May 22, 2020 No. 20-17 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s job count was down 13.1 percent in April from the same month last year, a loss of 42,200 jobs. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 12.9 percent, up from 5.2 percent in March. The comparable U.S rate rose from...
Cook Inlet Housing Authority serves about 600 Alaska seniors in independent living situations in CIHA buildings. Most are in Anchorage, at Centennial Village and other locations, but others are in Eagle River, Kenai, Seldovia and Nikiski. According to a CIHA artist call, the agency invited local artists to come up with ways to ease the […]
Today's selection -- from The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. In 1872, the always-sickly thirteen-year-old Theodore Roosevelt got his first pair of glasses and took his first boxing lesson: "In the summer of 1872, Teedie [13-year-old Theodore Roosevelt] acquired his first gun. It was, in his later description, 'a breech-loading, pin-fire double-hyphen barrel of […]
Today's selection from -- Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall. As of November 2014, there are 5,253 known comets. The word "comet" comes from a Greek word that translates as "wearing long hair." Some are believed to contain components of DNA and RNA: "Comets originate well beyond Jupiter in the outer regions of […]
We also don’t do logic. Or common sense. We do what we ‘believe’. And what we believe is often wrong. Why did we even shut down if there was going to be no national policy? The buck didn’t stop with the president, he changed it into pennies and threw them back at the States and […]
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...
Want to copyedit fiction for indie authors? Even if you have extensive experience of working for publishers, there are skills and knowledge you might need to acquire before making the shift. Continue reading HERE
roads filled with cars topped with kayaks, canoes, rafts seeking water going upstream on a streak of hot summer days looking like soldiers off to do battle armed with water toys and sunscreen. — “as one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” -katherine hepburn
I think we can take this for granted. Physical descriptions come off a little like a ‘duh’ concept. We need to know what our characters look like to some extent. Otherwise, every reader gets their own visual with no similarities. … Continue reading →
These cows had spent the winter inside out of the wind and the rain…clearly they know what is coming.. and behave in the same way as many humans have after being released from lock down. Thanks to The Funky Farmer
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 […]
Three centenarians were asked the secret of their longevity. With simple grace and wisdom they give us an insight into the optimism and humor that sustain them. as they each share what is most important to them. They exemplify the value of listening to and learning from the lessons of one's own life as they […]
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 […]
Be beautiful, America. Be the land that we love.I've traveled in a lot of countries and have learned that even with our challenges and failures, this is still the only place I want to call home.Takeaway TruthHappy Birthday, America.
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 […]
Recently an uncirculated Tucker photo came to light; Period Tucker Sighting: Rhode Island Avenue Washington, D.C. Today only two months later, this image has surfaced, and a search of Tucker pictures on the internet did not reveal another copy of it. This vehicle appears to have a dealer plate on it (note the “D” above...
Today’s lead image takes us to another drag strip this week, this time to a facility apparently located in the mid-west. The center of focus here in this late-1950s photo is a pair of red roadsters and probably the drivers and their crew. The grandstand and the overhead lighting in the background give this location...
Stock footage might not sound too sexy or fun, but hear me out, because 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 […]
Some children go on a travel adventure – at one point they are being chased by a lion while driving in a sort of Land Rover and someone throws a shoe at the lion and hits him on the nose … Continue reading →
Pike and Pawn (The Pawn Duet) by T.M. Frazier Gritty Contemporary Romance with Anti-Hero Can stand alone as a duet, but MUCH better if you read the whole King Series first. “Logan’s Beach. It’s a town made up of equal parts sand and sadists. Beach and blood. Saltwater and sins. Canals and chaos.” Oh how […]
"Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, half-length portrait, facing right." Circa 1881 albumen silver print from a glass negative by Alexander Hesler. View full size. Photo of Lincoln made from a negative taken in Springfield, Illinois, by Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860. "Wrote Lincoln's law partner, William H. Herndon, 'There is the […]
I took this scene of Main Street in Johnstown, PA on the afternoon of September 6, 1959. The event was a part of the 1959 annual convention of the National Railway Historical Society that included a tour of the city's remaining five streetcar lines. All were slated for conversion to trolley bus the following June. […]
I submit this photo for the 60th Anniversary of the end of an American institution, the small city streetcar. Shorpy followers will have undoubtedly noticed that a great many of the early 20th Century streetscape photos show the ubiquitous streetcar which in those days was people's primary means of transportation. The occasion here was the […]
In reply to Honestly: 1860: If we did not know who this man was, this image would just be one of many. It's a well framed and lit photograph showing the man's various lines and creases. He appears well dressed for his day and posed in a flattering manner. He does not have the look […]
In reply to All-American: 1939: This is Bill Green's restaurant, Gullah Grub, as noted below. Check his cooking shows on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgBm3akYTRQ The Gullah culture was well-represented on Amelia Island, where I'm from, and I loved to listen to the folks talk. And their food was AMAZING!
We live in a world of instant satisfaction; if there is something we want; we can buy what we want at the click of a button or even a swipe of a finger on a smartphone. Most of the time we won’t even think about shopping around; we just go to our favorite site or […]
Silicones are made from silicon, a naturally-occurring element that is abundant in sand. However, in order to make silicon available for industrial processes, it’s heated to very high temperatures and reacted with fossil-fuel derived hydrocarbons.1 This may explain why some people who are sensitive to petrochemicals may react to silicones. In order to make […]
Polyethylene is the most widely produced commodity plastic and it is primarily used for packaging. Some common forms of polyethylene are: Low-density polyethylene LDPE is a flexible material that is used in food storage bags, trash and grocery bags, toys, and housewares. The plastic recycling code of LDPE is #4.1 High-density polyethylene HDPE has high strength […]
The African winds are blowing Sahara desert dust across the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of the United States. Some see this as a terrible nuisance. Some see it as a health risk (which it definitely can be). Others–like me–see this as a garden gift from the heavens. Or universe. Why? Because the dust blowing […]
A new study has discovered that bumblebees actually bite plants to induce flowering so they can get to the business of pollinating. “In a sense, the bees are signaling, Hey, we need food. Please speed up your flowering, and we’ll pollinate you.” It’s an incredible discovery. Bees can actually force plants to flower up to […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 6, 2020 is: legerdemain \lej-er-duh-MAYN\ noun 1 : sleight of hand 2 : a display of skill and adroitness Examples: "An example of Mr. Northam's political legerdemain is his tax proposal, which avoided the minefields of income or sales tax increases. Instead, he suggested hiking the gas […]
Spotify will launch a new podcast exploring the origins and evolution of the U.S. edition of The Office in celebration of the NBC sitcom’s 15th anniversary. Even better? It’s being hosted by Brian Baumgartner, who stole countless scenes as accounting lug Kevin Malone.Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
After her exhilarating battle with Cindy in “Shiv Part One,” Courtney is forced to take a breather this week, and Stargirl mostly follows suit. This is the first episode of the season that hasn’t dramatically expanded Stargirl’s mythology or introduced a major new player, which leaves it feeling just a little flat.…Read more...
Caroline Siede on TV Club, shared by Caroline Siede to The A.V. Club
Just last week, Tom Hanks rightfully tsk-tsk’d citizens refusing to adhere to the most basic guidelines to avoid the spread of COVID-19. America’s dad wasn’t mad. He was just disappointed. That disappointment continues this week as Hanks spoke with The Guardian about his upcoming film Greyhound, which was sold by Sony…Read more...
Britt Hayes on News, shared by Britt Hayes to The A.V. Club
It was a year ago last February when songwriter Ryan Adams was hit with allegations of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct by seven different women, including Phoebe Bridgers, This Is Us star Mandy Moore, and one woman who says she was only 14 when they were involved. Since then, the FBI launched an investigation…Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
FOOL-PROOF and only 4-ingredients! So hearty and rustic with the most amazing crust + fluffy, soft, chewy inside. Seriously, SO GOOD. Guys, please say hello to my COVID baby. Yes, that’s exactly right. My bread baby. My bread baby I made every single week starting in March. My first loaf was…well, it wasn’t the prettiest […]
Everyone’s favorite Swedish meatballs with pasta noodles tossed right into that cream sauce goodness. So heavenly, so good. Is there anything better than Swedish meatballs? The answer to that is yes. And that is Swedish meatballs with perfectly cooked elbow macaroni stirred into that heavenly cream sauce gravy. I know. It’s mind-blowingly-fantastic. Now if elbow […]
So, the pandemic is still a thing. Christopher and I both work from home as writers and June 1st we each finished big projects. The state of the world has emphasized how important family is and we needed to safely lay eyes on our loved ones. June 15th we embarked on a road trip toward […]
Life goes on, but it’s not exactly the same. In normal times, I alternately call my husband Mr. Travel or Mr. Restaurant. Traveling and eating out are two of his favorite activities, but we’re not doing either at the moment. And every conference I was going to attend has been canceled. That leaves the focus […]