Anchorage voters will get another chance to vote on an alcohol tax this April. In a meeting Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly opted to put forward a ballot proposition to raise money for dealing with homelessness, public safety, and substance abuse treatment. The measure is similar to one residents voted down last year, but this […]
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...
I participated in numerous winter warfare training exercises and deployments with 10th Special Forces, the one Group that is focused on cold weather and high altitude training because of our area of operations. My first Winter Warfare was an eye opening experience. Forget about an igloo. Takes too long and you probably can’t make it […]
First off, if it had worked, many of the big problems in our Constitution that had to be incorporated to allow slavery wouldn’t exist and our present would be much different. But the bigger question is this: would the one for Independence then have even been passed by the slave-holding colonies? That’s the issue confronting […]
on Writer’s Digest: Let’s get this out of the way first: Literary agents (like acquisitions editors) are human beings. They’re not magical creatures that emerge from and disappear into the void to sell manuscripts. They do love to read great writing and work tirelessly to advocate for their clients. And if they’re ethical, they don’t […]
on Writing Forward: 101 Creative Writing Exercises is a book of exercises that takes writers on a journey through different forms and genres of creative writing. Each exercise teaches a specific concept, and each chapter focuses on a different subject or form: journaling, storytelling, fiction writing, poetry, article writing, and more. All of the exercises are designed […]
Welcome one and all! I see you brought some of your fighters to help you shop around for supplies. Please note that we do not provide the venue. Too many regulations in selling arenas, open areas for explosions, and whatever … Continue reading →
I woke up this morning thinking there was never any time to do the things I wanted to do. Of course it was seven-thirty am and I think I may have actually thrown back the covers closer to eight. That was after I picked up my phone and checked emails, twitter, Facebook, and played a […]
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; […]
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 […]
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. Every year has its character, and that character or ambiance, is defined by its music. Within the ambiance of a year are all its memories and events that we experience, and so […]
"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 date was November 2, 1954, when Frederick A. Meyer took this image looking north on Race St. for the “Philadelphia Evening Bulletin” newspaper. The view includes a tie-up at a construction zone at the intersection of Race St. and 7th St. The light-colored structure on the far left of the photo is the Franklin...
Henry J. Kaiser was a man who did not take the easy path in any of his many business ventures – He thought big and built “Liberty” ships at seven Kaiser shipyards during and after World War II. Earlier the industrialist was the principal contractor of the Hoover Dam and also formed the Kaiser Steel...
********* 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 […]
The book I want to know about is an early-to-mid-90’s R.L. Stine wannabe type book about a boy who suspects that his new friend is a vampire. There’s a bit about pizza and garlic I know. I want to say … Continue reading →
The Guy on the Right: The Underdogs, Book 1 by Kate Stewart Audiobook Narrated by Aaron Landon & Angie Hickman First Standalone in a Related Series. Romantic Comedy. *For a quick review, skip to the Down & Dirty* The Guy on the Right by Kate Stewart is the reason I haven’t done my Best of […]
St. Augustine, Florida, 1906. "Cathedral Place at Charlotte Street, Plaza de la Constitución." The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine at right, with the Ponce de Leon Hotel at the end of the street. 5x7 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
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 […]
Third and Locust in Columbia, Pennsylvania, circa 1910. Photographer unknown. Scanned from a broken 8x10 glass negative (shown cracks restored via Photoshop but otherwise not retouched). The black edges are due to lost emulsion aging. Most buildings shown still exist. The corner building on the right was, for many years, Hinkles Pharmacy, where "Doc Hinkle" […]
In reply to Market Hall: 1906: One of Chucktown's more impressive and truly gorgeous historic buildings, tucked into the northwest corner of the French Quarter. It still looks the same in every detail. The wrought iron is painted verdigris green; the stucco walls are a honey yellow. Only a few blocks to Magnolia's on East […]
Have you ever wondered, “Why do people buy life insurance?” The idea of buying life insurance may sound even more strange if you’re still a young age. No matter how old you are, investing in your future is always a wise idea. Keep reading to learn five reasons why life insurance is important. 1. Some […]
I’ve gotten a lot of comments and questions about my posts on toxins in clothing and where to find non-toxic clothing. It occurred to me that some readers may not be aware that Debra’s List currently profiles over 80 companies that sell all, or predominantly, non-toxic clothing. You can either look through the entire list or […]
Question from Karen I have been looking at the IQ Air Atem personal space air purifier: https://www.iqair.com/us/support/tech-specs/atem-desk Do you have any experience with this? I would like to use it in our car (offgassing new car chemicals) and hotel rooms. Lisa’s Answer I don’t have personal experience with it but I have looked very closely at […]
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 a yummy ginger and lemon balm honey syrup to help fight cold and flu bugs. Herbal syrups are one of the easiest (and tastiest) things you can make for your natural medicine cabinet. Basically, they’re composed of a strong herbal tea, mixed with at least an equal measure of raw honey. (The […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 29, 2020 is: allege \uh-LEJ\ verb 1 : to assert without proof or before proving 2 : to bring forward as a reason or excuse Examples: The lawsuit alleges that the company knew about the faulty switches but sold the product anyway. "While the ACCC does […]
Two skinny legends. One “brunch.” As Trixie Mattel puts it near the end of this 12-minute video, “You don’t know how many gay men would have slit my throat and put this wig on to come here today.”Read more...
Allison Shoemaker on News, shared by Allison Shoemaker to The A.V. Club
The Rhythm Section, a thriller about revenge and geopolitics, wastes no time establishing a tone of po-faced cheese. Armed with a silenced pistol, Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively) creeps up a stairway in Morocco, past a parrot, and up behind an old man in a wheelchair. She appears to be some kind of stylish assassin,…Read more...
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on Film, shared by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky to The A.V. Club
Based on our first look at the show, AMC’s Dispatches From Elsewhere promises to be a trippy but grounded show: Philadelphia residents Peter (Jason Segel), Simone (Eve Lindley), Octavio (André Benjamin), and (Janice) Sally Field take a break from the ordinary to play a game that’s part scavenger hunt, part mystery,…Read more...
Danette Chavez on News, shared by Danette Chavez to The A.V. Club
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on The Conversation. In a series of bloody campaigns from 2014 to 2019, a multinational military coalition drove the Islamic State group, often known as ISIS, out of much of the Iraqi and Syrian territory that the strict militant theocracy had brutally governed. But the Pentagon and the United […]
In June, 2018, when a group of Marines noticed a family was being swept along by a powerful rip current at Atlantic Beach in North Carolina they immediately swam out to save them. Now, more than a year later, those Marines have been recognized for their actions. On Tuesday, Staff Sgt. Leary K. Reichartwarfel, and […]
Classic chicken noodle soup that will leave you feeling so good, so warm, so cozy. Perfect for sick days and cold nights!!! It’s the dead of winter. 33 degrees F all week. Snow and ice piles everywhere. And it’s only January, meaning we basically have about 3-4 months of winter left. And now that I […]
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 […]
Fish Fingers so perfectly golden and crunchy it’s hard to believe they’re BAKED rather than fried! Breaded white fish baked in the oven using a secret method to make them super crispy outside and tender on the inside, with the extra bonus of a mess-free way to coat the fish in breadcrumbs. Clean fingers – yay! Say bye-bye... […]
This is the foolproof way to make the JUICIEST Poached Chicken you will ever make. Guaranteed results, dead easy, cooks itself, this is a cracker of a chicken breast recipe that everyone should know! Use the chicken for any recipe that calls for cooked chicken – sandwiches, salads, pastas, pies, wraps and burritos. Slice it,... […]