Jan. 22, 2021 No. 21-06 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s December employment was down 7.7 percent from December 2019 to 290,400, a loss of 24,100 jobs, as the pandemic continued to keep job counts well below year-ago levels. Leisure and hospitality continued to record the largest losses, with 8,600 fewer jobs...
City officials estimate that there have been about a dozen instances of what’s known as “Zoom bombing” or disrupting a meeting. Zoom bombers have successfully hijacked other public meetings in Alaska and throughout the rest of the world, often with lewd, racist or pornographic material.
Today's selection -- from The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries by Donald R. Prothero. Jurassic Park’s famed Velociraptor was actually a dinosaur paleontologists refer to as Deinonychus: "Deinonychus was not only an amazing creature, but its anatomy completely forced a rethinking of the 'slow sluggish' dinosaur image. Its tail was long, straight, and […]
Today's selection -- from Ancient Legal Thought by Larry May. Far from being barter-based societies, most notable ancient civilizations, including Babylon and Egypt, saw extensive use of debt among the people. In fact, that debt was so pervasive that it often involved debt-bondage and could accumulate to levels “so crushing as to need periodic forgiveness […]
The NY Times ran an article yesterday about the vulnerabilities of GPS. It’s here if you desire to read it. It mostly reiterates what I’ve written in The Green Beret Preparation and Survival Guide. Bottom line: we are way too dependent on GPS– and its used for much than navigation. We use GPS signals for […]
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 Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: This February there are more than four dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $100,000 to publication. None charge entry fees. Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions […]
after my recent post about those who ‘keep boxes’ my longtime friend, a brilliant apple systems engineer texted this mind-blowing response to me: “thought you might like to know that the apple engineers designed the iphone box so that the amount of time it takes to lift the top off is 4 seconds – just […]
Welcome to the adventuring establishment that all people come to. Love all of your fancy gear. Means you’re going to need a lot of essentials and have the money to afford it. Very important not to go out alone and … Continue reading →
Three race horses in adjoining stalls were arguing over which of them was the best. “Of my last sixteen races, I’ve won eleven,” said the first horse. “Not bad,” said the second horse. “But of my last twenty races, I’ve won fifteen.” “Impressive,” said the third horse. “But of my last twenty-eight races, I’ve won […]
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 […]
Freedom University is an award-winning, modern-day freedom school for undocumented students who are banned from equal access to public higher education in Georgia. With the aim of “ending modern segregation in higher education” – and of a future where undocumented and documented students can learn in the same classrooms – Freedom University provides tuition-free college […]
It's hard to believe, but this is the TENTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! I've been doing this for a decade (and I know many of you have too!), and I'm so excited to begin this year's challenge on November 1. There's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November […]
We arrived at the ranch last night. Houston had been gray, humid, and overly warm for more than a week.Two weeks ago, we left the ranch because it was snowing. Today is sunny, beautiful, and we're winter pruning the fruit trees.The boxwoods as seen behind the red chair on the end need a trim too. You'd […]
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 reply to Howard Arbiture. Howard I have a press, but it is easier, safer, more accurate and faster to do it this way. 50 + years after they were built is is quite difficult to find one of these axles now. I road race and hill climb was this car so the alignment has […]
I don't know, I'd think a press would be a lot easier and safer and you can get them for around $150. To be honest, I never heard of straightening an axle housing, simply just get another, unless one can't be found, of course. The only time I heard of a bent axle housing, was […]
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 […]
I am searching for a children’s fiction chapter book that I think I read around 1969 or 1970 when I was in fifth or sixth grade. The primary detail that I recall about the book was that the main character … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? *Updated 1-2 times a week* See the full December Release Recap here 1/26: I’m reading my first book since the beginning of December! And of course, guess whose it is? Kristen Ashley! Still Standing releases 2/2 and […]
From a ski lodge somewhere in the West comes this Kodachrome dated February 1959, showing Coors-carrying sportsman-photographer Don Cox next to a rack of "skii s" and a very chill Chevy wagon. KAG-922, where are you? View full size.
I never did get the full skinny on how it all went down that day. All I know is that it was my brother and his pal, this guy. A couple of ex-Catholic high school boys; you know the type - four years in, walk out with a fancy piece of paper, the whole nine […]
This is the 1932 basketball team of the Sweetser Braves. Sweetser is a small town in Grant County Indiana. This photo celebrates the team's win of the Grant County Championship. The win is significant because Sweetser was a very small school compared to the others in Grant County. The people pictured represent the entire team. […]
In reply to Lodge Parking: 1961: They apparently were a thing. Image is associated with a 2018 eBay auction listed by a resident of Mariposa, California, reading in part: "... 1950's Yosemite National Park license plate, found in a garage at a local estate, here on the outskirts of Yosemite. I've never seen another one […]
In reply to La Fétra's Hotel: 1901: In the distance, visible just to the left of the young man standing on the corner beside the lamppost when you've got everything enlarged as big as you can get it, a mail box appears to be attempting to cross the street.
The internet has revolutionized the way we shop. Consumers find it more convenient to buy things online. The Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns only drove more people to do their shopping — almost exclusively — online. But even before the coronavirus pandemic, many people still preferred to shop online over going to a brick-and-mortar store. This […]
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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 January 27, 2021 is: itinerant \eye-TIN-uh-runt\ adjective : traveling from place to place; especially : covering a circuit Examples: "Born on a small farm near Yuma, Arizona, Cesar Chavez entered the whirlpool of itinerant labor as a child after his family lost possession of their ranch. They […]
Wonder Woman 1984 was the first mid-pandemic superhero film to give up on the idea of a traditional box office premiere and open its gilded arms to the streaming universe. When HBO Max announced that the Patty Jenkins-helmed sequel would be landing on the platform Christmas Day, it was clear that it would stand as […]
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The ranks of aesthetically beautiful, mechanically gorgeous retro platforming games got a little thicker this week, as Yacht Club Games—best known for one of the flagship titles of this little sub-genre, Shovel Knight—published Aarne Hunziker’s lovely new Ninja Gaiden riff Cyber Shadow. Possessed of a fascinating…Read more...
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In Harry Macqueen’s quiet road trip drama Supernova, grief is not something that begins with death or even significant loss. For Tusker (Stanley Tucci), a writer living with an accelerated form of dementia, early signs of grief occur in the passenger’s seat of an old RV during a trip through rural England with his…Read more...
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The Hotel Normandie’s buzzing neon sign isn’t the only thing keeping Babak (Shahab Hosseini) and Neda (Niousha Jafarian) awake in The Night, Kourosh Ahari’s nerve-shredding new psychological horror thriller. After a night out with friends, the fraying couple find themselves beset by mysterious voices, frantic knocks,…Read more...
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The ONLY meatball recipe you need! The meatballs come out so perfect and so tender. Serve on pasta, polenta, or subs! Homemade, super tender, super hearty meatballs. IS THERE ANYTHING BETTER? No, the answer to that is always no. Yes, I sometimes grab those Trader Joe’s mini meatballs in the freezer aisle (they are utterly […]
Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they’re also freezer-friendly. Win-win! Not sure if it’s the New Year, or if it’s the quarantine-lockdown-stay-at-home-order, but I’ve been making A LOT of things from scratch. Pizza dough. Rosemary bread. Sourdough biscuits. Pasta. English muffins. Hamburger buns. (recipes for the latter all […]
Have you ever been to a comic book or sci-fi convention? Under normal circumstances, we have one here each spring. Two years ago, my grandchildren decided to attend the convention costumed. We had a Wonder Woman, a Supergirl, a Terminator, and Clark Kent–not Superman, but Superman’s alter ego. Most kids there opted for the cape […]
January was named for the Roman God Janus, who was depicted as a God with two faces. One faced into the future and one looked to the past, essentially closing the door on one year and opening another to the next, Janus ushers in January, and I welcome the month for fresh starts and new […]