Jan. 21, 2022 No. 22-2 JUNEAU, Alaska — December’s job count was 2.7 percent higher than December 2020, an increase of 8,000 jobs but still 12,400 below the same month in 2019. The leisure and hospitality sector had 3,300 more jobs than last December and 4,500 fewer than December 2019....
Today's selection -- from Great Astronomers: Johannes Kepler by Robert Stawell Ball. The breakthrough theories of Copernicus and Galileo were followed by the breakthrough laws of planetary motion put forward by Johannes Kepler. But Kepler’s work was predicated on the careful--and revolutionary--data collection of the Dane Tycho Brahe. For years, Brahe used precise instruments to painstakingly […]
Today's selection -- from Strongmen by Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Benito Mussolini’s philandering was an integral part of his leadership image: “'Duce, I saw you yesterday during your tumultuous visit to our city,' wrote Michela C. of Siena in December 1925. Our eyes met. I told you of my admiration, devotion, revealed my feelings to you .... […]
I first heard of Area 51 in the early 90s. My ex-wife was an Army helicopter pilot and deploying across the country with her unit to the National Training Center in southern California. She mentioned how they had to divert around the airspace west of Nellis AFB and that it was highly classified. That piqued […]
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...
Helping Writers become Authors: Ah, the writer’s inner critic. It’s that wily inner editor who has such a way of getting in the last word (and first and middle words) on any writing session or project. Most of the time when writers speak of the inner critic, there’s a fair amount of self-deprecating exaggeration of […]
the great blizzards and a birthday – michigan history! today is the anniversary of two of michigan’s greatest blizzards. which both started on the same date January 26th, one in 1967 and the other in 1978. also on this date my brother scott, was born in 1965 under clear skies. happy birthday! — The 1965 […]
A while back, I finished watching the above anime and something got stuck in my head due to the plot. I apologize in advance for spoilers, so don’t keep reading if you think you’re going to give this show a … Continue reading →
We live in the most perfect area to have a staycation. The gulf with its white sand beaches are only five minutes away. We have the best restaurants with fresh seafood and seats with the best views. The charter fishing experience is top notch. Evidently, this is not a best kept secret anymore. The only […]
In his lifetime Stan Rushworth, an elder of Cherokee descent who was raised by his grandfather, has seen a river die, animals disappear, and the proliferation of box stores. The devastation of climate change is not new to him - his elders have been telling him about it all of his life. The traditional indigenous […]
It’s time for the 11th Annual Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! It’s wild to think that I’ve been doing this for over a decade (and I know many of you have,… The post The 11th Annual Gratitude Challenge! appeared first on Positively Present - Dani DiPirro.
Joseph Addison said, "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."Develop the habit of reading to strengthen your mental muscles.I've been a reader since before I started school. I can't think of any entertainment that is so reasonably priced—especially in the ebook world of today.Why Read?To learn information, read nonfiction.To be entertained, […]
By: Stewart Brennan I look back on the disaster that was 2021 and do not find much of anything good to talk about as it was a year in which online censorship metastasized while the world plunged into a lockstep fascism, where friendships ended, families broke up, and all the celebrations of life came to […]
"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 […]
Today we have another interesting video assembled by NASS of vintage stock film footage. It begins in San Francisco, CA, on the streets, and including a few scenes of sidewalk musicians and a trolly car being turned around at the end of its route. Next, the video moves to Chicago, IL, and I-90, and finally,...
The lead image and two enlargements, the 2nd and 3rd below are an overhead view of the north end of the “Old” Central Market (1856 to 1949) on E. 3rd St. between Ontario St. and Woodland Ave. in Cleveland, OH. The market burned down in late 1949, and the lanes around it were changed, with...
Stock footage might not sound too sexy or fun, but this is an easy one to start and doesn’t require any start up funding. In fact, you can start with your smartphone camera. Ready? You Ready Are You Ready GIF from Youready GIFs What is stock footage and how does it work? Stock footage […]
I’m hoping that you can help me, I’ve been up for hours googling all the details I can remember about a book that I read and loved in 7th grade. I read this book in 2013 and I believe it … Continue reading →
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover Narrated by Brittany Pressley and Ryan West Standalone Romance/ Women’s Fiction. Colleen Hoover has been a favorite author of mine for 10 years now, so I am not a new fan who is taken by the hype and that doesn’t mean it’s an automatic 5-star read. Colleen writes all […]
In reply to Sun & Fun: 1905: I agree with the previous comment that the clock is present but is only hinted at by its shadow in the left lower corner. However the previous image of Revere Beach shows the clock in the distance before the pavilion. [The shadow at lower left is from the […]
Cardi B Quick Facts Cardi B Net Worth Cardi B is a rapper, reality tv star, music producer, activist, and businesswoman from the United States. Cardi B has a net The post Cardi B Net Worth – Age, Height, Life, Family appeared first on ThoroughlyReviewed.com.
Avoiding trouble when growing tomatoes in Florida can be challenging. While warm weather is conducive to growing tomatoes, it’s also the perfect climate for pests. From caterpillars to stink bugs, your tomato plant is prime eating for these beasts. NOT PRETTY–but don’t despair! While these critters have it out for your plants, you can outsmart […]
So I recently had a meet and greet with this interesting visitor. Startling experience to be sure, but intriguing, too. I mean, just look at this spider! Incredible. It’s quite large, about the size of my thumb, and a bit intimidating. As I’ve never met a spider this large (I’m happy to say) and wasn’t […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 26, 2022 is: bamboozle \bam-BOO-zul\ verb Bamboozle means "to deceive, trick, or confuse." // The legal advisor bluntly said to his client, "Don't be bamboozled into saying 'yes' to something you don't agree with." // Inexperienced investors are often bamboozled by the volatility of the stock […]
Can you smell the beer and potato chips in the air? The NFL Playoffs are underway, and we’re merely days away from Super Bowl 2022. But with so much anticipation over who’s playing the game, it’s easy to lose track of the logistics of how to actually watch it. Lucky for you, we’re here to help.Read […]
Clean (Adrien Brody) is a trash man in Upstate New York—a good worker who repairs old things, but also a walking emblem of trauma and a violent past, cursed with a name that might as well be Symbolic Placeholder. He keeps an eye on the people around him, and where and how they’re living. He’s […]
In early 2020, three Italian directors, Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden), Alice Rohrwacher (Happy As Lazzaro), and Francesco Munzi (Black Souls), got together to make a film about Italy’s youth. To their growing subjects, they posed variations on one basic question: How do they imagine their future? Read more...
The full cast of heavenly and hellish characters for the second season of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens has been unveiled, with a balance of returners and new additions. However, two familiar voices that will not be returning for season two are those of Frances McDormand and Benedict Cumberbatch. Read more...
A breakfast worth waking up for! With fresh greens, crispy bacon, jammy eggs, and a zesty, tangy mustard vinaigrette! Yes, yes, yes. A breakfast that gets me sprinting out of bed and straight to the kitchen. Fresh greens, jammy eggs (which can easily be made into hard boiled eggs if runny eggs are not your […]
Truly the most amazing braised chicken (so tender, literally falling off the bone!) served in a heavenly red wine sauce! This has quickly become one of my favorite cozy-winter meals. It’s incredibly simple with easy to find ingredients, most of which I typically have on hand. And hello? A red wine sauce with the most […]
“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” ― Louis L’Amour I swear that I have the “busiest”, “never quiet” brain in the world. That’s why I’ve been paying more and more attention to the study of Meditation and Mindfullness. Take a look […]
by Stephanie Queen A lot of people think TikTok is all about dancing and goofy videos, but not exactly. If you’re on TikTok, you might agree. Like Facebook, Twitter and IG, there are communities created by hashtags. And no other community enjoys popularity more than #BookTok. My theory on #BookTok’s popularity is that it’s dominated […]
Just a record of some of the work done on the Sammy these last couple of weeks.Servicing 4WD Locking Hubs:The passenger side manual locking hub had gotten more and more difficult to turn from the Free to Lock position and back to Free. Turned out the actual dial mechanism was in need of some oil […]
I placed the Sammy up for sale via Craigslist and Face Book Marketplace today.She remains drive-able of course and will be used as camping towed vehicle until sold. The plan then is to get Martha's Honda CR-V to be flat-towed by mounting a tow plate and acquiring required items such as an assistive braking system.The […]
This morning I received extremely sad news: Andrew Vachss, a lawyer and novelist who dedicated his life to protecting children, is gone.About ten years ago, International Thriller Writers asked a collection of novelists to contribute to a forthcoming book: Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads. My entry was about Vachss, who I didn’t know at the time other than […]
Hugely enjoyed doing this three-part talk with violence expert Tim Larkin, one of the people with whom I've been privileged to train and whose influences appear in my books. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Long before we were a sailing family, Alisa and I were a young couple in love with adventuring in Alaska.The opportunity to introduce Eric and Elias to the delights of outdoor living in the Great Land was one of the big bright sides of our return to Alaska.Earlier this winter, the boys and I headed […]
So...this beautiful island is our home.See the barky?The boys just had their spring break. A week off from school and nothing to keep us from buggering off in Galactic. The weather was generally poor - nothing like the pics above for the most part - so we just snuck off to the west side of […]
Caregiving is well-trodden terrain in Parkinson's circles, but what of the reciprocal practice of caregetting? It is a critical skill that doesn't get the same attention. Read some caregetting tips here.
Staying positive can be tough with Parkinson's Disease (See what I mean? that in itself is a negative statement.) No problem. I posted a list of the things here I like about PD on the Northwest Parkinson's Disease Foundation Community blog. you are welcome to crib from it, if you are feeling negative. Reason #2 I […]
The sun always sets, no room for regrets I Walk Away – Crowded House This is somewhat of a difficult entry to write, though it’s likely going to come as no surprise to the handful of readers I have left. But to get straight to the point for the people who don’t want to read […]
These gluten-free zucchini muffins are soft and delectable, sweetened just right, and studded with lots of grated zucchini. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract, this easy gluten-free muffin recipe is one you’ll make again and again. Do you grow zucchini? We have four zucchini plants on our back porch; this is our second year... […]
Sorry, I seem to have lost my voice. Nothing comes out.It’s either because I’m empty or maybe I just won’t unleash my storm into the universe. Mostly, my whole self just stopped. It takes A LOT of oomph to un-stop, and all my oomph just goes to putting one foot in front of the other. […]
I started writing a post titled “Human beings do amazing things,” and I was telling you all about the amazing things encountered on this trip: art, museum exhibits, architecture, theater, food. But there was just too much. It got boring: This great thing, that great thing, oh and another great thing.So I’m just going to […]
It’s here. The big day. My memoir, the one I spent 15 years struggling over, launches today from Raised Voice Press. I’m feeling very exposed, very vulnerable. This is not at all similar to when Dolls Behaving Badly launched from Hachette Book Group. That was a novel, and while some of it was based on… […]
I had had Alaska writer Dan Walker’s YA novel SECONDHAND SUMMER on my list for a long time, and two weeks ago finally had the chance to dive in. I wasn’t disappointed. Walker’s book, geared for middle school readers (but still immensely enjoyable for adults), follows 14-year-old Sam’s move to Anchorage from the small fishing… […]
Years ago, when our hungry teenage boys came home for dinner (with hungry friends tagging along) it was a challenge to feed them all with one pan of Sloppy Joe's. Unexpected guests at the dinner table were fun, but required some quick thinking, so I "stretched" this simple but tried and true recipe, by adding kidney beans, shredded carrots, and cheese. […]
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 […]
Today's coloring page was inspired by a lot of friends and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Let your light shine!!! Click the images below for a large version to print and color. Let Your Light Shine- small jpg versionLet Your Light Shine- large transparent PNG version
The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus. This event is open to youth ages 5-18, and their parents, … 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 […]
Overcast and calm. Temperatures peaked near freezing, with overnight lows in the mid 20s or so. I got a report of Short-eared Owls at the airport just before sitting down for lunch. After a hurried lunch, I headed out and was able to see and get photos of a Short-eared Owl (#178) flying over the […]
Clear and cold. Temperatures dropped well into the 20s overnight. Maybe not as cold as the 20F that was forecast earlier, but the coldest we’ve yet seen this season. Both Connor and Rowan separately mentioned to me the wind must have blown last night. Although conditions were calm this morning, several areas showed evidence in […]
Since 2016 I have worked in Hoonah to help build a vision. The Hoonah Native Forest Partnership is a unique model of community-based forestry that seeks to meet the objectives of land managers and the needs of the community. The project relies on training a local workforce in natural resource inventory and landscape improvement. I’m […]
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 […]
A man who just moved to Homer about a year ago from Chicago has started a podcast interviewing people from the Homer community. He called up my husband a few months ago and asked him if he would be willing to be interviewed. My husband said sure, so the second episode of Alex's podcast features […]
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 […]
Do you need a new way to enjoy green beans? Try these Air Fryer Green Beans! They’re our favorite way to eat green beans. Start with frozen green beans cooked ... Read more The post Quick Air Fryer Green Beans appeared first on Little House Big Alaska.
Mountain View is in for a treat — a whole new store full of treats, in fact. Packed with dozens of varieties of handmade custom candies, classic favorites, and assorted other sweets, Sweet Creations Lollipop Boutique is one of the latest businesses to open doors in the neighborhood. Owner Missy Simms made it for the […]
*unless they don’t Today, Donald Trump and whatever remains of his organization issued a proclamation/extortion notice to his BF(maybe forever) Governor Mike Dunleavy. He will completely and totally endorse Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s reelection campaign! Why? Because, the Florida retiree says, he’s a strong conservative. He hearts the Constitution, “including the second and tenth Amendments.” He […]
During our time in Washington we also took some time to drive over to Kennewick to visit some of my family in that area. We camped in my aunt and uncle's driveway and visited them and some of my cousins. The highlight for the girls was the nerf war for sure (pictures here). It was […]
A healthier treat you know that's good for your pup andit's ongoingly freshly made; Paisley loves 'em...Yields: 19 Mini Muffin Treats (I make 2 batches at a time, yielding 38 treats…aka 1 qt.) Prep: 10 Mins. Bake: 16 Mins. (Turning ½ way for even baking) INGREDIENTS 2 large eggs, beaten ½ cup Skippy […]
These are fantastic served hot, warm or at room temperature...Yield: 10 mini potato halves Prep: 10 Mins. Microwave 5 Mins. Bake: 25 Mins. INGREDIENTS: 5 (2-1/2" in size) Whole Yukon Gold Potatoes, scrubbed, dried, and pierced a couple of times Filling 2 artichoke bottoms, finely chopped --(these are found in the area […]
This is part two of our recent drive up the Dalton Highway in partnership with Go North Car and RV Rentals. Built for purpose, not comfort, the Dalton Highway is a 414-mile twisting, turning route between Interior and Arctic Alaska. Partially-paved but mostly dirt (or mud or ice, depending upon the conditions and/or season), it […]
Picture of the day Male Dark blue tiger butterfly (Tirumala septentrionis dravidarum). Today is Republic Day, a national holiday in India. It honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950.