Welcome to Minerva Webworks

Minerva Webworks LLC was founded by Lisa Shea in 2005 in order to develop websites and publish books with a charitable purpose. Each website in the Minerva Webworks community is designed to help visitors achieve health, happiness, and harmony. The ad presence on these sites is deliberately kept to a minimum, solely ensuring the sites pay their own hosting fees and can remain self sufficient. Lisa explicitly avoids pop-up, pop-under, interstitial, and other annoying ads. The primary purpose of these websites is to help people - not to make money.

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The Minerva Webworks Websites

Here are some of the websites which are part of Minerva Webworks.



Wine Reviews, Food Pairing, Reviews

Lisa Shea


Personal Travelogues, Photos, and Blogs



Massachusetts Photos & Sights

The Name

About Minerva

Minerva was the goddess of wisdom and reason in the Roman Empire. She was the patron for learning, the arts, science, poetry, and literature. Minerva was also hailed as the defender of the weak and poor.

In the Greek culture she was known as Athena, goddess of justice, and the city of Athens was dedicated to her.

Minerva's symbol was the wise owl.

The gorgeous owl logo was created by Gardiner Design

Lisa Shea

Minerva Webworks owner Lisa Shea has been working with networked computers since her childhood in the '70s. She was fortunate enough to grow up in a household which had thermal-paper terminals. At Worcester Polytech she had access to the early workings of the internet, and then working at biotechs she was involved with FTP, Telnet, and the first websites with the research scientists.

Lisa enjoys staying in tune with the latest changes, whatever our wonderful world of technology has to offer!

Be The Change

Most of Lisa's websites, books, and other projects support charity. Two charities in particular she supports are battered women's shelters and food banks.

Please consider clicking daily below to provide free donations to those in need. The money is supplied by advertisers who are displayed on the page.

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Be the change you wish to see in the world.


If you are interested in contacting Lisa Shea in order to discuss partnership or advertising arrangements, please use the links provided on the site you are most interested in working with. Each site has unique requrements and contact forms.

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