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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.

January 23, 2015

  • Sport God’s Way: "What it looks like to be a Christian in sports culture.…to see Christians glorifying God in sports culture rather than just conforming to it." Click on Topics for articles on various different topics that are prevalent in sport.
  • Recall Guide: Get critical information regarding FDA recalls, medication warnings and other important information so you can avoid any serious health problems and are alert to the various dangerous side effects of your medications.
  • The Consumer Justice Foundation: Informs consumers about defective drugs and medications that are currently being prescribed to patients, and information regarding previously available drugs and products.
  • Small Business Loan Calculator: Easily calculate fixed-rate loans for your business.

January 21, 2015

  • Nine Days of Prayer, Penance And Pilgrimage (USCCB): 9 Days for Life: January 17-25, 2015.
  • The Words of Sacred Admonition by St. Francis of Assisi. Translated from the Critical Latin Edition, edited by Fr. Kajetan Esser, O.F.M. "Of all the writings of St. Francis, The Admonitions contain the most stirring and enduring words of his legacy and are a monument to his profound wisdom of spiritual realization."
  • Musopen: non-profit intent on providing classical music resources and educational materials online. On the site, readers will find recordings, sheet music, and even textbooks free of charge. One may click either Music Catalog, Sheet Music, or Music Education to begin scouting the site.
  • Animal Facts: National Geographic. This enormously informative site will delight and edify. The Animal Facts are categorized by Amphibians, Birds, Bugs, Fish, Invertebrates, Mammals, Prehistoric, and Reptiles.
  • Historical Thesaurus of English (University of Glasgow): online thesaurus of over 800,000 words. "Said to be the only resource to make the meaning of every English word from the last millennium available to the public online. It is a digital version of the Historical Thesaurus of English Project, the printed version of which was first published in 2009 after 44 years of work by academics at the University of Glasgow."

January 13, 2015

  • Teaching Climate (NOAA): Earth's climate is a mind bogglingly complex system of interdependent parts and teaching about that system is no easy task. This site from NOAA provides all the resources teachers need to bring the subject to life.

January 9, 2015

  • Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes: by Hossein Pishro-Nik. An open access peer-reviewed textbook intended for undergraduate as well as first-year graduate level courses. It can be used by both students and practitioners in engineering, mathematics, finance, and other related fields. Includes: short video lectures that aid in learning the material, online calculators for important functions and distributions, solutions manual for instructors.



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