The primary goal of this website is to spread smiles and beauty in as many different directions as possible. It is rather unique – comprised of hundreds of captivating things to see and do: fun trivia quizzes, insightful historical pieces, interesting photographs, various thought-provoking articles, witty movie reviews, and a sprinkling of curious videos.
If you are looking for the collection of specialized quizzes about Erie, PA, here is a link to them as well as a handful other fun trivia challenges which fall under the title, “Xtine’s 20 Questions.” Erie, PA trivia quizzes There’s also one titled “Madsville for Meadville.”
You might also enjoy music and movie trivia quizzes from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, some of which can be found here.
Most quizzes contain 20 engaging questions, followed by the answers and a scoring key. Another great idea is to use the site’s search engine and type in the word “quiz” or any other search term you’d care to investigate at this ever-growing website. You’ll also discover a photographic sampling below of scenery, people, pets and exciting places.
Thanks for visiting – please take your time. There’s a lot to see here, so you might want to make more than one stop.
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2018: If you recently discovered a photo credit listing this website, you have come to the right place. This site is hosting a national campaign to paint as many local businesses as possible in a positive light through aesthetically-pleasing photographs and detailed editing techniques. These photos are then posted on googlemaps to help the public find the places they are looking for, and to promote commerce and growth.
Remember, a picture really does paint a thousand words, which is why this website is pleased to offer the professional googlemaps and search photos you see as a public service.
So far we have edited and published around 3,700 photos with over 80,000,000 views on google search and google maps. (as of 10/15/19)
** Update ** If a photo of your business has been published by xtinethewriter.com, and would like to know the details behind the picture, please send an inquiry email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send an inquiry if you are wondering how to obtain a photo you saw without visible photo credit, or if you wish to consider discussing a professional photo shoot of your own for advertising purposes.
Beauty seeps into more crevices than we can see. It abounds in tapestries draped in dark corners of thought, it breathes within the blueness of shimmering waters, and it illuminates night skies in moonlit pastels which defy description. Pursuit of this undefinable element of human aesthetic pleasure can travel down many different paths.
Hosted by a former newspaper editor and photojournalist, this site is the place to connect with the avid photographer as well as the unusual writings of Xtine the Writer. Here you will discover a vast eclectic collection of photos, videos, articles, fiction, humor pieces and over a dozen witty trivia quizzes titled Xtine’s 20 Questions. Please peruse and enjoy these creative offerings, which are from the heart and soul of someone who revels in beauty’s perpetual bliss wherever it can be found.
There are thousands of photos of businesses, parks, historic points of interest and other public entities which are featured in googlemaps, that were lovingly taken by xtinethewriter. This is because part of the beauty of this country can be found in these colorful places, many of which help, guide and serve everyday people in everyday life.
To the right is a column with links to some of the humorous “Xtine’s 20 Questions” trivia quizzes, or you can search the hundreds of written pieces on this site by month and year. The site was constructed a few years ago as a place for Xtine’s professionally written online creative collection to live after helium.com and associatedcontent.com became defunct.
Below you will find a sampling of some of xtinethewriter’s recent photographs, which are presented with love and a myriad of insurmountable inspiration.
Please feel free to visit out sister sites ChristineLorrainePhotography.com and trainumentary.com. See you there. And don’t forget to contact email@example.com if you’d like to offer a comment/question regarding a specific article or photograph. Thank you so very much.
St. Louis, MO view from train window
Union Station, Washington DC
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Illinois State Capitol Building as photographed from a moving train window in 2019
Flagship Niagara~Erie, PA 2014
View from Pietsawa Peak~Phoenix, AZ 2016
Christine Lorraine aka Xtine plays bass at the Erie County Fair in 2015
Coaster Silhouette at Busch Gardens, VA in 2009
Walking Through the Wacky Shack at Waldameer in 2015
Night ride at Waldameer Park~Erie, PA 2014
Fenwick Island Lighthouse, DE
Beautiful sunset over Lake Erie 2010
Chicago Union Station 2017
Blackstone Beach in Erie, PA
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Here is the original version of xtinethewriter.com when it was originally created. Its intended purpose was to provide an outlet for Xtine’s written works as they had appeared on associatedcontent, yahoo contributor network, and helium.com before these sites were eliminated.
Things have expanded and evolved since this first introduction, and now encompass far more fun topics and activities:
NOTE: Xtine the Writer’s Collection has expanded to include her creative Helium and Yahoo Contributor Network articles
Greetings, my name is Christine Lorraine, although I also use the pen/performer name Xtine or Xtine the Writer.
Thank you for stopping by for a glimpse into the intricate tapestries that words weave in my mind. One of the reasons part of my internet writings are on WordPress is that I previously had hundreds of articles published between Helium and Yahoo Contributor Network, both of which are now obsolete.
Part of the Xtine personna includes the bassist and on-stage original music performer inside of my innermost heart. I started music at age 10 with the violin, graduated to cello, and presently perform with my bass in the Generic Beat and have done so since the 1980s. There’s also a brilliant new group on my expanding horizon, Rock of Ages, that provides the perfect creative outlet for new music and self-expression through song. There are also reverbnation.com ads sprinkled throughout my stories – please click through and have a quick look and listen.
You can cut and paste this Youtube link below to reach some of my original music and funny pugrealitytv.com videos, both of which I produce for Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/fishiesswimming