Sites of the Week: August 3, 2014

“Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”

– Abraham Lincoln, 1960

Factoid: When the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, fewer than 1 million Afghan children were enrolled in elementary schools, and just 5,000 of them were girls. Today, more than 8 million Afghan kids go to an elementary school, including more than 3 million girls.

Now on to this week’s sites. This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.


If you have a Dropbox account, this free service should interest you. Now you can email files to your Dropbox account. Just connect with Dropbox, get your unique email address and start sending files. Every file attachment you email to that address appears in your “Attachments” folder on Dropbox.

Word Crimes

This site comes to you via my son, Brett. Even if you’re not a “Weird Al” Yankovic fan, you should enjoy this “word crime” parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Line”.

The Writer’s Almanac

What a jolting segue to proceed from Weird Al to this site. The Writer’s Almanac is a public radio site hosted by Garrison Keillor. Each day there is a new post that consists of a poem and “On this day in…” and birthday details centering on various authors. Each post can be read or you can listen to Garrison Keillor read the day’s post.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


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