The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) hosted its annual 3-Year Outlook presentation on Wednesday. Like many things these days, it was held virtually with attendees able to listen via Zoom. The video will be available in coming weeks for those who weren’t able to listen live. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz opened...
Coeur Alaska’s Kensington Mine reported Wednesday that number of employees testing positive for the coronavirus had risen to 19. And that number could still rise. Juneau city officials say tests for 94 of the 210 workers at the mine are still pending.
Federal officials cautioned the Anchorage municipality that the plan to purchase properties for a substance treatment center and housing for people experiencing homelessness may not fall within the allowable use for CARES Act funds.
Today's encore selection - from Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. Recent research using magnetic resonance imaging has provided neuroscientists with a clearer picture of which parts of the brain are responsible for reading -- and how the brain develops over time into a sophisticated reading machine: "Imaging studies have identified at least two neural […]
Today's selection -- from The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World―and Globalization Began by Valerie Hansen. With the invention of crop rotation came the proliferation of villages: "The population of Western Europe also rose as the residents adopted far-reaching changes in agriculture, which the British historian R. I. Moore has called 'cerealization.' They planted […]
World War III. The use of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons on a large scale. A series of local conflicts that disrupt trade and commerce on an international level. Water shortages. This is one of the most glaring threats to our world. Many places in the world already lack clean water. I predict that wars […]
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...
on Anne R. Allen: No one less than Stephen King has passed along some career-changing advice. “I got a scribbled comment that changed the way I rewrote my fiction once and forever. Jotted below the machine-generated signature of the editor was this mot: “Not bad, but PUFFY. You need to revise for length. Formula: 2nd […]
(Previously on Immortal Wars.) (Again, we shall revel in my teenage originality. Everyone groan in unison.) Disclaimer: Immortal Wars was the book I came up with and wrote in high school. I hadn’t even hit college by the time I wrote the … Continue reading →
Firstly, with the results of sleuthing on the Internet are some funnies from Debby Gies followed by some jokes from Sally. D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, … 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 […]
Over the past century, nearly all of Ethiopia’s native forests have been cleared for farming and grazing. Now it is up to the Orthodox Churches—who for centuries have safeguarded pockets of primary forest that grow around them—to preserve Ethiopia’s quickly shrinking biodiversity and teach people how to live with forests.
Throughout the years of working on Positively Present, I've discovered that one of the most essential aspects of living a positive and present life is this: keeping an open mind. This sounds much easier than it is, so I created a digital workbook to explore what I believe are the necessary steps needed to truly […]
I'm reading the stories in Last Chance Beach: Summer's End, and I'm reviewing them, one story at a time. So far, I've reviewed:Something New by Liz FlahertyI Do...Again by Nancy FraserThe Man in Gull Cottage by Caroline Clemmons.Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing That One Summer by Maddie James.It's the typical annual week on the […]
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 1953 General Motors pulled out all the stops and unveiled its new and elaborate Motorama shows at the beginning of a six-city tour held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Exhibited at the spectacular presentations were the LeSabre, Buick XP-300 and Wildcat, Pontiac La Parisienne, Oldsmobile Starfire, Cadillac LeMans, and Orleans...
It’s that time of the year again when wanderlust and a need for a change in scenery have traditionally put some Americans on the road towing their accommodations behind them searching for the perfect campsite. This year due to Covid-19, camping has become a popular way to travel again instead of staying in a hotel....
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 […]
Any help would be hella appreciated!!!! I read this book a long time ago and would love to read it again! What I remember: it’s on a different planet that is very very hot and dry and there is a … Continue reading →
MEET THE CHARACTERS OF A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR by #1 NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAUREN BLAKELY We are so excited to bring you a special sneak peek this week of the characters from Lauren Blakely’s A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR!! I am in the middle of listening to an ARC of Lauren Blakely’s […]
November 1938. "Morning mail at the Mineral King cooperative farm, Farm Security Administration, Tulare County, California. Old ranch house, California type, in the background. Buildings will be replaced by modern structures suitable to community farming." Medium format acetate negative by Dorothea Lange for the FSA. View full size.
After suffering a bloody shin incident, there was still a smile ready for the camera. My aunt Margaret and father Don were frequent visitors to Avila Beach when growing up in San Luis Obispo, CA. 1933. View full size.
In reply to Bank Shot: 1940: Up until bank deregulation in the mid 1980's, Colorado was a unit banking state, and a very restrictive one at that. Banks coudn't do any business, even back office or IT (computer) functions, in more than one building. This finally resulted in banks having very large buildings like the […]
In reply to Bank Shot: 1940: Where the First National Bank once stood, a Brutalist-tinged Wells Fargo now hulks: For reference (check the matching notches in the background mountain): Main Street, Montrose, 1939.
Romance and surprises are necessary to add spark to your relationship. With some extra efforts, you can prove that a relationship is essential in your life. Remember, a relation needs nourishment, love and kindness. Surprises may include lighthearted fun, relationship contentment, tender interactions and intimacy. Fortunately, you can surprise your partner within your budget and […]
Question from Patricia I hesitated in bothering you but I am frustrated with not getting answers to questions regarding dental floss. After reading about the dangers of Pafs Teflon coatings on floss I am trying to find a brand to purchase that is organic and chemical free. I threw my Oral B glide in the […]
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 August 13, 2020 is: catch-22 \KATCH-twen-tee-TOO\ noun 1 : a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem or by a rule; also : the circumstance or rule that denies a solution 2 a : an illogical, unreasonable, or […]
America’s recent reckoning with the way racism has wormed its way into every aspect of our lives (at least in cases where it wasn’t baked in from the very beginning) has been long overdue, and now these heavy conversations have evidently reached the ice cream industry. As reported by Rolling Stone, the Good Humor ice…Read […]
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
It might be hard to believe right now, but we’re just gonna go ahead and lay it out there: not everything in the world is terrible. Don’t buy it? Well, how about this little piece of fluffy goodness: Dennis Quaid found out there was a shelter cat also named Dennis Quaid in need of adoption […]
Andrew Paul on News, shared by Andrew Paul to The A.V. Club
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases, premieres, current events, or occasionally just our own inscrutable whims. As part of Y2k week here at The A.V. Club, we’ve listed the 25 best films of the year 2000. These are some of our favorites that didn’t make the countdown.Read more...
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Americans love a hot deal, even if it’s just one of those Black Friday deals that is only hot because a nearby sign and the trampled remains of your fellow shoppers say it is, so it stands to reason that one of the ways companies will be able to get consumers out of their homes […]
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD. Hello, summer. Please don’t leave us just yet. I’m not ready for the Chiberia snow. (FACTS ONLY – it snowed Halloween day in 2019.) No, but really, let’s get back to the […]
Perfectly crisp-tender grilled veggies served with an amazing, tangy, garlicky basil sauce. You’ll want this sauce on everything! I’ll be honest. I’m not entirely the biggest veggie-eater. Nope, my priorities are typically on bread, pasta, anything with cheese, more bread, and maybe more pasta. But if they’re grilled, I will eat every single vegetable there […]
My sister and I were talking a few days ago. She said, “I’m tired of having to provide meals day in and day out.” Yeah, me too. In normal times, we like going to restaurants. And, of course, we can still get carryout. But it’s not the same experience. I do feel guilty about not […]
I went to a local farmer’s market yesterday and discovered that it’s HARVEST TIME. I bought eggplants, tomatoes, a red onion, and some peaches. Yum! Today, I made a veggie bake that turned out really delicious. Here’s my simple harvest time recipe: Eggplant Tomato Parmesan Bake 4 baby eggplant, peeled and sliced lengthwise2/3 cup seasoned […]
Picture of the day Hot air balloons at the start of the first race of the 49th hot air ballon festival in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyIn August of this month the 50th Montgolfiade will take place in Münster.Wikipedia: Hot air balloon festival • Hot air balloon • Münster