Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development August 21, 2020 No. 20-30 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s July job count was down 11.2 percent from last July, a loss of 39,900 jobs. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 11.6 percent from 12.4 percent in June. The comparable U.S rate...
Today's selection -- from Galaxies: Inside the Universe's Star Cities by David J. Eicher. The revolution of Edwin Hubble, the man for whom the Hubble Space Telescope is named: "On October 4, 1923, in ... [a Southern California] paradise, a brash young astronomer left his Pasadena house and trekked up to the Mount Wilson Observatory, […]
Today's selection -- from Scandinavians by Robert Ferguson. The "Great Power Era" of Sweden: "In many ways, the Swedish Empire that arose over the seventeenth century between 1611 and 1718, a period known as Stormaktstiden or 'Great Power Era', was a long-term result of the military energy unleashed in the process of breaking free from […]
We’ve noticed this summer in Tennessee has been more humid than usual. To the point where working outside is fraught with the danger of heat exhaustion event though the temperature is not extreme, perhaps 90 degrees. My wife and I are talking about moving. But where? Welcome to the future. The Mississippi valley, extending to […]
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 Anne R Allen: Have you ever had what you thought was a great idea for a novel, sat down and wrote madly for fifteen pages, and then it just… fizzled out? Or maybe you managed to make it through a whole novel on the energy of that one idea, but somehow it didn’t light […]
all went well on my annual visit to the doctor except for a bit of a ‘gown snafu’ (this picture does not even begin to do it justice) when i went to put it on i couldn’t tell which side was supposed to be inside or outside there were pockets both and outside snaps all […]
Think there’s already a lot to unpack with this post. I don’t have a great explanation for that title, but it sounded good. Chastity and Desirae aren’t the types to throw down like the superheroes above. So, why did I … Continue reading →
Hugh Roberts hosted a guest post by author Chuck Jackson this week which I am sure you will find very interesting to read. Welcome To Vietnam – A True Story And Guest Blog Post by Chuck Jackson I’m delighted to … 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 […]
Mark Redding survived a devastating traumatic brain injury in an auto accident when he was in his early 20s. Almost 30 years later, Mark met Doug Kline through the PALS (Providing a Link for Survivors) program at Brain Injury Services, a program that enables clients and community volunteers to connect in a mutually enriching friendship to build […]
It's hard to believe it's been months since I've written a post! This year, for all of us, has been such a strange one. For some, it's been heartbreaking. For others, merely unusual. But, regardless of what's happened in your life, 2020 has been a year of change. Like it or not, 2020's smacked us […]
Want to watch couple of fascinating videos?Try Hidden Killers of Victorian Homes on YouTube. This video is 5 years old, but I just stumbled upon it yesterday. The documentary details how the enlightened Victorians killed themselves and their children with all the new discoveries from richly colored wall paper (arsenic) to corsets to make all women […]
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 […]
North Texas State College which was first formed in 1890 is in the City of Denton, TX, that is located approximately forty miles north of Fort Worth and Dallas. Why the gravel parking lot in front of the Administration Building is overfilled is not known, and it appears that for the most part, all of...
Today’s lead image and the enlargeable version below by W. D. Smith contains the Ernest Allen Motor Company, a Chevrolet dealer, located at 615 Commerce St. in Fort Worth, TX. The new car Sales Room and Service Department are located in the large building on the far right of the photo. The Used Car Department...
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 […]
Hi! I'm trying to find a school book from the late '60's or very early 70's. Probably a second grade reader but I'm not certain. It has multiple stories and the one I remember is about a married couple of … Continue reading →
Perfect Wreckage (The Wrecked Series Book 2) by Catherine Cowles Narrated by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell Standalone in a Related Series Perfect Wreckage by Catherine Cowles is the second in a series that takes place in the small town of Anchor Island. The three best friends who live there each get a book, but […]
Photo taken on the boardwalk of Coney Island around July, 1948 by my mother on a family outing from the Bronx. The Dodgers were still in Brooklyn and Steeplechase park was one of the most creative and exciting amusement park rides of its day. Dad was a milk truck driver for Sheffield Farms Dairy one […]
In reply to Grand Exit: 1920: Some merry people in a 1920 Oldsmobile - probably a Model 45-B. This had a box pleated leather interior and the tops of the doors were also leather. There were two independent braking systems - one operated by a foot pedal, and a second hand operated system. Both operated […]
Learning to handle money, budgeting and saving is a skill that should be taught to every child. This skill is becoming increasingly important in a world where it has become normal to expect instant gratification. This approach to life can make it very difficult for anyone to save money, after all, it’s much easier to […]
The precautionary principle is an approach sometimes used by policy makers in situations where there is the possibility of harm from making a decision and conclusive evidence is not yet available. It essentially means better safe than sorry. This is the approach that I use in evaluating the toxicity of products. When I research a […]
Question from B I have not found a fabric i like via any of the natural couch companies. How can I source my own non toxic fabrics? Do you have any suggestions for interior designers who can help me design a non toxic home? I am in MA. thank you. Lisa’s Answer I don’t know […]
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 September 23, 2020 is: crabwise \KRAB-wyze\ adverb 1 : sideways 2 : in a sidling or cautiously indirect manner Examples: "Covered in river scum, hair hanging down his forehead like oily kelp, he found his way to the hold, clambering on hands and knees, inching crabwise over […]
Bearded, semi-retired interview legend David Letterman will return to Netflix next month with a third season of his acclaimed series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. After speaking to the storied likes of Barack Obama, Kanye West, Tina Fey, and Ellen DeGeneres in previous episodes, Letterman will train his gaze…Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Peacemaker, one of the antiheroes rounding out James Gunn’s upcoming The Suicide Squad, is described as “a man who believes in peace at any cost—no matter how many people he has to kill to get it.” How did he get that way, you wonder? Well, good news: HBO Max plans to explore that very question in […]
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Helstrom is one of the last remnants of Marvel TV in the pre-Disney+ era, and it definitely looks like one of the more interesting series to come out of the studio’s various streaming deals—it must have some quality, or else Hulu would’ve scrapped it along with Runaways and the planned Howard The Duck series, among…Read more...
Britt Hayes on News, shared by Britt Hayes to The A.V. Club
The most amazing pumpkin pancakes – so light + fluffy and made with semisweet chocolate chips. PERFECTION. HELLO FALL. It’s been incredibly beautiful here in Chicago with its crisp Fall days. The leaves are changing colors, the sweaters are coming out, and the pumpkin pancakes are legit taking over all of our kitchens. I […]
Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD. Whoa. Just whoa. This has been on my dinner table almost every day this week. It’s creamy. It’s bright. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s seriously got EVERYTHING you need – pasta, vodka, […]
Have you ever wanted something so badly that when you finally got it you didn’t know how to react? Well, it’s happening to me now. For weeks, I’ve been wondering what to write in this post, and here I am now, living my big day and not knowing what to say. 2020 is one of […]
CoronaVirus has locked me at home since mid-March–six months to the day. At first I thought it would be a three to four weeks confinement and accepted the situation with resignation. I prepared myself a uniform for grocery shopping, something easy to wash regularly, and I chose a pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt […]