Today's selection -- from The Rigor of Angels by William Egginton. The mysteries of one of the most important breakthroughs in physics--quantum mechanics: “For all its astonishing, mind-bending complexity--for all its blurry cats, entangled particles, buckyballs, and Bell's inequalities--quantum mechanics ultimately boils down to one core mystery. This mystery found its best expression in the […]
Today's selection -- from Once Upon a Time World by Jonathan Miles. In the late 1800s, the French Riviera became one of the most popular destinations for the world’s wealthiest people. One of those was James Gordon Bennett, the scandalous owner of New York's most successful newspaper, the New York Herald: “The wealthiest enclaves on […]
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 spend the summer working on the research project of the LDICP. Through their extensive research, massive databases of information on state statutes regarding the abuse of children have been created and will be posted here as their work is finalized. Here are...
I might start leaning more towards Survival Horror here. Still, most of the advice should be able to work for non-horror survival stories. I was wondering if Swiss Family Robinson would count too. I mean, things seemed a bit too … Continue reading →
Welcome to the repeat of the 2018 series about essential oils and aromatherapy and I hope those new to the blog will enjoy. Twenty-four years ago I ran a health food shop and diet advisory centre here in Ireland and … 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 […]
Love is what we are all looking for in life, isn't it? To love as our true selves and to be loved for who we truly are. Yet so many of us struggle to be our authentic selves, so we end up being unable to connect deeply with others. We most often interact with the […]
Welcome to the 12th Annual Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! There’s always something special about celebrating gratitude in the month of November, and this year’s challenge has an extra special twist.… The post The 12th Annual Gratitude Challenge! appeared first on Positively Present - Dani DiPirro.
I'm always looking for free services and tools that might help readers.Today I have 3 websites that may offer a service you need.CarrdThis website offers free webpage creation. You can create your own webpage using their templates. You'll be amazed how easy it is especially if you want a mobile-first approach to website design. They […]
By: Stewart Brennan I look back on the disaster that was 2021 and do not find much of anything good to talk about as it was a year in which online censorship metastasized while the world plunged into a lockstep fascism, where friendships ended, families broke up, and all the celebrations of life came to […]
All-American patriot, artist, designer, entrepreneur, flower arranger, chef, and joyful servant, Sunny Lou Starling, was carried on the wings of angels to the arms of her savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, January 6, 2023. She once said her mission was to “Gather and feed all you can, as often as you can, because you never know if […]
WASP Deanie Bishop Parrish, 44-W-4"Failure isn't failure unless you let it be. It's simply a change in direction. Just count your many blessings move on. With God's help, anything is possible!"Deanie Bishop Parrish passed away peacefully in her home in Waco, Texas, on February 24, 2022, just one day shy of her 100th birthday. She met every challenge […]
In this weekly series, we ask our readers to tell us the year, make, and model of all of these vehicles along with the location where the image was taken and anything else you find of interest in the photos. You can look back on all the earlier parts of this series here. The photos are via Kodachrome...
In this weekly series, we ask our readers to tell us the year, make, and model of all of these vehicles along with the location where the image was taken and anything else you find of interest in the photos. You can look back on all the earlier parts of this series here. The photos are via Americar.
The book was found on the shelf of my grade school library near the Boxcar Children and my best guess of pub date is 1960s to 1990s-early reader chapter book/ middle school reading level. In the first book of the series a young boy jumps from the roof of the family barn with homemade (airplane?) […]
Runaway Road by Devney Perry Narrated by Maxine Mitchell and Jason Clarke First in a Series. Stands Alone. It had been a while since I read Devney Perry, and since I was going to see her at Readers on the River, I wanted to read more of her books before going. When I saw the […]
August 1962. Newport, Rhode Island. "Two of Newport's beauties, Minnie Cushing and Topsy Taylor, go water-skiing out near Gooseberry Island. In tow behind their boat is weekend visitor Dick Cowell, a former water-ski champion." 35mm Kodachrome by Toni Frissell for the Life magazine assignment "The Stately World of Newport." View full size.
This despondent looking crew are the drawn from the various Scandanavian, German, and Irish families settled in or near Wadena, Minnesota during the late 1800s. Wadena, located in the west-central part of the state, was (and is) a pretty small town, so some of these kids probably had an epic daily commute, by foot, from […]
It's seventy years ago in Idyllic Larkspur™, where we find me (bottom left corner) with Bob, David, Bob, Jim, Jim, Margaret, Sandy, Donna, Rae Ann, Roberta, Virginia, Jerry, Buzzy, Fred, Gordy, Frances, Alice, Alice, Sheila, Mrs. Madeline Drew and others whose names I forget. This was taken within a month of losing nearly half our […]
Solo traveling allows most to experience freedom and discover the world on their own terms. This manner of traveling makes it easy to explore various countries, their values, and cultural … The post Travel Destinations For Solo Travelers: 11 Best Places appeared first on Shopping Kim.
Microgreens seem to be all the rage these days and for good reason: they are packed with nutrients and easy to grow! The USDA and University of Maryland found that leaves from microgreens had more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plants. And great flavor. Plus, you don’t need a lot of space […]
I’ve been growing cauliflower for years, but only recently did I learn this cauliflower growing tip from a farmer friend of mine. I was showing her my garden and she wrapped her hands around the leaves of my young cauliflower plants and folded them upward. “When your cauliflower begins to form a bud, pull your […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 20, 2023 is: churlish \CHUR-lish\ adjective Churlish is a formal word that means “irritable and rude.” // It would be churlish not to congratulate the winning team because we lost the match. See the entry > Examples: “‘Ted Lasso’ has gradually become more of a light […]
Paramount+ has just become the latest streamer to pull content from comedian and media personality Russell Brand from its library; per THR, the service has joined the BBC in removing material from Brand, presumably in response to recent accusations of rape that have been made against him. Brand was accused of sexual…Read more...
Mexican singer-songwriter Peso Pluma is having a breakout moment at present—most notably with a recent appearance at MTV’s Video Music Awards, where he became the first Mexican artist to perform at the event in its nearly 40-year history. Now, though, the “Ella Baila Solo” artist is getting attention of an altogether…Read more...
Succession’s finale arrived at the perfect time. Which is to say, it happened before the show even came close to wearing out its welcome. While we mourn a show’s passing, it’s so much better to say goodbye than it is to watch a beloved show grow stale. Season four was the right time to end […]
Proving, once again, that anything and everything will prevent George R.R. Martin from finishing Winds Of Winter, the author has joined his fellow Authors Guild members, including Jonathan Fanzen and John Grisham, to sue OpenAI. The lawsuit, filed by the Authors Guild, accuses OpenAI of copyright infringement and…Read more...
Perfectly seasoned chicken baked to perfection on ONE SINGLE PAN! Serve in warm pitas for a quick weeknight meal! Who doesn’t love a good chicken sheet pan dinner? It’s quick, it’s fast, and there’s minimal clean up involved. And I for one love this shortcut gyro sheet pan dinner. The chicken is seasoned oh-so-perfectly with […]
Hands down THE BEST sloppy joes made from scratch! So saucy, so hearty. Serve in hamburger buns for a quick dinner! Let’s just say that sloppy joes aren’t just kid-friendly. They are 100% a family-favorite for EVERYONE including all grown-ups. I mean, saucy, tender ground beef goodness with a hint of sweetness served on toasted […]
During difficult times, we remain frozen in one place and moving seems almost impossible. We focus on what we can’t do rather than do something different, and yet changing directions may bring up new opportunities and open new doors. A needed change, a ‘turning point’ in a novel, a ‘momentum shift’ in tennis games, a […]
Air Force Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown Jr. (left) was confirmed on Wednesday as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Army Gen. Randy George (right) could be confirmed soon as the next Army chief of staff. (Ruth A. Medina-Villanueva/U.S. Air Force and Sgt. David Resnick/U.S. Army).The Senate confirmed Air Force Gen. Charles “CQ” Brown’s nomination […]
FILE: Marines load into a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. (Cpl. Jackson Dukes/U.S. Marine Corps).It has proven difficult for gay and lesbian troops separated under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ to correct their military records. The post US military will review 2,000 ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ discharges appeared first on Task & Purpose.
Not much got done yesterday, Monday. I did do some riding at the Great Sand Dunes NP after a decent sunrise:As I'm waiting on Martha's arrival to tackle the sand dunes, I didn't do any dune climbing/hiking. The light was very flat too so no further pics of the dunes for Monday:The weather turned overcast […]
Sunday, September 17A good day of riding today. I left camp shortly before 9AM and rode in brisk mid-40s temperatures the 20 miles or so to the trailhead within the Great Sand Dunes NP.The sun was out, and kept things warm enough, especially once I started moving under 25 mph due to the conditions of […]
According to numerous recent polls, Americans believe the economy is in bad shape and don’t trust President Biden to manage it.In response, the president’s supporters have been arguing strenuously that the gloom is mistaken because in fact the economy is doing well—“extremely well,” according to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman; “astoundingly” well and “better than any other […]
If you care about privacy, please stop referring to "privacy advocates." This reflexive phrase implies that certain individuals are trying to increase privacy or otherwise change the status quo--an uphill battle regardless of the issue at hand because most people instinctively distrust and even fear change.In fact, privacy is under increasing assault by government and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Every year at this time, travelers contact me about their status on Alaska Air. Specifically, many travelers want to maintain or “level up” their MVP status. Following is a list ... The post Mileage Run? Here’s where to go and how much it costs appeared first on Alaska Travelgram.
Devil’s Club is a common wild plant in Alaska that’s large & covered in hidden sharp thorns, growing everywhere from remote forests to even well-groomed Anchorage city trails. Just because you’re “in town” doesn’t mean you won’t run into devil’s club. It’s smart to stay on the trails, particularly if you’re not confident spotting it. […]
Here’s a delicious fall-time spin on classic blueberry muffins. If you’re a solo adult who likes good food, this recipe is for you. Or if you’ve got extra kitchen “helpers” around (read: kids who need entertainment), turn baking these Halloween muffins into a fun toddler snacktivity. Pumpkin BOO-berry Muffin Recipe Ingredients: 2 boxes Jiffy brand […]
Sugar-free pumpkin spice creamer is a flavorful and healthy alternative to traditional store-bought pumpkin spice creamer loaded with sugar, corn syrup, and artificial flavor. Made with natural ingredients, like real pumpkin puree, this healthier recipe offers a creamy texture and a delicious blend of fall spices. Now, you can enjoy the taste of a pumpkin... […]
I’m home now. I’m looking at the flea market couch I brought up from California; I had cushions made three times over the years till I got it just right. Now it’s just right. It’s been in my life 42 years. Tim has been in my life 34 years, but he had to be out of […]
I’m saying my goodbyes to Toronto. I’ve seen my last Hot Docs Festival film, and I’m just back from my last author program. I’ve probably had my last roti, checked out my last book at my local branch library, gone to my last art workshop. Horror of horrors, I’ve even watched my last play. The thing […]
Canadians target sales of Alaska salmon Stealing a page from the playbook Alaska commercial salmon fishermen and some environmental groups used in an effort to kill net-pen salmon farming more than a […]
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… […]
I kid you not, these chicken thighs are the BEST of the BEST and quick and easy to make. They are SUPER moist, SUPER tender and SUPER flavorful. We couldn't stop eating them and they are going straight to the TOP of my FIVE STAR recipe list. 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (thawed) Milk to cover 1/4 cup melted butter […]
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 […]
Oh that's a mess isn't it? It's also very delicious. See, for the Amazing Turnip Girl's birthday, being in July, we do either ice box cakes or ice cream treats. This year has been well, interesting. To say the absolute least. She asked for a "Twinkie Cherry Cheesecake". And I was going to give her whatever she wanted. So […]
All about salmon is the theme for the next session of Sitka Sprouts on Tuesday, Sept. 19, which is the program’s first after a summer break. According to Science Education Coordinator Kari Paustian, “We’ll have a bunch of cool salmon-themed … 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 […]
I came across something like this but back in April in woods near where I live I Bolton Lancashire. It was more bristle like, approximately 25 mm long, very stiff and much more spaced out. The nearest I’ve seen in my search is a Staghorn fungus but, whereas the Staghorn has white tips, this one […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My husband loves this cakeso much he had two pieces 'after' eating lunch...Ingredients2 Eggs1 ½ cup Canola Oil2 cups Granulated Sugar3 cups A-P Flour2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon½ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg½ teaspoon Kosher Salt1 ½ teaspoons Baking Soda4 cups Chopped Apples (peeled and cored): measure after chopping1 cup chopped Pecans: measure after chopping1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract⅔ […]