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This website began on AOL as a simple Doctor Who episode guide and evolved from there.  Now I'm revamping it.

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Books

I got started with large "chapter books" (to borrow a term from my daughter's school room) in the third grade with a few Hardy Boys Mysteries. When I was in fifth grade I started reading just about anything science fiction I could get my hands on. That started when Star Wars came out at the movies. I saw it fourteen times and picked up the book. I then got Splinter of the Mind's Eye by Alan Dean Foster and it just went from there. This listing will probably be incomplete for some time since I have read a few books. I am starting with my favorite books and authors and will try to work my way through all of them. Browse if you wish and order some too if it suits your fancy. All books can be ordered from amazon.com

If you have any information on books I have listed, please e-mail me at the address listed at the bottom of the page and let me know. There are several covers listed here of books that I do not personally own. Dates that covers where first released and publisher information are welcome. Also note that I have just integrated the Doctor Who books into this website and will be sorting through these for a while yet in order to get them more presentable.

If you click on the amazon.com link and nothing happens, then you either do not have JavaScript enabled or your browser does not allow popup windows. These links open a new window for your dealings with amazon.com.

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Kites

I have flown a few kites in the past. My dad was a good kite flyer and he flew for over 20 years until he got too sick to continue. After he passed away, we were going to go through them and probably sell them or something. I was going through them to find a large kite for a kite flying friend of my dad's and began getting nostalgic seeing all them. I began imagining the time and effort (not counting money) that was tied up in these kites. I decided that I would fly each kite once before deciding what to do with them. In the process I have rekindled something in me. Here is a log of my kite flying since my father's passing.

OK. The kindling died down. I'm keeping this here for future reference. Who knows....

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Music - Song Lyrics

Just another Song Lyrics site. Well, okay, there isn't much on here but, I just wanted to take my favorite songs, the ones I wanted to know the words to, and put them someplace that I can get to them easily. That's it...

Disclaimer: This section is for informational purposes only. Lyrics contained on this site are subject to copyright laws and are the property of their respective authors, artists and / or recording labels.

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OU Sooners Football

I have lived in Oklahoma most of my life and was raised a Sooner fan (even though my father was an Oklahoma State fan). I have always liked watching the Sooners on TV and listening to them on the radio. I grew more into a fan when I moved to Mississippi to go to college. I played football there for a division II school called Mississippi College. I was the only Okie there and had to defend the Sooners amongst all the SEC-are-the-best people in the South. Unfortunately that was at the end of the Switzer era and I had to hear about all of the "evil" things that went on on the OU campus. It was about that time that I started rooting for Oklahoma State also, although I would never pick them over OU during Bedlam! I found that when I was in "hostile territory", I had to pull for all of the teams from my home state.

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Robin Ventura Cards

I used to really be into collecting baseball and football cards. I started at the tail end of the "normal era" of card collecting, just before Upper Deck started their first high-dollar set. At that time it was possible to own one of every card made each year and I am a completist.

A while later my father wanted to get into collecting but, by then the inserts and specialty cards had hit in force. It was not longer feasible to collect a sport and get all of the cards for a certain year. My father was an Oklahoma State fan, so he decided that he would collect only players that played for OSU - in particular - Robin Ventura.

There is no telling how many hours he spent on eBay and card shops looking for Ventura cards. He kept pretty good records of his collection in Excel also. When he passed away I inherited the collection and, in fact, have added a few cards here and there to fill in some blanks. This may be one of the most complete collections of Robin Ventura around.

I will try to add card fronts and backs when I get the time.

Trading Cards Database a good place for finding and tracking cards and collections. They have no export function though.

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Stamp Collection

It was 1975 and my teacher's husband came to school and showed us his stamp collection. I was really impressed being the nerdy kinda person I was (and still am). I told our friend Kathy Wrights about it and then she brought out her stamp collection and showed them to me. She had her stamps in mint condition and mounted, without hinges, and the album was so cool. I started collecting then myself. Unfortunately, being a kid and on an extremely limited budget, I had to make due with used cancelled stamps. These I put into my Minuteman album with hinges.

As things sometimes do, I always kept my stamp album but packed it away into the top of my closet. Then in the 90s I decided to get back into it but, this time with only mint condition stamps mounted with Showgard mounts. This lasted a few months and then once again went forgotten - or at least pushed back to a "I need to get those albums out again" thought that never had a follow-up.

Then one day perusing eBay I discovered the vast sources of stamps that could fill in my collecting gaps (of which there are many) for a reasonable price. This time I ditched the Minuteman albums and went with the American Heirloom albums. These are not too shabby albums that won't break the bank. I've been off and on with the philately since then.

Since that time, I've quit purchasing on eBay and moved to HipStamp. They are much better than eBay and specialize in stamps.

References for the information on this site are many but, the main ones are:

Arago Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Jim's Stamp Album an awesome online stamp album
1847us.com a valuable resource
The Postal Service Guide to US Stamps (various editions).
colnect.com a valuable resource for all stamps US and Worldwide - collection connection

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USA Documents

There was a period in my life, when I was more involved in (or at least paid more attention to) things politic. I always heard people say "well, that's unconstitutional" blah blah blah. So, I wanted to know for sure what was constitutional by reading it. So, I added this section for that reason. It has the US Constitution along with the Amendments and a couple of other documents.

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