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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Getting Out of Debt
3. Weekly Topic: Sand Castle Tips
4. Link to Sand Castle Tips
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. August 10, 2005
Do you ever google people from your past? Old flames, old school mates, old friends? I do now and then. Having worked for years in the mini-computer industry, many of the people I worked with in the seventies and eighties are still in tech, and are easy to find online. I, however, got married and changed my name.
Continue reading “I Used to be Barbara Newdorf”
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Getting Out of Debt
Did you know that trying to pay off your high interest
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#3. Sand Castle Tips
by Barbara J. Feldman
Sand Castle Tips Printable (** for premium members only)
Summertime, beach time and sand castles just seem to go together. But until I started researching sand castles, I had no idea that there would be so many tips and tricks available online. Whether you’re just looking to have some fun with your toddler, or you’re ready to enter a sand castle competition, you’ll find what you need at the following sites.
eHow: How to Build a Sand Castle
eHow has three how-to articles about building sand castles. “How to Build a Sand Castle” is a good place to start for family fun. “Extremely wet sand is easiest to work with. Use a spray bottle to wet down the sand if your castle begins to dry and crumble during construction.” The other two are “Find a Sand Castle Competition” and “Win a Sand Castle Competition.” Links to pages formatted for printing are found at the bottom, along with the opportunity to submit your own sand castle tip.
Family Education: Sand Castles
Highlights of this Family Education feature are the descriptions of basic castle components and techniques: pile of pancakes, towers, dribble towers, arches, ramps and walls. Best advice for family sand castle building is to remember “sand castles are very much like life. The joy comes from the process of living and building and not in the act of completion.”
Harrisand: Sand Sculpture World Championships
The World Championships of Sand Sculpture are held each year in Harrison Hot Springs, Vancouver, BC. Visit their site for a photo gallery of winners going back to 1990, and an illustrated “How Do They Do That?” article. If you want even more how-to detail, there is a link at the bottom of the article to an expanded version. How long does it take to build and carve the sculptures? How do they stay up for a month? What happens when it rains? Click on FAQ’s (below Other Stuff) for answers.
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#4. Link to Sand Castle Tips
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#5. Note from a Subscriber
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#6. Related Games
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#7. Quote of the Week
“Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.” ~~ Doug Larson, syndicated columnist “Senator Soaper”
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#9. Subscription Management
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