Edible Alaska: Fill your 2018 with fabulous food from Edible Alaska

Cook more. Shop local. Grow food. Save money. What’s on your list this year?

It can be hard to see the end of the tunnel when Alaska winter days are gray, snow is hit-or-miss, and life seems like an uphill trudge. In these times, we turn to recipes that are bright and full of flavor, like the Chu Chee red curry scallops (pictured above) from the Navachai Family of Lemongrass Thai Cuisine in Fairbanks.
 
 
 
 

5 Steps to the Best Cup of Coffee
 
 
 
 

Ruth Allman’s Real Alaska Sourdough
 
 
 
 

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Edible Alaska-> From wild Alaska seafood to maple doughnuts: Foods that fuel an Olympian

From wild Alaska seafood to maple doughnuts: Foods that fuel an Olympian

From those first drum beats to the blaring, triumphant trumpets, the anthem of the Olympics is streaming from screens across the globe. There are more Alaskans on the national stage than ever before: a record of 14 athletes have travelled from our home state to compete in South Korea.


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The Old Motor -> Workers on the Rambler Assembly Line: Kenosha Wisconsin

Workers on the Rambler Assembly Line: Kenosha Wisconsin

February 12, 2018
Today’s circa 1958-’60 human interest photos are from a set taken of workers on the full-sized Rambler assembly line located at the American Motors plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Toiling away on one of these lines, depending on the job is both hard, tedious and mind-numbing to do day in, day out while standing on hard concrete floors. During the summer months factory workers also have to endure mid-western heat waves accompanied by high humidity.

The lead image contains a woman and a man sitting on stools assembling parts in the headlight area while a second woman standing in the middle is performing a separate task. Four enlargeable photos below show a man spot welding panels of the body together in a rear wheel well, and others working on subassemblies and different parts of the cars.

Tell us what you find of interest in this series of photographs courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

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The Fussy Librarian: Q&A with romance author Julie Ortolon

Back in her school days, Julie Ortolon could never have imagined becoming a USA TODAY best-selling romance novelist — but thanks to one special novel and the invention of spell check, that’s what she is today.

The average person loves to gush about his or her gratitude for spell check. But writer Julie Ortolon has an even deeper appreciation for it than most of us.

The USA TODAY best-selling romance novelist has dyslexia, and the day her husband brought home a computer — with spell check — was the day she was able to move stories from her head onto the screen with greater ease.

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Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: I Am Loved: Nikki Giovanni’s Poems for Kids, Selected and Illustrated by Beloved 94-Year-Old Artist Ashley Bryan


A vibrant ode to the inherent poetry of existence.

I Am Loved (public library) — a lovely set of poems by Nikki Giovanni (b. June 7, 1943), one of the great poets of our time, illustrated by the prolific ninety-four-year-old artist, storyteller, and humanitarian Ashley Bryan (b. July 13, 1923).

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Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Nietzsche on Depression and the Rehabilitation of Hope

In praise of “the rejoicing of strength that is returning, of a reawakened faith in a tomorrow and the day after tomorrow,… of impending adventures, of seas that are open again.”

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Nietzsche on Depression and the Rehabilitation of Hope

Our Third Thirds: Barbara vs. the Machines (Round 3)

Barbara vs. the Machines (Round 3)
Victory!

Victory over technology! I fought the scanner and I won! (It just took a few rounds, but I’m back.)

There are three things that can cause stress and anxiety in my life, and the last two weeks have been the perfect storm of all three:

Logistics (as in flight arrangements, tickets, and lodging)
Income Taxes and other Bureaucratic Forms
Inexplicable Technological Failures

All three conspired to make blogging difficult, but it was the last that made it impossible. The first made me a basket case, the second amplified the hysteria, and the last left me vibrating.

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49 Writers, Inc.: Why Nancy Lord Reviews Books—and Why You Should Consider It

I’ve loved reading ever since I was a child, and I loved doing book reports for school because I got to write and talk about books I loved. When I was in an MFA program I loved the required book responses (or annotations, as we called them) because I got to take those books apart and think about how they … Read More ->

Why Nancy Lord Reviews Books—and Why You Should Consider It

49 Writers, Inc.: Roundup | February 16-22, 2018

Hey, folks! We’re switching back to weekly Friday Roundups, as opposed to biweekly. Please email your short news items to 49blog@gmail.com by Wednesdays.  New releases Heart Berries | Written by Terese Marie Mailhot, Heart Berries is her memoir of overcoming personal trauma, mental trials, and reconciliation with her parents. Mailhot graduated with a MFA in fiction from the Institute of American … Read More ->

Ah, the memories…

Flashback to November 14, 2013: 49 Writers’ Crosscurrents event, “On the Edge of Publishing”. L to R: Vered Mares, Buffy McKay, Kris Farmen, Kate Partridge, and Martha Amore.

Literary Roundup | February 16-22, 2018 – 49 Writers, Inc.

907 Updates February 18, 2018

By Liz Raines: House Judiciary chair defends new pretrial tool
It’s been nearly a month since Gov. Bill Walker introduced a measure to revamp the state’s new pretrial risk assessment tool, but the bill has yet to get a hearing.

Walker’s House Bill 295 aims to address some problematic aspects of the new system. One of the biggest ones is that it doesn’t take into account any prior criminal history a suspect has from out of state.
 
 
 
 
By Sean Maguire: Hook the moose killed in a car crash
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Ashley Perry!
By Victoria Taylor: New program encourages young readers to connect with shelter animals
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Ruthy Hebard!
By Beth Bragg: Alaska’s hot-shooting Ruthy Hebard makes mark on NCAA record book