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5th March

Sitio Conte, Panama, 1940. 'The University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives presents the archaeological records of the Museum's 1940 expedition to Sitio Conte, Panama. The excavation uncovered a Pre-Columbian cemetery dating to ca. AD 450-900, containing fabulous goldwork and beautiful painted pottery. '
'This web site allows you access to these artifacts as well as all the field notes, letters, and photographs. For introductory material and a description of the collection please read the following pages. To go directly to the scanned documents and photographs, click on "Container List" on the navigation bar, and then on the relevant group of records.'

The Sex Life of the Date. 'Dr. Naomi F. Miller, archaeobotanist at the Museum, recently exposed some hidden aspects of an ancient artifact. '
'When asked to identify the gold plant-like ornaments from Lady Puabi's diadem (headdress), she noticed that they had been mounted upside down. '
'By flipping the ornaments and allowing them to hang as pendants, Miller discovered that these ornaments represented the male and female branches of the date palm. This turnabout upended a long-standing assumption that the ornaments represented ears of grain or a fruiting bush. '
'How did Dr. Miller know? The key was the double loops on the ends of the ornaments, which proved that these items were in fact pendants ... '

May Day Drawings and Cartoons.

The Annunciation. Online collection of religious art at the National Gallery, London.

Himalayan Art in the Buryat Historical Museum.

Hirado Porcelain of Japan. 'The works in the exhibition, which traveled to SAAM from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, were produced in the Hirado fief, located in Kyushu, Japan. Hirado refers both to the name of the fiefdom and to the island off Kyushu that was part of the ruler's territory. Close to the Korean peninsula, Hirado was a natural locus for international shipping and trade between Japan, Korea and China. A Korean potter - who married into a Japanese family and took the Japanese name Sannojô - found kaolin, the basic ingredient in porcelain clay, at the village of Mikawachi in the mid-1600s. Sannojô's kilns, established under command of the Hirado daimyo (feudal lord), began producing Hirado Mikawachi wares. While Japanese scholars often technically refer to this material as Mikawachi ware, the popular term in both Japan and the West is Hirado ware.'

The Rhinelander Sugar House, New York.

Building the World Trade Centre.

Manhattan Mincha Map. 'Manhattan Mincha Map is a project to document photographically all the places in Manhattan where Jewish men gather to recite Mincha.'
'Mincha is the shortest of the three daily prayers. It consists mainly of the Shemonah Esrei or Amidah a group of nineteen blessings. Amidah comes from the Hebrew la'amod, which means "to stand." It is recited while standing at attention, symbolic of the posture of the angels. Jewish tradition credits the patriarch Isaac, son of Abraham, with the authorship of the Mincha prayers. Unlike his father, whose life is associated with kindness, Isaac's was marked by justice. Mincha is a time when actions are scrutinized by the divinity, and the faithful are judged for their daily service to God. This "daily service" commemorates the daily offerings before the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. '

Thomas. 'Acting under the directive of the leadership of the 104th Congress to make Federal legislative information freely available to the Internet public, a Library of Congress team brought the THOMAS World Wide Web system online in January 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. Searching capabilities in THOMAS were built on the InQuery information retrieval system, developed by the Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval based at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. '
'The first database made available was Bill Text, followed shortly by Congressional Record Text, Bill Summary & Status, Hot Bills (no longer maintained), the Congressional Record Index, and the Constitution (now found, along with other historical Congressional documents, under the "Historical Documents" category on the THOMAS home page). Enhancements in the types of legislative data available, as well as in search and display capabilities, have been continuously added. '

4th March

Under a Bell. Great arts and culture weblog, from the Netherlands.

Kosmonautentraum. Another great cultureblog, this time from Germany.

Norwich Cathedral. Possibly one of the most beautiful buildings in England, with very many semi-secret places and hidden depths. I was there last weekend. Take a look at the gallery.

The Boss of Ueno Park. 'While doing research for a story about the homeless in Tokyo, we interviewed people living in Ueno park. After a while somebody mentioned "The Boss" and we decided to ask him some questions. Fortunately he liked us, invited us for a drink and gave us a more than an hour long interview. It was his first interview he ever gave to a foreigner.'
'We learned how homeless survive, listened to sad background stories about abuse and divorce of woman living in the park, the hierarchy of the homeless, regional origins, how to make small money, the role of The Boss in the community, that sex in the huts is not tolerated, about temporary christianing to get food from a church, why the emperor never finds out that homeless people exist, about gay homeless people and much more.'

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson. 'From the leading weekly newspaper of its time, HarpWeek presents exclusive online access to Harper's Weekly coverage of the historic 1868 Johnson Impeachment - with over 200 excerpts from 1865-1869 - selected specifically for this site. '

Philip K. Dick. All about him.
'Philip K. Dick was a complex man about whom many things can be said. Immensely talented, he was arguably a genius; and yet he was deeply troubled all his life. Prone to psychosomatic disorders, he also suffered from agoraphobia, depression, suicidal tendencies, and exhibited violent behavior to at least one of his wives. He was a religious visionary whose theology was articulated in his science fiction novels, a Gnostic thinker who doubted the reality of the world around him, a paranoid who believed the CIA was tapping his phone, a pill addict who wrote anti-drug novels, a literary philosopher who read James Joyce while pumping out sci-fi pot-boilers, an award-winning genre novelist who yearned for the accolades of the mainstream market, and a profound lover of women who couldn't keep a marriage together. Philip K. Dick was a husband to five wives, a father of three children, a brother obsessed by the loss of his twin sister, a son who blamed his mother for her daughter's death, and a father figure to countless addicts and petty criminals who crashed at his California home. To his friends, he was a warm and gentle man, always laughing and holding everything together, and yet those closest to him recognized him as the unhappiest man they had ever met.'
'But perhaps above all, Philip K. Dick was an American writer of astonishing uniqueness, author of more than 30 novels and over 100 short stories, most of them falling under the spacious umbrella of science fiction. And while it's true that many of his novels were sci-fi pot-boilers, designed to earn a paycheck by exploiting all the trappings of the genre - space ships, Martian colonies, alien life forms, zap guns, androids, and so on - they stand out as unique in the field because of their deeply personal nature, as well as Dick's literary approach to social, philosophical and religious issues. Today Philip K. Dick's novels are recognized for this startling originality, and are widely acclaimed by readers with more a taste for Borges and Calvino than space opera and pulp fiction.'

Gapingvoid. "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards"

Two Poems: Chain of Women and Iowa Barn.

Copies of Forms Used by the FBI.

Lost Treasures from Iraq.

Glassmaking in Roman Times.

Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan. 'The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, in cooperation with the National Museum of Mongolian History, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, presents an all-new exhibition, Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan, which challenges our view of Genghis Khan. '

Daily Life in Sierra Leone: The Sherbro in 1936-37.

Plains Indian Medicine. 'The current health belief systems of Plains Indians reflect a blending of American Indian traditions with modern Western practice. Health and healing are among the most important concerns of Native Americans. While traditional healing techniques may vary from tribe to tribe, Indian groups also share common traditions, including the use of healing rites and an intricate knowledge of herbal medicine. '

Taoism and the Arts of China.

Nuclear Files. 'The purpose of this timeline is to provide historical perspective, reminding us of where we have been in order that we may achieve a safer and saner future.The timeline is routinely updated to include the latest developments in nuclear weapons issues worldwide.'

The Ames Gallery. Folk art.

New York During the War: Photographs from the Office of War Information. 'For many New Yorkers, thinking about New York during the early 1940s evokes feelings of nostalgia for a time in the city when life was seemingly simpler, perhaps in some ways better than today. A subway ride on the IRT, BMT or IND was 5 cents. Baseball fans could root for the Yankees, the Dodgers or the Giants. A cheap meal could be had at the Automat or any of the numerous cafeterias around the city. Jazz clubs lined West 52nd Street. Movie theaters offered newsreels, cartoons, and double-features. International travelers arrived in ocean liners and docked at the great piers on the Hudson River. Domestic visitors disembarked from their trains and walked into the massive waiting room of Pennsylvania Station. People pulled together to support the war effort. War time employment helped end the Depression and send wages soaring. In the words of the Office of War Information: "To native New Yorkers and those who have adopted the city as their own, the sound of taxis honking their way through city streets, the mournful wail of fog horns on the river, the veil of snow dusting buildings and streets and the fragile green of spring leaves against gray stone, the brash brilliance of Times Square and the soft blue of twilight when the first lights prick on and the setting sun is gold on the panes of high windows are all part of the nostalgic charm that is New York." '
'However, life in New York during World War II had a grim side, as well. Racial discrimination still reigned in many areas of employment, housing, and social relations; the 1943 riot in Harlem attests to continued racial tensions. Civilian defense, rationing, the dim-out in Times Square, a darkened skyline, a black market in consumer goods -- these were also realities of life in New York during the War. '

3rd March

Mondrimat. 'The MONDRIMAT is a simple system which lets you experiment with space, color and visual rhythm in accordance with the theories of Piet Mondrian. Images created with this system are ephemeral. You must start fresh each time.'

Marton and Gyorgy Kolosvari. 'Sculptors, sons of Miklós Kolozsvári, a painter. Little is known of their lives. Their only statue which survived the centuries is the bronze equastrian statue of "St. George" (1373) in the castle in Prague. Later the statue was transformed into a fountain (its exact copy can be found in Epreskert, Budapest). '
'The first work of the Kolozsvári Brothers to appear in various documents was a group of three bronze figures, King Stephen, Prince Imre and King Ladislaus as commissioned by Demeter, the bishop of Nagyvárad. According to recent research, there is good reason to believe that it was the Kolozsvári brothers who fashioned the equestrian statue of St. Ladislaus (in front of the Dome in Nagyvárad) commissioned by János Zudar, bishop of Nagyvárad in 1390. The statue was destroyed after the Turks had occupied Nagyvárad in 1660. '

Seventeenth Century English Literature. Truly great online collection.
'The earlier seventeenth century, and especially the period of the English Revolution (1640?60), was a time of intense ferment in all areas of life ? religion, science, politics, domestic relations, culture. That ferment was reflected in the literature of the era, which also registered a heightened focus on and analysis of the self and the personal life. However, little of this seems in evidence in the elaborate frontispiece to Michael Drayton's long "chorographical" poem on the landscape, regions, and local history of Great Britain (1612), which appeared in the first years of the reign of the Stuart king James I (1603?1625). The frontispiece appears to represent a peaceful, prosperous, triumphant Britain, with England, Scotland, and Wales united, patriarchy and monarchy firmly established, and the nation serving as the great theme for lofty literary celebration. Albion (the Roman name for Britain) is a young and beautiful virgin wearing as cloak a map featuring rivers, trees, mountains, churches, towns; she carries a scepter and holds a cornucopia, symbol of plenty. Ships on the horizon signify exploration, trade, and garnering the riches of the sea. In the four corners stand four conquerors whose descendants ruled over Britain: the legendary Brutus, Julius Caesar, Hengist the Saxon, and the Norman William the Conqueror, "whose line yet rules," as Drayton's introductory poem states ... '

Japa nese Architectural Atlas. 'Covered mostly by mountains and greenery and rich in forest resources, Japan has a long tradition of building with wood. The country boasts the oldest and largest wooden buildings in the world, many of which are temples. And Japan's unique style of wood- based architecture, ideally suited to the country's humid climate, is used for residences as well. Highly refined carpentry skills that have been cultivated over the centuries are incorporated into modern structures, and many outstanding edifices created by present-day Japanese architects have captured the attention of the world.'

A Prison Activist's Notes.

2001: A Space Odyssey Internet Resource Archive. Sounds, meanings, links and gallery.

Hudson River Estuary Slide Show. 'Welcome to the Hudson River, an American Heritage River.'
'Few places on earth reward travelers and residents like the Hudson River Valley. Vistas of forested mountains and deep tidal river, a rich tradition of history, literature and art, and outstanding biological diversity win the love and loyalty of New Yorkers and visitors alike.'
'Join us on a journey down the length of this great river and see its wonders for yourself.'

Apollo 11 Flight Plan. 'The flight plan for Apollo 11 was a minute- by-minute time line of activities for the mission crew--Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin--and Mission Control in Houston. The flight was launched July 16, 1969. Touchdown on the moon took place, as scheduled, on July 20, 102 hours, 47 minutes, and 11 seconds after launch from Cape Kennedy. The astronauts spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon, and returned to Earth on July 24.'
'flight plan describes tasks to be done 102 to 103 hours into the flight. Immediately after landing, Armstrong and Aldrin reviewed their lunar contact checklist and reached a decision on "stay/no stay." Armstrong then reported to Houston: "The Eagle has landed." '

2nd March

Johannes Matthaeus Koelz: A Life Divided. 'Johannes Matthaeus Koelz, a painter, was living in a small cottage in the Bavarian forest estate of Hohenbrunn. One morning he travelled to nearby Munich on a routine visit to police headquarters to renew his exit visa for a planned trip to Italy.'
'Some time after mid-day he sent a telegram to his wife asking her to meet him in the city. They later returned home together. '
'At some point during the following night Koelz instructed a young man from the local woodmill to take his major work - a triptych which had occupied him since the early 1930s and cut it into pieces. He left Hohenbrunn at dawn, arranging for his family to follow. Koelz, his wife Claire and their children Ava and Siegfried crossed the mountainous border country and, two days later, reached Austria. It was the first stop on a journey that would take them to England. '
'Meanwhile the state police had raided their home and interrogated family members left behind. They were searching for the painter and his triptych, a massive anti-war painting which not only questioned the horrors of war but also the rising power of the Nationalist Socialist Party and by implication, its leader, Adolf Hitler.'
Koelz's anti-war Tryptych.
Timeline and artworks.

Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869 ' incorporates 49 diaries, in 59 volumes, of pioneers trekking westward across America to Utah, Montana, and the Pacific between 1847 and the meeting of the rails in 1869. In addition to the diaries, the collection includes 43 maps, 82 photographs and illustrations, and 7 published guides for immigrants. Stories of persistence and pain, birth and death, God and gold, trail dust and debris, learning, love, and laughter, and even trail tedium can be found in these original "on the trail" accounts. The collection tells the stories of Mormon pioneer families and others who were part of the national westering movement, sharing trail experiences common to hundreds of thousands of westward migrants. The source materials are drawn from the collections of Brigham Young University, members of the Utah Academic Libraries Consortium, and other archival institutions in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho. '

Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters. 'This digital collection integrates two collections from the holdings of the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Solomon D. Butcher photographs and the letters of the Uriah W. Oblinger family. Together they illustrate the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Approximately 3,000 glass plate negatives crafted by Butcher record the process of settlement in Nebraska between 1886 and 1912. Butcher photographed actively in central Nebraska including Custer, Buffalo, Dawson and Cherry counties. The approximately 3,000 pages of Oblinger family letters discuss land, work, neighbors, crops, religious meetings, problems with grasshoppers, financial problems, and the Easter Blizzard of 1873. Uriah Oblinger came from Indiana to Fillmore County, Nebraska in 1873 to claim a homestead for his family. In the eloquent letters exchanged between Uriah and his wife Mattie, and in letters to other family members, Oblinger expresses very personal insight into the joy, despair, and determination in their struggle to establish a home on the prairie. '

Staccato. An online comic.

The Legacy of Absence. Cambodian artists confront the past. "I have painted three paintings on the theme 'Remains of War' in order to critique society and to express the suffering of the Khmer people during the last three decades. The picture entitled 'The Wait of the Orphans to pick up scraps of food' wished to show clearly that war leads only to destruction and despair. The countryside ordinarily is a place where people farm, thus growing things which fulfill their needs. These orphans, however, have no such place, nor a family or caring society to help them not to feel hunger."

Behind the Himalayas: Paintings of Mustang. 'Robert Powell has lived in Kathmandu for the last twenty years. His interest has been in traditional architecture of Asia and an important exhibition of his paintings was shown last year, January 31st, 1999 at the Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC entitled 'Behind the Himalayas: Paintings of Mustang.' A book of his work, was published by Serindia Publications, London and includes many of the works being shown in this first London exhibition. '

Neutrino History. 'It's nothing, almost nothing. As would say F.Reines, it is "... the most tiny quantity of reality ever imagined by a human being". Despite that (or because of that!), this particle never ceased to question physicists and to give headaches to the one who wants to detect it. '

A Look Inside the Atom. 'One years ago, amidst glowing glass tubes and the hum of electricity, the British physicist J.J. Thomson was venturing into the interior of the atom. At the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University, Thomson was experimenting with currents of electricity inside empty glass tubes. He was investigating a long-standing puzzle known as "cathode rays." His experiments prompted him to make a bold proposal: these mysterious rays are streams of particles much smaller than atoms, they are in fact minuscule pieces of atoms. He called these particles "corpuscles," and suggested that they might make up all of the matter in atoms. It was startling to imagine a particle residing inside the atom--most people thought that the atom was indivisible, the most fundamental unit of matter ... '

August Bebel Archive. 'August Bebel became a Marxist under the influence of Wilhelm Liebknecht and led the South-German Workers' Union to break with the liberals and form the German Social-Democratic Party.'
'In 1879 Bebel published his book Woman and Socialism, which was considered an important theoretical work that also helped gain interest in Marxist ideas in Germany. Bebel argues that the social emancipation of women is an integral part of transforming social relations and overthrowing capitalism ... '

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum. 'All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940, in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. The name of the city of Oswiecim was changed to Auschwitz, which became the name of the camp as well.'
'Over the following years, the camp was expanded and consisted of three main parts: Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, and Auschwitz III-Monowitz. It also had over 40 sub-camps. At first, Poles were imprisoned and died in the camp. Afterwards, Soviet prisoners of war, Gypsies, and prisoners of other nationalities were also incarcerated there. Beginning in 1942, the camp became the site of the greatest mass murder in the history of humanity, which was committed against the European Jews as part of Hitler's plan for the complete destruction of that people. The majority of the Jewish men, women and children deported to Auschwitz were sent to their deaths in the Birkenau gas chambers immediately after arrival. At the end of the war, in an effort to remove the traces of the crimes they had committed, the SS began dismantling and razing the gas chambers, crematoria, and other buildings, as well as burning documents.'
'Prisoners capable of marching were evacuated into the depths of the Reich. Those who remained behind in the camp were liberated by Red Army soldiers on January 27, 1945. A July 2, 1947 act of the Polish parliament established the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum on the grounds of the two extant parts of the camp, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau.'

Ito Sozan. 'Ito Sozan was a lesser known print designer in the large stable of artists who worked for the Tokyo publisher Watanabe Shozaburo. His speciality was bird and flower prints, or kacho-e, although he also designed some bijin-ga prints. Sozan began working with Watanabe in 1919 and continued to design prints through 1926. This happens to be the same year that another kacho-e artist, Ohara Shoson (also known as Koson), started working for Watanabe. It is not known if Shoson was hired to replace Sozan, or why Sozan stopped designing prints at this time. Watanabe's 1936 catalogue included 28 prints by Sozan, but atypically, Watanabe did not provide any biographical information on him.'

Kawarazaki Shodo. 'Kawarazaki Shodo is best known for his woodblock prints of flowers and other plant life. Original Shodo prints have the date stamped in Japanese in the lefthand margin. On later reprints (i.e. prints made from the original blocks after the artist's death), the date was removed by the publisher. Most of the Shodo prints being sold today are later reprints.'

Lithuanian Photography. With a great online gallery.

Taft Museum of Art. 'One family's treasure. Art for all.' Good online articles.

The Pacific Voyages of Rollo Beck. 'Although Beck was primarily an ornithologist, he and his wife, Ida, took personal interest in Oceanic cultures. In addition to collecting birds they collected numerous objects of material culture, that is, objects made and used by the indigenous people who inhabited the islands. The Anthropology Department at The California Academy of Sciences houses nearly two thousand objects collected from areas throughout Oceania. The Rollo Beck collection alone comprises of nearly five hundred objects as well as a large collection of ethnographic photographs taken by Beck during his Pacific expeditions in the 1920's. These photos provide important ethnohistoric documentation from the time before tourism when missionaries and merchants were among the few "foreigners" living among the peoples of Oceania. Beck's photos show many of the objects found in our collections either in use or in the manufacturing process. '

WorldChanging: Another World is Here. ' works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. That plenty of people are working on tools for change, but the fields in which they work remain unconnected. That the motive, means and opportunity for profound positive change are already present. That another world is not just possible, it's here. We only need to put the pieces together.'

Renee is Fat. 'So, you don't like me because I'm fat? That's fine. I don't like you because you're stupid. '

Operation Clambake: The Fight Against Scientology on the Net.

Celtic Folklore: Welsh and Manx, by John Rhys, 1901.

The Wood Beyond the World, by William Morris, 1894. Fantasy which inspired Tolkien.

1st March

Kisetsuga. 'Images from the Fashion of The Photography, 2000.'

Seeing the World Sideways: Prunella Clough. 'A private individual who chose to remain out of the limelight and yet was admired so highly by her peers, Prunella Clough, like Edward Burra, lived to paint. Her technique is masterly, her subject matter everyday in origin, her method idiosyncratic, the results atmospheric. She worked with her skill, not her ego, saying: "I like to paint a small thing edgily." '
Online gallery here.

Expressions of Honduras. 'Honduras is home to a wide range of ethnic and indigenous peoples including the Pech, Maya-Chortí, Miskito, Lenca, and Garífuna. While each group maintains its own vibrant cultural traditions, "Expressions of Honduras" focuses upon the Garífuna or Garinagu, an AfroCaribbean peoples of mixed Amerindian and African origins. Explore the following links and discover the intriguing art, culture and history of the Honduran Garinagu!'

Greenwood's Map of London 1827. 'If you need to know London better, you may well find this fascinating.'

Thoreau: Walden. With photographs, contemporary reviews...
' "I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up." - from the title page of Walden's first edition. '

The Norman Rockwell Museum.

Historical Pictures of Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

Mildred's House of Signage. Great online collection, mostly from Chicago.

Ide Gakusui 'is a lesser known artist whose print designs were published by Watanabe Shozaburo in the late 1940's and 50's. Born in Yamanashi in 1899, Gakusui studied Japanese-style painting with Yamonouchi Tamon and Araki Kanpo. He moved to China in 1929 and lived there until after World War II. In 1949, he began to collaborate with Watanabe on bird and flower designs. He is best known for his prints of large cranes and herons. Much of Gakusui's work is realistic, resembling the designs of Ohara Koson and other kacho-e artists. However, two of his crane prints are dynamic linear designs that are unusual for shin hanga.'

Inuzuku Taisui. 'Unfortunately, very little is known about this kacho-e artist. Around 1929, Taisui designed several large flower prints for the publisher Kawaguchi and Sakai. Typical of works published by Kawaguchi and Sakai, these designs are very high quality in their carving and printing. Taisui's prints are signed with the seal at left.'

Sierra Leone, September 2000. 'Freetown, long known throughout West Africa as a beautiful city. The people who live here have seen everything in the past nine years. The war - shorthand for so many different types of chaos and misery - has left hundreds of thousands of people without limbs, homes, work or schools and much worse, without their loved ones. Rows of houses in the capital, Freetown, have been burned and razed to the ground, and armed men have rampaged through its streets. But those who have survived have to keep living. Freetown is still a place where food is bought, newspapers are sold, cars move around and people stop to chat before heading home. And Sierra Leone is still a beautiful country. '

Images of the Soviet Union.

Fidel Castro History Archive. Texts, speeches etc.

The Che Guevara Internet Archive. Biography, images, etc.

Fossil Horses in Cyberspace. Dead horses; superb site.

Sara Hell. 'Sara Hell is one of the people I admired as I grew up on the internet. I learned of her because of forumnet. People would log into the Emerald City Forumnet server from, and chat with us. I have a lot of great memories of the ucsc people. There was Ponykid, 'Sarahell, Mantis, and many more I can't remember. '
Around the NMIMT campus we used to amuse ourselves by fingering at to see the plans of the various users there. Many of these were true works of art. I still have a laser copy of Ponykid's .plan from many years ago. I keep it in a special box in my room. I never really got to know her on the net, but I wish I had. '
'There was also Sara Hell. She had a very powerful .plan, powerful enough that it has touched my life, and the lives of the people I have shown it too. '

British Goblins, by Wirt Sikes, 1880.

The Welsh Fairy Book, by W. Jenkyn Thomas, 1908. Illustrated.