The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) hosted its annual 3-Year Outlook presentation on Wednesday. Like many things these days, it was held virtually with attendees able to listen via Zoom. The video will be available in coming weeks for those who weren’t able to listen live. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz opened...
Alaska has approximately 3,000 youth in foster care, and many of these young people have stepped forward to ask for a mentor. Their wish is for the steadying guidance of an adult as they exit the foster care safety net and take their first steps into independent adulthood. This transition to responsible adulthood is hard […]
Today's selection -- from History by Hollywood by Robert Toplin. Norma Rae was an award-winning 1979 film that cemented Sally Field's stardom. It was based on the union-organizing efforts of Crystal Lee Sutton. But when Sutton persisted in efforts to assert editorial control, the screenwriters were forced to create a more generic character and proceed without […]
Today's encore selection -- from Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix. In 1928, Hirohito was enthroned as the new emperor of Japan. However, there was a growing skepticism regarding the deification of the emperor, along with new opposition to Japan's form of government by communists and other radicals -- especially […]
This headline not only should be in an Alanis’ Ironic song, it is the epitome of what our society is going through. A man who had the scientific capability to build a rocket that actually launched (and not for the first time) did so in order to get up high enough to prove the Earth […]
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...
free movie night at campus martius park in detroit safe, distanced, well-planned the little one soon had her own plan drawn in she moved right up front by the screen enthralled laughing, dancing, twirling throwing spells along with elsa from ‘frozen 2’ until she became a part of the movie. — “true enthusiasm is […]
Well, it’s that time to write a blurb and see how it goes. I’m only doing one for Amazon due to funds and time. This one was difficult to come up with because I wanted to say so much. Also … Continue reading →
Welcome to my August edition of Realms of Relationships. Today I’m going to talk about our intuition, how to trust it, and how to sharpen our own intuitive skills. Intuition What is intuition? There are a plethora of descriptions 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 […]
'Breaking Reins' is a 13-minute gem of a film-- cut with precision, and sparkling with the truth of human experience. Epic themes fold into it compactly: Love and loss, grief's stranglehold, Nature's alchemy, and the resurrection of unbridled hope. Directed by a 14-year-old, shot over less than 2 days, and starring a first-time actor who […]
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. This sounds much easier than it is, so I created a digital workbook to explore what I believe are the necessary steps needed to truly […]
I've started reading the stories in Last Chance Beach: Summer's End.I'm reading and reviewing one story at a time.Thursday I reviewed Something New by Liz Flaherty. Today, I'm reviewing I Do...Again by Nancy Fraser.At a high school reunion; old flames meet again. Can they re-ignite what they once had and take a last chance on love?Ah, the […]
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 impressive Gulf Oil Company service station located in an unknown area of Philadelphia, PA, was designed in the manner of the then-popular Streamline Moderne architecture. This form of building construction was fashionable from the mid-1930s to the ’50s, both here in the US and around the world. The “Good Gulf Nonox” neon sign out...
Today’s colorful lead image is a view of a well-known west coast tourist attraction taken in the mid-fifties and a street filled with 1940s and ’50s automobiles. Two-tone paint schemes and pastel colors were popular throughout the decade in stark contrast to the vehicles produced in the forties and the late sixties. As is the...
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’m looking for a children’s book I had in the 60’s. May have been published earlier. Black and white very detailed illustrations. It is about a boy who leaves home and builds a fanciful house in a meadow. Soon other … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Updated almost daily Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? See the July Release Recap Here I can’t believe it’s August already. School starts in a little over two weeks, and my son will be in for a rude awakening when online-only classes start […]
After suffering a bloody shin incident, there was still a smile ready for the camera. My aunt Margaret and father Don were frequent visitors to Avila Beach when growing up in San Luis Obispo, CA. 1933. View full size.
In reply to Eggerss-O'Flyng: 1938: That is a North Western E-4, loafing with a short consist -- humiliating for an engine capable of more than a hundred miles per. But the orange engines mentioned (more gray than orange, actually) were the similar locomotives owned by the Milwaukee Road. The North Western ones, as seen here, […]
In most instances, a FICO credit score of 670 to 799 is considered a good one. Scores 800 to 850 are in the “excellent” range. Remember, your credit score follows you throughout your lifetime. So, it’s important to take good care of it. FICO is the most common credit score model. It was put into […]
Question from Echo II have vinyl peel and stick flooring in three rooms in my house. They are about 3-4 years old. I want to remove or cover them all as I have small children. Do I need to remove it completely and then cover it? If I cover it with ceramic tile or organic […]
Question from Rita I have asthma and mild copd & shopping forr a 10×10 ktchen floor, probably LVP . Gotnew bedroom carpet 2 years ago and jwas told no formaldehyde & it’s been fine. Saw not that deep water cleaning which Im scheduling very soon is the best. The luxury vinyl ;planks are afordable. I […]
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 […]
In Florida, summer is the time I plant buttercup squash in the garden. It’s a fall favorite around my house, and is pretty easy to grow. Unless you don’t provide enough water. Then, this large sprawling squash plant will rebel. Worse, it will wither away and die. Very sad, indeed. But with the proper care, […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 9, 2020 is: ferret \FAIR-ut\ verb 1 : to hunt game with ferrets 2 : to drive out of a hiding place 3 : to find and bring to light by searching — usually used with out Examples: "Quarantining was invented during the first wave of bubonic plague […]
According to Deadline, Ben Affleck is getting ready to return to directing with The Big Goodbye, an adaptation of Sam Wasson’s book about the making of Roman Polanski’s 1974 noir classic Chinatown. Wasson’s book positions Chinatown and the story of its creation as a reflection of the end of the classic free-wheeling…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
As Paul de Gelder puts it, once you’ve survived a shark attack, there’s really nothing left to be afraid of. That experience turned out to be incredibly freeing for the Australian ex-clearance diver, whose life of adventure appeared to be over when he was ambushed by a bull shark while on a dive in 2009. […]
Katie Rife on TV Club, shared by Katie Rife to The A.V. Club
The best episodes of The Umbrella Academy tend to feature the Hargreeves saying “yes and” rather than “no but.” It’s not that there should never be conflict between the members of the Umbrella Academy, it’s just that their conflicts tend to be much more interesting when they’re working towards the same general goal…Read more...
Caroline Siede on TV Club, shared by Caroline Siede to The A.V. Club
The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD. Hello, summer. Please don’t leave us just yet. I’m not ready for the Chiberia snow. (FACTS ONLY – it snowed Halloween day in 2019.) No, but really, let’s get back to the […]
Perfectly crisp-tender grilled veggies served with an amazing, tangy, garlicky basil sauce. You’ll want this sauce on everything! I’ll be honest. I’m not entirely the biggest veggie-eater. Nope, my priorities are typically on bread, pasta, anything with cheese, more bread, and maybe more pasta. But if they’re grilled, I will eat every single vegetable there […]
My sister and I were talking a few days ago. She said, “I’m tired of having to provide meals day in and day out.” Yeah, me too. In normal times, we like going to restaurants. And, of course, we can still get carryout. But it’s not the same experience. I do feel guilty about not […]
I went to a local farmer’s market yesterday and discovered that it’s HARVEST TIME. I bought eggplants, tomatoes, a red onion, and some peaches. Yum! Today, I made a veggie bake that turned out really delicious. Here’s my simple harvest time recipe: Eggplant Tomato Parmesan Bake 4 baby eggplant, peeled and sliced lengthwise2/3 cup seasoned […]