The task of counting every person living in the United States begins right here in Alaska. Plus: A school in Hooper Bay becomes another cold weather casualty. And, as mushers, dogs, and volunteers gather in Bethel for the K300 this weekend, vets help keep the dogs in tip-top shape.
City officials in Saxman are asking the community’s 400 residents to limit water use as temperatures remain well below freezing. That’s because the small city’s primary water reservoir froze over Friday amid Alaska’s most significant cold snap since 2012. Saxman city officials say the city’s residents should have plenty of water for everyday needs. “They can […]
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...
There was a young girl who wanted to be a violinist. She practiced hard for many years. Finally, when she was a teenager, her hero, a famous violinist, a master, whom she modeled herself after, was coming to town for a concert. The young girl attended the concert and was able to meet the master […]
on Writing Forward: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book Ready, Set, Write: A Guide to Creative Writing, which takes you on a tour through various forms and genres of creative writing, providing you with tools, techniques, and tips to write more and write better. Continue reading HERE
Originally posted on BlondeWriteMore: Currently rolling my eyes at a minor character who has ideas well above his station. There’s nothing worse than trying to write a scene and being distracted by some diva of a minor character who believes you made a big mistake when main character roles were handed out. Some minor characters…
one of my dreams this year is to learn to make bread from scratch I look forward to the peace, the poetry, the adventure. the crust. — “peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.” -pablo neruda — image credit: lamag.com
This is a week that felt like every day lasted a month and all of the events have become fairly blurry. I remember looking into Masters programs and realizing that I need to take the GRE first. Signed up for … Continue reading →
Jessica Norrie writes a post that I am sure will result in plenty of discussion. I do recommend that you head over and add your thoughts… The Right to Write. My blogging friend Mary Smith commented last post, re Edna … Continue reading →
Oh, hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us, And black are the waters that sparkled so green. The moon, o’er the combers, looks downward to find us At rest in the hollows that rustle between. Where billow meets billow, there soft be thy pillow; Ah, weary wee flipperling, curl at thy ease! The […]
I’ve often heard that whatever you do on New Years Day you will be doing for the rest of the year. If that’s the case I’m going to be worthless! Except for the fact that I did cook – and cooking is not what I want to be doing all year. Of course we had […]
Serotiny refers to the process of seeds using the destructive power of fire to trigger the germination of new growth. On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the organization Lead to Life gathered in Atlanta to honor the life of gun victims by putting weapons of killing through fire to forge shovels; […]
Renowned author Mitch Albom introduces us to a story of love, a story about the making of a family through love. He shows us that the rules of what a family should look like don't matter as long as there is love bringing them together. He introduces us to Chika, who became the much beloved […]
As winter arrives, I'm taken back in my mind to last year... Last winter, I was really down and out at the start of 2019. I spent so much time in bed, engaging in unhealthy coping methods, and generally just feeling rotten about myself and my life. While I don't know for sure if this […]
All of my good intentions about blogging went out the window when my daughter's puppy entered the house.Yes, Darling Hubby and I are once again puppy sitting. This stint started Friday morning and continues until Sunday afternoon.Freddie is a golden doodle which is half golden retriever and half poodle. Fortunately, his hair is just like […]
The goal of a blogger is to create compelling content that educates and entertains.Bloggers want to keep readers coming back for more—especially if the blogger works hard at creating captivating blog posts.6 Ways To Create Compelling Blogs1. Write with a compelling voice that makes the reader feel as if they're having a great conversation with […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.A new decade begins as Jan 2020 unfolds to reveal the next chapter of music…part of which, will be heard here today through new songs by Glass Eye, The Room in the Wood, […]
"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 […]
Herb Estes operated a successful Ford dealership on East Huron St. in Ann Arbor, MI, that we will cover later; this is “Estes’ Ville,” his used car lot located at 3145 Washtenaw Ave. The photo dates to June of 1964 and three Fords, a Falcon, a two-door hardtop and a convertible are front and center...
The City of Minneapolis began documenting salvage yards by photographing them in the 1967 to the mid-’70s period. This was about the same time as the EPA started operations to clean up environmental pollution in the industry. The lead image is a view of the sign, fence, and yard at Nate’s Auto Parts located at 1032...
********* 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 […]
Hello Everybody, I will be attending a conference for work in Baltimore over the course of next week, so I will not be replying to any e-mails or making posts/posting comments on this page until January 28th. Please have patience … Continue reading →
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The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole Narrated by Regina Hall, Mindy Kaling and a full cast of 8 Narrators SciFi Futuristic Romance I loved the cover of this audio-first (or only) release with star narrators, and thought The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole looked unique and fun. I listened to another […]
The president's daughter with friend Annette Wright aboard the SS America, on the way to Europe. I was fortunate enough to know Ms. Annette Davis Frank, through a family friendship with her daughter. I found this photo in a portfolio that was given to me by her family after she passed away in 2014. She […]
In reply to Miss Watts: 1902: Seeing this young woman and thinking "it's a pity she didn't live in the age of rhinoplasty" is like seeing a different photo here of an Edwardian home and thinking it's a pity it wasn't built in the era of vinyl siding. She looks lovely, and having a nose […]
If you perform a lot of computer tasks, a Microsoft product can be your best friend. Microsoft products like the Microsoft office have functionalities that allow you to become more productive. Unfortunately, these products don’t come cheap. They can be expensive, even for professionals. However, no matter how you try to avoid getting Microsoft Office […]
Question from Melissa I’m having trouble finding PVC-free adhesive cord covers to cover my long ethernet cables in the house. Optimally they are like these ones, but PVC-free: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFP5SJ8/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=AIVUHJ2NABNJF&psc=1 Lisa’s Answer All of the plastic covers that I found were PVC. Would you consider a fabric cover? It would be safer to avoid the […]
Question from Theresa I have pieces of Tupperware that are now 30 years old in my kitchen. I’d like to make use of it, but am wary of old plastics. Is there any health threat from it? What about 20-year-old Rubbermaid storage containers? Lisa’s Answer BPA has been used in plastic since the 1940’s. […]
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 […]
These yummy herbal candy drops are made with lemon and honey to help soothe sore throats and coughs. A common home remedy for soothing sore throats is lemon juice mixed with honey; however, that isn’t always easy to swallow, especially if you’re a kid. That’s where these tasty little sore throat candy drops come in. […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 19, 2020 is: intercalate \in-TER-kuh-layt\ verb 1 : to insert (something, such as a day) in a calendar 2 : to insert between or among existing elements or layers Examples: "The fossiliferous deposits … consist of pale pinkish-orange brown clays, brownish grey siltstones and shale, and […]
Every artist feels the pull of obsession. The act of creation requires a certain level of preoccupation with the art, allowing it to take over the mind in order to craft a song or a painting or a story. If the artist finds widespread success, that obsession can shift from the art to the fame, […]
Oliver Sava on AUX, shared by Oliver Sava to The A.V. Club
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...
The U.S. Space Force has a name tape for uniforms now. Get excited people.In a tweet from its official account, the Space Force said its uniform name tapes have "touched down in the Pentagon," sharing a photo of it on the chest of Gen. John W. Raymond, the newly-minted Chief of Space Operations for the […]
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night, according to audio obtained by CNN.With his typical dramatic flourish, Trump recounted the scene as he monitored the strikes from […]
How to meal prep chicken for the entire week! Salsa verde, lemon pepper + orange chicken marinades included. SO GOOD, SO EASY! Hello to the best kind of chicken meal prep for the entire week! One recipe. Three marinades. Three epic marinades – salsa verde, lemon pepper and orange chicken. You’ll need 1.5 pounds of […]
Such a great way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken! So easy, crispy and crunchy! Serve with guac, pico de gallo and sour cream! I was really torn whether to classify this as an appetizer or entree. I could (and I have) eaten most of the platter, alone, so that made it my dinner. But […]
Experience the magic of one of the greatest soups in the world with this easy to follow traditional Vietnamese Pho recipe! With the signature broth that’s light yet at the same time so full of flavour, it’s infused with spices like cinnamon, star anise and cardamom. Utterly addictive and every spoonful leaves you wanting more!... […]
Pot Roast – fall apart beef, tender flavour infused vegetables and potatoes smothered in a rich gravy. It’s mouthwateringly good, yet simple to make, especially if you use a slow cooker. However, this beef pot roast recipe can be made in an instant pot, oven OR crockpot – pick which method works best for you!... […]