May 22, 2020 No. 20-17 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s job count was down 13.1 percent in April from the same month last year, a loss of 42,200 jobs. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 12.9 percent, up from 5.2 percent in March. The comparable U.S rate rose from...
Officials say young people are driving the increase in Alaska's coronavirus cases. And, international students in Alaska react to new guidance from the Trump administration. Plus, a new FCC program could help tribes provide broadband to their communities.
Today's selection -- from The Reach of Rome by Alberto Angela. The travels and communities of Rome in the early days of empire extended to India, and its trading activities to China. Here the author recounts through the imagined travels of Junius Faustus Florus: "The ship sets off at the first light of dawn. Conditions […]
Today's selection -- from The Great Influenza by John M. Barry. Once President Woodrow Wilson decided that America should enter World War I, he did so with fire and fury, brushing aside individual liberties and crystalizing Americans around the single focal point of war: "His fire informed virtually everything that happened in the country, including fashion: […]
I’ve done a lot of research on both natural and man-made disasters. Also on survival. Certain things kept coming up in after-action reports that people wish they’d done before the disaster. I’ve put together a free slideshow on some of them. We’re in a slow rolling apocalypse right now and perhaps we will come out […]
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...
With the pandemic having shut down most in-person events, we’re all looking for ways to connect with other writers online. One way you can do that is to participate in a Twitter chat. A Twitter chat is a weekly or bi-weekly affair where a bunch of people use a hashtag to hold a conversation. The […]
As lockdown has forced many cinemas to close their doors due to social distancing measures, many cinephiles have turned to drive-ins to watch their favorite flicks. And while drive-ins may make an exciting cinema experience, a floating movie theater in Paris takes outdoor movie-going to another level, swapping out cars with boats. Next week, the […]
This is a fun excerpt from War of Nytefall: Lost and it always makes me smile. Others have enjoyed it and it relates to the humor again. Think that’s they theme going forward with this month’s teasers before Ravenous makes it’s teaser debut … Continue reading →
Welcome to the Cafe and Bookstore with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first review today is for His Revenge (Book Two of the John Cannon Trilogy) by John W. Howell. About the book America loves John Cannon, … 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 […]
Empathy and sympathy are not just two different approaches to confronting the emotional challenges of others; they are diametrically opposite responses in many important ways. Sympathy places another's problems at a distance from us, places us in a position of superiority, and "drives separation", says the film's narrator, Dr. Brené Brown. Empathy, on the other […]
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 […]
Anyone know anything about Google? I've used Blogger for years with a non-gmail account. I decided to create a Gmail account for a special use.Now that Gmail account has taken over as Admin on all my Blogger Dashboards and other Google apps.Help! I can't get Blogger to recognize my previous email that I've used for […]
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 earlier coverage, we reported: “Grandfather Mountain, a popular tourist attraction is located in northwestern North Carolina close to the border of Tennesse and about six miles east of Linville, North Carolina.” Today’s Kodachrome images take in 1962 by Hugh M. Morton near Grandfather Mountain contains traffic slowly inching its way to the Singing on...
Today’s lead image dated September 11, 1938 by the source is an interesting street scene taken on an unknown thoroughfare in downtown Fort Worth, TX. In this view are a variety of vehicles that date from the early 1930s on up to about 1937 or ’38. The second photo below is a Fort Worth “Star-Telegram” picture...
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 […]
Flirtasaurus by Erin Mallon Narrated by Erin Mallon Standalone Romantic Comedy. First in a Related series. Erin Mallon is one of my favorite narrators. She is also an accomplished play writer and author of the recently released audio play, These Walls Can Talk. Flirtasaurus is her first novel, and it is absolutely a 2020 favorite. […]
My mother Judy (on the left) hams it up with her best friend Bobbie at the New York Historical Society in 1951. It was Mom's first job after graduating from college. The picture appears to have been taken professionally, as there are others from the same shoot. Not sure what the intended use was. NYHS […]
In reply to Medicine Man: 1939: In 2012, when Dr. Springs' grave in nearby Carterville was rededicated, an article in the Southern Illinoisan explained: "Dr. Andrew W. Springs was born in 1869 and died in 1944. In addition to delivering babies and treating patients, he taught the community about hygiene, maintained his museum of Indian […]
In reply to Dr. Springs: 1939: seems Dr. Andrew Springs was African American. Dr. Andrew W. Springs was born in 1869 and died in 1944. In addition to delivering babies and treating patients, he taught the community about hygiene, maintained his museum of Indian and other artifacts, even ran for statewide office twice in the […]
More and more people are beginning to love wine in Singapore. The wine that is in Singapore came from other countries and local wineries. The reason for that is wine is healthy compared to beer and cocktails especially red wine. The older wine is, the better it would taste. However, it is best served cold […]
Last week I wrote about the toxicity of silicone and revealed that while research is still limited, studies show that silicone does leach potentially harmful chemicals into food, particularly at temperatures above 300°. Following the precautionary principle, I recommend avoiding cooking and baking with silicone. What Do I Buy to Replace my Silicone Bakeware? […]
Silicones are made from silicon, a naturally-occurring element that is abundant in sand. However, in order to make silicon available for industrial processes, it’s heated to very high temperatures and reacted with fossil-fuel derived hydrocarbons.1 This may explain why some people who are sensitive to petrochemicals may react to silicones. In order to make […]
The African winds are blowing Sahara desert dust across the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of the United States. Some see this as a terrible nuisance. Some see it as a health risk (which it definitely can be). Others–like me–see this as a garden gift from the heavens. Or universe. Why? Because the dust blowing […]
A new study has discovered that bumblebees actually bite plants to induce flowering so they can get to the business of pollinating. “In a sense, the bees are signaling, Hey, we need food. Please speed up your flowering, and we’ll pollinate you.” It’s an incredible discovery. Bees can actually force plants to flower up to […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 15, 2020 is: indite \in-DYTE\ verb 1 : make up, compose 2 : to give literary or formal expression to 3 : to put down in writing Examples: "Meanwhile, the single gentleman, the Notary, and Mr Garland, repaired to a certain coffee-house, and from that place […]
It looks like ABC was pretty eager to get started on that “new creative direction” for Dancing With The Stars, as just a little over a day after Tom Bergeron announced that the show would be continuing on without him (his phrasing subtly hinted that it may not have been his idea to leave), the […]
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Ivanka Trump decided that the most important thing to do today—as the United States grapples with a global pandemic, economic disaster, and massive social unrest—is take a picture while holding up a can of beans. “If it’s Goya, it has to be good,” the president’s daughter captioned the photo before repeating her…Read more...
Patrick Gomez on News, shared by Patrick Gomez to The A.V. Club
Not so fast, Apple! You recently bragged about how successful Tom Hanks’ Greyhound was for your Apple TV+ streaming platform (without offering any specific numbers about what that means), but you’re not the only ones with a new hit movie—the popularity of which we have no choice but to take on faith, since nobody…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
A crowd favorite! Loaded with baby spinach, fresh strawberries, juicy, tender chicken thighs + the dreamiest poppy seed dressing! Say hello to my favorite part of summer: all the vibrant, beautiful, colorful salads. With juicy, grilled chicken thighs seasoned with some salt and pepper, this makes for a hearty meal for any time of the […]
FOOL-PROOF and only 4-ingredients! So hearty and rustic with the most amazing crust + fluffy, soft, chewy inside. Seriously, SO GOOD. Guys, please say hello to my COVID baby. Yes, that’s exactly right. My bread baby. My bread baby I made every single week starting in March. My first loaf was…well, it wasn’t the prettiest […]
“Put ice on it and sit and watch TV.” That advice from my doctor would have been great except he also told me to stay off the computer. I tore the ligament in my shoulder and needed to keep from using it while it healed, so I watched a lot of TV. Still not healed […]
So, the pandemic is still a thing. Christopher and I both work from home as writers and June 1st we each finished big projects. The state of the world has emphasized how important family is and we needed to safely lay eyes on our loved ones. June 15th we embarked on a road trip toward […]
After the Department of State declared Beijing's maritime claims in the South China Sea and efforts to assert dominance to be unlawful, the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Ralph Johnson further challenged China with a sail-by operation.
Picture of the day The monumental Wittelsbacher fountain in the northern part of central Munich, in Bavaria, Germany. The sculpture on the left is of a woman seated on a bull, holding a bowl, and depicts the healing qualities of water; on the right, a man sits astride a horse and hurls a rock, representing […]