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...
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 […]
The publishing business makes little logical sense. That’s because it’s part of the “entertainment business.” The first word, entertainment refers to emotion, while business refers to logic. Trying to explain how publishing works to someone from another business and they eventually look at you and tell you it’s insane. But it is what it is. […]
Originally posted on Story Empire: Image courtesy of bigstock.com Hello SErs. Harmony here. As promised earlier, here is the fifth installment in the post series dedicated to taking a step-by-step look at how to get your finished manuscript from your computer and on sale on Amazon in both ebook and paperback. If you’d like to…
on Writing Forward: When we talk about imagery, we’re usually referring to visuals — whatever we can see with our eyes. In literary (and more specifically, poetry) terms, imagery is anything that represents a sensory experience, regardless of whether it’s experienced through the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, or hands. There are various types of imagery […]
For War of Nytefall: Eradication, I needed to create a villain from outside of the vampire world. Well, I didn’t really ‘need’ to since I could have had a vampire wield the Fist of Durag. Just made more sense since I … 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. There is no way you could resist these imploring gestures and requests – … Continue reading →
Mickey and Minnie Mouse made their film debut in 1928 in “Plane Crazy.” Like most cartoons of the era, it has something to offend almost everyone, including violence, cruelty to animals, gender stereotyping, and unwanted sexual aggression. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
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 […]
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 […]
This powerful video takes us inside San Quentin Prison to witness 32 men in one circle who reclaim who they really are over the course of 52 weeks in the GRIP Program (Guiding Rage Into Power). GRIP transforms these men who have committed violent crimes into non-violent Peacemakers as they learn to change their own […]
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 […]
I can hardly believe February marks the 1 Year Anniversary of Romance Gems which I started along with 22 author friends.It's been fun but hard work and taken a lot of energy, but with all of us pulling together, we've made Romance Gems a success.Just about every day we talk about books, reading, writing, family, […]
I think the saddest words I hear is when someone says, "I don't like to read."I'm polite. I hide my astonishment, and keep my mouth shut even though I want to ask, "Why on earth not?"Mark Twain said, "A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read."If you can read but […]
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 feature includes three images of automotive service facilities in the northwestern Washington State, Grays Harbor County cities of Aberdeen and Montesano. The lead image and the expandable version of it (below) dating to November 11, 1953, contains the S & W Firestone Service Center located at Wishkah and M Streets in Aberdeen during its...
Long time commenter Roadmaster sent us this image taken in the mid-1960s in Rochester, New York. The weather the area was experiencing then is much like what all of us have have recently this winter in the northern portion of the US. The vast majority of the automobiles in the photo of rush hour in...
Table of Contents You have some great ideas, but no audience to share them with. Tech stuff scares you, and building your own website seems as impossible as climbing Mount Everest. People have told you to start a blog. And you have many great ideas. You love writing. You also heard how much money successful […]
I’m looking for a children’s book from the 1950’s about a girl, probably 8 or 9 years old. The memorable thing for me is the picture of her outside playing in a yard or orchard and the trees have benches … Continue reading →
NATIONAL INVEST IN VETERANS WEEK National Invest In Veterans Week is observed each year from March 1 through March 7. During the week, we honor aspiring and established veteran business owners and their contributions to the economy. According to the Small Business Administration, small business firms owned by veterans employed 5.03 million people, had an […]
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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 […]
In reply to Western Exposure: 1938: Would we have loved a stretch of road like this in the late '70s to run our very used and tired muscle cars bought during our high school years. Living in the Boston area even back then there wasn't much running room to open up on.
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 19, 2020 is: eradicate \ih-RAD-uh-kayt\ verb 1 : to do away with as completely as if by pulling up by the roots 2 : to pull up by the roots Examples: Widespread, global vaccination has been successful in eradicating smallpox. "The golf-cart fleet is fully powered […]
For us Chicagoans, the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup reveal serves as an annual reminder that winter won’t actually last forever, that, at some point in the distant future, we’ll be complaining about how hot it is while listening to some bands we adore. Now in its 15th year, the festival will return to the Windy…Read […]
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Matt Berry’s on a roll. After meandering a touch following Toast Of London’s last season, the English comedian made a splash Stateside with turns on FX’s What We Do In The Shadows and Netflix’s Disenchantment. Now his hit Channel 4 crime-comedy Year Of The Rabbit, which features the star as a thuggish, foul-mouthed…Read more...
Randall Colburn on TV Club, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
No one could ever confuse one of the stripped-bare dramas of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for a James Bond movie. That’d be like wandering into a small country chapel and thinking it a megachurch. Yet for all their celebrated austerity— the absence of music, the stark simplicity of the plots—films like L’Enfant, The…Read more...
A.A. Dowd on Film, shared by A.A. Dowd to The A.V. Club
The decorated U.S. Marine Corps pilot who risked his life and military career to help New Orleans police halt the Howard Johnson's hotel sniper attack that shattered the quiet of a Sunday morning and claimed seven lives in 1973 died Feb. 13 following a lengthy battle with cancer, according to his family.Retired Lt. Gen. Charles […]
On Feb. 19, 1945, more than 70,000 U.S. Marines conducted an amphibious assault to take the Island of Iwo Jima from fortified Japanese forces. Over the next 36 days nearly 7,000 Marines would be killed during the battle, which is regarded as one of the bloodiest of World War II, as they faced hidden enemy […]
Staff Sgt. Royce Dorman, I Marine Expeditionary Force
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 […]
Melt-in-your-mouth perfectly cooked steak, the crispiest potatoes and the quickest chimichurri sauce! Steak. Potatoes. Chimichurri. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. Like seriously, repeat all day, every day. Because this is one of the easiest meals you will ever make! The chimichurri takes 5 minutes to make (thank you, food processor) and you can use half of it […]
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... […]
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff is the stew version of traditional Beef Stroganoff. An incredible slow cooked beef that’s fall-apart tender smothered in a creamy Stroganoff sauce with buttery garlic mushrooms, it’s made with economical stewing beef yet tastes like a million bucks! Beef Stroganoff You know that anything that involving the words “slow cooked” and “beef”... […]