Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his budget plan in December. It included paying out a full Permanent Fund dividend, but also left a $1.5 billion deficit on the table for legislators to grapple with. The governor says he wants Alaskans to vote on new revenue ideas or even what else to cut. Is that feasible? Lori […]
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...
There’s considerable disinformation and confusion about the extent of the virus. Some of it is deliberate propaganda. Some of it is exaggeration. Nevertheless, the virus is spreading and the infected and death toll is rising. I just checked on Amazon and face masks are sold out. Take a look in your local pharmacy at the […]
The Novel Writers Toolkit is on sale for only .99 for the next few days. “A book to inspire, instruct and challenge the writer in everyone.” #1 NY Times Bestseller Susan Wiggs “Whatever Bob Mayer has to tell us about writing is something we should know. His Toolkit proves an invaluable resource for beginning and […]
Is the Orb of Durag the key to Clyde and the Dawn Fangs destruction? As Dawn Fang vampires are found dead across Windemere, their infamous leader will remember what it is to be afraid. With the truce between Nyte and Nytefall nearing its end, an old enemy has emerged to rekindle the vampires’ most ancient […]
on The Creative Penn: Whether you write fantasy with sword fights, historical fiction, domestic noir, or thrillers, chances are you will construct a fight scene at some point in your author career. In today’s interview, martial artist Aiki Flinthart gives some ideas for writing fight scenes with female characters, whether they are trained fighters or […]
The actions of Leo Kandrel in War of Nytefall: Eradication pose a big threat to Clyde and his people. They are being hunted and can be returned to their old-vampire or mortal state, which makes them easy prey. People are starting to … Continue reading →
This week I have chosen a song from ‘South Pacific’ which is a musical that I watched for the first time through the a slightly ajar lounge door when I was ten years old. Yes there is a story behind … 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 […]
Perfection is a prison. We are living in a time where we are constantly pressured with messages of what we should look like, what we should be, what is ideal vs. what is unwanted, what is perfect. All these messages tell us that we are not enough and will never be enough. But it's all […]
Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. In this TedMed Talk, learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover how being curious might help you beat your next urge to […]
Much as I hate to admit it, I've never really been a try-er. If something comes easily to me or I only have to put in a moderate, not-totally-unenjoyable work, I'll do it. When I encounter anything I'm not immediately decent at doing (or something that is out of my control in some way, I […]
Today I have a free online app that makes attractive "Quote" Signs.A Quote Sign is what I call text on a colorful background that can be saved as a JPG image.You can make a Quote Sign from a sentence in a book, a promotion tagline, a web address, a quotation, your book title, or any […]
Last week, I blogged about the Alexa Skill, Get Me Up, which I'd added to my Alexa devices.Review: Get Me Up 4 Stars posted on the skill's webpage.I was surprised but this did get me up and get me moving.My suggestion would be for her voice to get louder every time she tells me to […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.Eleven great tunes to take you away from an insane world that has truly gone over the edge… I mean, how many spears of greed, oppression, racism, political insanity, fake news, war, censorship […]
"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 […]
Today’s feature is a video of a shortened and edited version of a silent film with sound dubbed in made in Ottawa, Canada, in December of 1942 after a crippling ice storm. The freezing rain storm literally stopped streetcar traffic “in their tracks” after ice build-up on the rails made it impossible for the cars...
Illi’s Auto Service began operations in 1946 and still is in business today in the same building located at 401 West Huron St. in Ann Arbor, MI. This set of images was taken for use in an advertisement placed in the Ann Arbor News on December 28, 1959, and may have been used to show...
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We are looking for a book that we had when we were children. We think it might have been published in Australia, as it was a gift from family there, and must have been published before 2004. We can’t remember … Continue reading →
Sex and Other Shiny Objects by Lauren Blakely Narrated by Andi Arndt and Jason Clarke with Special Guests Second Standalone in a Related Series Lauren Blakely never fails me. I listened to Sex and Other Shiny Objects twice. Once in the beginning of January and again so it would be fresh as I write this […]
This photo was taken by my close friend and fellow transit historian, Kenneth L. Douglas (1929-2017), who was born and raised in Huntington Park, Los Angeles. Ken gave me this 35mm slide about 1959, at the time I first became acquainted with him while we were both residents of Philadelphia. The photo looks north at […]
Times can be tough. While the stock market has been up recently, threats of a lack of stability have been evident. Despite increases for stockholders, the average American is still living paycheck to paycheck. Tough financial times might have you looking around for other sources of income. You might even consider selling gold. If you've been […]
Question from Dee Hi there I am really at a loss. My baby is 10 months old and a couple of months ago for some reason I was looking at plastic and toxins and it’s heightened my anxiety. I am very scared about everything my baby has been exposed to and scared about his future. I […]
Question from Ruth I have MCS. Would like to find a ‘safe’ oven liner. What is available from Amazon is a non-Teflon material which I don’t think would be good even though the company says it doesn’t have a smell. What do you recommend? Might a silicone kitchen mat be a possibility if it tolerates temps […]
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 […]
Learn how to make your own DIY melt and pour soap base using all natural ingredients. Homemade soap base is perfect for creating shaped embeds for your cold process soap recipes, or if your kids want to make their own soap projects but aren’t old enough to handle lye. It’s also just fun to do […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 24, 2020 is: acumen \AK-yoo-mun\ noun : keenness and depth of perception, discernment, or discrimination especially in practical matters Examples: The author's detective possesses a superior acumen that enables her to solve the most bizarre and puzzling of mysteries. "Much of Pei's business acumen was shaped […]
Which will America get sick of first: Chris Evans playing against type as a bad guy or Jon Hamm playing against type as a goofy dope? Hopefully it’s not the former, because The Hollywood Reporter says that Evans is in talks to join Greg Berlanti’s remake of Little Shop Of Horrors as sadistic dentist Orin […]
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Jimmy McGill is now Saul Goodman—not just in the name of his legal practice, but every minute of every day. And he’s never seemed happier. That’s disconcerting for those of us who have rooted for him to throw off the distrust of Chuck and Howard and everyone else who never believed in him, who wanted […]
Donna Bowman on TV Club, shared by Donna Bowman to The A.V. Club
From its mid-season stretch of conniving, plotting, and despair, The New Pope has risen from the dead. For most of the episode, we follow a reawakened Lenny Belardo as he emerges from his year-long coma, readjusts to the world, and has some chill hang sessions with the doctor who had been treating him. It is…Read […]
Eric Thurm on TV Club, shared by Eric Thurm to The A.V. Club
Well, Kyle MacLachlan is doing something cute on the internet again, which can only mean one thing: It’s February 24, a.k.a. Twin Peaks day, a.k.a. the date when MacLachlan’s Dale Cooper first arrives in the eponymous spooky town in the TV show Twin Peaks. In 2018, when Twin Peaks fever was at peak levels due […]
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
A man who was “acting suspiciously” at the Pentagon on Monday was arrested after trying to run from police, according to Pentagon spokeswoman Sue Gough. A Pentagon police officer first approached the man around 10:45 a.m. in the building’s northern parking lot, Gough said in a brief statement. She ...
A paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division was killed in a motorcycle crash on Sunday in Fayetteville, North Carolina, officials announced on Monday. Pfc. Joseph Del Hierro, 26, joined the Army in September 2018 and arrived at Fort Bragg last March, an 82nd Airborne Division news release says. ...
Easy, make-ahead chicken gyros! You can marinate the chicken ahead of time and whip up your homemade tzatziki too! So fast, so good! Make-ahead gyros! Is there anything better? The tzatziki sauce can be made well ahead of time, just marinating in the fridge and getting better and better as it sits. And the chicken […]
Everyone’s favorite butter chicken made into the most tender, most amazing meatballs! So saucy, so good. Serve with rice + naan! Is it weird that I prefer this than the more traditional butter chicken? I mean, it’s meatballs. It’s basically not even a competition. Meatballs trump all. Meatballs made with ground chicken, Panko, egg, cilantro […]
Don’t you hate it when the filling of your Chicken Burrito falls out and you end up with a chaotic mess on your hands? This one won’t! Juicy, cheesy, flavour loaded chicken burrito filling keeps everything together as you munch your way through. Eat some now, freeze some for later – you can even reheat... […]
This is a simple but magical beef steak marinade that adds juiciness and flavour into steaks, transforming good value steaks from just ok to “wow!”. It injects extra flavour without overpowering the natural flavour of beef, and makes the meat tender. Use this beef marinade when you aren’t splurging on prime-grade steaks. It works great on any cut... […]