State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development No. 20-36 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s September job count was down 11.0 percent from last September, a loss of 37,600 jobs. The pandemic kept job counts far below year-ago levels in all industries except federal government, which was up 900 jobs...
For 6 years now, Dana Debernardi has been running Moose Mamas, a nonprofit committed to rescuing, raising, and releasing orphaned moose calves in interior Alaska. To learn more about the Moose Mamas and to support their mission, visit: http://www.moosemamas.org/donate.html Story by Valerie KernVideo by Valerie Kern, Matt Faubion, Daniel Hernandez Music by Starship Amazing and […]
Our deepest sadness at the passing of David Graeber. He was all too young and easily one of the most brilliant authors ever featured on delanceyplace.com. In today's encore selection -- in his book Lost People, the anthropologist David Graeber makes an interesting observation about the respective roles of men and women. After two years […]
Today's selection -- from Wyoming: A History of the American West by Sam Lightner Jr. American lions and saber-toothed cats once roamed North America, along with giant bison, mammoths, beavers and sloths. Then came the Clovis people, considered to be the ancestors of most of the indigenous cultures of the Americas: "Clovis people … were a […]
In 1929, the 29th of October is the day the Great Depression officially began. The stock market had been going down, but this was the day of the crash that didn’t rebound. The bubble burst and it would take over a decade for the world’s economy to recover and then there was a World War. […]
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 Anne R. Allen: A Prince by any other name would still be a Prince. (I hope.) Meghan by any other name would still be a princess Ditto Diana. Lord or Lady. Peasant or serf. Professor or student. Beginner or expert. Titles orient us to where we are and what we should expect next. Doesn’t […]
an artist’s whimsical sense of humor comes into play after coming upon an unusual tree. — “to the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.” -auguste rodin — gallup park, ann arbor, mi, usa – 2020
(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 →
Firstly, with the results of sleuthing on the Internet are some funnies from Debby Gies followed by some jokes from Sally. D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, … 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 […]
For all of us who have ever gathered a collections of fragments, scraps and bits; formed them into little beings and spent precious magical moments with these friends we've formed. This bittersweet little gem is for us.
It's hard to believe, but this is the TENTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! I've been doing this for a decade (and I know many of you have too!), and I'm so excited to begin this year's challenge on November 1. There's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November […]
The SlingWords Review Staff (Darling Hubby and I) just finished watching the 3 seasons of Wanted, an Australian crime thriller.I understand that this series was Australia's most-watched drama series of 2016.I can certainly understand why most viewers were glued to their seats as the series with its train-wreck characters unfolded.The first thing you'll notice is how every […]
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 circa 1958 image of rush hour traffic was taken in downtown Charleston, VW. The press photographer shot the image at the corner of Hale St, looking across Lee St at a storefront on the left and the Bell Telephone building on the far-right. There is a wide variety of 1950s vehicles on the street,...
Today’s featured images are newspaper press photos taken between the 1930s to ’50s. The lead image dated August 30, 1957, by the source contains one-way traffic traveling south on Fifth St in Springfield, Ill on a warm summer evening. It’s possible that the park on the far right of the photo is the same spot...
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 […]
Looking for a children’s book circa early 1970s. Don’t remember a title or subject. Clearing the wood and trees being cut down. I think the title has the mans name in it. Mr. ? Farm. There is a picture of … Continue reading →
One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London Narrated by Kristen Sieh Standalone Chick-Lit/Romance One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London is one of my top books of 2020 in so many ways. Mixing a reality TV behind-the-scenes expose, a plus-sized public figure, some body positivity and self-confidence issues, and a search for love, One To Watch was […]
1918 circa, Java, Dutch East Indies, a portrait of my father-in-law's parental family. My (late) father-in-law, Marinus Wennekes, is the boy in sailor suit, who is sitting prominently in the middle in front. He was born in 1912 in Magelang, Java, Dutch Indies. He is surrounded by his parents and siblings. The father, my wife's […]
Cars drive on the beach in New York, San Diego or Virginia. The tower on the right does not appear in any other commonly available photos of New York-area beaches, so I could be completely off base. It's from the early 50s, as best I can tell from the makes of the cars depicted, and […]
In reply to Daydream: 1905: One of the most mesmerizing documentaries I have ever seen is the American Experience episode on Coney Island. It first aired in 1991 but if you can find it to watch, watch it. I've seen it several times over the years and it never fails to deliver that feeling of […]
Black Friday is one of the best days of the year to do all of your holiday shopping. Millions of customers hit the shops every year on Black Friday in search of the best deals and largest discounts, most of them waiting with buying holiday gifts until this very day. However, finding the best promotions […]
Question from Karen I’ve been shopping for large containers to hold whole grains. I’d like to keep the grains in their original packaging so the jar needs to be big to accommodate that. Basically my concern is keeping mice out (as we speak they are making their annual pilgamage in). And I’m not wanting […]
Question from Summer I am writing to learn more about what mattress cover to purchase. Are you familiar with Boll and Branch’s organic mattress cover? https://www.bollandbranch.com/products/mattress-protector This looks good to me and I thought I’d check here in case there’s another brand/company/consideration I haven’t thought of. Thanks in advance for any suggestions! Lisa’s Answer […]
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 October 29, 2020 is: rue \ROO\ verb : to feel penitence, remorse, or regret for Examples: "He rued his small feet, which turned inwards ever so slightly. When standing still, he always had to remember to turn his feet out, to avoid looking pigeon-toed." — Natasha Solomons, Mr. Rosenblum Dreams […]
A certain amount of skepticism and ambiguity is to be expected with a Sacha Baron Cohen project. What’s real? What’s not? How much did those involved know? What did they suspect? What were they told? That’s certainly true of Amazon’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, SBC’s follow-up to his 2006 film Borat; in both,…Read more...
Allison Shoemaker on News, shared by Allison Shoemaker to The A.V. Club
In September, we reported that the Trump administration was planning to “defeat despair” from the COVID-19 pandemic with a $300 million ad campaign featuring a bunch of big-name celebrities. Pretty much from the moment the idea was mentioned to the public, though, questions started to come up about who was making…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Twenty-four years after bewitching audiences with its quartet of magical “weirdos,” The Craft returns with Legacy, which introduces a charming new group that hopes to become—pardon the pun—“coven goals.” Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, the film initially follows in its predecessors footsteps, with loner new…Read more...
Cameron Scheetz on Film, shared by Cameron Scheetz to The A.V. Club
Before he linked up with Steven Spielberg to win Academy Awards for his work as cinematographer for films like Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, Janusz Kamiński was apparently willing to take any paying gig—even one as ignominious as having to be the the guy who makes Vanilla Ice’s 1991 cinematic touchstone, …Read more...
Reid McCarter on News, shared by Reid McCarter to The A.V. Club
Everyone’s FAVORITE Olive Garden soup made so easily in the crockpot! Just set it and forget it! Guys, it’s snowing. No joke. It has been snowing two days straight in the midwest. And yes, Cartman has his winter beanie ready to go. That being said, you can find me by the fireplace, chunky sweaters and […]
The coziest, most wholesome meal. With golden brown chicken, tender potatoes, white wine, fresh rosemary + thyme. Say hello to the coziest meal of 2020. Perfectly-seared golden brown chicken thighs, tender baby golden potatoes, juicy mushrooms, and an herb-wine sauce that you can basically guzzle down. It’s perfection on a crisp, 55 degree Fall day […]
I wanted to take this time to thank our 18 Author Billboard ladies who posted the previous segments about the books they submitted to the Dear Santa 2020 Christmas box collection. They all wrote about why they created their particular stories, and each and every one of them was heartfelt and lovely. More importantly, I […]
Hello! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to be part of the Dear Santa, A Christmas Wish box set. How many time have you asked the question, what do you want for Christmas? My children are all adults and on their own now, but each year I ask the question anyway–and […]
A knife-wielding attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" beheaded a woman and killed two other people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday, while a gunman was shot dead by police in a separate incident
Picture of the day Panoramic view of the city of Alicante from the Santa Bárbara Castle, Spain. The city has a population of aprox. 330.000 and is a popular touristic destination as it's located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The castle, located on 166 metres (545 ft)-high Mount Benacantil, dates from the 9th century.