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...
The city of Anchorage and two defiant restaurants have cut a deal. And, thousands of walrus are beaching themselves on the North Slope…again. Plus, the state sues a federal board over subsistence hunting.
Today's selection -- from The Reach of Rome by Alberto Angela. The Roman Empire was built on a large standing army, and that army was only possible because of the mining of gold to pay the soldiers. That gold was in turn mined by conquered peasants and slaves, and in its early days, the source […]
Today's selection -- from The Great Influenza by John M. Barry. In 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson was in Paris singlehandedly masterminding the direction of post-war treaty negotiations toward the new ideals he had established, he fell ill. That illness may very well have been the Spanish Flu, which had as a side effect an unexpected […]
World War III. The use of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons on a large scale. A series of local conflicts that disrupt trade and commerce on an international level. Water shortages. This is one of the most glaring threats to our world. Many places in the world already lack clean water. I predict that wars […]
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 Anne R. Allen: One of the primo, Number One “rules” for writers is write what you know. Writing what you know is generally excellent advice for writers who are in the early stages of their careers. Knowing your setting — whether it’s geographical, professional, familial, is one less issue you’ll have to face when you’re still not […]
Take the Wooden Money During the darkest days of the Great Depression, the logging city of Tenino, Washington, created a complimentary wooden currency to help locals survive the economic crisis. Now, almost 90 years later, the town is once again “printing money” on postcard-sized sheets of maple to help locals suffering from financial hardship. Pegged […]
Welcome back to another teaser for War of Nytefall: Ravenous. Going to dive right into this one. Say hello to the main ‘villain’. Desirae Duvall adjusts the basin sitting beneath the naked calico, who has been suspended from the ceiling. Feeling … Continue reading →
Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore update with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first author today is Ritu Bhathal for her romance Marriage Unarranged. About the book It all started ended with that … Continue reading →
From The Onion. BOSTON—Assuring Red Sox Nation that the cutout would make a full recovery, General Manager Brian O’Halloran told reporters Friday that a cardboard fan was in stable condition after being hit by a foul ball. “We were all horrified by the accident, but thankfully the fan will come away from this incident with […]
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'm reading the stories in Last Chance Beach: Summer's End, and I'm reviewing them one story at a time.Thursday I reviewed Something New by Liz Flaherty. Sunday I reviewed I Do...Again by Nancy Fraser.Today, I'm reviewing The Man in Gull Cottage by Caroline Clemmons.She faces a hard decision; he encourages her to choose with her heart. Will 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 […]
Today’s lead image contains the Hendricks Bros. used car lot located in an unknown city or town somewhere in Davie County, NC, which is situated southwest of Winston-Salem. After examining the shape and the three-toned paint scheme and trim outline on the car on top of Hendricks sign, which resembles a 1956 to ’57 Rambler,...
A little over a month ago, we posted: Late-1960s: Gritty Gasoline Alley Image Camden, New Jersey. Today we are back in Camden, with three other images we found recently documenting rush hour traffic on Camden Boulevard in the City. We now know that the photos were taken in either late 1968 or early in 1969...
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 […]
Any help would be hella appreciated!!!! I read this book a long time ago and would love to read it again! What I remember: it’s on a different planet that is very very hot and dry and there is a … Continue reading →
MEET THE CHARACTERS OF A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR by #1 NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAUREN BLAKELY We are so excited to bring you a special sneak peek this week of the characters from Lauren Blakely’s A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR!! I am in the middle of listening to an ARC of Lauren Blakely’s […]
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 Best Domestic Coal: 1938: My guess would be that those packages are bundles of coal briquets. Much easier and faster to stack into a hod than loose briquets. Easier to account for in the whole logistics chain (who would count up to 120 briquets rather than to 12 packs of 10). And […]
In reply to Best Domestic Coal: 1938: It appears that the one tiny window in those blank apartment back walls would indicate a kitchen or bathroom. Two rooms that frequently do not have windows. Looking at the front of these apartments (The Madison and Monroe Apartments at 2218 Jones Street) It appears that they have […]
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 12, 2020 is: yaw \YAW\ verb 1 a of a ship : to deviate erratically from a course (as when struck by a heavy sea); especially : to move from side to side b of an airplane, spacecraft, or projectile : to turn by angular motion […]
I’m a 38-year-old bi woman who has been sleeping with a married male coworker for the last eight months. We’re a walking cliché: I’m a nurse, he’s a doctor, and one night he ended up spilling a lot of personal information about his marriage to me (sexless, non-romantic, she might be a lesbian) before asking […]
Dan Savage on AUX, shared by Dan Savage to The A.V. Club
It’s August, which means it’s time for one of the year’s oddest annual reports to come out: Forbes’ ranking of the “highest-paid actors.” The list has been frustrating for a while, since it tends to reveal just how ridiculous the pay disparity is in Hollywood between men and women, but it has also become oddly…Read […]
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion did an exceptional job with their unabashed sex-positive jam, “WAP.” Wanna know how we can tell (aside from screaming “MACARONI IN THE POT” at every opportune moment)? Because every hand-wringing, insecure talking head with half a platform can’t help but comment on it. This tendency…Read more...
Shannon Miller on News, shared by Shannon Miller 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 […]
Picture of the day Hot air balloons at the start of the first race of the 49th hot air ballon festival in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyIn August of this month the 50th Montgolfiade will take place in Münster.Wikipedia: Hot air balloon festival • Hot air balloon • Münster