Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | October 12, 2008

Link Highlights: Sunday, October 12, 2008

Links found in the right-hand column:


·            Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (found under Reference, B.)

·            MacArthur Foundation (found under Useful Websites)

·            Turkish Daily News (found under News, MIDDLE EASTERN)

·            Making of America (found under Reading)


Need some credible sound advice about health?  Then this is the website for you.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website has it all—from A to Z.  The CDC is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, headquartered in DeKalb County, Georgia.



Genius Award? Maybe you qualify!  However, the MacArthur Foundation prefers to call them MacArthur Fellowships.  Check out their website.



The Turkish Daily News was founded in 1961 and is Turkey’s largest and oldest English language newspaper.  Turkey—a Eurasian country on the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea—is a secular parliamentary republic.  Ankara is Turkey’s capital and has a population of almost 4-million.   The current Prime Minister is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; he has held that post since 2003.



The Making of America is a website sponsored by the University of Michigan (a sister website sponsored by Cornell University also is online). It contains digitalized books and other documents important to American history up to the Reconstruction period.  You can read them online for free. “The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The book collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books with 19th century imprints.”



There is some sad news to report.  Michelle Mayer—whose blog, Diary of a Dying Mom, was highlighted here on September 12th—died on Saturday, October 11th. Although her family is in the midst of grieving, no doubt they are proud to celebrate the beauty of her life.  She left behind many friends and family who miss her.


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