The act enjoyed strong support from the non-Native peoples of the South, who were eager to gain access to lands inhabited by the southeastern tribes. Christian missionaries protested against the law’s passage.[why?]
This term was used to discuss the forced relocation of Native Americans from U.S.-claimed states to lands west of the Mississippi River. There was a large amount of resistance from those indigenous people. Cherokee tribes came together as an independent nation to try to stop this relocation; however, they were unsuccessful.
Riccati was educated first at the Jesuit school for the nobility in Brescia, and in 1693 he entered the University of Padua to study law. He received a doctorate in law (LL.D.) in 1696. Encouraged by Stefano degli Angeli to pursue mathematics, he studied mathematical analysis.
Riccati received various academic offers, but declined them in order to devote his full attention to the study of mathematical analysis on his own. Peter the Great invited him to Russia as president of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He was also invited to Vienna as an imperial councilor and was offered a professorship at the University of Padua. He declined all these offers.
He was often consulted by the Senate of Venice on the construction of canals and dikes along rivers.
Some of his work on multinomials was included by Maria Gaetana Agnesi, at Riccati’s request, in the book on integral calculus of her Analytical Institutions.
The Riccati equation is named after him.
His father, Conte Montino Riccati, came from a noble family who owned land near Venice. His mother was from the powerful Colonna family. His father died in 1686, when Riccati was only ten, leaving the youth a handsome estate.
Jacopo’s son, Vincenzo Riccati, a Jesuit, followed his father’s footsteps and pioneered the development of hyperbolic functions.
A second son, Giordano Riccati was the first to measure the ratio of Young’s moduli of metals—predating the better known Thomas Young by 25 years.
Jacopo Riccati was named honorary Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna in 1723.
Now playing at Knoxville’s Roxy Theater: “Damaged Lives,” an exploitation flick whose subject was venereal disease. “Knoxville, Tenn., ca. 1941. Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright related to Tennessee Valley Authority projects and region.
March 1944. “Children playing on the roof of the Lighthouse, an institution for the blind, at 111 East 59th Street, New York.” Photo by Richard Boyer for the Office of War Information.
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
“The best protection any woman can have … is courage.”
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.”
Beyoncé Knowles Carter
“You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman.”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.”
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
physicist and chemist
“The only alternative left for mankind…is discipline…But by discipline I don’t mean harsh routines. I don’t mean waking up every morning at five-thirty and throwing cold water on yourself until you’re blue. Sorcerers understand discipline as the capacity to face with serenity odds that are not included in our expectations. For them, discipline is an art: the art of facing infinity without flinching, not because they are strong and tough but because they are filled with awe.”
“If you find yourself criticizing other people, you’re probably doing it out of Resistance. When we see others beginning to live their authentic selves, it drives us crazy if we have not lived out our own. Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement. Watch yourself. Of all the manifestations of Resistance, most only harm ourselves. Criticism and cruelty harm others as well.”
Steven Pressfield, War of Art
“Good creators don’t talk sh@@ about their fellow creators. They champion the work of those around them. They know how hard this stuff is. They accept that stumbles are part of what we do. And they treat one another with respect—because we all deserve that.”
“Promises are like debt — they accrue interest. The longer you wait to fulfill them, the more they cost to pay off.”
1907 – Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco.
The San Francisco plague of 1900–1904 was an epidemic of bubonic plague centered on San Francisco’s Chinatown. It was the first plague epidemic in the continental United States. The epidemic was recognized by medical authorities in March 1900, but its existence was denied for more than two years by Henry Gage, the Governor of California. His denial was based on business reasons: the wish to keep the reputations of San Francisco and California clean and to prevent the loss of revenue from trade stopped by quarantine. The failure to act quickly may have allowed the disease to establish itself among local animal populations. Federal authorities worked to build a case to prove that there was a major medical health problem, and they isolated the affected area. Proof that an epidemic was occurring served to undermine the credibility of Gage, and he lost the governorship in the 1902 elections. The new governor, George Pardee, quietly implemented a medical solution and the epidemic was stopped in 1904. There were 121 cases identified, including 113 deaths.
After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, much of urban San Francisco was destroyed by fire, including all of the Chinatown district. The process of rebuilding began immediately but took several years. While reconstruction was in full swing, a second plague epidemic hit San Francisco in May and August 1907 but it was not centered in Chinatown. Rather, cases occurred randomly throughout the city; a few more cases were identified across the bay in Oakland. San Francisco’s politicians and press reacted very differently this time: they wanted the problem solved speedily. Health authorities worked quickly to assess and eradicate the disease. To control one of the disease’s vectors, some $2 million was spent between 1907 and 1911 to kill as many rats as possible in the city. By the end of the second plague outbreak in June 1908, 160 more cases had been identified, including 78 deaths, a much lower mortality rate than 1900–1904. This time, all of the infected people were Caucasian. Shortly thereafter, the California ground squirrel was identified as another vector of the disease. The initial denial and obstructionist response to the 1900 infection may have allowed the pathogen to gain its first toehold in North America, from which it spread sporadically to other states in the form of sylvatic plague (rural plague), though it is possible the squirrel population infection predated 1900.
1818 – Amelia Bloomer, American journalist and activist (d. 1894)
Amelia Bloomer (May 27, 1818 – December 30, 1894) was an American women’s rights and temperance advocate. Even though she did not create the women’s clothing reform style known as bloomers, her name became associated with it because of her early and strong advocacy.
Amelia Bloomer was born in 1818 in Homer, New York. Bloomer came from a family of modest means and received only a few years of formal education in the local district school. After a brief stint as a school teacher at the age of 17, she decided to relocate, and moved in with her newly married sister Elvira, then living in Waterloo. Within a year she had moved into the home of the Oren Chamberlain family to act as the live-in governess for their three youngest children.
When she was 22, she married attorney Dexter Bloomer who encouraged her to write for his New York newspaper, the Seneca Falls County Courier.
She spent her early years in Cortland County, New York. Bloomer and her family moved to Iowa in 1852. She died at Council Bluffs, Iowa. She is commemorated together with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman in the calendar of saints of the Episcopal Church on July 20. Her home at Seneca Falls, New York, known as the Amelia Bloomer House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
In 1848, Bloomer attended the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention. The following year, she began editing the first newspaper for women, The Lily. It was published biweekly from 1849 until 1853. The newspaper began as a temperance journal, but came to have a broad mix of contents ranging from recipes to moralist tracts, particularly when under the influence of activist and suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Bloomer felt that because women lecturers were considered unseemly, writing was the best way for women to work for reform. Originally, The Lily was to be for “home distribution” among members of the Seneca Falls Ladies Temperance Society, which had formed in 1848, and eventually had a circulation of over 4,000. The paper encountered several obstacles early on, and the Society’s enthusiasm died out. Bloomer felt a commitment to publish and assumed full responsibility for editing and publishing the paper. Originally, the title page had the legend “Published by a committee of ladies.” But after 1850 – only Bloomer’s name appeared on the masthead. This newspaper was a model for later periodicals focused on women’s suffrage.
Bloomer described her experience as the first woman to own, operate and edit a news vehicle for women:
It was a needed instrument to spread abroad the truth of a new gospel to woman, and I could not withhold my hand to stay the work I had begun. I saw not the end from the beginning and dreamed where to my propositions to society would lead me.
In her publication, Bloomer promoted a change in dress standards for women that would be less restrictive in regular activities.
The costume of women should be suited to her wants and necessities. It should conduce at once to her health, comfort, and usefulness; and, while it should not fail also to conduce to her personal adornment, it should make that end of secondary importance.
In 1851, New England temperance activist Elizabeth Smith Miller (aka Libby Miller) adopted what she considered a more rational costume: loose trousers gathered at the ankles, like women’s trousers worn in the Middle East and Central Asia, topped by a short dress or skirt and vest. The costume was worn publicly by actress Fanny Kemble. Miller displayed her new clothing to Stanton, her cousin, who found it sensible and becoming, and adopted it immediately. In this garb Stanton visited Bloomer, who began to wear the costume and promote it enthusiastically in her magazine. Articles on the clothing trend were picked up in The New York Tribune. More women wore the fashion which was promptly dubbed The Bloomer Costume or “Bloomers”. However, the Bloomers were subjected to ceaseless ridicule in the press and harassment on the street. Bloomer herself dropped the fashion in 1859, saying that a new invention, the crinoline, was a sufficient reform that she could return to conventional dress.
Bloomer remained a suffrage pioneer and writer throughout her life, writing for a wide array of periodicals. Although Bloomer was far less famous than some other suffragettes, she made many significant contributions to the women’s movement — particularly concerning dress reform and the temperance movement. Bloomer led suffrage campaigns in Nebraska and Iowa, and served as president of the Iowa Woman Suffrage Association from 1871 until 1873.
Amelia Bloomer List
Main article: Amelia Bloomer Project
Since 2002, the American Library Association has produced an annual Amelia Bloomer List of recently published books with significant feminist content for younger readers.
Savannah, Georgia, 1904. “Colonial Park Cemetery.” By the looks of it, in need of a trim from the Grim Reaper, or at least a spritz of Roundup.
Washington, D.C., 1942. “Children playing, aiming sticks as guns.” Kodachrome transparency by Louise Rosskam, Office of War Information.
“So as you can see, Mr. Smith, pencils and spark plugs are not interchangeable.” Columbus, Georgia, circa 1952. “Pope Motor Co. service garage.” 4×5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive.
AEDC’s annual 3-Year Outlook Luncheon was held Wednesday and featured a recap of the 2017 employment numbers and a look forward to the next three years. This year’s luncheon was the first one in a few years that included some optimism about the future of Anchorage’s economy. AEDC is predicting...
Protesting lack of new contracts, Anchorage teachers' union hosts walk-ins; Ahead of Tuesday primary, Republicans jockey for 'true conservative' clout; Supporters of full PFD aren’t clear how they’d pay for it; In District E, once-spurned Kowalke vies with outsider-turned-appointee Shower; New study says global models sharply underestimate permafrost emissions; What can Alaska learn from Connecticut’s […]
AKontheGO publisher Erin Kirkland is spending the week in the Canadian province of Quebec, exploring some of the smaller communities and outdoor-themed attractions often overlooked by visitors seeking the big city. Thanks to Tourisme Quebec for overseeing these seven days far from Alaska. If first impressions are everything, then I require nothing more from Quebec. […]
Greetings Parkinspeople and those who love them, I'm looking for a volunteer to host our next two support group meetings as I will be away visiting family far, far from Alaska. If you can attend the meetings, greet newcomers and help foster a discussion about Parkinson's Disease, this is the volunteer opportunity you have been […]
AN INVITATION Summertime, and the livin' is easy... unless you have Parkinson's Disease, in which case the livin' is difficult, no matter what the season. It is however, easier than the livin' in Winter, and that calls for a celebration. But how to acknowledge this season of nature's bounty and torrid 80 degree heat? I […]
I’m a big fan of Ketchikan. Alternately known as the First City or the Gateway City, it’s just a great place to visit. Over the years, I’ve developed some pretty ... The post Up, up and away: Misty Fjords National Monument (Ketchikan) appeared first on Alaska Travelgram.
The Plot Is Murder by V.M. Burns My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my first book by VM Burns. It is a cozy mystery set in Michigan with a second location in England. I loved the fact that this is actually two mysteries! The main character, Sam, is writing a mystery. I had […]
ColorIt Colorful Seasons Adult Coloring Book by ColorIt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Awesome adult coloring book. Beautiful artwork. Heavy pages, (includes blotter page). Top spiral bound. Excellent quality. View all my reviews
With only 2 ingredients, this DIY chapstick recipe is as simple as it gets. The final lip balm smells amazing – lightly coconut with the slightest hint of sweet honey. And while some chapsticks quickly seem to either disappear in minutes or feel like a waxy coat on top of your lips, this one stays […]
Many of us who grew up in rural areas have fond childhood memories of fruit trees. Maybe it was watching the tree bloom each spring, with the sweet scent of blossoms filling the air. Or maybe it was experiencing the annual harvest, with the smallest kids climbing up and gently shaking tree limbs, while family […]
This Gluten Free Vegan Cherry Pie will easily become your newest obsession. The crust is perfectly flaky and savory while the cherry pie filling is decadent and bursting with sweetened tart cherries.... Visit Allergy Free Alaska to view the full post!
We came to this land in June of this year, in the midst of a heatwave. We thought we could make a home from the dust but we left after less than two weeks, frustrated. Our plans foiled. Maybe it wasn’t time yet. Maybe we wimped out. And so we left. For two months […]
My beloved Subaru reached its Third Third, too. Twenty years – what’s that in car years? In Barbara-car-years, we still had miles to go.My previous Subaru was called the Flintstone Car. You know, where Fred’s feet stuck out the bottom and powered the car? Well, the bottom was so rusted on my car, you could […]
It’s interesting how far I’ll go in my Third Third to feel fresh, to have new input, to find a New Thing. This time, it meant internal injury.Not for real! It was the airport’s “2018 Full-scale Disaster Exercise,” and I was so excited when Debora invited me to do it with her. (Debora and I […]
Roll up some inspiration – Burl Ives http://alaskabush.com/bushradio/wp-content/uploads/Roll-up-some-inspiration-Burl-Ives.mp3 I got stoned and I missed it – Shel Silverstein w/ Dr. Hook http://alaskabush.com/bushradio/wp-content/uploads/got-stoned-and-I-missed-it.mp3 Natural Mystic – Bob Marley http://alaskabush.com/bushradio/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Natural_mystic_bob_marley.mp3 I want to get HIGH – Rita Marley http://alaskabush.com/bushradio/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/I_Want_to_Get_High1.mp3 Henry – New Riders Of The Purple Sage http://alaskabush.com/bushradio/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/henry1.mp3 Sweet Leaf – Storm Orphans http://alaskabush.com/bushradio/wp-content/uploads/Storm_Orphans_-_Sweet_Leaf.mp3
In the spirit of the election season, it’s time to celebrate Democrat Carol “Kitty” Hafner, the former flight attendant, National Education Association member and self-proclaimed ‘biotechnology industry professional” now hoping to win […]
The damnest thing happened last month. Seriously (our dog) and I were running trails with a friend and her husky, when we saw a lone black bear. And Seriously walked over and kissed it. WTF, eh? Here’s how it happened. We were on the Campbell Tract trails and stopped to water the dogs by the… […]
My hybrid creative nonfiction work How Mary, Joseph and Jesus F*cked Up My Love Life is up at The Hunger Journal. It’s an odd piece written in an odd style that merges religion with attitudes about sex, desire, loneliness and the rest of that complex and maddening stuff. Here is a sample: Fact: I rode down… […]
This recipe is a wonderful use for all of those extra garden veggies you have this time of year. Tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, onions, celery and anything else you can think of to add to the soup; this recipe is very versatile (and yummy).1 cup chopped onions1 cup chopped celery1 cup chopped carrots2 teaspoons minced garlic2 1/2 cups water2 large tomatoes […]
My list of 10 Best Gifts for Cooks and Food Lovers helps last minute shoppers buy great presents for the food obsessed; most of the items on the list I’ve used and loved for years. Most importantly, if you act quickly, there’s still time to order most of my recommended gifts and have them arrive […]
I saw a fantastic picture shared by a teaching friend on Facebook with there and their written neatly with the arrow head for there and the stick figure for their to show the difference and it inspired this coloring page. Turning the apostrophe in they're to an a was my addition. I hope you enjoy […]
The Alaska Way of Life 4-H Club (aka, Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club) and Sitka Conservation Society will host a summer harvest camp from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at the Sitka Public Library. The 4-H club members will … Continue reading →
I LOVE my grandmother’s navy bean soup, but it takes forever to make with soaking the beans overnight and then slow cooking the soup all day. I decided to try it in my Instant Pot and it was a success! Not only that, but my kids loved it…score! Ingredients: 1-2 Tbs. olive oil 1 onion, diced 3 […]
Hi Matt, I'm an undergrad ethnobotany student. I'm wondering if you might allow me permission to use one of your photos of the Swainson's Thrush eating Red elderberries? I would like to use it for a class presentation I'm working on and will only share it with my classmates and professor. Beautiful photos! Thank you […]
When something you expect and love (although sometimes you may not know you love it) is absent for a long time you experience great joy in its return. When the rains returned to Hoonah after the second driest July in 20 years I rejoiced in how quickly it rejuvenated the ecosystem and in the resilience […]
At the end of July we took the boat over to Halibut Cove to hike the Saddle Trail with the kids to picnic at Grewingk Glacier Lake. It's a great trail for kids to master themselves, and Riggs hiked the whole way himself. Raina was in the backpack, but more because we wanted to hike […]
It seems I don't have to travel far to get Alaskan-style excitement these days!Last week, after a day of solid, drenching rain, we went for a walk up our road and walked into a mudslide that had just happened within an hour. A creek that normally goes under the road got plugged with mud and […]
Well, 2017 was not a good garden year in my area, even for those of us with greenhouses/high tunnels. I'm sure I didn't help my chances at all; we had a month between returning home from the States and getting the roof on the high tunnel, and I didn't start any seeds or work the […]
This recipe for Blueberry Oatmeal Bars makes a 9x13 pan full of Blueberry Bars, perfect for lunches or enjoying with a nice hot cup of coffee. Crunchy bar on the bottom, tempting fruit filling, and a light crumble on top, what could better? The post Blueberry Oatmeal Bars appeared first on Little House Big Alaska. […]
One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?”, she asked. “Where do you want to go?”, was his response. “I don’t know”, Alice answered. “Then”, said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” ~ Lewis Carroll It is Christmas day, and I […]
A neighborhood house fire displaced several people Monday night. Anchorage Fire Department dispatchers received a 911 call reporting smoke and flames at a home on the 3300 block of Peterkin Avenue at 9:12 p.m. August 13, and crews arrived at the scene four minutes later, according to AFD Assistant Chief Erich Scheunemann. Thirteen apparatus, command […]
Yes, ladies and gents, it’s primary time in Alaska and the mailboxes are crammed with giant glossy postcards touting the various legislative and gubernatorial candidates. Some are well-crafted, on target, and relevant. We’re not interested in those. For now, we’re focused on those we’d like to file in our WTF folder. So here are the […]
She's 11! Stacy's birthday fell on a Tuesday this year which is our bible study night. Our pastor's wife loves to make cakes and had the week off so she asked if she could make a cake for the birthday girl. Stacy said, "Yes, please!" and Mrs. Debra got right to work. Another friend made […]
First, I sear the chicken thighs, then add all the other ingredients,cover and bake for 50 minutes = absolute perfection with crispy, moist chickenand heavenly seasoned rice!Servings: 3-4Prep: 5 Mins.Cook 10 Mins.Bake: 50 Mins.Rest: 10 Mins.INGREDIENTSSpice blend (divided):2 teaspoons Creole seasoning (I use Tony Chachere's in the green container)1 teaspoon Lawry's seasoning salt2 teaspoons garlic […]
This is a 1-hour initial rise ~ No stand-mixer required:The longer the initial dough ball rise,the stronger the sourdough flavor becomes(e.g., 1-hour vs a 9-12 hour rise time)...Yield: (1 loaf)Prep: 7 Mins.Total rising time: 1-2 hoursBake: 35 Mins.INGREDIENTSProof:1 cup lukewarm water1 teaspoon active yeast (not rapid or instant)1 tablespoon light agave (or honey)Sponge:1/2 cup ripe […]
Took a break from novel writing to resupply for the zombie apocalypse. Love this time of year when our flip-flops slap our feet as we amble up and down grocery store aisles, […] The post Threatened & Endangered Species appeared first on Lois Paige Simenson.
[from SAFM cookbook] This wonderful recipe comes directly from I Heart Kale and their blog at http://iheartkale.blogspot.com 3 large red waxy potatoes, very thinly sliced 4 tablespoons melted salted butter 10 leaves kale (the curly-edged green or purple kinds are good here), washed, stemmed and finely chopped freshly ground black pepper 5 tablespoons grated parmesan […]
Welcome to the Friday Frenzy, the Best Food and Craft Link Party on the Web. Why is it the best? We’ll be sharing your posts on Facebook on our new Friday Frenzy page, we invite you to follow the page and share the posts When you link your favorite posts to the Friday Frenzy your […]
..that putting paper towels down the head will not endear you with the parental units. Just when you think a kid who lived full time on a boat from age 1 to 7 has got the basics down, Eric went and pulled that doozy. The wad of paper towel made it past the pump, where […]
This summer of research that we've been pursuing from Galactic was motivated by the collapse of the Pacific cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska. Our work is aimed at understanding how young fish are faring post-collapse, and thus what the outlook is for recovery of the stock. There's an interesting side to that stock […]
The difference between Trump and many past presidents and there advisors isn't that he's racist and misogynist and arrogant. It's that he says what's on his mind and many past presidents knew how to conceal what they were thinking. In a Patheos piece called "White Supremacist Roots of Evangelicalism," the author (can't find an author […]
I'm reading Henry Fountain's The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet. It's for my October book club meeting. We're actually discussing David McCullough's The Johnstown Flood at our next meeting, but it wasn't in the library and Quake was. The whole Quake book is about figuring things out - […]
Today's selection -- from A World to Win by Sven-Eric Liedman. Like those of his contemporaries in the early-to-mid 1800s, the political thoughts of Karl Marx -- author of The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital -- were formed in the long shadow of the French Revolution, which had started in 1789 and carried on in different mutations through at least 1795, if […]
Today's selection -- from The President as a Leader by Erwin C. Hargrove. The path to the presidency for Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "Franklin Roosevelt was a supremely skilled politician and is the exemplar of the good leader of the polity in this book. His highly proficient skills of persuasion were the most important thing about his leadership. He […]
Battles often turn on good fortune and luck as well as planning and training and execution. When I picked 6 June as one of the days the Time Patrol sends agents back to, the foremost year, of course, was 1944. One of the agents parachutes into France the night before the invasion to link up […]
Custer is supposedly buried in the West Point cemetery. However, no one is certain what remains were eventually recovered from that remote battlefield out west. The battle fascinated both my wife and I. In fact, the very first trip we ever took was driving out west to visit the battlefield. I never quite understood how […]
About four decades ago (I could be more precise, but does a year or two really matter here? I think not) the fourth Doctor Who, while on an unnamed jungle planet, was attempting to negotiate a treaty between…okay. Okay, wait. … Continue reading →
I used to be a camera app junkie. I regularly walked around with half a dozen camera apps on my phone — each of which did one or two things particularly well. I had two apps just for black-and-white work … Continue reading →
Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy: Just as in any other profession, authors, whether indie or traditionally published, must sometimes craft either a cover letter or a query letter. In business, that cover letter may go with our resume, but for authors, we must write one each time we submit work to…
About a year ago, I formed a small writing group that meets every month to discuss each other’s works-in-progress. One of the group members reliably asks, for nearly every piece, questions about the setting. Oftentimes, even if the piece is fairly clear about where the action is taking place, there is missing context or grounding […]
something tells me that perhaps the wrong cat drank the rescue remedy calming drops from the water bowl. one is facedown in a bowl of seashells while the other, (my intended target) is busy outside standing up on two feet looking in at me through the window and meowing loudly. — “mixing one’s wines may […]
Well, we’re coming up on the release of War of Nytefall: Lost. It wasn’t too long ago that War of Nytefall: Loyalty came out, but about 17 years have passed for the Dawn Fangs and old-world vampires. You would think such powerful beings … Continue reading →
Originally posted on Jemsbooks: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR D.G. KAYE! Please help me welcome author D.G. Kaye to Jemsbooks Blog Segment, Interview an Author. Debby is a wonderful online friend of mine whose friendship I cherish. Thank you so much for…
From The Duffel Blog; bowdlerization by the bluebird of bitterness. PACIFIC OCEAN — The Navy has warned it will indeed turn this ship around if the Marines onboard don’t stop poking each other, sources confirmed today. “So help me God, I will pull this ship over so fast,” Navy said, adding that the Marines on […]
I can’t remember if this is a real movie plot, or if I just want it to be. A man with a boring job is on his way to work when his attention is caught by some unexpected detail in his otherwise familiar routine—a peculiar insect, a pattern in the concrete, a cryptic slogan on […]
My home has never been fuller than it has been this summer. In June, two of my daughters, Kerri and Amie, and their six children combined, plus one of Jessie’s, came for a visit. Yes, all at the same time! I encouraged them to stay here rather than waste money on a hotel. There was […]
For years, I've been working solo on Positively Present, and I absolutely love what I do, but I've been looking for ways to expand on my work and on the Positively Present community. Like many who create primarily online, I've struggled a lot with friction between wanting to create and share and not feeling as […]
Without a doubt, Crazy Rich Asians is the best romantic movie I've seen in the last few years.If you're looking for an emotion-drenched romance full of beautiful people and with an epic ending--the kind of ending I try to write in my romance novels--this movie is for you.Adapted from the novel of the same name […]
My grandfather used to say: "The world's going to hell in a handbasket."I thought of that today when I saw one of those horrible examples of parenting in today's world.I grow weary of seeing these horrendous displays in daily life--at the supermarket, mall, sports arena, etc.They make me mutter: "Civilization is going to Hell in […]
Social Media have become a dominating force in our lives over the past decade. Just look at these mind-blowing statistics: The average person has 5 social media accounts The average person spends 1 hour 40 minutes per day on social media Facebook has over 1.4 billion users 50% of all Internet users are on Facebook […]
"Jacqueline Cochran was looking for WASP. They told me I would have to be interviewed and they would contact me when they came to the Wichita area. But I didn’t wait for that. I went down to Houston for my interview, to speed things up. And I think that’s one of the smartest things I […]
"My first flight was with a barnstormer at the age of five. I loved it! I also tried to 'fly' out of the barn loft with an umbrella. This was less than successful..." WASP Jean Terrell McCreery, 44-10 The indomitable Marguerite Jean Terrell Moreo McCreery has "...slipped the surly bonds of Earth. And danced the skies on […]
Welcome to Episode 54 of the Minstral Show!The Minstral Show is a unique music radio program that not only plays the best music from the mp3 age, circa the year 2000 to present, it also offers a level playing field for Signed, Unsigned and Independent artists by showcasing great songs…it’s a show like no other. […]
In this children’s book, a pet alligator lives in a penthouse apartment. He wants a garden to be on his balcony. One day, he falls off of the balcony to either get at a plant or a balloon animal. (Somehow, … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Week of 8-14-18 The first week of school is over, my 20-year-old is back in Nashville and I will finally catch up with some reviews this week! Then again, I have a ton of books to read, and I really want to just read! I’ve been playing […]
August is a great time of year to go to the farmers’ markets and hit roadside farm stands for fresh vegetables and fruits. It has been so hot and humid in my neck of the woods that salads are the perfect meals. And we all know how important it is to eat your veggies! Here […]
I’m a bit OCD when it comes to numbers. Maybe because I’ve spent the last 25 years of my life working in finance. When I do something and a number is attached, it almost always has to end with a 0 or a 5. If not my eyes start to twitch and my fingers want […]
We are excited to give away an Amazon Gift Card worth $20 to one of our lucky visitors. We will be doing many more of these in the future. This is the first one we have done in a while. To enter, please follow the instructions on the giveaway app below. Good luck! a Rafflecopter […]
We love introducing Instafreebie readers to great stories and big ideas. Take a chance on new authors and try great stories from old favorites. See it first every day with Instafreebie and be free to discover authors you’ll love. We’re thrilled to share the latest and greatest from our mystery, thriller, and crime genres! Crime Aftermath by […]
Gifts are an amazing way to express appreciation and gratitude, especially during the gifting season. Whether it is for a special occasion such as a wedding or birthday, gifts go a long way in sending a delightful gesture to the recipient. But gift-giving can be expensive, especially if you more than one recipient to send […]
Bout of Books 23 Bout of Books 23 kicked off at Midnight last night. I can always find a way to make Bout of Books work for me. I have a busy week ahead but I’m going to make as much time for reading as I can. The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by […]
I spend a lot of my time (as you know) working on finding and writing about toxic-free, manufactured industrial products because that’s where most people shop. But for many years now, I’ve actually been living this “other” life that is beyond industrial products. It’s the next level of living toxic-free. Much more difficult and not […]
Question from Michelle Hi Debra, I ask this question in the light that we are fighting brain cancer. We are also fighting spiders. We have done everything possible around the house-changing lighting cans, switch plates, stuffing windows with molding, diatomaceous earth and we are still getting spiders. I called Ecola and although they pushed […]
Learning how to save broccoli seeds is important for any sustainable gardener. And for many gardeners, now is the time to harvest their broccoli. But if you want to practice sustainable gardening, you’ll want to allow one plant to remain un-harvested. Why? Because broccoli won’t provide you with seeds to collect until after it flowers–and […]
Back to school in the garden Back to school can mean facing a garden full of weeds which means the students will be very busy getting their garden back into shape. You can imagine what a Florida summer with copious amounts of rain can do to a garden bed and if you had no one to tend […]
We all have soapmaking fails. This ultimate troubleshooting guide breaks down the reasons and solutions for 30+ common cold process soap problems. On a daily basis I receive emails from readers about problems and questions encountered while making soap. (Currently, I have 70+ of those emails in the queue to answer!) A few months ago […]
An amazing combination of sweet and spicy! And the chicken comes out perfectly tender and juicy with a finger-licking sticky glaze! Have you tried Korean fried chicken yet? There’s this place in Koreatown a few miles from home that I always go to – probably once a month. They serve it mild, medium or […]
Here are today’s five thing to know about Pecan Pie A handful of Pecans provide nearly 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for zinc It would take 11,624 pecans, stacked end to end, to reach the top of the Empire State Building in New York City. Texas adopted the pecan tree as its state tree […]
If you like your fritters crispy on the outside and moist but not soggy on the inside, then you’re going to LOVE these Zucchini Fritters! The trick for extra crisp (and flavour!) is to... Read More » The post Crispy Zucchini Fritters appeared first on RecipeTin Eats.
The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent (A Natural History of Dragons Book 2) by Marie Brennan Historical fantasy published by Tor on March 4, 2014 The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan’s Tropic of Serpents . . . Attentive readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoir, A Natural History of […]
It’s Teaser Tuesday and we are so excited to welcome Elle Wright ALBTALBS with an exclusive excerpt from her contribution to the Decades series! I’ve been looking forward to Elle’s book since I learned she was going to be a part of the Decades project. I’m even more excited that her book takes place in […]
Drove to North Dakota, vicinity of Lidgerwood today. Ended up at the city park RV campsite (electric and water for $15) in town as the Wildlife Management Areas I checked out proved to not allow camping.Of course, soon after I went riding after dinner, I found an unlisted-by-allstays.com WMA called Wild Rice. Dang it. Oh well. […]
Today, I had the absolute pleasure to go on a 100+ mile ride with Coop, aka Doug. He's a fellow moto-blogger who lives in the country, perhaps 57 miles or so from his work in the city of Minneapolis.We met up at 9AM as arranged and soon he was leading the way through some really […]
My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie For months the Hamilton soundtrack quickened my step on long walks in the neighborhood. Then there were the months I slowly slogged through Ron Chernow’s tome. Still, I was left wanting to know more about Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Elizabeth. Living until […]
It had been a month since I had last been in the north and, as I took to the road once again, there was the familiar frisson of excitement that always runs through me as the journey begins. This time, … Continue reading →