April 16, 2021 No. 21-12 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s March employment was down 6.9 percent from March 2020 — a loss of 21,900 jobs — as the pandemic continued to keep job counts well below year-ago levels. March data marks the last time we can compare a current month to...
Today's selection -- from River of Darkness by Buddy Levy. At one point in his many battles with tribes along the Amazon River, famed explorer Francisco de Orellana faced the Amazon women warriors themselves: "No matter how many Indians they slew, more came to replace them, these urging their fellows on with rekindled energies and […]
Today's selection -- The Founders and Finance by Thomas K. McCraw. Thomas Jefferson was opposed to “energetic government.” Alexander Hamilton was the embodiment of that very thing: "As secretary, Hamilton cared a great deal about 'energy' in administration. In his outline of the long speech he gave at the Constitutional Convention, he had written, 'It […]
We watched the Oscar winner last night and I can verify we both woke up this morning depressed. That’s not to say don’t see it. It’s a very well done movie. A lot of that depression is personal as one story in it, by Bob Wells, had a personal resonance with us. But also, if […]
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 Fiction University: It’s a less existential question than Hamlet’s, but it’s sparked fierce debate nonetheless: to structure or not to structure your novel? As a natural-born pantser, I’ve always seen the merits of just plowing ahead with a story and letting the structure work itself out. That said, I’ve come to agree with Janice […]
after hiking to the secret climbing tree mother nature designed only for kids we enter under the canopy of emerald leaves to find the magic inside. — “wood is only one-syllable word, but behind it lies a world full of beauty and wonder.” -theodor heuss
Not much of a set up for this War of Nytefall: Savagery excerpt. Just Clyde finding himself in another jam. Have fun. Sitting on the tree stump, Clyde quietly munches on an orange that tastes like a banana and has no juice … 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 […]
This compelling video tells the story of an artist, Andrew Myers, who is so moved by a blind man's joy at "feeling" three dimensional art that he is inspired to create three dimensional portraits to be experienced by people who are blind or visually impaired. Why is touching artwork so taboo? According to the producers of […]
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.
If you're lucky enough to still have your mother, grandmother, or a woman you think of as a mother, be sure and make them know today—and every single day—that you love, respect, and admire them.Takeaway TruthTime passes so quickly that we often don't take the time to let the special people in our lives know […]
UPDATE: April 16th, 2021Playlists on blogger are now working again...---------------------------------------------------------------------Original 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 […]
"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 […]
Oh, Là Là! The upcoming Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance held on Sunday, May 23, 2021, has been rescheduled two and a half months later this year due to Covid-19. We thought this would be the perfect time to take a look back at the origin of the Concours D’Elegance. Included are automobiles and participants at...
In 1839 after five years of experimentation, Charles Goodyear added sulfur and heated (vulcanized) natural rubber to produce the first firm, pliable and weatherproof rubber in the U.S. Hard rubber tires followed and came into use on buggies and the majority of pre-1900 automobiles. The pneumatic tire was first patented in 1845 by Robert W....
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 was in elementary school in the 70s and I remember reading what I think was an early chapter book series with a boy and his purple dragon/dinosaur/monster. The illustrations in my memory were very minimalist and had a Quentin … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? Hey there! I am baaaaack! My home remodel is taking longer than expected, but they are installing my kitchen as I type, and my floors go in on Thursday! Woohoo! Living with dusty cement floors has sucked. […]
July 1959. "Actor Charlton Heston at the site of his house being constructed in Coldwater Canyon, a hillside community above Beverly Hills. Includes Heston inspecting construction and wiring; playing with son Fraser; looking at house plans with wife Lydia." Photo by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine assignment "The house that Ben-Hur built." View full […]
This photo was taken at the Howard Johnson's in Palm Beach, Florida in the early 1960s. This is the waitresses day crew. My mom is on the far right, the lady to her right went on to own her own successful restaurant in Lake Worth called the TuTu.
In reply to Hur House: 1959: Charlton Heston was so compelling as Judah Ben-Hur that, having watched the movie for the first time on VHS at my mother's house during the late '80s, once and for all I stopped getting him confused with Burt Lancaster. The instant distinguishing between the two hunky actors had proved […]
Not sure what lease-to-own means, or when you’d use it? Discover what makes Katapult so great. Does this scenario sound familiar? There’s a … Your Ultimate Guide to Katapult (a.k.a. Zibby) Read More » The post Your Ultimate Guide to Katapult (a.k.a. Zibby) 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... The post Best Travel Makeup Bag first appeared on ThoroughlyReviewed.com.
As any gardener knows, ants are a natural phenomena in the garden. Welcome, too, as according to Almanac.com they are generally considered beneficial in the garden. Most ants nest in the ground, digging a labyrinth of tunnels that aerate the soil and allow moisture to get to the roots of plants. They also till the soil by […]
This year I decided to try growing my potatoes in a potato bag. Many of you are probably scratching your head right now. Potato bag? Is that even possible. The short answer: yes. Next question. Why would you want to do such a thing? Space. Potatoes grow underground and need lots of soil. But what […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 18, 2021 is: peruse \puh-ROOZ\ verb 1 a : to examine or consider with attention and in detail : study b : to look over or through in a casual or cursory manner 2 : read; especially : to read over in an attentive or leisurely […]
Elon Musk loves taking everyone for a ride, be it in one of his ecologically dubious Teslas, through one of his downward spiraling SNL sketches, or on a rollercoaster ride of market manipulation and grift. But, as CNBC explained yesterday, it looks like Musk can pull off that last feat even when it’s technically not…Read […]
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. This week: With Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead bringing zombies to the Vegas strip, we’re bringing Vegas to Watch This.Read more...
It’s been 20 years since William Steig’s cranky ogre came to life on the big screen. The Shrek franchise spans four movies, one Puss In Boots spin-off, and a 4-D attraction— allowing DreamWorks to give the middle finger to Disney by having one of the most wildly successful animated franchises, rivaling Pixar’s biggest…Read more...
The New York Times reports that Charles Grodin—the actor known for his roles in films like The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, and Beethoven—has died from bone marrow cancer at his home in Connecticut. His son, Nicholas, confirmed the news. Grodin was 86.Read more...
You might wonder what spurs an idea that evolves into a book? What is the miracle of writing? How do prolific authors keep coming up with plot after plot? And exciting new adventures. Characters that have depth, conflict, emotional turmoil. And then create that black moment when everything falls to pieces. Only to turn it […]
While everyone is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage by exploring history, cuisine, cultural events, and documentaries, I thought I’d write a few words about Asian romance characters. When I first started writing contemporary romances I naturally populated my romances with the people I grew up with and saw all around me, many who […]