Jan. 7, 2021 No. 21-2 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s population decreased by 3,831 people — 0.5 percent — from July 2019 to July 2020, based on population estimates released today by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This was the fourth straight year of decline for the state’s...
Today's selection -- from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright by Thomas A. Heinz. Frank Lloyd Wright was a visionary rising star after he designed and built the Winslow House in the fashionable Oak Park suburb of Chicago. He was able to expand due to his initial success and excellent sales skills, but he also […]
Today's encore selection -- from American Colossus by H.W. Brands. From the earliest days after the American Revolution to the present, there have been doubts and criticisms about the effectiveness of a democratic government. These became especially pronounced during the late 1800s -- the so-called Gilded Age -- when capitalism roared to prominence within America […]
I wrote this post before the recent coup attempt in Washington, but it’s all still true. Even more so. Time to be blunt. The official number of COVID-19 deaths today is over 336,000. 3,725 Americans died yesterday. This in a country that tore the world apart over a lesser number on a single day” 9-11. […]
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...
Originally posted on K.M. Allan: When it comes to crafting a book, everyone wants something that will have the reader turning the page. While such an achievement requires a combination of factors like a good plot, excellent characters, well-flowing prose, chocolate sacrifices, and the naming rights of your firstborn to the muse (if you’re…
who remembers this? sitting backwards making faces rolling around on turns cigarette smoke-filled air fighting over who could sit there the door that swung open back window down best seat ever. — “like all great travelers, i have seen more than i remember, and remember more than i have seen.” -benjamin disraeli […]
This is a question that I ask a lot and see many people answering without hesitation. At least it appears that way. It’s hard to figure out for myself. There’s always multiple factors that I think about. The list can … Continue reading →
A truck driver stopped at a roadside diner for lunch. He ordered a cheeseburger, french fries, and a chocolate milkshake. No sooner had the waitress brought the trucker his lunch than three motorcycles pulled up, and three burly bikers came inside. The first grabbed the trucker’s cheeseburger, the second took his fries, and the third took his milkshake. Saying nothing, the […]
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 […]
Amanda Gorman has achieved many firsts, including being the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States at age 19. On January 20, 2021, the 22-year-old Gorman read at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. What follows here is a video of her reciting "The Miracle of Morning," a poem written several years ago […]
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 […]
New Author at Romance Gems and a GiveawayAs most of you know, I have another blog where several friends and I take turns blogging.Romance Gems, the other group blog, just welcomed a new member to the RG family, Amie Denman.To welcome her in a big way, I'm giving away a copy of her latest book, […]
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 […]
As a kid, I always wondered how they got those cars through those little doors. Fact is, I'm still a bit curious in these photos. That engine on the stand in the 1st pic, is likely touting the new "347" and tri-power. Looks a bit unstable, a V8 on a tiny stand like that. And […]
In reply to Howard Arbiture. Thanks for printing that, David, I know my upper Midwest sense of humor is not always your cup of tea. I do think there were many inventors that were squelched by oil companies for fear it may catch on and cut their profits.
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 have a children's book stumper to solve. I remember a book from my childhood (born in 67, so the book must've been published before 1977 or 78). It was about a woman who built a house and painted it … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? *Updated 1-2 times a week* See the full December Release Recap here 1/19: I haven’t been able to read or even listen to books lately, but then I started How To Get Lucky by Lauren Blakely and […]
March 4, 1921. "Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding (obscured), Philander Knox and Joseph Cannon on Pennsylvania Avenue en route to Harding inauguration." Passing the National Radio School and Washington Post buildings. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.
I never did get the full skinny on how it all went down that day. All I know is that it was my brother and his pal, this guy. A couple of ex-Catholic high school boys; you know the type - four years in, walk out with a fancy piece of paper, the whole nine […]
This is the 1932 basketball team of the Sweetser Braves. Sweetser is a small town in Grant County Indiana. This photo celebrates the team's win of the Grant County Championship. The win is significant because Sweetser was a very small school compared to the others in Grant County. The people pictured represent the entire team. […]
Are you looking to give your kitchen a new look on a budget? Say no more! Kitchen is the busiest part of your home and a fun and well designed kitchen represents the mood and taste of the homeowners adding to the value of the entire home! But every so often you might feel like […]
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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 January 22, 2021 is: sarcophagus \sahr-KAH-fuh-gus\ noun : a stone coffin; broadly : coffin Examples: After archeologists unearthed the sarcophagus, they opened it up to discover, along with the king's body, almost a hundred gold coins. "Mummification took over two months, the body went in a wooden […]
WandaVision returns this week, now in color, with a groovy opening theme song that recalls The Partridge Family and The Brady Bunch, but it’s not all fun and bell bottoms. There’s been criticism that the first two episodes were too dependent on viewers picking up all the clever meta references to classic TV sitcoms…Read more...
Stephen Robinson on TV Club, shared by Stephen Robinson to The A.V. Club
Streaming libraries expand and contract. Algorithms are imperfect. Those damn thumbnail images are always changing. But you know what you can always rely on? The expert opinions and knowledgeable commentary of The A.V. Club. That’s why we’re scouring both the menus of the most popular services …Read more...
The A.V. Club on Film, shared by Patrick Gomez to The A.V. Club
Mira Furlan, the actress who was best known for her roles as Delenn on Babylon 5 and Danielle Rousseau on Lost, died on Wednesday, January 20. The news was confirmed by a message posted on her Twitter account, followed by a heartfelt tribute from Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski. “It is a night of […]
Shannon Miller on News, shared by Shannon Miller to The A.V. Club
Gene Simmons, bassist, consummate shithead, and a man so scummy and increasingly irrelevant he’s even been banned by Fox News, once appeared on Jeopardy! to celebrate Halloween by helping the late Alex Trebek put on KISS make-up, stick out his tongue, and flash the devil horns (no word on whether he paid Simmons for …Read […]
Reid McCarter on News, shared by Reid McCarter to The A.V. Club
Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they’re also freezer-friendly. Win-win! Not sure if it’s the New Year, or if it’s the quarantine-lockdown-stay-at-home-order, but I’ve been making A LOT of things from scratch. Pizza dough. Rosemary bread. Sourdough biscuits. Pasta. English muffins. Hamburger buns. (recipes for the latter all […]
So much easier to make than you think, and it’s such a game-changer! Perfect for pizza night and it’s freezer-friendly! If you have not tried homemade pizza dough yet, this is it for you guys. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s foolproof. And it makes two pizza balls so you can make both for pizza […]
So 2020 is over, but the new year didn’t start on the right foot and the level of stress hasn’t decreased at all. Talking about stress, how do you cope and survive? How do you deal with that unbearable itching that seems to eat at your heart? Last year I locked myself at home, avoiding […]
If you can read this, be grateful for a multitude of blessings. First and foremost is you have the gift of sight. Even if you wear glasses, contacts, or had corrective surgery, you can distinguish dark and light on a very detailed level. Second, give thanks for electronics. You could break that down to the […]
Picture of the day The Glecksteinhütte is an abandoned mountain hut in Fallätsche, Zurich. It was built in the early 1900s so that people in Zurich could enjoy an "alpine" experience without having to travel far to the higher mountains. Today, it is in danger of falling off the cliff it is built on. The […]