The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation has released the 2020 Q4 Cost of Living Index Report. Nationally, Anchorage is the 21st most expensive city of the 269 cities that participated in the 2020 COLI survey. In 2020, the composite index for Anchorage rose to 124.4, just 0.4 points higher than in...
Congressman Don Young goes against his party and stands up for Puerto Rican statehood. And, Anchorage's acting mayor talks about the city's target for Covid vaccinations. Plus, a seafood company apologizes to Unalaska after COVID-positive crew visited a bar.
Today's selection -- from The Box: An Oral History of Television from 1920-1961 by Jeff Kisseloff. In the earliest days of television, picture tubes, those quaint, flattened bulbs on which the picture appeared, did not last long enough for television to be commercially viable: "Allen Balcom DuMont's basement garage was an unlikely source of electronic miracles, […]
Today's encore selection -- from The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down by Colin Woodard. The Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean, 1715 to 1725, was conducted by a clique of 20 to 30 pirate commodores and a few thousand […]
We can get lost in a variety of ways. I work under Daniel Boone’s precept. While I’ve done a lot of land navigation, both day and night, and spent considerable time working off of maps during training and on deployments, there have been times when I’ve gotten ‘confused’. My experience is that once I got […]
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 The Write Life: When you start writing your story, how long does it take you to come up with character names? Choosing the perfect name for your protagonist and antagonist can take ages, especially when you’re not sure how to start. I’ve been there. After wasting days staring at a blank computer screen, attempting […]
spider music The humble spider has always been well represented in the musical world, from Ziggy Stardust to the Who and Wilco. For too long, though, we’ve refused to let them relate their experiences to us more directly. That’s now changed, thanks to the work of scientists who are turning spiders’ vibration-based perceptions into music. Vice recently […]
I haven’t done one of these in a long time. Mostly because they are very hit or miss with more on the latter. Yet, I do wonder if people would ask Clyde any questions. He is the protagonist of War of … 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 […]
Crisis Kitchen is a mutual aid group that has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic in Portland, Oregon, as a means to help people thrive. It was begun by laid off restaurant workers as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened and caused more and more people to become food insecure. High quality, delicious meals are prepared and delivered […]
Throughout the years of working on Positively Present, I’ve discovered that one of the most essential aspects of living a positive and present life is this: keeping an open mind.… The post Opening Your Mind : A Workbook For Self-Discovery appeared first on Positively Present - Dani DiPirro.
This morning, I welcome Nora LeDuc to SlingWords. In case you haven't met Nora before, she writes romance with a mystery thriller edge. She's also one of my Romance Gems pals and blogs there on the 29th of each month.Discover Nora LeDucNora grew up in rural New England where she and her family currently live. She […]
Message from: Stewart Brennan Last night, google disabled the YouTube playlist functionality outside of YouTube. Therefore, ALL playlists on World United Music and the World United News blogs no longer work. This latest attack by google / YouTube has destroyed years of my own labor in news and music archiving and also in artist support. […]
"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 […]
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 don’t even remember how old I was when I read it. I’m thinking in the late 60’s or early 70’s. It was a paperback. A young boy nicknamed Metiek (I think) gets separated from his family during the Holocaust. … Continue reading →
Lovebug (The National History Series Book 2) by Erin Mallon. Narrated by Erin Mallon Romantic Comedy. Second in a related series, but can totally stand alone. Last year’s Flirtasaurus by Erin Mallon was one of my favorite books of 2020. I couldn’t wait for Lovebug and I feel so bad that I didn’t review it […]
December 1940. "Religious sign on highway between Columbus and Augusta, Georgia, indicating revival of interest in religion." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.
My grandparents bought this drugstore in 1957 from Mr. Adams (pictured). The back of the photograph reads: We're unsure- but this may have been Adams Drug Co in the 30's, 40's? We bought it in 1957 and fixtures like these + the tin ceiling were in it then. Ralph + Daphne Ashworth July 1997 My […]
My brother (front) and I are "horseback riding" our father at Christmastime 1958, in Connecticut. We are armed with decidedly urban-looking weapons despite my brother's rustic cowboy hat. One of my uncles (seated) may have been consulting the TV Guide in the lower right corner, for the week of December 20-26, 1958, to decide what […]
In reply to Paws ... Drink: 1941: I believe I see Ms. Wolcott reflected in the window on the left; the beautiful boy is looking directly at her. And notice the reflection of the man standing out front ... his left shoulder (our right) and part of his hat brim is seen in the lower […]
In reply to Paws ... Drink: 1941: ... this fellow's rugged casual style would not be out of place in 2021. It seems to me that ties have gotten consistently longer over time; maybe someone can be more specific.
Going on a trip and need new luggage? First of all, congratulations! Your trip will be amazing. But budgets are tighter these days, and suitcases are expensive! Not only do you have a trip to pay for, but brand-new luggage is just another expense to add, and not all of us can purchase that fancy […]
Travel Makeup Bag Comparison habe ROWNYEON HaloVa Relavel Rownyeon Pro MelodySusie Ac.y.c Mossio B & C Chomeiu Material Nylon OxfordFabric Nylon Oxford Fabric PU... The post Best Travel Makeup Bag first appeared on ThoroughlyReviewed.com.
Meet my new garden. I’ve moved from my 4000 sq. ft. in ground garden (used to be located back in the distance near the wildflowers) to these beautiful raised beds. And I do mean raised–these beds are four feet off the ground! And perfect for my new garden lifestyle. Kids grow up, leave home, and […]
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. […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 16, 2021 is: lodestone \LOHD-stohn\ noun 1 : magnetite possessing polarity 2 : something that strongly attracts Examples: "… the city was a lodestone of rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues innovation." — John Beifuss, The Memphis (Tennessee) Commercial Appeal, 2 Nov. 2020 "[Britney] Spears … became a vessel for […]
Our weekly thought-starter asks you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? If you have suggestions for AVQ&A questions, big or small, you can email them to us here.Read more...
If you put on Victor Kossakovsky’s immersive new documentary Gunda hoping to “oooh” and “awww” at a farrow of adorable little baby piglets, allow us to reset your expectations. It’s not that the movie doesn’t offer those moments. It’s just that, as A.A. Dowd wrote in his review, along with naturalistic soundscapes and…Read more...
Homemade fresh pasta dough! All you need is 4 ingredients and it’s incredibly easy (and so versatile). Perfect for any shape! There is truly nothing better than homemade pasta. It may seem a little daunting at first but once you feed the dough through the pasta roller a few times, you will be hooked! My […]
Perfect for holidays and get-togethers. It is such a classic! So good, so creamy and such a crowd-pleaser. Say hello to my favorite appetizer ever. A simple classic and my go-to for all get-togethers and holiday needs. It comes together VERY quickly (you can even use the Instant Pot to cook your eggs!), and you […]
Traci Hall and I have been friends for over seventeen years. We met when we were both unpublished and attending a critique group. Before our co-writing experience, we used to cry over rejections and howl at the moon, but still no contract came our way. Years came and went as our disappointment grew. Fast forward […]
Spring is the season for new beginnings and renewed hope. It’s also a time to count your blessings and appreciate all the good in your life. This morning, during Bible Study, some of us shared what we thought last year at this time, versus where we are today. One lady believed her family would go […]