Our students have compiled research in three topic areas. Below are the links to their research tables that can be downloaded for searching and viewing. For a state-by-state review of Mandatory Reporter laws, click here. For a state-by-state review of Background Check laws, click...
Our students spent the summer working on the inaugural project of the LDICP. Through their extensive research, massive databases of information on state statutes regarding the abuse of children ave been created and will be posted here as their work is finalized. Here are...
Picture of the day Juvenile Ugandan defassa waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa) in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. National Resistance Movement Liberation Day in Uganda is celebrated on 26 January.
Picture of the day View of the Salar de Uyuni, the surrounding mountains and giant cactuses (Echinopsis atacamensis) in Incahuasi island, Daniel Campos Province, Potosí Department, southwest Bolivia, not far from the crest of the Andes. This salt flat is, with a surface of 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi), the world's largest.
Given the news out of China and now spreading around the world, we’re seeing what is hopefully only a foreshadowing of what is inevitable: a world-wide pandemic. They have happened regularly through history and another one will come. As we are seeing, there are things that make it even more dangerous, such as international air […]
The Green Beret Pocket-Sized Survival Guide is now available. It’s an updated and upgraded version of previous guides and designed to fit just about anywhere. This is the essential book we all need at least one copy of. The prefect manual for your grab-n-go bag; glove compartment; kitchen drawer. Designed to fit in your purse […]
on Jane Friedman site: Today’s post is an excerpt from Funny You Should Ask by literary agent Barbara Poelle, a new book collecting questions and answers from her popular column at Writer’s Digest. ………………………… Dear FYSA, I received an offer of representation for my young adult novel. When I notified the other agents who had […]
You may love it, you may hate it, but you’ve definitely heard it: The Piña Colada Song is one of the most recognizable and enduring hits of the last fifty years – the only song ever to hit No. 1 in America in two different decades. But it almost sank without trace. Continue reading HERE
after making the decision to challenge my traffic ticket (I’m innocent, for the record) my scheduled hearing has been adjourned twice. in today’s mail I received the new date for my next potential hearing. I had to laugh when I picked up the new envelope (for the third time now) and it once again clearly […]
That’s a genuine question. As usual, I’m writing this Friday night, but I’m finding it difficult because the white parts of the screen are overly bright. Makes me want to shut my eyes and I’m noticing that my blinks are … Continue reading →
D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies with her Sunday Book Review.. this week The Vegan Cup Cake cookbook with cakes ready in under five minutes.. who could resist a treat like that… for #Vegans and #Vegetarians… but even those who are not … Continue reading →
Sweet rivers of redeeming love Lie just before my eyes, Had I the pinions of a dove, I’d to those rivers fly. I’d rise superior to my pain, With joy outstrip the wind; I’d cross cold Jordan’s stormy waves, And leave the world behind. A few more days or years at most My troubles will […]
I woke up this morning thinking there was never any time to do the things I wanted to do. Of course it was seven-thirty am and I think I may have actually thrown back the covers closer to eight. That was after I picked up my phone and checked emails, twitter, Facebook, and played a […]
In 1999 Liz Mitten Ryan, award-winning artist, mother of six and founder of a successful fine art publishing company in Vancouver, moved with her architect husband, and a herd of eleven horses, to Gateway 2 Ranch -- a 320-acre slice of paradise nestled in the grasslands of British Columbia. For several months their home was […]
Serotiny refers to the process of seeds using the destructive power of fire to trigger the germination of new growth. On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the organization Lead to Life gathered in Atlanta to honor the life of gun victims by putting weapons of killing through fire to forge shovels; […]
As winter arrives, I'm taken back in my mind to last year... Last winter, I was really down and out at the start of 2019. I spent so much time in bed, engaging in unhealthy coping methods, and generally just feeling rotten about myself and my life. While I don't know for sure if this […]
Welcome to Part 2 of 2 of Month by Month Blog Post Ideas.Did you miss Part 1 of these Blog Tip? If so, just click here.As I said in Part 1, you should always have a list of resources that can nudge your imagination.Your resources should be topics you can go to time and again […]
This morning when I was working out, I had YouTube on. I watched 10 Hidden Amazon Prime Benefits by NextTimeTech.Absolutely watch his video. He lists the direct links for each of the 10 benefits he discusses.I'm going to share 4 benefits that I haven't been using that I plan to adopt immediately. I'll admit up […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.A new decade begins as Jan 2020 unfolds to reveal the next chapter of music…part of which, will be heard here today through new songs by Glass Eye, The Room in the Wood, […]
"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 […]
This image taken almost sixty-nine years ago on January 31, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pa, contains commuter traffic during a snow storm traveling around Logan Circle. This space, located in the center of the City is named Logan Square and was converted into a traffic circle in the late-1910s and became a part of the Benjamin...
Today’s featured image appears to have been taken at about this time of the year in a quaint college town somewhere in the northern part of the country in the late-1940s to early-’50s. It’s not very easy to identify the vehicles covered with snow in the photograph, although the location is something to go to...
********* The Cape Peninsula and Western Cape region are absolutely breathtaking! I especially love the turquoise waters that are so typical for the Cape scenery. You can instantly recognize this region just by that color – that’s how special it is! A Road Trip Around the Cape Peninsula One of the most fun things to do […]
Hello Everybody, I will be attending a conference for work in Baltimore over the course of next week, so I will not be replying to any e-mails or making posts/posting comments on this page until January 28th. Please have patience … Continue reading →
Asking for a Friend (Boyfriend Material #1) by Lauren Blakely Narrated by Andi Arndt and Jason Clarke with guests Zachary Webber and Erin Mallon Standalone First in an inter-related Series It’s no secret that I don’t ever miss a Lauren Blakely audiobook. I listened to Asking For a Friend back in December, then took vacation […]
"Princess Grace of Monaco, 1957 recipient of the first annual Golden Hat Award after being named 'Best Hatted Woman in the World' by the Millinery Institute of America, shown in 1949 as a teen-age hat model for the United States millinery industry." View full size.
This photo was taken by my close friend and fellow transit historian, Kenneth L. Douglas (1929-2017), who was born and raised in Huntington Park, Los Angeles. Ken gave me this 35mm slide about 1959, at the time I first became acquainted with him while we were both residents of Philadelphia. The photo looks north at […]
Third and Locust in Columbia, Pennsylvania, circa 1910. Photographer unknown. Scanned from a broken 8x10 glass negative (shown cracks restored via Photoshop but otherwise not retouched). The black edges are due to lost emulsion aging. Most buildings shown still exist. The corner building on the right was, for many years, Hinkles Pharmacy, where "Doc Hinkle" […]
In reply to Best Hatted: 1949: It was only five years later, in 1954, at the age of 25, that Grace Kelly appeared in Rear Window opposite Jimmy Stewart (who was then 46). Every time she breezed into the room, moved, spoke, breathed, I was unable to do anything but stare with my mouth hanging […]
I gave my daughter Macy a new mixer for Christmas – not the Kitchenaid mixer she thought she wanted, but a Sunbeam mixer – not because the Sunbeam was way less expensive (okay maybe), but because my first standup mixer was a Sunbeam that I received when my kids were little by my mother-in-law. That […]
Bookish Nostalgia January 2020 I totally stole this idea from Kay at Kay’s Reading Life. Every month she looks back in her reading records to see what she was reading this month in past years. I decided that would be fun even though my reading spreadsheet doesn’t go back as far as Kay’s records do. […]
I’m in the market for a non-toxic footstool for my husband. He has a chair that he uses in a quiet corner of our house and would like to be able to put his feet up. Since it’s not in a main room of our house, I’m not looking for investment-quality furniture but I would […]
Question from Melissa I’m having trouble finding PVC-free adhesive cord covers to cover my long ethernet cables in the house. Optimally they are like these ones, but PVC-free: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFP5SJ8/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=AIVUHJ2NABNJF&psc=1 Lisa’s Answer All of the plastic covers that I found were PVC. Would you consider a fabric cover? It would be safer to avoid the […]
My garden is like a salad bistro from November through April. The weather is perfect and nothing says “al fresco” like a Florida winter. In my garden, I grow a variety of lettuce, brassicas, and roots–all perfect for a healthy salad. However, eating salad every day can get boring. Yes, I said it out loud. […]
Rust is a fungal disease that commonly occurs in Florida where it’s warm and humid. Most beans are susceptible to Rust. The disease generally occurs only during prolonged periods of warm, wet and/or humid weather. Rust refers to a variety of fungus, exists in at least 35 pathotypes and is extremely variable. Symptoms develop on leaves […]
Learn how to make a yummy ginger and lemon balm honey syrup to help fight cold and flu bugs. Herbal syrups are one of the easiest (and tastiest) things you can make for your natural medicine cabinet. Basically, they’re composed of a strong herbal tea, mixed with at least an equal measure of raw honey. (The […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 26, 2020 is: sublimate \SUB-luh-mayt\ verb 1 : to pass or cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state 2 : to divert the expression of (an instinctual desire or impulse) from its unacceptable form to one that is considered more socially or […]
1917 director Sam Mendes better start clearing some shelf space in his house, both because he won the Outstanding Directorial Achievement In Theatrical Feature Film award at last night’s Directors Guild Awards (and that award is absolutely massive), and because the winner of that particular award almost always wins…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
The problem with introducing an entire new faction of people in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina universe is that there are already so many competing motivations among the various characters we’ve gotten to know. Within the coven, people want different things. Within Hell, people (er, beings?) want different…Read more...
Lisa Weidenfeld on TV Club, shared by Lisa Weidenfeld to The A.V. Club
Today may the arrival of a rather embattled Grammy Awards but for NCTzens, it is NCT 127 Day. How does one celebrate? Well, there are options. You can stream “Superhuman” until you believe you can actually fly, maybe check out one of their dance practices and ultimately decide that peak fitness is overrated, or you…Read […]
Shannon Miller on News, shared by Shannon Miller to The A.V. Club
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan forces used ground attacks and air strikes in multiple operations against the Taliban during the last 24 hours, killing 51 fighters in an escalation that signaled renewed deadlock in peace talks.Afghanistan's Defense Ministry said on Sunday that government forces had conducted 13 ground offensives and 12 air strikes in nine provinces, […]
When Oscar Jesus Temores showed up to work at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story each day, his colleagues in base security knew they were in for a treat.Temores was a master-at-arms who loved his job and cracking corny jokes."He just he just had that personality that you can go up to him and talk […]
BEST NACHOS EVER! Loaded with the easiest, most tender carne asada, sharp cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeno + drizzle of queso! Guys. Prepare to have your MIND BLOWN to the best nachos of 2020. CARNE ASADA NACHOS WITH A DRIZZLE OF QUESO. Yes and yes, inspired by these Mexican street tacos using the quickest […]
Golden brown, super juicy, tender chicken thigh recipe, smothered in a garlicky, mushroom butter sauce. 30 min. So quick, so so good! Chicken thighs. Cremini mushrooms. Tons of garlic. All the butter. And fresh thyme. The five key ingredients to a dinner I had every day this entire week. No, wait, I had pizza on Friday […]
This is the foolproof way to make the JUICIEST Poached Chicken you will ever make. Guaranteed results, dead easy, cooks itself, this is a cracker of a chicken breast recipe that everyone should know! Use the chicken for any recipe that calls for cooked chicken – sandwiches, salads, pastas, pies, wraps and burritos. Slice it,... […]
Thai Lettuce Wraps is one of those meals that will make you forget you’re eating healthy! A traditional Thai dish called Larb Gai, they’re quick to make and full of fresh flavours from herbs and lime, plus a nice hit of chilli. Use chicken mince or pork mince, bundle it up in lettuce or serve it... […]