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...
This is the premise of Stuff Doesn’t Just Happen: The Gift of Failure. Two books, each one focusing on seven great disasters of the past. Have we learned from them? What can we learn? Every disaster usually involved seven things happen. Six cascade events and then the seventh, the disaster. At least one of the […]
For unknown and unpublished writers, a lot rides on your story opening because it’s the first impression you make. If it’s a lackluster impression, an agent or editor will rarely wait to see if things improve. Rather, they’ll just move on to the next submission in the hopes that it’s good from page one. Here […]
Scanning electron microscope image of one of the clumps of presolar grains, or stardust. Image via Janaína N. Ávila/EurekAlert! Ancient stardust in meteorite is older than Earth Grains of stardust – particles left behind by star explosions – in an Australian meteorite are now the oldest known material on Earth. A new study […]
(Previously on Immortal Wars.) Disclaimer: Immortal Wars was the book I came up with and wrote in high school. I hadn’t even hit college by the time I wrote the first two books. That means I hadn’t developed my style … Continue reading →
Welcome to the second edition of the Cafe and Bookstore updates this week where I share recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first author with a recent review is Harmony Kent for her non-fiction guide Polish Your Prose. … Continue reading →
I’ve often heard that whatever you do on New Years Day you will be doing for the rest of the year. If that’s the case I’m going to be worthless! Except for the fact that I did cook – and cooking is not what I want to be doing all year. Of course we had […]
In 1999 Liz Mitten Ryan, award-winning artist, mother of six and founder of a successful fine art publishing company in Vancouver, moved with her architect husband, and a herd of eleven horses, to Gateway 2 Ranch -- a 320-acre slice of paradise nestled in the grasslands of British Columbia. For several months their home was […]
Serotiny refers to the process of seeds using the destructive power of fire to trigger the germination of new growth. On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the organization Lead to Life gathered in Atlanta to honor the life of gun victims by putting weapons of killing through fire to forge shovels; […]
As winter arrives, I'm taken back in my mind to last year... Last winter, I was really down and out at the start of 2019. I spent so much time in bed, engaging in unhealthy coping methods, and generally just feeling rotten about myself and my life. While I don't know for sure if this […]
Welcome to Part 2 of 2 of Month by Month Blog Post Ideas.Did you miss Part 1 of these Blog Tip? If so, just click here.As I said in Part 1, you should always have a list of resources that can nudge your imagination.Your resources should be topics you can go to time and again […]
This morning when I was working out, I had YouTube on. I watched 10 Hidden Amazon Prime Benefits by NextTimeTech.Absolutely watch his video. He lists the direct links for each of the 10 benefits he discusses.I'm going to share 4 benefits that I haven't been using that I plan to adopt immediately. I'll admit up […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.A new decade begins as Jan 2020 unfolds to reveal the next chapter of music…part of which, will be heard here today through new songs by Glass Eye, The Room in the Wood, […]
"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 […]
The time was June of 1950, and this image contains a view of the old Westwood Circle on the North Side of Richmond, VA. The rotary was at the intersection of North Boulevard, Hermitage Road and Westwood Avenue. It was in place until 1961 when the circle was removed, and a conventional intersection with signal...
This Oklahoma newspaper photograph contains retired Texas Ranger Ben Preston of Dodge City, Kansas, with his custom roadster he “put together piece by piece to suit his own taste.” The September 11, 1938 press release with the image also states, “he never did like the way standard automobiles were built,” and this was his idea...
********* 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 […]
Hello Everybody, I will be attending a conference for work in Baltimore over the course of next week, so I will not be replying to any e-mails or making posts/posting comments on this page until January 28th. Please have patience … Continue reading →
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren Narrated by Erin Mallon Standalone Contemporary Romance NOTE: The blurb for this book has spoilers! Christina Lauren is an auto-buy author duo for me. I love their romantic comedies, and I was so excited for this. I listened in October/November, but it was while my life was […]
The place: Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco, with St. Mary's Cathedral at far left. The year: 1921. The subject: Three Easterners who've motored west in a battered Cadillac touring car. 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, originally from the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.
Washington, D.C., circa 1904. "H.D. Watts." Maryland Agricultural College alum (and Cadet Major, as well as tennis champion, football captain, calculus whiz, etc.) Harry Dorsey Watts, last seen here. 5x7 glass negative from the C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.
The president's daughter with friend Annette Wright aboard the SS America, on the way to Europe. I was fortunate enough to know Ms. Annette Davis Frank, through a family friendship with her daughter. I found this photo in a portfolio that was given to me by her family after she passed away in 2014. She […]
In reply to Rochester to L.A.: 1921: I guess they didn't do much driving at night. Or maybe there's a really good reason I can't come up with that kept them from strapping that spare onto the back. [The spares are on the side. In back is the trunk. -Dave]
Keeping your home clean and tidy doesn’t need to be a time-consuming task. In fact, with the right tips and tricks, you can spring clean your home in no time. If you want to keep your home glistening without any hassle, take a look at these top tips now… Clean your equipment It may sound […]
I’m in the market for a non-toxic footstool for my husband. He has a chair that he uses in a quiet corner of our house and would like to be able to put his feet up. Since it’s not in a main room of our house, I’m not looking for investment-quality furniture but I would […]
Question from Melissa I’m having trouble finding PVC-free adhesive cord covers to cover my long ethernet cables in the house. Optimally they are like these ones, but PVC-free: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFP5SJ8/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=AIVUHJ2NABNJF&psc=1 Lisa’s Answer All of the plastic covers that I found were PVC. Would you consider a fabric cover? It would be safer to avoid the […]
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 […]
These yummy herbal candy drops are made with lemon and honey to help soothe sore throats and coughs. A common home remedy for soothing sore throats is lemon juice mixed with honey; however, that isn’t always easy to swallow, especially if you’re a kid. That’s where these tasty little sore throat candy drops come in. […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 24, 2020 is: euphoria \yoo-FOR-ee-uh\ noun : a feeling of well-being or elation Examples: "In February 2014, Xenia gave birth to their daughter, Ella. Ben still recalls the euphoria of watching the nurse place their newborn on Xenia's chest. He still can't quite believe the song […]
More of a two-hour ceremony than a movie, The Last Full Measure recounts strenuous real-life efforts to secure a very belated, posthumous Medal Of Honor for William H. Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who was killed in Vietnam while saving fellow soldiers’ lives. It’s a full-throated, misty-eyed celebration of…Read more...
Mike D'Angelo on Film, shared by Mike D'Angelo to The A.V. Club
The paradox of Saturday Night Live, for anyone who’s ever looked very far into the show’s behind-the-scenes culture, is that it’s apparently one of the most miserable places on the planet to work, despite being filled with some of its most funny and comedically talented folks. The show’s breakneck scheduling, the…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
MIAMI/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release details of his long-delayed peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz visit the White House next week.The political aspects of the peace initiative have been closely guarded. Only the economic proposals […]
The Pentagon moved a total of $35 trillion among its various budget accounts in 2019, Tony Capaccio of Bloomberg first reported.That does not mean that the Defense Department spent, lost, or could not account for $35 trillion, said Bryan Clark, a senior fellow with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments think tank in Washington, […]
BEST NACHOS EVER! Loaded with the easiest, most tender carne asada, sharp cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeno + drizzle of queso! Guys. Prepare to have your MIND BLOWN to the best nachos of 2020. CARNE ASADA NACHOS WITH A DRIZZLE OF QUESO. Yes and yes, inspired by these Mexican street tacos using the quickest […]
Golden brown, super juicy, tender chicken thigh recipe, smothered in a garlicky, mushroom butter sauce. 30 min. So quick, so so good! Chicken thighs. Cremini mushrooms. Tons of garlic. All the butter. And fresh thyme. The five key ingredients to a dinner I had every day this entire week. No, wait, I had pizza on Friday […]
Thai Lettuce Wraps is one of those meals that will make you forget you’re eating healthy! A traditional Thai dish called Larb Gai, they’re quick to make and full of fresh flavours from herbs and lime, plus a nice hit of chilli. Use chicken mince or pork mince, bundle it up in lettuce or serve it... […]
There is no cake more Australian than Lamingtons! A moist butter sponge dipped in chocolate then coated with coconut, this is The Cake sold at every suburban bakery and weekend fundraisers. You’ll get coconut everywhere making them and eating them. But that’s all part of the Aussie experience. It’s how we do it Down Under!🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺 Lamingtons –... […]