Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development August 21, 2020 No. 20-30 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s July job count was down 11.2 percent from last July, a loss of 39,900 jobs. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 11.6 percent from 12.4 percent in June. The comparable U.S rate...
[…] Alaska Bar Association Offering Free Legal Clinic – The Alaska Bar Association is offering a free legal clinic on Monday, January 17, in honor of Martin Luther King, Junior Day. The clinic will take place in Anchorage at the Mountain View Community. […]
Today's selection -- from Rome by Robert Hughes. In the founding myth of Rome, the twins Romulus and Remus established the city on the banks of the Tiber River in roughly 750 BCE and invited the outcasts of society to be its first citizens: "[The site for Rome on the banks of the river Tiber, […]
Today's selection -- from Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities by David J. Eicher. The revolution of Edwin Hubble, the man for whom the Hubble Space Telescope is named: "On October 4, 1923, in ... [a Southern California] paradise, a brash young astronomer left his Pasadena house and trekked up to the Mount Wilson Observatory, […]
We’ve noticed this summer in Tennessee has been more humid than usual. To the point where working outside is fraught with the danger of heat exhaustion event though the temperature is not extreme, perhaps 90 degrees. My wife and I are talking about moving. But where? Welcome to the future. The Mississippi valley, extending to […]
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...
on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: While many fall writing conferences have been rescheduled, most are going ahead as planned via online formats. You can still attend workshops, presentations, readings, discussions, lectures, and critiques via Zoom. Plan ahead! Conferences often offer scholarships, but these have deadlines. If one of these conferences interests you, put […]
somebody didn’t listen to their mother and ‘got in with the wrong crowd.’ — “it’s a dangerous business, frodo, going out your door. you step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s not knowing where you might be swept off to.” j.r.r. tolkien, The Lord of the Rings–
(Previously on Immortal Wars.) (Again, we shall revel in my teenage originality. Everyone groan in unison.) Disclaimer: Immortal Wars was the book I came up with and wrote in high school. I hadn’t even hit college by the time I wrote the … Continue reading →
It is a while since I shared one of Eat Dessert First’s recipes, and usually it is for one of their luxurious puddings. But they also post savoury dishes and if you think that Pizza is only Italian…think again.. I … Continue reading →
Is anyone else on WordPress being carpet-bombed with a much-larger-than-usual quantity of spam? I’m not talking about a modest uptick; I’m talking about an exponential increase. Normally spam counts ebb and flow, but this is more like a tidal wave. Years ago, when I had few followers and fewer regular readers, and likes and comments […]
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 […]
This tender animation on the theme of isolation reunites filmmaker Andrea Dorfman with poet Tanya Davis ten years after their first collaboration on the viral film "How To Be Alone." "How To Be At Home" speaks to what so many of us are going through these days with quarantines, lock-downs and stay-at-home orders. "Lean into loneliness—and know you’re not […]
It's hard to believe it's been months since I've written a post! This year, for all of us, has been such a strange one. For some, it's been heartbreaking. For others, merely unusual. But, regardless of what's happened in your life, 2020 has been a year of change. Like it or not, 2020's smacked us […]
Want to watch couple of fascinating videos?Try Hidden Killers of Victorian Homes on YouTube. This video is 5 years old, but I just stumbled upon it yesterday. The documentary details how the enlightened Victorians killed themselves and their children with all the new discoveries from richly colored wall paper (arsenic) to corsets to make all women […]
Progressive Rock Through the AgesBy: Stewart BrennanProgressive Rock is one of several experimental genres that evolved out of Rock n Roll in mid 1960’s. It was a purely creative genre that carried at its initial core, reflections of morality, philosophies, political views and the social economic conditions of the times.The genre had a wide range […]
"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 is a sensational shot captured by a skilled photographer with excellent timing. The image was taken in the spring of 1957 at the Ford Motor Company’s then-new “Proving Ground” located forty miles north of Detroit, MI, outside of the Village of Romeo. This 1957 Ford four-door hardtop has just completed a run down a...
North Texas State College which was first formed in 1890 is in the City of Denton, TX, that is located approximately forty miles north of Fort Worth and Dallas. Why the gravel parking lot in front of the Administration Building is overfilled is not known, and it appears that for the most part, all of...
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 […]
Hi! I'm trying to find a school book from the late '60's or very early 70's. Probably a second grade reader but I'm not certain. It has multiple stories and the one I remember is about a married couple of … Continue reading →
Perfect Wreckage (The Wrecked Series Book 2) by Catherine Cowles Narrated by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell Standalone in a Related Series Perfect Wreckage by Catherine Cowles is the second in a series that takes place in the small town of Anchor Island. The three best friends who live there each get a book, but […]
Photo taken on the boardwalk of Coney Island around July, 1948 by my mother on a family outing from the Bronx. The Dodgers were still in Brooklyn and Steeplechase park was one of the most creative and exciting amusement park rides of its day. Dad was a milk truck driver for Sheffield Farms Dairy one […]
In reply to Street of Dreams: 1901: The long-exposure blurred figures and the emulsion degradation give this amazing image an intensely other-dimensional ghostly aura. Can anyone hear Tubular Bells? (played over the opening scenes of The Exorcist)
Learning to handle money, budgeting and saving is a skill that should be taught to every child. This skill is becoming increasingly important in a world where it has become normal to expect instant gratification. This approach to life can make it very difficult for anyone to save money, after all, it’s much easier to […]
The precautionary principle is an approach sometimes used by policy makers in situations where there is the possibility of harm from making a decision and conclusive evidence is not yet available. It essentially means better safe than sorry. This is the approach that I use in evaluating the toxicity of products. When I research a […]
Question from B I have not found a fabric i like via any of the natural couch companies. How can I source my own non toxic fabrics? Do you have any suggestions for interior designers who can help me design a non toxic home? I am in MA. thank you. Lisa’s Answer I don’t know […]
Sun hemp is a perfect cover crop for building the quality of your soil. And soil is everything when it comes to the garden. Soil provides nutrients for plants to be absorbed via their roots and retains moisture for the plant. Well-aerated soil is important and can be achieved by adding compost to your soil. […]
At last, I have achieved a successful pineapple harvest from my backyard garden. It didn’t require much effort, but it did require patience. Years of patience. Generally pineapples take about two and a half years to harvest. On the advice of a friend, I planted these pineapple four and five years ago. He said it […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 24, 2020 is: nepotism \NEP-uh-tiz-um\ noun : favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship Examples: It was strongly believed that nepotism played a role in helping Jessica get the sales manager position at her cousin's store. "Not only does this nepotism sap the […]
Riz Ahmed stars in Sound Of Metal, a festival favorite that’s soon heading to Amazon Prime, as Ruben, a punk drummer whose identity is undone by the revelation that his hearing is rapidly deteriorating. When he seeks treatment in a sober house for the deaf, Ruben must learn to embrace stillness and solitude after…Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
The ever-popular “typical millennial” narrative that has permeated media over the past decade is a pretty deceptive one. Leaning liberally on this notion of an emotionally fragile, fiscally irresponsible younger generation, many of the widespread presumptions tend to conveniently ignore the fact that the current ages…Read more...
Shannon Miller on TV Club, shared by Shannon Miller to The A.V. Club
Evan Rachel Wood steals nearly every scene in Miranda July’s new film, Kajillionaire. As Old Dolio, she’s a 26-year-old with the emotional intelligence of a 12-year-old and an oversized wardrobe to match. She’s awkward and possessive, but still yearns for a life of her own—something that hasn’t really been possible…Read more...
Marah Eakin on Film, shared by Marah Eakin to The A.V. Club
One of the weirdest parts of fame in 2020, we imagine, is that fans are no longer content to simply tell you they love your work. Rather, to properly convey one’s fandom, one must either tell celebrities they are your parents or that you want them to murder you. Succession’s Nicholas Braun, fresh off an […]
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
The most amazing pumpkin pancakes – so light + fluffy and made with semisweet chocolate chips. PERFECTION. HELLO FALL. It’s been incredibly beautiful here in Chicago with its crisp Fall days. The leaves are changing colors, the sweaters are coming out, and the pumpkin pancakes are legit taking over all of our kitchens. I […]
Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD. Whoa. Just whoa. This has been on my dinner table almost every day this week. It’s creamy. It’s bright. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s seriously got EVERYTHING you need – pasta, vodka, […]
Have you ever wanted something so badly that when you finally got it you didn’t know how to react? Well, it’s happening to me now. For weeks, I’ve been wondering what to write in this post, and here I am now, living my big day and not knowing what to say. 2020 is one of […]
CoronaVirus has locked me at home since mid-March–six months to the day. At first I thought it would be a three to four weeks confinement and accepted the situation with resignation. I prepared myself a uniform for grocery shopping, something easy to wash regularly, and I chose a pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt […]
A Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet experienced an engine fire and was forced to land at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, on Monday, less than two weeks after a nearly identical mishap at the same air station