From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

13 Links to Enjoy

A "Thursday Thirteen" of all sorts


Most of these links were sent by friends and readers, and the remainder came from my own web expeditions.

 1. Download and install free software easily at the Ninite Installer website.

 2. Daily Sodoku -- Just one of many Brainbashers at this site

 3. Easy Bib -- If you remember typing footnotes and bibliography the old-fashioned way, this site will make you cry, "Unfair!"

 4. Slide show of cowboy and western paintings. If you enjoy rural scenery and images of ranch life, you'll also like these photos of the American Midwest

 5. How to make a folded German bell ornament -- for your spare time between now and Christmas

 6. Whooping Crane Reintroduction website with Operation Migration Crane Cam

 7. Print a calendar for 2010.

 8. A great set of corner shelves, cut from a single sheet of plywood

9. Eagle vs. fox  -- An astonishing encounter over a carcass (verified by Snopes)

10. Views of San Francisco Bay from a Zeppelin at 1000 feet -- very cool

11. "Foods That Heal" -- but don't stop your prescriptions!

12. "Guess Your Number" game -- How do these things work so well?!

13. Independence Day quiz -- Can you answer 20 questions once used on the citizenship test?

Thanks to all who have sent interesting links to share!

There's usually a large number of Thursday 13 posts listed at the Thursday 13 website.

5 comments:

Journeywoman said...

Great list. Just one question--what free time between now and Christmas?

Happy TT!

I am Harriet said...

Wonderful list of links!

Have a great day!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/12/do-you-work-huh.html

Wild Woman in the Wild Woods said...

Great list, I'll definitely have to check these out.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oh, you are a bad influence, in the best way possible! Thanks!

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks for these, esp. for #7. It's exactly what I need to plan semesters of teaching -- seventeen weeks on one page.

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