This Week

THE BOYS OF SUMMER

A fabulous look back through the baseball guides of yesteryear at the Library of Congress, online.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/spalding/

THE HOUSE OF CARDS

A fabulous look back through the baseball guides of yesteryear at the Library of Congress, online.

http://thehouseofcards.com/

CRICKET

Say “The Boys of Summer” to a Brit – and that’s cricket. The much maligned, misunderstood  great English game – beloved by many – but (at least in the good old US of A) understood by few!

PLAYING BY THE RULES

Want to know how to play cards? Or baseball? Or even your favorite TV game show?  Here’s a web site with all the rules

http://www.everyrule.com/

SURFLINE

Surf’s up! Where and when!!

Whenever I check out this site, I wonder why I live in a state with no coast line!!

http://www.surfline.com/home/index.cfm

Recent Programming

BRING FIDO

Travel often means leaving your best four legged friend at home – well not necessarily. Seems that hotels are getting wise to the idea that we might not want to leave Fido behind:

http://www.bringfido.com

PET FIRST AID

What do you do if something untoward happens to your pet? A stroke? A heart attack? Stung by a bee or a wasp?

There’s a terrific app from the American Red Cross for both Android and iOS that’ll give you answers – and now, it’s free!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cube.arc.pfahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pet-first-aid-by-american/id780415389?mt=8

SURFKOLLEN

How much time do you waste on line? On Facebook? YouTube? aimless surfing? Now you can track your surfing with Surfkollen!!

http://surfkoll.se/http://surfkoll.se/

PETPACE

A small box on your pet’s collar monitors their vital statistics and has the potential to alert you if there are problems.

http://www.petpace.com

PET FRIENDLY TRAVEL

Go on – take them with you! Fluffy and Fido love to travel and here’s where they’ll be welcome. !

You can even charter a private plane…. seriously …

http://www.petfriendlytravel.com/

BREED RESCUE

If you find you have to give up your pet, or you want to adopt – think of breed rescue. Most breeds have a rescue group who work tirelessly to find their dogs new homes. You’ll find them online via a search engine.

DOG NAMES

Fido, Rover, Caesar, Rex and Max — can you do better? How about a literary name like Bodger, Bronte or even Bilbo?

Or something from nature – Comet, or Cosmo, Cricket….?

Still no?  Then the dog names database is for you!!!

http://www.dog-names.us/

PETS ONLINE

You may be tempted by those melting brown eyes, that fluffy kitten, those funny antics.

But if now isn’t the right time to adopt a pet – move on. A pet is for life, not a whim!

http://www.petfinder.comhttp://www.adoptapet.com

CRUISEMATES

Always wanted a cruise? Here’s how to find a great one and not break the bank.

http://www.cruisemates.com

CRUISEBRUISE

Then again,  after seeing  this, you might not want to take a cruise at all!! A documented website of horror stories from the high seas!!!!

http://www.cruisebruise.com

STREET GAMES

Childhood games that don’t need computers, remote controls or keyboards!!

http://www.streetplay.com/

KINDERSTART

A great portal for kids that safe, and full of really great links – Because kids don’t come with instructions!

http://kinderstart.com/

WHAT NOT TO ASK

Do you know the 10 things you CAN’T be asked in an interview? They’re not obvious and it’s worth checking these illegal questions out before you go!

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140403061420-64875646-job-interview-questions-you-shouldn-t-answer-or-ask

TYPIST

Now on the MacA great app for teaching you to type on your smartphone, because it’s like a game!! From Google Play.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thetypist.typingtests

NIGHTSKEEPER

Now this app is just what I need. Something that keeps non-essential calls from ringing at 3am. For those of us who live between time zones – this is a MUST!!

http://www.nightskeeper.com/

NIXLE

Getting the word out in an emergency is vital. And Nixle is the platform for over 8,000 public safety and government agencies to the communities and residents they serve.

http://www.nixle.com/

AIRBNB/NEIGHBORS

If your neighbors are hosting their home to unruly renters on Air BNB, you now have recourse. For those who really need it, here’s the link!

http://airbnb.com/neighbors