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Gleanings - a potpourri of web resources and links
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Gleanings -  Objects or ideas that have been gathered or amassed over a period of time, especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on the Internet. Enjoy!
No compensation received for these listing, except an occasional link exchange.

March 5, 2021

March 4, 2021

  • ALLESL: A team of ESL teachers from Japan, South Korea and China who built this website to provide students and teachers the basics for English language learning and teaching. This includes: Geography, Grammar, Pronunciation, Speaking, Teaching, Vocabulary, Writing, Worksheets.
  • MS Excel Tutorial (Compute Expert): A collection of tutorials which should help you use MS Excel more optimally! Covers topics like Excel Calculations, Excel Formulas, Excel Tips & Tricks.
  • Sunday to Sunday, the Preaching Journey. Our Emmy winning television series profiles great preachers is hosted by Father Mike Russo. Explore how to listen to the gospel and to hear the deeply felt reflections of its witnesses. Ours is a commitment to the preaching ministry and to those who inspire us.
  • Ultimate Guide to Mental Health in the Workplace (Mental Health Services in Southern California). “The workplace is a great place to host activities that improve adult wellbeing…Wellness programs can identify employees at risk for mental health disorders and help connect them to proper treatment and support. Employers can benefit from addressing mental health issues, reducing healthcare costs for the business and employees.”

March 3, 2021

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February 15, 2021

February 11, 2021

  • “A Personal Ecological Conversion” by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR. The time is now for each of us to develop a personal ecological conversion; to develop a profound respect for and deep sense of personal responsibility for the whole created order.

February 10, 2021

  • CDC Updates Coronavirus Face Mask Guidance, Endorses 'Double Masking': The CDC updated its mask guidance on Wednesday to include data from a lab experiment using simulated respiratory breaths that found placing a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask or using a medical procedure mask with knotted ear loops and tucked in sides decreased exposure to potentially infectious aerosols by about 95%.
  • StoryArts by Heather Forest: Storytelling in the Classroom, Lesson Plans & Activities, Articles and more.
  • Grammica: Our grammar checker provides you free spelling and sentence check service. It provides free online grammar check, paraphrasing, proofreading services.

February 3, 2021

January 29, 2021

  • The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Drugs: A Dangerous Combination.
  • SeniorCare: A Senior Living and Senior Care Resource. A nationwide directory and a team of experts to do what they can to aid seniors and their families in their quest for a better life.
  • Cost of Living Calculator (Money Geek): Compare City Costs and Salaries. Free cost of living calculator lets you compare costs and salaries between two cities. Determine what you need to make in a new city to maintain your current standard of living.

January 20, 2021

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January 16, 2021

  • 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Rome 18-25 January but with restrictions due to the pandemic (Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity). The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is "Abide in my love…You shall bear much fruit" (John 15:1-17).
    • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25 (USCCB): The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is "Abide in my love…You shall bear much fruit" (John 15:1-17). Link contains resources for celebrating the Week for Christian Unity.

January 15, 2021

  • Must Catholics Refuse a Covid-19 Vaccine Made with a Cell Line from an Abortion? The Catholic Spirit | Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | December 10, 2020. In the wake of announcements from multiple pharmaceutical companies about safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, many are expressing ethical doubts about whether it is OK to take these vaccines. Do Catholics have a moral duty to decline an inoculation if it was unethically produced using a cell line that came from an abortion? The short answer is "no."
  • What You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccines (Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI)): David Prentice, Ph.D., Tara Sander Lee, Ph.D. | December 8, 2020. Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) has published a new chart detailing whether the eight leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates supported by Operation Warp Speed are produced or tested using cells derived from abortions. The vaccine candidates evaluated are those produced by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, Sanofi/GSK, Inovio, and Merck.

January 10, 2021

January 8, 2021

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January 6, 2021

  • CDC: When Vaccine is Limited, Who Gets Vaccinated First? (1/5/2021): CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated in Phase 1A to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. Phase 1B: Frontline essential workers such as fire fighters, police officers, corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, United States Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the educational sector (teachers, support staff, and daycare workers). And, people aged 75 years and older because they are at high risk of hospitalization, illness, and death from COVID-19. People aged 75 years and older who are also residents of long-term care facilities should be offered vaccination in Phase 1A. Phase 1C: People aged 65—74 years because they are at high risk of hospitalization, illness, and death from COVID-19. People aged 65—74 years who are also residents of long-term care facilities should be offered vaccination in Phase 1a. People aged 16—64 years with underlying medical conditions which increase the risk of serious, life-threatening complications from COVID-19. Other essential workers, such as people who work in transportation and logistics, food service, housing construction and finance, information technology, communications, energy, law, media, public safety, and public health.

January 5, 2021

  • Helping College Students Kick Substance Abuse: Starting college is thrilling, especially for students who are new to living independently away from home. College is also a time for some students to experiment with drugs and alcohol, and some of them end up abusing these substances. With professional help, support from family and friends, and essential resources, college students can kick substance abuse.
  • How COVID-19 Affects the Mental Health of Seniors: If you are in the 65 and up age group it has probably limited your social interaction even more than others. These extra precautions the elderly have to take has affected their mental health and feelings of loneliness more than usual.



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