[A photograph of me] Wonders of the World Wide Web

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About This Page      Travel
Where I Live People
Esperanto Government/Judiciary/Law
Newsstand Internet Search/Directory
Shopping Reference

About This Page

I’m good at finding information.  Not everyone is.  This page is a one-stop reference for a handful of topics that I’d like to help others learn about. 

You can help keep this page up to date by reporting broken or redirected links or letting me know if there’s something specially wonderful in a given topic area that I should link to. 

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Where I Live

Earth
Can you guess where this one goes? 
The United States of America
Information about the United States of America provided by the U.S. Department of State.  You may also like to read the State Department’s International Information Programs page. 
State of California
Official home page of the government of the State of California.  Did you know that the Web pages of most of the United States have a URI of the form http://www.state.xx.us/, where xx is the two-letter U.S. Postal Service abbreviation?  Try it! 
California Travel & Tourism Commission
Information about visiting California (there’s a lot more to see than just San Francisco!).
City and County of San Francisco
Official home page of City government. 
San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
Information for those planning to visit San Francisco. 
San Francisco Tourist Information
My own collection of useful information for visitors to San Francisco. 
Encyclopedia of San Francisco
Everything you want to know about the history of San Francisco. 
Association of Bay Area Governments
Local government information for the San Francisco Bay Area. 
San Francisco Bay Area Index
From the Open Directory.

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Esperanto

What’s Esperanto?
Find out here. 
Esperanto Studies and Interlinguistics
Scholarly studies that can be a bit heavy, but will be of interest to those interested in a serious study of Esperanto and interlinguistics in general. 
Virtuala Esperanto-Biblioteko
If Esperanto “never caught on,” how come so darned many people all over the world are creating Web pages in it?  The “Virtual Esperanto Library” is an Esperanto-language directory of pages of interest to those in the movement. 
Esperanto Index
Here's the Open Directory’s more general index of pages in Esperanto.
Universala Esperanto-Asocio
The World Esperanto Association. 
Esperanto League for North America
ELNA is the national Esperanto organization in the U.S. 
Usona Esperantista Junularo (USEJ)
U.S. Esperantist Youth. 

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Gazetoj

Gazetoj en TTT
Index of Esperanto-language magazines on the Web. 
Gazeto de USEJ (Usona Esperantista Junularo).  English and Esperanto. 
Monato
Selected articles from Monato, a monthly magazine of current events and commentary.  In Esperanto. 

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Newsstand

Magazines

Frontiers
A magazine published in Los Angeles. 
HotWired!
 
Monato
Homepage of Monato, a monthly magazine of current events and commentary.  In Esperanto. 
Oasis
... because it’s a desert out there!  E-zine by and for youth. 
This Modern World
A cartoon by Tom Tomorrow.  Just click it already.  You don’t know what you’re missing. 
Wired
 

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Media

In the Life
Syndicated (mostly PBS) television program about les/bi/gay life. 
INFOSEARCH “Mr. Smith E-Mails The Media(sm)”
Lots of media people and organizations have e-mail.  Infosearch can help you find out how to e-mail the media. 
Project Censored
Much news that’s fit to print never sees the light of day.  Project Censored keeps track of the stories the Powers That Be decided you didn’t need to read. 

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Newspapers

Detroit News Columnists
Deb Price is a nationally syndicated columnist who writes on issues of interest to the LGBT community.
International Herald Tribune
 
New York Times
“All the News That’s Fit to Print.” 
San Francisco Bay Guardian
 
San Francisco Chronicle
“Northern California’s Largest Newspaper” 
San Francisco Examiner
 
The Times
The Times is the one in London.  Or didn’t you know? 
World Newspaper Index
From the Open Directory.

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WWW Links Pages

ABA LawLink
The American Bar Association presents these links to federal, state and local government and other legal resources. 
The Cool Page for Queer Teens!
Scott Bidstrup’s page for gay youth. 
DisInformation
Links to information sources that are censored, suppressed, distressed, disturbed, and just plain wack-o.  The management of DisInformation leaves it up to you to decide who’s for real and who’s nuts. 
Esperanto
Information about “Everyone’s second language” 
Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Index
From the Open Directory.
GayCanada
Database of resources in Canada. 
Institute for Global Communications
Consortium of Progressive organizations:  PeaceNet, EcoNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet, WomensNet. 
QWorld
Directory and Search engine 
Queer Resources Directory
The premier source for online information and links. 
QueerAmerica!
Database of resources in the U.S. 
Resources for Parents of Les/Bi/Gay Youth
Scott Bidstrup’s page for parents. 
UUs Online
The Unitarian Universalist Association presents information about Unitarian Universalism and links to Unitarian Universalist Web sites. 
Virtuala Esperanto-Biblioteko
 
Youth Assistance Organization
Youth Assistance Organization provides online support for lesbigay youth. 
Youth Guardian Services
Even more online support for lesbigay youth, their families and friends. 

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Shopping

These are the places where I buy my books and clothes and stuff.  Don’t ask me where I got it; just take a look below.

BookSense
Keep the independents alive!  Look here to find and shop at your local independent bookseller. 
The Booksmith
The closest independent bookseller to my house. 
A Clean Well-Lighted Place For Books
Another great San Francisco bookseller. 
Daedalus Books
This is the Internet’s remainder table.  Books, music, etc. at clearance prices. 
A Different Light
Gay and Lesbian Literature. 
Lands’ End, Inc.
My favorite place to buy classic dress and casual clothing, shoes and stuff for bed and bath. 
Macy’s
The world famous department store. 
Stacey’s Professional Bookstore
Stacey’s has a huge selection of business- and technology-related books.  As well as everything else you'd visit a bookseller for.

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Travel

Bay Area Transit
Information for nearly all public transit in the San Francisco Bay Area, with maps, timetables and fare information for most.  Includes a trip planner. 
San Francisco Tourist Information
 
San Francisco International Airport
 
Southwest Airlines
The best airline—unless you’re headed for New York City. 
JetBlue Airways
The best way to fly to New York City. 
Amtrak
The national passenger rail system of the United States.  Everything you need to know about rail travel in the U.S. 
Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Intercity motorcoach service. 
U.S. National Park Service
 
California State Parks
 

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People

These are personal web pages of my family and friends, colleagues, or just really cool pages I happened across while surfing. 

Pacific Coast Medical Billing
Doctor, Doctor, do your receivables need help?  Talk to my sister, Cathy! 
Steve Rhoades
 
J.C. Wells
 
Noc Noc
A really cool bar in my neighborhood.  I read Tarot cards there on Monday nights.

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Government/Judiciary/Law

Earth
Can you guess where this one goes? 
The United States of America
Information about the United States of America provided by the U.S. Department of State.  You may also like to read the State Department’s International Information Programs page. 
U.S. Senate
 
U.S. House Of Representatives
 
House of Representatives—U.S. Code
U.S. laws. 
Thomas
Current U.S. legislative information from the Library of Congress. 
State of California
Official home page of the government of the State of California.  Did you know that most state government pages have a URI of the form http://www.state.xx.us/, where xx is the two-letter U.S. Postal Service abbreviation?  Try it! 
California Legislature
 
Official California Legislative Info
 
City and County of San Francisco
City government home page. 
ABA LawLink
The American Bar Association presents these links to federal, state and local government and other legal resources. 
INFOSEARCH Mr. Smith E-Mails Washington(sm)
Infosearch helps you e-mail your representatives in Washington. 

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Open Directory
The largest human-edited Web directory. 
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
LII looks similar to the Open Directory at first glance, but it’s more selective and classifies Web sites according to Library of Congress Subject Headings
Google
The very best search engine.  Web searches, Usenet newsgroups.  Even search for pictures!  Unlike some other big-name search pages, the results are not influenced by advertising dollars.  Google does take ads, and those relevant to your search will appear on the results page, but ads and search results are distinct. 
U.S. Postal Service ZIP+4 Code Lookup
Look up a ZIP Code (U.S. postal code) online.  You need to know the street address, city and state. 

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Reference

The Internet Public Library
The IPL is organized like a traditional library, where you’ll find e-books and references to Web sites, organized by librarians. 
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
LII looks similar to the Open Directory at first glance, but it’s more selective and classifies Web sites according to Library of Congress Subject Headings
Library of Congress
If you are searching for information—especially from a library source—you’ll want to be sure to search using Library of Congress Subject Headings
California State Library
 
San Francisco Public Library
Don’t fail to visit when you’re in San Francisco.  Be sure to go to the James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center.  You’ve got to see the mural!  Check out the reading list for GLBT Teens.
BookWeb
American Booksellers Association. 
Britannica Online
Encyclopædia Britannica’s online version contains the entire EB database. 
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Merriam-Webster, Incorporated presents the online version of Merriam-Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition.  The Voice of Authority is now online! 
Wikipedia
The Internet’s multilingual encyclopedia that you can help edit! 
Wiktionary
The Internet’s multilingual dictionary that you can help edit! 

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