Jan. 22, 2021 No. 21-06 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s December employment was down 7.7 percent from December 2019 to 290,400, a loss of 24,100 jobs, as the pandemic continued to keep job counts well below year-ago levels. Leisure and hospitality continued to record the largest losses, with 8,600 fewer jobs...
In the Aleutian port town of Unalaska, at least five local boats are stuck at the dock with nowhere to deliver their cod after the shutdown of the Alyeska Seafoods processing plant. One has a load of fish worth at least $10,000.
Today's selection -- from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright by Thomas A. Heinz. Frank Lloyd Wright was a visionary rising star after he designed and built the Winslow House in the fashionable Oak Park suburb of Chicago. He was able to expand due to his initial success and excellent sales skills, but he also […]
Today's encore selection -- from American Colossus by H.W. Brands. From the earliest days after the American Revolution to the present, there have been doubts and criticisms about the effectiveness of a democratic government. These became especially pronounced during the late 1800s -- the so-called Gilded Age -- when capitalism roared to prominence within America […]
I wrote this post before the recent coup attempt in Washington, but it’s all still true. Even more so. Time to be blunt. The official number of COVID-19 deaths today is over 336,000. 3,725 Americans died yesterday. This in a country that tore the world apart over a lesser number on a single day” 9-11. […]
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...
Under the Second Wave She pined in thought, And with a green and yellow melancholy She sat like patience on a monument, Smiling at grief. (Viola, Act 2 Scene 4 of Twelfth Night), William Shakespeare . Grey days and silent streets states of emergency declared now a stay at home order keeps her at the […]
pie eating contest at the jefferson school, washington, d.c. 1923 — in honor of national pie day i am proud to announce that once on one fine summer’s day i was declared the women’s speed pie eating contest winner at the local fire department’s picnic no hands just a chocolate pie and a competitive spirit […]
Not sure if I mentioned this last weekend, but this week started midterms. Not the whole week, but midway through and it continues through next week. I work a lot in the Testing Center where kids go if they need … 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 […]
Amanda Gorman has achieved many firsts, including being the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States at age 19. On January 20, 2021, the 22-year-old Gorman read at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. What follows here is a video of her reciting "The Miracle of Morning," a poem written several years ago […]
It's hard to believe, but this is the TENTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! I've been doing this for a decade (and I know many of you have too!), and I'm so excited to begin this year's challenge on November 1. There's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November […]
Kari Lemor, one of my Romance Gems friends, has a new release available now!Wild Card Undercover, a light romantic suspense novel, is the first of Love on the Line series. Get to Know Kari LemorKari grew up as one of those kids who read all night under the covers. Once she had her first glimpse of a […]
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 […]
In reply to Gene Ingram. Howard asks the same question . I worked at a small dealership in the 70's it was a similar setup, there was a swing out door that looked like a wall between the service department and the showroom the cars would be driven in and out through there.
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’m trying to find a children’s book for a friend in which a fire chief or some other first responder goes up against a student in a spelling bee. One of the words they have to spell is barbecue. The … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? *Updated 1-2 times a week* See the full December Release Recap here 1/19: I haven’t been able to read or even listen to books lately, but then I started How To Get Lucky by Lauren Blakely and […]
From a ski lodge somewhere in the West comes this Kodachrome dated February 1959, showing sportsman-photographer Don Cox après-ski and durant-beer next to a rack of "skii's" and a very chill Chevy wagon. KAG-922, where are you? View full size.
September 8, 1955. "Hank Aaron standing in front of his locker with misspelled name in the Milwaukee Braves locker room." Photo by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size. Hank Aaron, Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86 Hank Aaron, who faced down racism as he eclipsed Babe […]
I never did get the full skinny on how it all went down that day. All I know is that it was my brother and his pal, this guy. A couple of ex-Catholic high school boys; you know the type - four years in, walk out with a fancy piece of paper, the whole nine […]
This is the 1932 basketball team of the Sweetser Braves. Sweetser is a small town in Grant County Indiana. This photo celebrates the team's win of the Grant County Championship. The win is significant because Sweetser was a very small school compared to the others in Grant County. The people pictured represent the entire team. […]
In reply to Hank Aaron: 1934-2021: I was in Grade 11 when Aaron hit number 715, and I remember the historical impact of the moment. Thank you, Dave, for the link to the NYT article. It saddened me to read of all the racist crap, and I was moved when Aaron is quoted as having […]
Are you looking to give your kitchen a new look on a budget? Say no more! Kitchen is the busiest part of your home and a fun and well designed kitchen represents the mood and taste of the homeowners adding to the value of the entire home! But every so often you might feel like […]
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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 January 23, 2021 is: ad hominem \ad-HAH-muh-nem\ adjective 1 : appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect 2 : marked by or being an attack on an opponent's character rather than by an answer to the contentions made Examples: "One common gripe is that companies engaged […]
Our weekly thought-starter asks you (and us) a simple question each week: What pop culture did you consume this weekend, and what did you think of it? If you have suggestions for AVQ&A questions, big or small, you can email them to us here.Read more...
Earlier this afternoon, Lifetime released its new film Salt-N-Pepa, which, as the name suggests, is a biopic covering the ups and downs of the careers of rap’s first Grammy-winning, platinum-selling all-female group. Unlike some Lifetime projects that have crawled out of the woodwork over the years, Salt-N-Pepa is…Read more...
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Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they’re also freezer-friendly. Win-win! Not sure if it’s the New Year, or if it’s the quarantine-lockdown-stay-at-home-order, but I’ve been making A LOT of things from scratch. Pizza dough. Rosemary bread. Sourdough biscuits. Pasta. English muffins. Hamburger buns. (recipes for the latter all […]
So much easier to make than you think, and it’s such a game-changer! Perfect for pizza night and it’s freezer-friendly! If you have not tried homemade pizza dough yet, this is it for you guys. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s foolproof. And it makes two pizza balls so you can make both for pizza […]
January was named for the Roman God Janus, who was depicted as a God with two faces. One faced into the future and one looked to the past, essentially closing the door on one year and opening another to the next, Janus ushers in January, and I welcome the month for fresh starts and new […]
So 2020 is over, but the new year didn’t start on the right foot and the level of stress hasn’t decreased at all. Talking about stress, how do you cope and survive? How do you deal with that unbearable itching that seems to eat at your heart? Last year I locked myself at home, avoiding […]