Rockslides in the mountains south of Anchorage, like one that shut down the Seward Highway on Monday, have occurred more often in the year since a Magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook the region. The post Seward Highway rockslides increase in frequency, trigger Alaska DOT emergency measures appeared first on Alaska Public Media.
Gov. Mike Duleavy is preparing to release his budget for next year, but how much does that proposal matter? Plus: Brick-and-mortar business owners in Sitka remain hopeful despite Alaska's economic downturn and competition from online retailers. The post Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 appeared first on Alaska Public Media.
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 Corner of the walls in the foyer of the Central Branch of Greater Victoria Public Library, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The shadows and the reflection show the construction of the glass roof.
My 79th title, Walk on the Wild Side is out today. It’s the third book in the Will Kane, Green Beret series, that starts with New York Minute, which is free today only. I’m already into Hell of a Town, the 4th book. There will also be Area 51: Earth Abides later this year, a […]
Most disasters require 7 things to go wrong; my rule of 7. Whether it be a plane crash or a military disaster. Pearl Harbor was no different. It wasn’t one or two or even six things that went wrong: it was seven. Free today through 9 December is Stuff Doesn’t Just Happen II: The Gift […]
Originally posted on Teagan's Books: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam I’m hard at work getting Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam ready for publication as a book. Meanwhile, how about some whimsical hump day fun? Have you ever thought about what your name might be if you were a whimsical magical creature? If you…
Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo: Stocking fillers available on Amazon in paperback UK and USand for Kindle UK and US Dear Santa, Well, we’re nearly halfway there…and I’ve still got loads of friends to share with you! I might escape the antlers yet! Not that I’d put it past her to come…
my grandson, Jackson (in the green shirt and shorts) who loves people, animals, kindness, dancing, laughing, and tacos has become a part of a new kid congress a group springing from the legacy of ‘kid president’ (who has now grown into a young man) with a mission to show that kids can help to change […]
I was trying to decide if I wanted to do this as a thought piece or a poem. The former won because I didn’t think the latter would work too well. This is actually connected to when I did a … Continue reading →
Debby Gies has been foraging on Youtube to find more gems to share..D.G. Kaye Writer Blog is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews. This video … Continue reading →
If you’ve ever sung in a choir where someone always seemed to be a little off, you’ll appreciate the way Maestro Quasimodo deals with one particularly inept chorister in this performance by the Paris Belharmonic.
What do you do when your husband leaves at 4:30 am to hunt? My first thought is it’s too early to get up because it’s still dark outside. That leaves me one of three choices. Close my eyes and sleep for a few more hours. Bake those three loaves of banana bread I […]
Women in Vellore, India, have resurrected the Naganadhi river and the agriculture of the area that were almost lost to drought. In 2014, the women took matters into their own hands and worked with engineers and hydrologists to build 600 recharge wells by hand: digging wells, making cement rings, placing the rings and stones, and […]
Who among us does not depend on fresh air as the source of our life and well-being? As one Ecuadoran elder said, "It is from the amazon that the breath of the world comes; without the amazon the world would not breathe.". Our rain forests are all that stand between us and catastrophic climate change. […]
HOORAY! The NINTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge is about to begin on November 1! Though I keep a daily gratitude journal, there's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November each year. Having a specific topic to focus on each day really makes me pay even more attention to […]
Just about everyone knows the Christmas standard, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, but do you know the fiction and the facts regarding this song?I’m the kind of person who likes to dig for facts about things. The origin of a creative work is of great interest to me. I hope it is for you too.In […]
If you like to serve dessert for holiday dinners, here's one that's a time saver because it's a dump cake and so easy to make.Since it's also decadently rich and yummy, it's perfect for a holiday meal.Christmas Cherry PDessertI call this dessert a pie-cake because it’s like a delicious cherry pie, but it's not really […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.Another great line up of awesome music to capture the spirit of the day, through a variety of Rock genres including Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock and Alternative rock; featuring new music […]
"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 Schoellkopf Co. of Dallas, Texas certainly pulled out all the stops when they assembled this distinctive rig to promote its sales of “Gas and Kerosene Refrigerators.” The tow vehicle appears to be a streamlined 1933 Reo “Flying Cloud” coupe and the trailer by an unknown maker is decorated with a motif of a house,...
In last week’s post titled “Arcure Motors: Studebaker-Mercedes-Benz Sales and Service” we took a look at photos taken in 1960 when the Ann Arbor Studebaker dealership was handling Mercedes-Benz cars. A second search has turned up this set of photos taken earlier in August of 1954 when Arcure Motors owned by Steve Arcure, located on...
********* The Cape Peninsula and Western Cape region are absolutely breathtaking! I especially love the turquoise waters that are so typical for the Cape scenery. You can instantly recognize this region just by that color – that’s how special it is! A Road Trip Around the Cape Peninsula One of the most fun things to do […]
In the first half of 2002, I got most of the way through a self-contained YA mystery series. I think there were ten books in total, each about 100-120 pages, probably published recently. I was attending a Canadian high school … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies **Updated almost daily** Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? This December I have decided to step back a bit. My new release lists will be shorter, and I may not update every day, so please double check all prices. Now that I am […]
July 1940. "Interior of one-room cabin occupied by migrant fruit pickers and packinghouse workers. Rent one dollar and seventy-five cents a week. The father picks cherries, mother works in a packing plant. Berrien County, Michigan." Photo by John Vachon. View full size.
That's what I like to imagine my future-brother-in-law was telling me as the showdown is about to come in our poker hand here in the living room of our home in Larkspur, California. The "shut up" part was, of course, something I was familiar with hearing often enough from others in non-wagering situations. At my […]
Southern Utah, and my father with our 1971 Toyota Corona. He taught me how to drive stick shift in this car, and several years later, I bought it and drove it for a few more years. Our cabin would be built near this lake. Good memories.
In reply to Winona Flour: 1940: I’m 62 now and I’ve had a beard since age 16, so that’s 46 years of facial hair, and I’ve never had anything hide in it. Nothing has ever crawled in, nor has anything ever crawled out. Granted, the longest I’ve gone without trimming it is a year, so […]
In reply to Winona Flour: 1940: This picture taps into my deepest phobias regarding food prepared by anyone other than myself, in my own kitchen, or by select few others (like for example my own mother) in their kitchens. (I handily suspend this when I have an opportunity to grab a pecan waffle at Waffle […]
The end of the year is coming to a close, and you know what that means: tax season is just around the corner. Whether you dread doing your taxes or enjoy them (and some people do!) the bottom line is that doing them every year is unavoidable. If this is one of the first years […]
This past summer I wrote a post about PFAS chemicals in farm produce. The source of the chemicals was from ground water that had been contaminated from firefighter foam used primarily on military bases. At the time, the contaminated ground water seemed relatively contained to areas in close proximity to military bases. Now, EWG has […]
I know many of you reading this have enjoyed my holiday cookies recipes in the past in my food blogs. This year I don’t have a food blog, but I will be launching a new food blog in January. It’s called Wholefood Cuisine, and all the recipes will be made with whole foods, like this […]
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. […]
Rust is a fungal disease that commonly occurs in Florida where it’s warm and humid. Most beans are susceptible to Rust. The disease generally occurs only during prolonged periods of warm, wet and/or humid weather. Rust refers to a variety of fungus, exists in at least 35 pathotypes and is extremely variable. Symptoms develop on leaves […]
Learn how to incorporate herbs, flowers, essential oils, and other natural ingredients into melt and pour soap base, no handling of lye required! Possibly the most often expressed sentiment I hear when it comes to soap making, goes something like: “I want to make soap, but I’m really scared of the lye!” That is a […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 11, 2019 is: sodden \SAH-dun\ adjective 1 a : dull or expressionless especially from continued indulgence in alcoholic beverages b : torpid, sluggish 2 a : heavy with or as if with moisture or water b : heavy or doughy because of imperfect cooking Examples: "… […]
At the heart of The Banks is a criminal legacy that walks a fine line between familiar and fresh twists on old tropes. The titular Banks family is three generations of black women living in Chicago, a family at least in part founded upon breaking and entering. The youngest, Celia, is an investment banker with […]
Caitlin Rosberg on AUX, shared by Caitlin Rosberg to The A.V. Club
Marvel’s TV division has succumbed to the inevitable death forecasted by Kevin Feige’s promotion to Chief Creative Officer back in October. Honestly, we’re surprised it took this long for the television branch to formally kick the bucket. As reported by Variety, Marvel Television—which produced Netflix series like …Read more...
Britt Hayes on News, shared by Britt Hayes to The A.V. Club
Brad Pitt was nominated for an Oscar in 1995 for his livewire turn in Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys, a distinction he readily earned with the twitchy bundle of tics he weaves into the character’s paranoid ramblings. It’s those early, indelible scenes in a mental institution that you likely remember, and, in a new…Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician and retired Navy rear admiral who had a short run as the nominee for the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2018, now plans to run for a seat in Congress.According to The Hill, Jackson will be running as a Republican in a rural Texas district that leans conservative, […]
The Pentagon will implement an "operational pause" on the training of foreign students inside the United States as the military undergoes a review of screening procedures, according to senior defense officials.Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist said in a memo Tuesday he was directing "immediately steps to strengthen personnel vetting for" international military students […]
Cheeseburger macaroni? YES, PLEASE! Hamburger meat, pasta and an epic cheese sauce. All made in ONE POT. Too easy! It’s been a bit hectic here. With the move, the traveling, the wedding planning, and the holidays, we’ve been constantly on the go-go-go. But even with our super busy schedules, I can still whip up this […]
The best way to use up leftover ham! With the most flavorful broth, this hearty, cozy soup is so simple yet SO SO GOOD. I honestly look forward to the leftover ham more so than the holiday ham itself. I just get so excited to repurpose the leftovers, whether that’s in some ham and cheese […]
Maple Glazed Ham – this is the ham glaze you use when you want to add a special touch to your festive baked ham! The most incredible sticky glaze with the subtle fragrance of maple and hint of holiday spices, this is THE Christmas Ham recipe I make to gift and take to gatherings year after year. New... […]
Glazed Ham is the easiest holiday centrepiece – but can seem daunting if you’re new to it! This is a practical, concise tutorial for everything you need to know about Glazed Ham – from choosing a ham, removing the rind, how much to buy, making the ham glaze and glazing the ham. It’s the RecipeTin Eats... […]