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I went out of the web site business officially, at the end of 2010.
I spend so much time at my day job, I basically stopped learning anything NEW when I started getting customers for this. I miss learning. I'd like for this to be FUN AGAIN. :) I also realized that maintaining sites for people who were basically greedy, and less-than-honest, REALLY wasn't very much FUN... and I could FIRE them. ;)

Y'ever see Wes Cravens' "The People Under the Stairs"--? Remember the part at the end, where the little kid frees the prisoners, and they're all stumbling out into the street for the first time...? Yeah. My skin was starting to take on that TONE. :)

DANCE BREAK! :) Because I WANT to....

Never tell me you poison dandelions, or I'll drive past your house and blow out seeds.
Never tell me you poison dandelions, or I'll drive past your house and blow out seeds.

Please see my own 'helpful links' below. They are in no particular order, unfortunately, but are broken into categories of "Animals, People, Planet, and Politics." All subjects we pretty much couldn't live without. :) Just click the "mini-pic" to jump to that category. Each category is also marked by a video clip from an episode of the Twilight Zone I found appropriate... because I CAN. ;)


"A man...well, he'll walk right into Hell with both eyes open.
But even the Devil can't fool a dog!"


The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals offers readers an extensive look into Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, Eating Animals, and the issues involved in it. Visitors can discuss the issues of eating meat and factory farming, as well as other topics on the bulletin boards and forum.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
I can't agree with EVERYTHING they do, but overall, I'm VERY glad they're in place.

Search for Cruelty-Free Companies and Products
Caring Consumer searchable database of companies that do and that do not test their products on animals.

Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.

This food made an incredible difference in the condition of my pets, their customer service is great, and it's a bit more affordable than a lot of the natural foods available. Made in USA is ALSO a consideration!
Organic pet food for dogs and cats made with natural healthy ingredients by PetGuard
Organic pet food for dogs and cats made with natural healthy ingredients by PetGuard

And, when I don't have time to drive the 25 miles to the nearest Whole Foods, these guys are GREAT:
Pet Food Direct

My Bestest


You never know what stray will wander up to your door, and change your life forever. :)
[And thus was the basis of all my boyfriends...none of whom has lasted as long. :)]

I think these people are the best option in the area:
Tender Care Animal Clinic, Georgetown, KY
Tender Care Animal Clinic
Our goal is to maintain your pet's good health and happiness so you can enjoy many years together. We want you and your pet to feel comfortable in our office and to know that the special bond you share is important to us. The pet health care team at Tender Care shares your love of animals and is dedicated to their well-being.

One Horse At a Time is in pursuit of the well being of all horses. Every year there are over 100,000 horses that suffer terribly through neglect and abandonment, abuse that goes unchecked or suffer the ultimate indignity and pain of being shipped to slaughter houses in Mexico and Canada. Because horses are so expensive to care for and because of the bad economic times we are now experiencing we expect the numbers to far surpass 100,000 this coming year. And, although the number of horses requiring assistance can be overwhelming, there are many small rescue organizations working hand and hand to helping horses one at a time. We are one such organization. Please join us in the journey.

Old Friends began as a retirement and rescue facility for pensioned Thoroughbreds. Then news broke of the inconceivable death of Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand in a slaughterhouse in Japan in 2002 (read more about Ferdinand). The discovery gave even more impetus to our organization. "We went from getting five emails a day to hundreds," noted President and founder Michael Blowen. We knew such a death must never happen again. And so the plan became to bring at risk racehorses--those whose racing and breeding careers had come to an end--to Old Friends, provide them with the dignified retirement they deserve, and open the space to the public. By promoting these one-time celebrated horses through a campaign of education and tourism, we realized we could draw attention to all retired Thoroughbreds and all equines in need.

Looks Just Like You
In a future where everyone must undergo an operation at the age of 19 to make them
identical to everyone else, one woman desperately tries to hang onto her own identity.

Pay It Forward In Memory of John Dye started life as a Facebook group set up by Dyann Steelerluvr Carroll shortly after the death of John. Not only was it a tribute to his life but also an outlet for his fans to come together for the purpose of performing random acts of kindness in his name. Rather than a fan site, the hope is that the web pages will be a lasting tribute to John and a place where people can share their experiences of what they are doing to "Pay It Forward" in their communities.

It is the people who must save the environment. It is the people who must make their leaders change. And we cannot be intimidated. So we must stand up for what we believe in.
Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.
For more information on Wangari Maathai’s life and the Green Belt Movement, please see

Toxins in our Hair and on our Faces
Skin Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products brought to you by researchers at the Environmental Working Group.

Veritey (ver/eh/tey) n., 1. A site comprised of healthy products tailored for your life. 2. A community getting to the root of healthy living. [Ver/i/te comes from the Latin root word Veritas meaning truth, combined with the sound of tai in tailored, plus the y stands for your.]

Ethics, values, environment, responsibility and leadership are all at the heart of Aubrey Organics. We have taken a leadership role in giving back to the earth, its people, and its culture, as we are all connected. That is only fair.

'AFFORDABLE' is a big deal in my world. :) THEN, there is the added bonus of:
The NPA certification and official seal are awarded to personal care products that meet their strict definition of natural In 1994 Aubrey Organics® became the first personal care company to be certified as an organic processor by Quality Assurance International of San Diego, CA. In 2004 Aubrey Organics® became the first U.S. company to bear the BDIH Certified Natural Cosmetics seal. A number of our products have been certified organic by the USDA National Organic Program, and carry the USDA Organic seal. For the last 40 years we have been vocal opponents of animal testing. We have never tested on animals, and we never will.

Quest Farm
Quest Farm
Farm for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Quest Farm's support comes from a tuition, financial contributions, corporate grants, and volunteer work done by individuals or groups. We do not receive any state or federal funding. Although tuition is kept modest, there are farmer's families that need assistance. If you would like to contribute to this fund, please designate Scholarship Fund on your donation. We have also developed an Endowment Fund. There are always going to be needs and they seem to keep growing. It is important for Quest Farm to have its needs met so that the farmers can receive a quality life. The Endowment Fund is managed by a professional group so any gifts toward the Endowment Fund will be used in the most practical and professional way. Stocks, bonds, memorials, honorariums, and insurance policies are great ways to contribute to the farm and the Endowment Fund.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International - Working to Protect Human Rights Worldwide

We see chocolate as a medium to save species, conserve habitat and honor human life. Why FAIR TRADE matters.
"We see chocolate as a medium to save species, conserve habitat and honor human life."

This table contains information about Fair Trade chocolate, organic chocolate, or chocolate otherwise believed to be slavery-free.
Most people don't realize why they oughta DROP THAT HERSHEY!

The Old Man in the Cave
"A look at man's inhumanity as well as man's
assumption that mankind is the only possible intelligience."


Ian Somerhalder Foundation
The IS FOUNDATION aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures. We are a team, a group of people, who view the environment as an interconnected organism of which we are not separate but a part of. There is no differentiation between all living things: trees, rivers, animals and humans. We are all one interdependent organism.
BOB is a collaborative effort between two multi talented brothers. Built of Barnwood is based in the charming coastal town of Bay St Louis Mississippi. They are focusing on reclaiming, recycling and re-purposing vintage wood and building materials. Once reclaimed they are turned into usable artwork, home furnishing and design accent pieces. Together Bob Somerhalder and Ian Somerhalder strive for a greener more sustainable economy. With this green desire in mind, they have launched a clean and sustainable business that is a hot and trendy product line for home decor and furniture.

Preserve® makes stylish, high performance, eco-friendly products for your home. As a company, we strive to combine socially and environmentally responsible business practices with groundbreaking design to create products that people feel good about having in their homes. We believe that choosing eco-friendly products doesn't mean having to sacrifice quality, price, or performance.

The Last Mountain

Organic Consumers Association
Research and Action Center for the Organic, Buy local, and Fair Trade movements.

Environmentally Friendly Lawn & Garden Supplies
--They send out a great newsletter, too!

"Its time to stop Americas addiction to foreign oil. T. Boone Pickens has a plan."

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.

Welcome to Green Home, your home on the Web for environmentally friendly products. In addition to being one of the first, largest, and most respected online resources for green products, we offer advice and information on greening your world.

Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare.

Monterey Bay Spice Company
I've found this to be a safe place to buy herbals.
Remember--ALWAYS CROSS-CHECK herbal side effects and interactions!

Here is a good place:

DrugDigest is a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.

I-Team Investigates: Pesticide-laced Organic Foods Follow Up 08/05/08

 Pesticides-The Full List: 47 Fruits & Veggies
I personally go with splitting the list in half, in the obvious fashion.

When to Go Organic
When to Go Organic
People always ask whether buying organic is healthier, and the answer is yes. Eating organic protects you from potentially harmful chemicals such as pesticides. But going green is rarely cheap, and it’s not always essential, which is why we’ve created 3 simple rules for when you should spend your green to go green and when to save your cash with conventional foods.

Over 150 varieties of herbs and perennials through a secure on-line store.
Fragrant Fields is family owned and operated since 1975. We offer an extensive list of quality perennial and herb plants delivered right to your door! You will see that our plant list includes a substantial collection of common, unusual and most asked for varieties for the novice or seasoned grower.

The best customer service, variety, and plant quality I've found when ordering live plants online.

Today, the little stone house built in 1812 still stands on the edge of the farm's blackberry patch and serves as a reminder that
The official State fruit of Kentucky, is now distributed throughout the mid-south as a regional favorite in at least 1,000 stores- for recipes, gift giving, and as a popular pantry shelf necessity. Wayne Shumate died in late 2005, but his entrepreneurial spirit and his coveted family jam recipe were passed on to Billy Gatton Jones, who now is the sole owner of WindStone Farms, LLC and its entire blackberry production. The Jam is now produced by Algood Foods, a Kentucky Company in Lawrenceburg, Ky. - which adheres exactly to the same "small batch" cooking techniques Wayne developed in his kitchen way back when. Billy Gatton is convinced that there will always be a healthy market for the best of anything, and believe me this is the "Real Stuff."

I can't do Christmas cooking, without a blackberry jam cake. :) BUY LOCAL! :)

Verve is an independent, family-owned business, dedicated to linking world communities and creating environmentally and socially responsible products and activities.
Our finished products are designed to help people think about where products come from, how raw materials and natural resources can be used responsibly, and how communities around the world depend upon one another to help build a healthier future.

This stuff is neat. I got used to nicotine gum when I quit smoking, so I buy the unflavored kits and chew it AS-IS. :)

Unique Distributing
We make all-natural products to eliminate stains and odors, keep your drains flowing correctly and to keep your waste-water systems operating efficiently. Use them in your home, restaurant, business, RV, boat, septic system and more.

The Mill on the Elkhorn
Weisenberger Mill
Six generations of Weisenbergers have operated the mill at the present location since 1865.

I make my own bread, pancakes, muffins, etc., using my great-grandmother's cast iron... because it's fun. :)
This is where I get my supplies. It's a beautiful place.
Weisenberger Mill

Natural Bridge State Resort Park
View from Natural Bridge

One of the greatest places to go hiking around here... and the Hemlock Lodge has the BEST banana puddin' in the WORLD!

The Gift
An alien who crash-lands into a remote mountain village
stirs up the villagers' fears and animosity... they kill him before he can give them the cure for cancer. <:|


NPR delivers breaking national and world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture.
NPR delivers breaking national and world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture.

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
Anonymity Online - Protect your privacy. Defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis.

When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense.
Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public.

IXmaps is an interactive tool that permits internet users to see the route(s) their data packets take across North America.
IXmaps is an interactive tool that permits internet users to see the route(s) their data packets take across North America, with 'interesting' sites highlighted along the way.

Roger Ebert described the film as 'an angry, well-argued documentary about how the American financial industry set out deliberately to defraud the ordinary American investor.'
Inside Job is a 2010 documentary film about the late-2000s financial crisis directed by Charles H. Ferguson. The film is described by Ferguson as being about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption."

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues.
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues.

A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 900 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the United States.
Great place for REAL news.

An on-line shopping resource for American-made products for the home and family.

Bill Maher
Religulous... great job. I'm not an atheist, but he illustrates very well why I don't "affiliate." :)

Track your Senators' and Representative's votes by e-mail
THEY work for YOU. REMIND them! >:)
Like I said the last time I voted, "Cross your fingers and toes, click your heels together 3 times, spit in your hat, throw some salt over your shoulder, cross yourself, say a little prayer...
... AND THEN VOTE!! Best o' luck to ya! :)

"Its time to stop Americas addiction to foreign oil. T. Boone Pickens has a plan."

The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.
Iraq for Sale - The War Profiteers
The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.

Erin Brockovich - CONSUMER ADVOCATE: 19 years and still fighting!
Erin Brockovich - CONSUMER ADVOCATE: 19 years and still fighting!

Dumbass quote winner:

Monday, October 19, 2009 ::
no, no, NO, NO, NO!!! goddammit, this is NOT the way it was supposed to happen!!!! 34 critical updates for windows last week and more than one of them were for Windows 7?!! WHA?!?! IT'S NOT EVEN FOR SALE YET!!!! and you STILL found critical holes in it?! for fuck's sake, WHAT do i have to do to get a reliable operating system around here!?!! and don't tell me get a mac - if i want a user stupid machine, i'll buy a fucking etch-a-sketch!

*hanging head in shame* ... I used to date that guy....
Okay... not such a stretch, really... it was kind of like dating the "House" of geeks. <:|
Never regret it, though. :) It's the path that shapes us, right? ;) Good times...

Something different...

Based in Glasgow, Scottish band Beecake are Billy Boyd (Vocals, Guitar), John Crawford (Drums, Vocals),Billy Johnston (Guitar, Piano, Vocals) and Rick Martin (Bass, Vocals).


Trees for Life is an award-winning charity working to help restore the Caledonian Forest, which formerly covered a large part of the Scottish Highlands.
This thing is NICE. :)

I may spin off a new "entertainment" section... for now, there are some great movie links...

Recommended Movies

quick videos

quick videos
Usually takes 3 or 4 of them to make me smile after work. :)


Last Maintained on October 10, 2012