Some favorite places
The New York Times--it's still free.
The On-line Books Page, the biggest index of etexts I've found. As soon as they start selling a reasonably-priced "tablet" computer, I'm hooked.
An inspiring homepage.
The only viewless knot on this all-embracing internet of views.
Ursula Le Guin's Left-Handed Commencement Address
The World Lecture Hall, a collection of online syllabi and creative ideas.
One good book.
I like textiles; a friend of mine once joked that my apartment was decorated with nothing but pieces of cloth. Here are some good places to buy hand-woven and/or hand-made things from around the world; I've bought from most of them myself.
You're walking to work one day when you see the tanks rolling into the city. Do you stand in front of them, or not?