Oct. 22, 2021 No. 21-31 JUNEAU, Alaska — September's job count was 3.8 percent above September 2020, an increase of 11,600 but still 25,500 jobs below September 2019 levels. Industries hit hardest by COVID-19 grew the most, although few have regained pre-pandemic job levels. Leisure and hospitality added 4,700 jobs...
Earmarks make a come back in Congress, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski has an Alaska wish list. Also, unvaccinated city employees in Bethel start to look for new jobs. And the Dixon Glacier opens up a hydropower opportunity.
Today's selection -- from The Last American Aristocrat by David S. Brown. During the Civil War, Northern author Henry Adams took the initiative to diminish the reputation of Jamestown colonizer John Smith precisely because he was a Virginian and icon of the South: "Beyond the practical implications of emancipation, another and seemingly more distant southern […]
Today's selection -- from Inside Money by Zachary Karabell. The ultra-exclusive Groton School for boys, boarding school for Franklin Roosevelt, Averell Harriman, and many other 20th-century American leaders: "[In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the sons of the ultra-wealthy such as the E.H. Harriman and Alexander Brown families] had imbibed a worldview of money, power […]
Earmarks make a come back in Congress, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski has an Alaska wish list. Also, unvaccinated city employees in Bethel start to look for new jobs. And the Dixon Glacier opens up a hydropower opportunity.
There’s a meme going around that says if you are lost, car broken down, etc. and your phone is low on juice, you should change your voicemail message with the emergency info so people calling you after your phone dies will know what’s going. I thought about this and decide this makes no sense. Why? […]
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 Creative Penn: How do you research a book in the most appropriate way? How can you keep track of your sources and attribute them correctly, as well as avoiding inadvertent plagiarism? How can you get your book/s into libraries? Vikki Carter talks about all these questions and more. Show Notes Overcoming dyslexia and learning […]
what an honor and a joy to see the culmination of my dear friend, breeda kelly miller’s hours, days, months, year, spent writing, creating, staging, rehearsing, distilling and bringing the story of her mother, mary kelly to life on stage at the world premiere of her emotional and brilliant one-woman play, Mrs. Kelly’s Journey Home. […]
Welcome to the final Questions 3 revolving around War of Nytefall. I was trying to think of a way to wrap things up. We’ve done powers, living among mortals, and picking a side in the vampire civil war of Windemere. Let’s … 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 […]
Musicians from around the world come together in song to speak up for equality and social justice. Whether they are performing from backyards, city street corners, by the oceanside, or in a park, they all give voice to the rights of people everywhere to live in freedom, dignity and peace. "If you feel it, through […]
Yesterday my neighbors, who have lived across the hall from me for years, moved out unexpectedly. People move in and out all the time where I live, but something about… The post Do You Really Love It? appeared first on Positively Present - Dani DiPirro.
Ahh, that first sip of coffee. Priceless. Today, I'm offering you 7 steps to organize your workspace.Yes, today I finally get my workspace organized. I'm excited. Boxes of books have been stacked in my office closet, tucked under my desk, and littered the floor since July.Needless to say, I can't find anything or do anything. […]
Montreal poet, analyst, writer, and World United Music creator, Stewart F. Brennan; combines his memoirs, poetry, and political commentary in this masterpiece weaving together the experiences, impressions and observations made during the economic decline of North America between 1970 and 2021. - Book now on sale at Amazon Link to book in CanadaLink to Book in UKAbout […]
"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 […]
The first Pep Auto Supplies store was opened in Philadelphia, PA, by four friends in 1921. Meeting with success, that first store became a spring board for forty other outlets in the Philly area. In 1923 the name was changed to “The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe, and Jack.” In the thirties, the first store...
George W. Byers opened Blue Ribbon Stables in Columbus, Ohio, and began to build horse-drawn buggies in 1897. At that time, he planted the seeds of a business selling vehicles that has continued until today as the Byers Auto Group. It has grown into seven dealerships that handle vehicles built by thirteen different automakers. This...
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 […]
The first book I ever loaned from a library in Ireland has special meaning to me but I have been unable to find it since. I was about 6/7 years old. All I can remember is that there was a … Continue reading →
Call Me Maybe & Sweet Talk by Cara Bastone Call Me Maybe Narrated by Luci Christian & Neil Hellegers Sweet Talk Narrated by Lidia Dornet and Chris Brinkley Romantic Comedy Made for Audio. Both can stand alone. I listened to Sweet Talk by Cara Bastone right before Call Me Maybe, not realizing it was second […]
My paternal grandfather (standing, far left) spent quite a lot of his life crewing on square-rigged ships (also known as "windjammers") out of San Francisco. These ships were owned and operated by Alaska Packers, which was a division of the Del Monte Corp (aka the California Packing Corporation). The company had a small fleet of […]
In reply to Dakota Clipper: 1942: It's interesting how few of the implements around that shop would be out of place today. Step into that barber shop today you'd maybe just see an added hair dryer. It's like the barber shop reached perfection about 100 years ago and can't be improved upon! Few other professions […]
Last updated on October 23, 2021 Extra 50% off Sale Styles. Shop this deal Banana Republic Extra 50% off Sale Styles. Fashion meets … Extra 50% off Sale Styles. Read More » The post Extra 50% off Sale Styles. appeared first on Shopping Kim.
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 Leather 300DPolyester Nylon Polyester 600DPolyester Oxford The post Best Travel Makeup Bag first appeared on ThoroughlyReviewed.com.
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 […]
Upon first inspection of this photo, you might be wondering if I’ve lost my mind. The tomato hornworm is not a beneficial in your garden. They can do extreme damage to tomato, pepper and eggplants in a matter of hours, destroying en entire plant within days. Definitely not good, especially when you’ve been salivating over […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 25, 2021 is: hector \HEK-ter\ verb Hector means "to criticize or question in a threatening manner." // The mediator asked the unruly members of the audience to cease hectoring the speaker. See the entry > Examples: "… a sport hectored by scandal and dogged by unanswerable […]
We’ve all seen crime shows about grumpy detectives who solve mysteries because they’re really good at it and not because they have any interest in helping people (your Sherlocks, your Backstroms, etc.), but legendary producer David E. Kelley—fresh off of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers—has hit on a brand…Read more...
Something called IMDb TV is getting in the Mike Schur business while the getting’s good. Announced earlier today, Primo, a coming-of-age comedy about best-selling author Shea Serrano’sadolescence, is coming to IMDb TV, which exists, presumably, as something other than advertisements for watching Mad Men with poorly…Read more...
Sorry, comic book movie fans, but you beefed it. The entire movie industry is built around giving you what you want, whether it’s Marvel characters talking about DC characters or Brendan Fraser appearing in two HBO Max superhero things, and the one time somebody comes at you with a bad pitch for a superhero movie […]
The most irresistible mini pumpkin muffins smothered in cinnamon sugar goodness! Perfect for breakfast, lunch + dinner! Can you have these for breakfast? Yes. For lunch? Yes. For dinner? Yes, yes, yes. You can have these bad boys for all the meals. They are incredibly moist and fluffy with just enough sweetness to balance out […]
The most flavorful red curry coconut broth! Made in just 30 min with cilantro, soft boiled eggs and ramen noodles! Goodbye summer! It is finally cool enough so I can sit in my chair with all my chunky sweaters and slurp up all the steaming ramen noodles and this out-of-this-world red curry coconut broth. The […]
I have always loved cooking choux pastry. Making a melt-in-your-mouth éclair is so easy to do and can be done using just one saucepan. I always had flour and eggs in my kitchen cupboards. So, it was so easy just to whip up the choux pastry for profiteroles. This was a delicious treat for my […]
The Fall season is upon us, and school is back in session. (Hurray!) I always think of this season as a time for fresh beginnings. It’s also the time for regional events, which are always unique and interesting. Here are a few in the U.S. you might want to explore. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, […]
Friday, October 22Decided to give Brigitta, my '87 BMW R80 Airhead, a good exercise day. We'd end up covering a bit over 160 miles of city/highway riding, including some miles of sandy dirt roads which she and I hated. She's definitely a street motorcycle.Still, managed to get to, wander around, and return from the Paint […]
How little did I really know about batteries and determining their capacities!Thanks to RichardM, I think I understand the concepts involved much better now, in order to make better decisions as to power usage, power planning and so on.It all started with the installation of a new battery monitor, Image source: AmazonQWORK Battery Monitor Voltmeter AmmeterVoltage […]
Updated BelowFor various reasons, recently I got a little obsessed with flash-forward movie and television preambles. That is, presentations that begin with a scene from later in the story, and then spend some amount of screen time catching up to the “later” scene that came at the start. How much catch-up varies. Sometimes the catch-up […]
Recently the New York Times published an article by Robert Kolker called Who Is the Bad Art Friend, which purported to be about the incredibly silly question of what constitutes a “bad art friend,” even the diction of which is markedly childish (for a short, incisive rejoinder, see Elizabeth Bruenig’s The Harsh, Central Truth of the Viral “Bad Art Friend” […]
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 […]
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 a list of the things 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 […]
Harrington Kabugo with Miriam "A patient who was treated like my mom she was in her bedroom for 10 years not getting out I went and got her and brought her in my house" Hannington Kabugo, 36 became a Parkinson's advocate after his mother died with Parkinson's disease over a decade ago. A […]
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 […]
Special Correspondent Juno Kim offers this report from Fairbanks! It’s always a dog mushing season in Alaska. Professional mushers prepare and train for dog mushing races year-round, including the famous ... The post In Fairbanks: “Mush, you Huskies!” appeared first on Alaska Travelgram.
Mint is a reasonably cold-hardy perennial, meaning it grows back every year under the right conditions. Just like there are many different kinds of tomatoes (cherry, beefsteak, roma, etc.), there are plenty different varieties of mint, too. Here’s an overview comparison of three different kinds of mints that grow well for me in Anchorage, Alaska: […]
Do chickens still lay eggs in the winter? That’s a common question many curious poultry lovers ask me. The answer? It depends. Egg laying chickens will naturally taper off and cease egg production in winter months, assuming you live somewhere that gets darker in winter months than summer. In Alaska, where our winter months might […]
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... […]
When I take my urban infusion months, I live in a place. I become a resident, not a tourist. This trip was different (and not just because Tim was with me); it was a sightseeing trip. We stayed in hotels, not apartments. We ate out; we didn’t cook. I didn’t get a library card; Tim […]
We’d spent the day at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico, seeing things I’d never seen before – cliff dwellings – and camping in a terrific campground. But now we were off to Taos via Los Alamos. But as we drove into Los Alamos, I saw an even bigger sight: white tents! White tents mean […]
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… […]
We discovered these delicious little bundles over the holidays. They are quick to fix and are absolutely perfect for potlucks, buffets, or a quick supper. They are totally addicting, so make lots of them!!SWEET BACON-CHICKEN BUNDLES 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (we like thighs better) 2/3 cup dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons chili powder […]
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 […]
Time for the annual bat coloring page. Or near annual anyway. If you click on the tags you can find a lot more bats and Halloween themed original coloring pages. Click the images below for larger versions to print and color. I hope you enjoy it!!! small jpg knotwork bat coloring page: large transparent png knotwork bat coloring […]
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 […]
In reply to Debbie Miller. Thanks for the note Debbie - sounds like it was a nice day for kayaking! I'm still looking forward to my first Long-tailed Ducks of the fall. I'm sure they'll be showing up in the channel soon.
Great set of pictures. I would have never recognized the black-legged kittiwake -- looks so different than adults with black beak and head markings. Great shots of Sabine's Gull and storm petrel. Thanks for sharing. I kayaked yesterday 10/16 on Jamestown Bay and out in the channel toward Whale Park. Heard long-tailed ducks in distance, […]
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 […]
This showstopping Savory Stuffed Pumpkin will be the centerpiece on the table every time you serve it up. Everyone in our house loves this beautiful stuffed winter squash. A sweet ... Read more The post A Seasonal and Savory Stuffed Pumpkin 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 […]
A bombshell article from Rolling Stone yesterday alleges that multiple sitting Republican members of Congress and members of their staffs coordinated and worked closely with the planners and organizers of the January 6th rally preceding the attack on the Capitol, and the attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power from the Trump to the […]
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 delightful and easy cake to prepare and is super flavorful...Servings: 12Prep: 30 Mins.Bake: 1Hr and 5 to 15 Mins. INGREDIENTS: CAKE: WET1-1/2 cups canola oil3 large eggs2 tsp vanilla extract3 mashed ripe bananas1 (8-oz can) crushed pineapple with its juice (do not drain) DRY3 cups all-purpose flour½ tsp ground ginger1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg1 tsp […]
Max says, "This is the easiest, quickest and tastiest Red Curry Chicken recipe I have ever made"...Servings: 4-6Prep: 20 Mins.Cook: 20 Mins. INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons red curry paste2 (13.6 oz.) cans unsweetened coconut milk1 large chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces1 medium yellow onion, largely diced1 carrot, sliced3 ribs celery, sliced diagonally¾ of a medium green bell […]
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 […]