Over the next four years, a collaborative research project aims to take a close look at three natural hazards: wildfire, unstable permafrost, and rain-in-winter events. The post New research in urban Alaska and the Yukon will examine natural hazards in a changing climate appeared first on Alaska Public Media.
On the block are old, new and unbuilt projects: the Kuparuk River Unit, which is Alaska’s second-largest oil-field; the newer Alpine unit to the west; and the undeveloped Willow prospect in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The post For sale: A stake in an array of ConocoPhillips’ Alaska projects appeared first on Alaska Public […]
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...
Picture of the day Remains of the Romanesque Monastery of San Juan de Duero, Soria, Spain. The temple, that belonged to the Knights Hospitaller, was erected in the 12th century and inhabitated until the 18th century.
Picture of the day The uniqueness of transactions in Pasar Terapung is a reflection of the culture of the people of Banjar. Until now the Pasar Terapung Lok Baintan, at Banjar district, is still as the main attraction of South Kalimantan's trade and tourism activities.
I saw a question about this on Quora and it got me thinking, because there’s so much information out there and it can be overwhelming. Where to start? What’s the first step? Especially for someone starting cold. Here’s what I’ve come up: The first thing everyone should do is make sure they have the four […]
After years of studying accidents and disaster, I came to the conclusion that almost every one involving people required seven things to go wrong. The seventh was the actual disaster. But those six precursors, which I call Cascade Events, by themselves, would not have caused the disaster. And one of them was always human error. […]
on Jami Gold: Over the years, I’ve talked many times about the role of conflict in our stories, as conflict is far more than just “fighting.” Conflict refers to whatever stands between our characters and their goals. Those obstacles are often other characters, as any character with goals different from our protagonist can be an antagonist. […]
on Just Publishing Advice: What is wrong with using ing words and verbs? There are no rules to break when you use verb forms or words that end in ing. Our language only has two participle forms, ed and ing. Because of this, you are going to use a lot of these words in your […]
As usual, here is your warning that this story has cursing, sex (not graphic), innuendo, and violence. It’s my Rated-R action adventure called Derailing Bedlam. This is the fourth outing (third official) for Cassidy and Lloyd, so feel free to … Continue reading →
First Debby Gies shares some of the funnies this week that she feels you should not miss.. ..D.G. Kaye Writer Blog is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues … Continue reading →
True story…Once when my mother was hospitalized, my three sisters and I all showed up at her home to give our help, support, and love. Of course we didn’t mind, but we lived in different states and it had been a while since we had all been together. We took advantage of the situation as […]
Two strangers sit next to each other on a park bench, one a young man and one an older man. They strike up a conversation about the weather. With that simple beginning this short film, which won many awards at film festivals, consists of several beautiful shared moments seen through the lens of compassion. The […]
This lyrical video introduces us to Antoinette, who immediately draws us into her welcoming world of nature and a life lived in sync with the rhythms of the natural world. Early in her life Antoinette was called to living in the wild. "This was the fire that ignited my soul." Antoinette's passion and wisdom are […]
HOORAY! The NINTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge is about to begin on November 1! Though I keep a daily gratitude journal, there's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November each year. Having a specific topic to focus on each day really makes me pay even more attention to […]
Good news for the Thanksgiving Chef of the household!There are some great new gadgets to help you manage the preparation and cooking of your Thanksgiving Dinner this year.Also good news—you still have plenty of time to order these gadgets and use them on the big cooking day ahead.Here are 3 that I think are particularly […]
If you're already Christmas shopping, are you looking for something a little different?Maybe your kids or grandchildren are part of the on-the-go tech generation. They want gadgets and a way to power them.Check out some of these devices that are extremely useful, desirable, and affordable. Forget gift cards or writing a check. Give something they […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.An awesome music line up today as we begin closing in on the end of another decade. November 2019 has seen a flurry of great new music released by signed unsigned and independent […]
"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 […]
Todays featured image, like many in the Boston Library Collection, doesn’t have any background information with it other than the fact that it was taken somewhere in Worcester County, MA, in June of 1953. The man in the hat is directing 1940s and 1950s cars in two lanes of traffic to make a left-hand turn....
Today’s installment in the “Vintage Gas” series begins with an image of Wendell’s Marathon service station located at the intersection of East Lincolnway and Garfield St in Valparaiso, Indiana. The 1950s photo illustrates why there are very few full-service gas stations left today. Squeezed by the oil companies with high monthly station rental costs and...
********* The Cape Peninsula and Western Cape region are absolutely breathtaking! I especially love the turquoise waters that are so typical for the Cape scenery. You can instantly recognize this region just by that color – that’s how special it is! A Road Trip Around the Cape Peninsula One of the most fun things to do […]
Seeking the following book: – children’s book – owned in late 1980’s – title something about Dinosaur Picnic? – each page was a different color dinosaur….. One page I remember was ” the purple dinosaurs gathered round to play”? – … Continue reading →
NATIONAL PLAY DAY WITH DAD On November 25th, National Play Day With Dad encourages fathers to spend the day focused on fun with their kids. It’s a day designed for bonding and memories. A dad play day allows the children of fathers a focused time to bond. For busy dads, the observance provides an opportunity […]
The post November 21, 2019 – GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT – NATIONAL GINGERBREAD COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL RED MITTEN DAY – NATIONAL STUFFING DAY – NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH DAY appeared first on National Day Calendar.
These are a few of the older books I have read recently and haven’t had a chance to review. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh Narrated by Nicola Barber and Steven Crossley “I only let go for a second.” I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh is a thriller that opens with a child […]
September 1941. Waterloo, Nebraska. "Eggs of Two Rivers Non-Stock Cooperative. At the present time co-op eggs are marketed through large cafes, restaurants and eating houses, and various hospitals and institutions. The demand for the co-op's premium eggs is in excess of supply." Photo by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.
My younger brother (right) and his pal from across our street. Our Dad took this picture, as he did with most of the others posted here. There was a level of trust that the other kid's parents let him go on an extended trip with our family. The time is around 1971 or 72. It's […]
"Does this car make me look fat?" I point the finger at this ancestor from Connecticut for my life-long issues with weight. From hereon, all photos of me will be shot in front of a bus, thank you very much.
In reply to Asleep at the Wheel: 1942: Those vent louvers identify a 1941 Buick. I believe they were also a product of the ingenuity of "A car for every purse and purpose" Alfred P. Sloan, long time president, chairman and CEO of General Motors, who understood the power of small visual cues in differentiating […]
My boyfriend Marc had no hesitation about who he wanted to stand up for him as groomsmen at our wedding. His brother was going to be the Best Man. His oldest friend, along with his college roommate were the other no-brainer choices. This was his wedding Dream Team of Groomsmen. While his brother was local […]
Last week I wrote about PTFE as an ingredient in the seal at the bottom of Vitamix containers. I want to reframe this discussion because this is not an issue about one brand. I have researched further and found that other blenders, high-speed, professional-grade blenders in particular, also contain PTFE. And some that do not […]
Plastic-Free Holiday Lights While shopping in San Francisco last week I found these wonderful little holiday lights. I bought a box and brought them home and hung them up. Even though they are very tiny, they produce a lovely light. These are tiny LED lights on a thin copper wire, but the […]
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 […]
I’ve recently discovered how easy succulent décor can be to incorporate into the home and garden. Not only are these plants low maintenance, but they’re beautiful to behold and come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. If you live in Florida or the islands, you’re probably familiar with the aloe plant. These succulents […]
Learn how to incorporate herbs, flowers, essential oils, and other natural ingredients into melt and pour soap base, no handling of lye required! Possibly the most often expressed sentiment I hear when it comes to soap making, goes something like: “I want to make soap, but I’m really scared of the lye!” That is a […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 21, 2019 is: fortitude \FOR-tuh-tood\ noun : strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage Examples: "She showed fortitude in 2013, when the restaurant, known for its cheery pink exterior, had a major fire. The taqueria soon […]
Is Riverdale becoming one of those shows where its holiday episodes are its best? After a spooky Halloween outing this season, the series serves up another winner with its Thanksgiving cornucopia, “The Ice Storm.” Our podcast Dial M For Maple pulls a seat up to the dinner table to dig into a feast of plot, […]
Cameron Scheetz and Marah Eakin on AUX, shared by Cameron Scheetz to The A.V. Club
Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline published opposing reports regarding a sequel to Joker and the potential for an entire portfolio of gritty superhero origin stories from director Todd Phillips. Chaos ensued, with comment sections and Twitter arguments imploding beneath the Clown Prince’s gales of…Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Donald Trump, American president, is perhaps the worst public speaker of our time. Putting aside for a moment the malignant content of nearly every speech he delivers, the guy just plain blows at articulating even the most basic of ideas. That said, years into his time in office, we’ve all sort of had to get…Read […]
Reid McCarter on News, shared by Reid McCarter to The A.V. Club
It’s not even Thanksgiving, but we’re firmly in the throes of heartwarming Christmas movie season. With The Knight Before Christmas, Netflix makes its latest entry into the marketplace. The film, which stars Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse, involves the improbable transport, via “old crone” of a heroic fourteenth…Read more...
Marah Eakin on TV Club, shared by Marah Eakin to The A.V. Club
Jordan Way was living a waking nightmare.The 23-year-old sailor laid in bed trembling. At times, his body would shake violently as he sobbed. He had recently undergone a routine shoulder surgery on Dec. 12, 2017, and was hoping to recover.Instead, Jordan couldn't do much of anything other than think about the pain. Simple tasks like […]
A pair of Texas congressmen have introduced legislation to the House to create a monument "to honor the valiant service" of Medal of Honor recipients in Washington, D.C.The legislation, introduced by Democrat Marc Veasey and Republican Ron Wright, would also recognize Arlington, Texas as the home of the new National Medal of Honor Museum.More than […]
Perfect homemade 4 min cranberry sauce made from scratch! Use frozen or fresh cranberries. Quick, simple, easy, and so good. Remember the Friends episode where everyone is late to Thanksgiving? Monica is tricked into cooking the entire Thanksgiving meal (a Thanksgiving she didn’t want to host) and Chandler just wants to help out in the […]
Moist, tender, perfectly seasoned crockpot turkey. No oven space needed! Includes the best turkey gravy using the drippings! I’m all about saving on oven space. Crockpots, Instant Pots. I will take them all. Especially when the crockpot does all the work for you. And I really mean, all the work for you. So if you’re […]
Chicken breast recipes can be so dull – time to step it up! Cream and lemon are a luscious combination and is sensational served over golden crispy chicken. A quick and easy 10 minute recipe with few ingredients, serve this Creamy Lemon Chicken with pasta, mashed potato or for a low carb option, creamy cauliflower mash! Chicken Breast Recipe I was... […]
Sweet Potato Casserole unlike any you’ve seen before! Creamy savoury mashed sweet potato with pockets of browned butter, a crunchy parmesan-breadcrumb-sage topping sprinkled with crumbled bacon. Sinfully decadent and unapologetically rich, no marshmallows in sight!!! Mashed potato bake is a side dish made for holiday gatherings like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, and Sunday Suppers with family and... […]