five lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.

1 - First Important Lesson -
Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

2. - Second Important Lesson -
Pickup in the Rain One night, at11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached.. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away... God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others." Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.

3 - Third Important Lesson -
Always remember those who serve. In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked. "Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. "Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.. You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.

4 - Fourth Important Lesson -
The obstacle in Our Path. In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand! Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

5 - Fifth Important Lesson -
Giving When it Counts... Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare &serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away". Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.

Most importantly..................

"Work like you don't need the money,
love like you've never been hurt,
and dance like you do when nobody's watching."

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"..... Thomas Edison

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Citizen Exchange Program

Anyone interested in exploring another culture, or share your culture with another country? Check this site out. Click HEREor the above entry title for this entry.

Another good link to explore is right HERE. You will find all the US Embassies and Consulates Websites around the world! And Much More! Get excited about researching other cultures and people from around the world!!!!!

Background Information About Countries Around The World

This is a great site to find the basics of dozens and dozens of countries. Extremely informative. Great for book reports, researching a country you desire to visit one day. It's always nice to be informed about a place you intend to visit.

Find out about an incredible program called Model U.N. This is a program designed to involve students with real issues and how to resolve them. If you are looking for activities for your child or students to become involve with using Higher order of thinking skills, some call it "Critical Thinking" Skills, then Click HERE to find out more about this great program! When you get to this link, click on the Education Tab then MODEL U.N. choice.
And Click HERE to find out the local scoop for Atlanta, Georgia concerning Model U.N.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Yahooligans for Kids and Teachers

This site gives information for just about any topic designed for primary, intermediate to high school aged students and teachers. Or anyone who is interested in a variety of topics from games, activities, science, art, history, you name it. Worth your while to check out.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Adfunk Job

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Math Fact Cafe

This is a GREAT site to build your own or have premade math fact activities. Good for building speed. This is not a sight to develop math concepts, but rather practice the facts you should already know. Speed up your skills of answering +, - , x, division facts, plus a little more! Cool Site!

Now this is an EXCELLENT site for Teachers, Home Schooling, Especially NEW TEACHERS. Click HERE to open a treasure of FREE online printable, custom made or premade materials and units and MUCH MUCH MORE!

And yet another AWESOME site! Everything under the sun you can think of that is printable: Click HERE!

Area Code? Zip Code? Telephone Number?

This link is a good start. Try it, it may help!

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

State of Address, Ground Hog Day, and The Super Bowl Coming Sunday

Lots going on in the world today and coming up soon. What do we believe in? What is truly important? Where do we keep our focus? What do we focus on?

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