Resources for the Journey:

Resources for the journey: this Pinionmarc web page offers a point of contact to promote communications by presenting common “resources” to support the effort of those interested in working or surfing in one of the following areas.

NOTE: The following links are active and functioning as of this modification Viewing of this site is best done using the 600 x 800 monitor setting version 9.1

The Nine Areas Of Concern:


  1. RESOURCE: The Family
  2. RESOURCE: Citizenship, Voting and Government Services
  3. RESOURCE: Growing Older and Retirement
  4. RESOURCE: Education and Computer Technology
  5. RESOURCE: Environmental Concerns and Conservation
  6. RESOURCE: Health Concerns and Medical Resources
  7. RESOURCE: Recreation and Exercise
  8. RESOURCE: Faith and Spirituality



Directories For Kids






Kid’s Homework Help


Missouri Al-Anon and Alateen

Al-Anon in USA/Missouri.htm

Big Chalk.Com

Campaign for Young Voters

Fact Monster

50 States & Capitals


How Stuff Works

Missing Kids Search

Nine Planets

World Factbook


Kid’s Search Engines


Ask Jeeves For Kids

Awesome Library

Cybersleuth Kids

Kid’s Click


Social Security Death Index

Appliance Help and Repair Advice

Attention Birders

Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People

Essential Norms for Diocesan Policies

Largest Charity Evaluator

Red Cross Movement

St. Louis County Consortium Library Catalogue

Froogle.Com – Site for Comparing Prices & Item Search

Cyndi’s List, Geneology Web Site

Family Tree Maker

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Green Cars On PlanetSave

How Stuff Works

Hunger Site: Donate Food to the Hungry

Missing Kids Search

Missouri Al-Anon & Ala-Teen

National Archives and Records Administration

National Do Not Call Registry

New England Historic Geneological Society

National Storytelling Network

PAIRS: Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills

Pairs: How to bond with the Wings

Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource for Couples

Root’s, Geneology Web Site

Road Scholar Testing

Switchboard, Geneology Web Site

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses


The Science Museum

U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission


Oregon Home

Largest Charity Evaluator

Home Based Working Moms

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Board of Election Commissioners

Sign Up To Be A Poll Worker

Flag Day Observance

Public Citizen


Report Internet Fraud — 636.282.2222 or

Board of Commissioners, St. Louis County

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing] Report Securities Fraud

Internet Identity Theft Internet Privacy Tools

Environment News Service

Federal Consumer Information Center

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing]

National Debt Comptroller General

Solar System Simulator

U.S.Postal Services – 1-800-275-8777


Maintain Internet Privacy


Did you know…

        • Missouri is 8th in the nation when it comes to the number of offenders listed in state registries. [Source: Family Watchdog, LLC]
        • In the state of Missouri, more sexual predators were federally indicted on a per capita basis than in any other state in the country.
          Additionally,the number of cases prosecuted in the state of Missouri has more than tripled since 2000. [Source: US Department of Justice 3.22.07]
        • More than 90% of both parents and kids could not identify the appropriate authority (i.e. local police, FBI, CyberTipline or an InternetService Provider) to report unwanted online incidents.[Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)2006–Online Victimization of Youth, 5 years later

Here’s what you can do to keep your friends and family safe online:


–Do your homework on the latest online trends and the potential risks. Please see resources below.

        • Communication Is Key – Talk to your children and know who they are talking to/spending time with BOTH online and
        • Protect Your Identity – Think TWICE before posting personal information on the internet including names,
          passwords, contact information,as well as pictures which could give clues about your life, where you live etc. REMEMBER: if it’s on the internet, it’s NOT PRIVATE!
        • Take Action – Contact your local law enforcement and Cyber Tipline if you or someone you know feels threatened or
          in danger.Together, these agencies will take steps to keep you and your family safe.

To find out more about Internet Safety, Use these websites as a resource:

        • INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN (ICAC) Task Force of Missouri –A law enforcement and community resource for the investigation and prevention of online crimes:

        • “I Know Better…Do You?” is Missouri’s public awareness initiative to help keep children safe online
        •, The 911 of the Internet (1.800.THE.LOST) The 911 of the Internet,the resource to report cybercrimes.
        • I Keep Safe Foundations website uses an animated icon/mascot named Faux Paw the Techno Cat to
          teach children and parents the importance of protecting personal information and voicing inappropriate places on the Internet;
        • NetSmartz is the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s (NCMEC)Internet Safety resource and education program targeting children K-12, parents and educators.
        • Project Safe Childhood (PSC) is a nationwide Department of Justice initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.
        • Web Wise Kids (WWK) is a non-profit organization specializing in providing easy to use,school approved Internet safety education for youth ages 11-16.

Imagine The Universe

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Administration on Aging

Senior Resources

Medicare Web Site

National Council On Aging


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Astronomy Picture of the Day

BritannicaCarroll College

Computer Phrase Definitions

How Do Computers Work?

Internet History Timeline

Learn The Net.Com

Search Engine Showdown

The Living Internet

United States Computer Emergency Resource Team

Utilities to Permanently Erase Files



Largest Charity Evaluator

Missouri Sierra Club

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

WGME, Portland, ME

Flag Day Observance

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Internet Identity Theft

People On Yahoo

Internet Privacy Tools

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Specific Search Engines

* filter out adult sites; ** provide a family filter for screening out adult sites.


Search Engine

Lycos **

Bing Search *

Excite **

Google Image Search



Search Engine Guides


Chemistry Industry

Search Engine Showdown

Search Engine Watch

Searchability’s Guide to Specialized Search Engines

Search Engine Colossus International Directory of Search Engines

Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America


National Geographic

Network Solutions (InterNIC)

New York Times News

PAIRS, Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills

Pairs: How to bond with the Wings

Smart Marriages, A Wonderful Resource

PBS, The Living Edens

Public Citizen

St. Louis Community Colleges

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Saint Meinrad School of Theology

Scanning Electron Microscope

Science For the Millennium,

St. Peter School, Kirkwood, MO

Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Software For Small Business

Switchboard, Telephone Numbers & Mailing Addresses

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Virtually Missouri

World Wide Web Consortium On HTML


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Arbor Day Site

Board of Election Commissioners, St. Louis County

Catholic Relief Services

Earthquake Resource Center

EcoTeam Handbook Resource – Annenberg Political Fact Check

Federal Trade Commission [Info on Phishing]

Food Issues At ConAgra

Food Issues At Second Harvest

Global Action Plan for the Earth

Glacier Institute ~ Information, Reservations, Lodging: 1-866-646-0388.

Glacier National Park

How Stuff Works

Montana Conservation

National Do Not Call Registry

National Weather Service

National Interagency Forest Service, Boise

Ozark Chapter of Sierra Club

Public Citizen

Real Goods Trading Company

Road Scholar Testing

Sierra Club Web Site

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

South Dakota Conservation

TrailNet: Use Your Bike & Our Buses

U.S.Consumer Product Safety Commission

USDA Forest Service

Weather Center,

Yellowstone Association Institute

Yellowstone National Park
~ General Information: 1.307.344.7381;
~ Lodging & Activities: 1.307.344.7311.

Colorado Fire Information

Connect Missouri

Missouri Natural Conservation/Resources

Weather Channel

Virtually Missouri

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