I'm your Webmaster Paul Sank, the Chief Clerk of NTR. All of the links below were tested in September 2012; one failed, but it appeared to be a temporary error. three failed, of which two were replaced and one deleted. Four were added
My Twitter Services
In which I present items pertaining to linguistics, the scientific study of human language. Surprisingly, this is my most popular Twitter service.
It's short for "Fruit of the Spirit in New Jersey". Here I try to present a varied and interesting feed of things Christian, many from the ancient "early church".
News stories and practical suggestions about supplying anti-malarial mosquito nets to people who can't afford them.
A re-conceived continuation of Life-Net News, covering poverty widely, here in the lower Delaware Valley and around the globe.
News, views, and great things about Rutgers University-Camden, which has done a lot for me.
Examining and aiming to improve the NJ Transit passenger experience, usually covering South Jersey buses.
Web Sites By Me
Agape, that is. As in 1 Corinthians chapter 13. This simple and fast-loading site is a huge workup on agape (pronounced "uh-GAH-pay"), also known as love, charity, spiritual love, social affection. Note: The more I visit this topic, the more I see how I fall short, and the more I want to do better.
Life-Net News & Radio
Formerly my main site, covering poverty widely since 1998. The radio show ended, but some episodes can still be played, especially if you have an old enough version of Real Player.
Camden Youth Soccer Club
Somebody else maintains it now, but it still has plenty of my work in it.
Review Memory Verses
Scriptures I've memorized.
Think On These Things: 25 Lexical Fields of Virtue
A huge collection of words that represent virtues.
Part of Glottopedia, a collection of terms used in stratificational grammar, also known as neurocognitive linguistics.
J Paul Sank's Glossary of Linguistics
Sometimes I read a term and want to know what it means. I decided to write them down a bit more formally and arrange them alphabetically for future reference.
Tap this link and you'll know exactly what time it is in the Eastern Time Zone. This is the official US time.
I've used this service since 1998.
I use this site mostly for downloading bus schedules. And I receive their email alerts.
Compress That Address!
What I use to shorten links.
Web World Character Counter
How I keep my Twitter tweets to 140 characters or less.
NOAA Weather Hourly Graph for Maple Shade NJ
For 48 hours ahead, this gives more detail than you'll ever see on TV.
The Weather Channel Hourly Forecast
My other source for a short-term outlook.
National Weather Service Detailed 7-Day Forecast
When I'm planning my week ahead, I go here.
Records and Normals for Philadelphia
To keep your own eye on climate change, compare daily data to this plain, handy chart.
Dictionary of Affixes
Much fun to browse, this source tells you the meanings of all sorts of prefixes and suffixes used in English words.
"WordNet® is a large lexical database of English, developed under the direction of George A. Miller (Emeritus). Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are grouped into sets of cognitive synonyms (synsets), each expressing a distinct concept."
Enter a movie title and get back a big-picture view of what many critics wrote about it.
Universal Currency Converter
A handy, quick converter that has, so far at least, always had the conversion I needed.
Discovery Home Remedies Guide
It only takes a few effective home remedies to save you thousands in medical bills.
It's like a "wave machine", but it has a whole menu of sounds arranged like a mixing board. You can make your own customized relaxation soundscape.
When to Call Out Sick
Help reduce "presenteeism"! Do it!
Your Personal Guide to Fasting and Prayer
A Christian angle on the dual discipline.
Who knew there was so much to know about breathing exercises?
Retro-futurism: past visions of the future.
Apollo 11 Video Library
I first saw this site on the 40th anniversary of the mission.
NASA Image of the Day
Spectacular space pictures.
When I got my first smartphone, I wanted to stuff it with free programs, most of them from here.
A guide to the Common Lectionary, from which many denominations draw their Scripture readings.
I like to know what the Jewish readings are, too.
Chapter-by-Chapter MP3 Recordings of the Hebrew Bible
And they need very little memory.
The Bible in Esperanto, a language so simple, you can already make good guesses what much of it means.
The Paris Psalter
The Psalms in parallel Latin and Old English.
Wordproject Audio Bible
Hear the New Testament in a number of familiar tongues.
Dead Sea Scrolls: Texts
You've heard about them. Now you can read them.
Early Church Fathers
One of my favorite sources ever. An essential help in understanding the New Testament.
Convent of Pater Noster
The Lord's Prayer in more languages than I've ever seen sampled in one place.
Islamicity: The Holy Quran
A useful site about a fascinating book.
True Near-Death Experiences
A large selection of near-death accounts.
Church For All
It's like church, but online.
Traditional Hymns, MIDIs, and Scores
The best hymns collection I know.
The Ecole Initiative
This site isn't maintained anymore, it says, but it's still a handy source for Christian history and biographies.
The radio station that used to air my Life-Net Radio series.
The journal of satirical linguistics.
Optimized by me for older, very limited cellphone browsers, the X-SAMPA system for representing speech sounds.
The International Phonetic Alphabet: Audio Illustrations
Just tap the symbol and hear the sound.
The Vikings: Write Your Name in Runes
A basic guide to one of the early Germanic alphabets.
Omniglot: Writing Systems and Languages of the World
An impressive compendium of knowledge about world languages.
Wulfila Project: Browse the Gothic Bible
Did you know there was a Gothic language?
Biblical Hebrew E-Magazine
A great way to wade into Hebrew.
Free Online Dictionaries
Dictionaries for a number of languages from Afrikaans to Swedish.
Language and Reality
Because it's a preview, some of the pages are missing. But there's still plenty here of the essential writings of Sydney M Lamb.
A Stratificational Approach to Making Macaroni and Cheese
I think the guy who made this meant to make fun of my favorite form of linguistics.
The official website of neurocognitive linguistics.
Musinumworld Cell Friendly
The music of Timothy Doyle, who programs computers to generate music. Very convenient, especially the MIDI files, for background music.
At this site, you can easily do your own experiments in computer-generated music.
Classical Musical MIDI Page
Many composers, all for free. The MIDI format means you spend less time downloading and more time listening.
The Qatsi Trilogy
The trilogy of movies by Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass.
My favorite Internet radio source. What an endless variety!