Commonwealth North has launched a new website to assist Alaskans in better understanding the State's fiscal challenge. The site allows Alaskans the opportunity to make revenue and spending choices to address the projected $1.3 billion shortfall in the 2022 budget. Designed by the group's Fiscal Policy Study Group, the site...
Today's selection -- from Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter by Tom Clavin. William Clarke Quantrill was one of the most bloodthirsty soldiers in American history. His start in crime came in the terrible days of Bleeding Kansas, when the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 had left it to the popular […]
Today's selection -- from Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future by Tracey Bashkoff. The artist Hilma af Klint: "Artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) created 193 paintings between 1906 and 1915 known as The Paintings for the Temple, the ambitious cycle that would come to define her. These works on canvas and on paper are […]
We’ve noticed this summer in Tennessee has been more humid than usual. To the point where working outside is fraught with the danger of heat exhaustion event though the temperature is not extreme, perhaps 90 degrees. My wife and I are talking about moving. But where? Welcome to the future. The Mississippi valley, extending to […]
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...
Originally posted on Story Empire: Image courtesy of bigstock.com Hello SErs. Harmony here. As promised, here is part sixteen in the post series dedicated to taking a step-by-step look at how to get your finished manuscript from your computer and on sale on Amazon in both ebook and paperback. If you’d like to take a…
i am endlessly fascinated by the postings i find on my neighborhood nextdoor site: the one about the wild turkeys holding a woman at bay in her driveway then her warning to others, after she escaped unscathed to the car, as she last saw them headed down the road looking for other victims like a […]
This might be simplifying up above, but it does come off that way at times. As I said on Friday, War of Nytefall: Ravenous has a very serious subplot that deals with addiction. You might be wondering how I could add that … Continue reading →
Mary Smith continues her journey through the mountains of Afghanistan and has a night in a military compound which could have resulted in an international incident… and something essential gets broken. Winter Travel – Afghanistan, December 1989, Day Mirdad The … 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 tender animation on the theme of isolation reunites filmmaker Andrea Dorfman with poet Tanya Davis ten years after their first collaboration on the viral film "How To Be Alone." "How To Be At Home" speaks to what so many of us are going through these days with quarantines, lock-downs and stay-at-home orders. "Lean into loneliness—and know you’re not […]
It's hard to believe it's been months since I've written a post! This year, for all of us, has been such a strange one. For some, it's been heartbreaking. For others, merely unusual. But, regardless of what's happened in your life, 2020 has been a year of change. Like it or not, 2020's smacked us […]
Introductory Price of 99¢ goes away in 2 weeks!The Key To Kristina, my new Mystery Romance, is priced at only 99¢ this first month of release. The price rises to $3.99 in October.Bookzilla, TOP 500 REVIEWER, said: "Surprise ending. Intriguing storyline...twists to keep the reader’s interest. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct […]
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 […]
James Scripps-Booth, the heir to the “Detroit Evening News” fortune, developed three unique vehicles during the 1912 to 1922 period when he was an automaker. The last one, the Scripps-Booth car was introduced in 1915 with a four-cylinder engine, and the o.h.v. V8-powered machine that followed in 1916 was his most successful design. The new...
Today’s featured Automaker’s promotional photo contains one of the first low-cost economy cars produced by a company, whose specialty was full-sized cars. This obviously staged image taken in the fall of the year depicts a fishing trip and includes an outboard boat motor we would like our readers to identify. As is the usual practice...
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 am (and have long been) searching for a children’s anthology I read and re-read as a child in the early 1960’s. With the passage of time, my memories of the book have faded, but here’s what I still remember: … Continue reading →
Swing and a Mishap (Summersweet Island 2) by Tara Sivec Second in a Related Series. Romantic Comedy. I loved Kiss My Putt, but I LOOOVED Swing and a Mishap by Tara Sivec! The second book in the Summersweet Island Series brought us a completely swoonworthy, romantic and sexy hero, an outrageously fun group of friends, […]
Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "View of 13th Street N.W., west side, looking north from F Street showing view of H.F. Bachman & Co. on the corner and other shops on the block." Which include a dealer in Japanese Fancy Goods and Bric-a-Brac. Also note the public water tap under the tree. 5x7 inch glass negative, […]
Photo taken on the boardwalk of Coney Island around July, 1948 by my mother on a family outing from the Bronx. The Dodgers were still in Brooklyn and Steeplechase park was one of the most creative and exciting amusement park rides of its day. Dad was a milk truck driver for Sheffield Farms Dairy one […]
In reply to Dearborn Reds: 1952: In the mid-'60s my best friend's dad had one similar to this. By that time it had a fairly substantial hole in the floor on the front passenger side where it had rusted out. Big enough that we could look down and see the road whizzing by under us. […]
Medical care is expensive and looking for ways to save money on healthcare isn't easy. It's a gargantuan task if you ask the people who've tried navigating the healthcare system looking for deals, discounts, and coupon codes like the CBDistillery coupon. To make things simpler for you, here are some of the most practical budgeting […]
The precautionary principle is an approach sometimes used by policy makers in situations where there is the possibility of harm from making a decision and conclusive evidence is not yet available. It essentially means better safe than sorry. This is the approach that I use in evaluating the toxicity of products. When I research a […]
Question from B I have not found a fabric i like via any of the natural couch companies. How can I source my own non toxic fabrics? Do you have any suggestions for interior designers who can help me design a non toxic home? I am in MA. thank you. Lisa’s Answer I don’t know […]
Sun hemp is a perfect cover crop for building the quality of your soil. And soil is everything when it comes to the garden. Soil provides nutrients for plants to be absorbed via their roots and retains moisture for the plant. Well-aerated soil is important and can be achieved by adding compost to your soil. […]
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 […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 28, 2020 is: abstain \ub-STAYN\ verb 1 : to choose not to do or have something : to refrain deliberately and often with an effort of self-denial from an action or practice 2 : to choose not to vote Examples: "For more than a hundred and fifty […]
Punchline though it may be, Emmy Award winner Quibi is continuing to flood its airy, sparsely occupied digital halls with big-name talent. Today, the no-longer-strictly-mobile streamer shared a trailer for 50 States Of Fright’s new batch of episodes, and fans of modern (and indie) horror might just want to sign up for…Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Putting together a stand-up special is not easy. Michelle Buteau learned that the hard way when she was putting together her new Netflix special, Buteaupia. Sure you could just rent a theater and go out there and do your material, but don’t audiences deserve more? What will make your special stand out from the…Read more...
Marah Eakin on TV Club, shared by Marah Eakin to The A.V. Club
Back in 2009, when Facebook was really pushing the use of in-platform apps and games, one adorable, low intensity simulator swept social media and turned just about everyone you knew into knowledgeable agronomists. FarmVille became—and remained, at least for a while—one of the most popular (or most annoying, if you…Read more...
Shannon Miller on Games, shared by Shannon Miller to The A.V. Club
As someone who reviewed both Glitter and its soundtrack for an alt-weekly a long, long time ago, I was curious to hear what the hosts of this recently launched shadefest had to say about the notoriously reviled 2001 musical/flop starring the one and only Mariah Carey. It turns out the movie is a favorite of […]
Marnie Shure, Craig D. Lindsey, Anthony D Herrera, and Morgan McNaught on AUX, shared by Marnie Shure to The A.V. Club
The most amazing pumpkin pancakes – so light + fluffy and made with semisweet chocolate chips. PERFECTION. HELLO FALL. It’s been incredibly beautiful here in Chicago with its crisp Fall days. The leaves are changing colors, the sweaters are coming out, and the pumpkin pancakes are legit taking over all of our kitchens. I […]
Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD. Whoa. Just whoa. This has been on my dinner table almost every day this week. It’s creamy. It’s bright. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s seriously got EVERYTHING you need – pasta, vodka, […]
Tuesday, September 29, will be my mother’s 93rd birthday. She and my dad were married almost 70 years when he died on October 1, 2019. Losing the love of her life was devastating, and while she’s still with us, she’s not the same. She lives in a delusional world of her own making. Within three […]
Have you ever wanted something so badly that when you finally got it you didn’t know how to react? Well, it’s happening to me now. For weeks, I’ve been wondering what to write in this post, and here I am now, living my big day and not knowing what to say. 2020 is one of […]
Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone.