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 Notgeld banknote, issued by the city of Cologne, 1922, depicting two members of the carnival guard Rote Funken in the uniforms of city soldiers from Cologne who are performing the traditional dance "Stippeföttche". Signed by Lord Mayor Konrad Adenauer, later the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Several years ago, I became very interested in a television show titled Seconds From Disaster, which aired on National Geographic. Over the seasons it covered just about every plane crash and numerous other disasters. And I noticed a startling commonality. No plane crash just happened. There was always a series of mistakes, miscalculations, negligence and […]
It seems like a headline from a current newspaper but this was 1969. And one of those was the commander of the Fifth Special Forces Group (Airborne) who would later become the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. While running technically illegal cross-border recon missions into Cambodia, a double agent was uncovered by members […]
on Writing Forward: Putting yourself out there isn’t easy. When you share your writing, you open it up to criticism. What if people don’t like it? What if it gets negative reviews? What if nobody reads it? I share my writing all the time, thanks to this blog. In the early days, shortly after I […]
Originally posted on K.M. Allan: Being a writer comes with its own inner-critic, that little voice in your head that whispers plot plots, questions if you’re good enough, and also lets you know that you are. I’ve found that when I reach a writing milestone, that little voice goes into overdrive and bombards me…
during my recent visit to apple i asked to sign up for a class where i could ask questions about my laptop i was given this card to use to signup after a quick scroll down and some box checking i was registered for a weekend class then my cold took over i needed to […]
Children of the sun Brightest of the holy ones They stand tall To heal those hurt And help the strays With rays of power They erase the rot Facing undead That emerge from shadows And feast upon the flock As … Continue reading →
I am going through my posts in the annual declutter and will be sharing some of the afternoon videos that made me laugh or cry the most. A short (thankfully) but very cute video with a budding rock god and … Continue reading →
I woke up this morning thinking there was never any time to do the things I wanted to do. Of course it was seven-thirty am and I think I may have actually thrown back the covers closer to eight. That was after I picked up my phone and checked emails, twitter, Facebook, and played a […]
Perfection is a prison. We are living in a time where we are constantly pressured with messages of what we should look like, what we should be, what is ideal vs. what is unwanted, what is perfect. All these messages tell us that we are not enough and will never be enough. But it's all […]
Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. In this TedMed Talk, learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover how being curious might help you beat your next urge to […]
Much as I hate to admit it, I've never really been a try-er. If something comes easily to me or I only have to put in a moderate, not-totally-unenjoyable work, I'll do it. When I encounter anything I'm not immediately decent at doing (or something that is out of my control in some way, I […]
My guest today is web developer and designer, Janz Nordman, the man behind BestCloudTools.About Janz NordmanJanz describes himself as the passionate man behind Best Cloud Tools.He's a web developer and designer with a university degree and over a decade of professional experience collaborating with different IT international corporations.A couple of years ago, he decided to […]
I was delighted to see that this 1990 movie was added to Amazon Prime.What pleased me even more was that they retitled the movie. Originally, the title had been Don't Tell Her It's Me.Now, the movie bears the name of the book on which it was based, The Boyfriend School by Sarah Bird.Ms. Bird, who […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century. Every year has its character, and that character or ambiance, is defined by its music. Within the ambiance of a year are all its memories and events that we experience, and so […]
"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 […]
Today’s featured images dated by the source to June 6 of 1952, contains a pair of 1950s Chevrolet Fleetline DeLuxe Sedans. The stock model on the left-hand side of the photo was produced in 1950, although what year the customized version on the right was manufactured in is not known at this point. The pictures...
Ruidoso, New Mexico, first settled by Native American’s is a mountain resort town situated next to the Lincoln National Forest in the Sierra Blanca mountain range located in south-central portion of the state. It has been a destination for travelers and tourists for over a century. This featured 1940s image of the center of the...
Table of Contents Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission if you decide to make a purchase through our links, but this is at no additional cost to you. Please read our disclosure for more info. You have some great ideas, but no audience to share them with. Tech stuff scares […]
This was a 90’s children’s mystery novel that I read as a 3rd or 4th grader in 1996 or so. It was an un-illustrated chapter book. I can’t remember much else about the plot other than the characters were sorting … Continue reading →
Sex and Other Shiny Objects by Lauren Blakely Narrated by Andi Arndt and Jason Clarke with Special Guests Second Standalone in a Related Series Lauren Blakely never fails me. I listened to Sex and Other Shiny Objects twice. Once in the beginning of January and again so it would be fresh as I write this […]
This photo was taken by my close friend and fellow transit historian, Kenneth L. Douglas (1929-2017), who was born and raised in Huntington Park, Los Angeles. Ken gave me this 35mm slide about 1959, at the time I first became acquainted with him while we were both residents of Philadelphia. The photo looks north at […]
Whether you are a college student yourself or the student in your family is one of your children, you probably don’t think about college as a time to save money. At best, even if you are working full time while attending classes, your hope is probably that you don’t go too far into debt. However, […]
Question from Andi Any suggestions as to what to use to unclog a kitchen drain? Actually it is not really clogged, but very sluggish. Had someone use a plunger, didn’t help. Then he wanted to use dawn detergent, I said no way, so he used my 7th Generation Dishwashing Liquid – didn’t help and he said […]
Question from Mary I bought a mattress that advertised oeko Tex standard 100 certified. Natural polyol based premium foam. With Visil flame retardant. Once received the tag said 98% polyurethane foam with 2 % blended fiber batting. I contacted company and said foam is derived from vegetable oil. Is this mattress safe from toxins. Should I […]
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 make your own DIY melt and pour soap base using all natural ingredients. Homemade soap base is perfect for creating shaped embeds for your cold process soap recipes, or if your kids want to make their own soap projects but aren’t old enough to handle lye. It’s also just fun to do […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 21, 2020 is: numismatic \noo-muz-MAT-ik\ adjective 1 : of or relating to the study or collection of coins, tokens, and paper money 2 : of or relating to currency : monetary Examples: Andrew brought his father's collection of 19th-century coins to an antique dealer to find […]
COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, while certainly a spooky major headline story in early 2020, still seems like it’s not something the average American needs to worry over at the moment. That’s not to say it isn’t a nastily infectious virus, but it still only has around a 2% fatality rate, so the odds […]
Andrew Paul on News, shared by Andrew Paul to The A.V. Club
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther run has had a fascinating evolution since beginning in 2016, with a shaky first year that saw Coates still acclimating to comic-book storytelling. Eventually he got the hang of writing a superhero book and the series significantly improved, taking a massive leap for the second volume…Read more...
Oliver Sava on AUX, shared by Oliver Sava to The A.V. Club
Earlier this week, AMC just casually, quietly released a new Breaking Bad short, like this is something they do every day. No big deal. So hey, here’s Jesse Plemons and the voice of Laura Fraser in one more (final?) chapter of the Todd And Lydia Nightmare Variety Hour.Read more...
Allison Shoemaker on News, shared by Allison Shoemaker to The A.V. Club
While the U.S. military wants to keep roughly 8,600 troops in Afghanistan, the Taliban's deputy leader has just made clear that his group wants all U.S. service members to leave the country as part of any peace agreement."The withdrawal of foreign forces has been our first and foremost demand," Sirajuddin Haqqani wrote in a story […]
In the wee hours of Jan. 8, Tehran retaliated over the U.S. killing of Iran's most powerful general by bombarding the al-Asad air base in Iraq.Among the 2,000 troops stationed there was U.S. Army Specialist Kimo Keltz, who recalls hearing a missile whistling through the sky as he lay on the deck of a guard […]
Everyone’s favorite butter chicken made into the most tender, most amazing meatballs! So saucy, so good. Serve with rice + naan! Is it weird that I prefer this than the more traditional butter chicken? I mean, it’s meatballs. It’s basically not even a competition. Meatballs trump all. Meatballs made with ground chicken, Panko, egg, cilantro […]
Ham, Swiss cheese, Dijon, and oh-so-buttery Hawaiian rolls, all baked to absolute perfection. So easy and perfect for a big crowd! This is technically classified as an appetizer. You know, for all those big crowds and for general entertaining. It’s easy to make, it serves 12, and it’s a crowd favorite. It’s a no-brainer. But […]
Carrot Cake! With a hint of cinnamon, soft crunch from nuts, ultra moist crumb and piled high with the fluffiest ever cream cheese frosting, this has the perfect texture and flavour. Easy and foolproof, absolutely to-die for! Carrot Cake This Carrot Cake is from a reader, the lovely Dorothy of Tennessee in the States, a long-time... […]
Why make a boring old Bean Salad when you can make it a COWBOY one?? Fun to say, delicious to eat, this big, juicy black bean salad is fresh, simple and fully loaded, tossed with a lime dressing laced with South Western spices. Use any beans you want. Serve it as a side, stuff into tacos, pile... […]