When Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed the state budget on April 7, it included funding vetoes for the university system, ferry service, Medicaid, school bond reimbursement and public radio. But unlike last year, the governor did not veto funding for the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Essentially, at least for now, the arts council is […]
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...
Picture of the day Skylight in the Cybele Palace or Palace of Communication, located on the Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain. The building, one of the landmarks of Spain's capital, was inaugurated in 1919 as headquarters of the Spanish postal and telecommunications service (Correos). The building was designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi. Today […]
In the midst of all the bad and the negativity and the naysayers and deniers, it’s important to carve out some time to be grateful. I have a short video clip on my phone that I play every so often and it always makes me smile. It’s my grandson Haydn, in one of those arcades […]
The picture is of volunteers standing outside a medical center in Italy. They’re holding bags of food to hand out to those less fortunate. Italy has been in lockdown over a month now after bungling early warnings of COVID-19. If we want to get an idea where we’re headed, let’s see where they are, even […]
Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine: Firstly, with the results of sleuthing on the Internet are some funnies from Debby Gies . D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews. Whenever there is a trouble for the human race,…
Originally posted on Jim Webster: Here the ground is drying nicely (so much so that a few pleasant showers during the night would be welcome) but we can now see which ground has taken the worst hammer from the wet of winter. Looking round there’s a lot of field work going on. People spreading hull…
all i see is a heart and i know that i have crossed paths with a sweet and amazing canine artist. — “to fashion stars out of dog dung, that is the great work. to take a negative experience and, by comparing it to something worse, make it feel good, is a great […]
Firstly, with the results of sleuthing on the Internet are some funnies from Debby Gies . D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews. … Continue reading →
I’ve always been a homebody, but after having no choice but to stay at home, I’ve learned that I miss being able to come and go as I please – go being the operative word. I’ve learned to order groceries online and pick them up. What are all those people doing in Walmart? The parking […]
"Prayer can be anything your heart yearns for." As crowded spaces have become empty and many of us around the world are staying away from loved ones for mutual health and safety concerns, the one thing we can all do is to pray. We can all sit in silence and send out smiles and positive […]
Writing in his journal, nine year old Abeer speaks of his frustrations with having to always prove himself at school and at home, never being allowed to be himself. His heartfelt and eye-opening words remind us that each child really is unique and should be cherished as such. The poignant message is, "Don't look at […]
Another list featuring things to do during stay-at-home time? I don't blame you if you're rolling your eyes. But, after doing some research, I've found that a lot of these curated lists rely heavily on two things: having someone else in your home with you and having the money to purchase all kinds of stuff […]
We're all doing our part and staying home. Most of the authors I know are reading a lot, writing a lot, cleaning out closets, and catching up on paperwork.What are you doing?Have you thought that this is the perfect time to make changes?Start a diet now. You won't be tempted by dining out. You can […]
Poetry: the Music of WordsEach year the month of April is set aside as National Poetry Month.Perhaps this month was chosen as a much needed respite after filing income tax.In any event, this is the time to celebrate poets and their craft with events usually held throughout the month by the Academy of American Poets […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.Eleven great tunes to take you away from an insane world that has truly gone over the edge… I mean, how many spears of greed, oppression, racism, political insanity, fake news, war, censorship […]
"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 […]
The Deal and Davie Oldsmobile-GMC-Cadillac dealership was located at 1107 Main St. in Susanville, California, and today we take you for a tour of the firms’ combination salesroom and parts department in 1952. This set of photos are large-sized, which enabled them to be enlarged for a clear view of the parts room counter and...
When the first rotisserie was used for supporting automobiles while working on them is not known, although by 1921, the Turn-Auto Corporation of New York City had perfected their version of the device and placed it on the market. It allowed for auto repairs to be performed quicker and easier than the traditional method of...
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So the book is set in America in WWI around 1918 during the flu epidemic. I want to say Philadelphia or New York. The main character is a female teen or preteen. Prior to being sent to the country to … Continue reading →
NATIONAL FOR TWELVES DAY On National For Twelves Day (4/12), the nation will honor a magnificent number that holds significance in several ways. We measure our days in two 12 hour sets. When we buy roses, eggs, and pastries, we purchase them by the dozen. How many months are in a year? Twelve. Of course, […]
The post April 9, 2020 – NATIONAL UNICORN DAY – NATIONAL NAME YOURSELF DAY – NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY – NATIONAL WINSTON CHURCHILL DAY – NATIONAL CHERISH AN ANTIQUE DAY – NATIONAL FORMER PRISONER OF WAR RECOGNITION DAY – NATIONAL CHINESE ALMOND COOKIE DAY appeared first on National Day Calendar.
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Updated daily Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? Are you all hanging in? I am fine one minute and scared the next, and crying the next. I do notice the less I watch the news the better I feel. I have autoimmune disease […]
My Grandpa was driving when some T-bird ran a light. My brother and I were in the back seat and we slammed into the front seats ripping the skin off our knees. Cars didn't have seatbelts back then. My Grandpa almost kicked it but recovered. We were only going about 40 mph. View full size.
Intelligent habitual practices and time are all it takes to build a stellar credit score from the ground up. However, the journey isn't entirely smooth as you can get faced with intimidation in the process. Thus, it would help if you had the ideal guideline that you can adopt to have a better credit card […]
Question from Marisa First of all, I am LOVING your website and so thankful to have found it! You are a wealth of knowledge. I am slowly converting our home to the best of my knowledge and abilities to be non-toxic. I am wanting to switch our dishes, bowls, cups, etc. I like what I […]
Question from Becca My parents use a chemical anti-mold liquid in their humidifier. The reservoir is not accessible to clean. What clean products are available? Lisa’s Answer I am not familiar with any. Readers, suggestions? The post Humidifier Product appeared first on Debra Lynn Dadd.
Gotta love carrots. Easy to grow, fun to harvest and very healthy. I mean, look at these two love birds. Just goes to show, you never know what’s happening beneath the surface. And did I mention they’re versatile when it comes to your menu? Last night we enjoyed Roasted Carrots for dinner. Easter we’ll work […]
My garden is like a salad bistro from November through April. The weather is perfect and nothing says “al fresco” like a Florida winter. In my garden, I grow a variety of lettuce, brassicas, and roots–all perfect for a healthy salad. However, eating salad every day can get boring. Yes, I said it out loud. […]
Discover over 9 creative and practical things you can make with the bounty of purple dead nettle growing in your lawn or vegetable beds. Purple dead nettle (Lamium purpureum) is an early spring weed that you often find growing in lawns and garden beds. It grows like gangbusters in my garden, which I love, but […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 9, 2020 is: seder \SAY-der\ noun : a Jewish home or community service including a ceremonial dinner held on the first or first and second evenings of the Passover in commemoration of the exodus from Egypt Examples: Ari enjoys the stories, songs, and rituals that accompany […]
We all obviously have fond memories of The Last Witch Hunter, but just for fun, let’s pretend you don’t remember the disappointing would-be franchise-starter about Diesel playing the last of a line of people who hunt evil witches. It had Rose Leslie and Elijah Wood and Michael freakin’ Caine! Still, it failed to make…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
This year’s bummer of a SXSW cancellation was a canary in the coal mine for Hollywood, as feature films both big and small have had to recalibrate their release strategies. One such movie is the fist-pumping buddy comedy Golden Arm from director Maureen Bharoocha—known for her work on Jimmy Kimmel Live!—which was set…Read more...
Cameron Scheetz on Film, shared by Cameron Scheetz to The A.V. Club
There’s no shortage of chemistry between the two leads of HBO’s Run, a romantic comedy-thriller created by Vicky Jones and executive produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. As a reunited couple who get more excitement than they bargained for, Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson bring a powerfully flirtatious verve to every…Read more...
Danette Chavez on TV Club, shared by Danette Chavez to The A.V. Club
We normally wouldn’t encourage you to listen to celebrities speaking out on our current crisis, what with Woody Harrelson out here spreading 5G conspiracy theories. But, and we’re as surprised as you, it appears Gene Simmons actually made some good points the other day.Read more...
Andrew Paul on News, shared by Andrew Paul to The A.V. Club
A Nevada man stole at least 200 surgical masks from a veterans’ hospital and then claimed he was going to donate them to the homeless, federal authorities said. Peter Lucas, 35, was caught on surveillance camera sneaking into the Ioannis A. Lougaris VA Medical Center in Reno several times between ...
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that a lot of us have spent the last few weeks doing some, or all, of the following: Losing sleep over the daily deluge of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)-related news; haranguing (and being harangued by) family members and long lost friends to set up ...
Pineapple ham, scalloped potatoes, lemon garlic asparagus, honey roasted carrots, and fluffy mile-high biscuits on TWO SHEET PANS! Easter 2020 will be like no other. A lot of us are apart from our families in self-isolation and cannot travel to see our loved ones right now. But thanks to technology and the beloved Internet, we […]
A one pot, no fuss, no babysitting dinner! Even the uncooked pasta cooks right in the IP, soaking up all that creamy goodness! This has been my go-to quarantine dinner for most of March. And now April. That and cheese and wine and basically all the carbs. No, but really, this IP dinner has been […]
Fluffy, fragrant, homemade Hot Cross Buns recipe! With my quick video recipe and some cheeky but effective tips, you’ll see that there’s no reason to be afraid of baking with yeast! Plus, a bonus no-knead version – the world’s easiest hot cross buns recipe! Hot Cross Buns Big, fluffy, fragrant Hot Cross Buns just like what you get from... […]
Hospitals are closing their doors to homemade food donations from the general public for safety reasons. So I’m raising funds to provide nourishing meals to overworked frontline healthcare workers and putting some much needed revenue into local businesses approved by hospital authorities. #ShoutAMeal Over 100 healthcare workers around the world have died from COVID-19, caring... […]