May 22, 2020 No. 20-17 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s job count was down 13.1 percent in April from the same month last year, a loss of 42,200 jobs. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 12.9 percent, up from 5.2 percent in March. The comparable U.S rate rose from...
Alaska's top doctor says bars have been linked to several coronavirus outbreaks. And, the Sealaska Heritage Institute hopes to further the discussion on Indigenous copyright. Plus, what not to do if you come across an entangled whale.
As the pandemic hit Alaska this spring, it forced the closure of nonessential businesses in Anchorage, and Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says mandating mask-wearing now -- as cases spike in the city -- is a way to avoid another shutdown.
Today's selection from -- Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall. As of November 2014, there are 5,253 known comets. The word "comet" comes from a Greek word that translates as "wearing long hair." Some are believed to contain components of DNA and RNA: "Comets originate well beyond Jupiter in the outer regions of […]
Today's selection -- from The Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman. The songs of birds, and the purposes of those songs, are seemingly infinite. Some birds start to learn songs while still in the egg: "Bird songs and calls range from the odd comical cluck and rattle of the willow ptarmigan and the soft piping voice […]
There’s no other way to title our current reality. Science doesn’t care what your political beliefs are. Nor your religious beliefs. It doesn’t care what propaganda you listen to and believe in. COVID-19 is a virus. I am utterly baffled about what people thought was going to happen when we “opened up” given we had […]
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 Helping Writers become Authors: Sooner or later, most authors find the constraints of POV frustrating. It can be difficult to observe the strictures of a tight POV while still showing readers all of a scene’s necessary information. Seemingly, one of the easiest ways around this problem is to simply add a new POV from […]
“that beautiful season the summer! filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.” – henry wadsworth longfellow — image credit: the firefly dance, pinterest
As a follow on from the recent series on the Weekly Grocery Shopping List of foods that contain the nutrients the body needs that contain the nutrients the body needs I am going to repeat my series from 2017 on … Continue reading →
I’ve been thinking about hair lately. Supposedly, it’s our crowning glory. Whether your hair is long or short, thick or thin, straight or curly, sleek or frizzy, or balding on top, we all have or had it at one time, or still do. I think of this song as I write this. It tells it […]
In 1964, William "Lynn" Weaver, joined 13 other black students in the integration of an all white high school in Tennessee. From the first day he was told he did not belong and he started to believe it until Mr. Hill, his former seventh grade science teacher, started tutoring him outside of school. Some of […]
Throughout the years of working on Positively Present, I've discovered that one of the most essential aspects of living a positive and present life is this: keeping an open mind. This sounds much easier than it is, so I created a digital workbook to explore what I believe are the necessary steps needed to truly […]
"July is hot afternoons and sultry nights and mornings when its joy just to be alive."July is a picnic and a red canoe and a sunburned neck and a softball game and ice tinkling in a tall glass."July is a blind date with summer." —Hal BorlandTakeaway TruthHave a wonderful July!
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 […]
Duke University located in Durham, NC hosts the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History collection which focuses on 20th Century history of marketing. Part of the collection contains images of automotive billboards and advertisements, and for today’s feature we have included a selection of seven billboards. The lead image was taken on June...
For something slightly different from our usual fare today, we feature this press photo of a Reliant “Regal” three-wheeler built in the UK. This new model was introduced to the public on November 11, 1952, the date this photo was taken at the Earl’s Court Exhibit Centre Cycle and Motorcycle show. From the information, we...
Stock footage might not sound too sexy or fun, but hear me out, because 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 […]
Looking for title and author for newish book, British, contemporary suspense… Plot highlights: main character is a disturbed divorced woman obsessed with her imaginary child (male). She joins other mothers as they bring or pickup children at the beginning and … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Updated almost daily Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? Welcome to July! I think I am starting to get my reading mojo back! Yay! I have been reading a little more paranormal lately, it helps me escape from reality a little more. I […]
I took this scene of Main Street in Johnstown, PA on the afternoon of September 6, 1959. The event was a part of the 1959 annual convention of the National Railway Historical Society that included a tour of the city's remaining five streetcar lines. All were slated for conversion to trolley bus the following June. […]
I submit this photo for the 60th Anniversary of the end of an American institution, the small city streetcar. Shorpy followers will have undoubtedly noticed that a great many of the early 20th Century streetscape photos show the ubiquitous streetcar which in those days was people's primary means of transportation. The occasion here was the […]
In reply to Luggage Lugged: 1936: The 1930s was the last decade where old fashioned trunks were still widely used for luggage. They were already going out of style and by the end of the oncoming war, they would be as anachronistic as an ocean liner today.
When saving money does not come naturally, stashing away a little for a rainy day can feel like self-deprivation to the highest degree. But it is important to find a way to get past that attitude so you can achieve your financial and personal goals. There are ways to trick yourself into saving more or […]
Silicones are made from silicon, a naturally-occurring element that is abundant in sand. However, in order to make silicon available for industrial processes, it’s heated to very high temperatures and reacted with fossil-fuel derived hydrocarbons.1 This may explain why some people who are sensitive to petrochemicals may react to silicones. In order to make […]
Polyethylene is the most widely produced commodity plastic and it is primarily used for packaging. Some common forms of polyethylene are: Low-density polyethylene LDPE is a flexible material that is used in food storage bags, trash and grocery bags, toys, and housewares. The plastic recycling code of LDPE is #4.1 High-density polyethylene HDPE has high strength […]
The African winds are blowing Sahara desert dust across the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of the United States. Some see this as a terrible nuisance. Some see it as a health risk (which it definitely can be). Others–like me–see this as a garden gift from the heavens. Or universe. Why? Because the dust blowing […]
A new study has discovered that bumblebees actually bite plants to induce flowering so they can get to the business of pollinating. “In a sense, the bees are signaling, Hey, we need food. Please speed up your flowering, and we’ll pollinate you.” It’s an incredible discovery. Bees can actually force plants to flower up to […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 2, 2020 is: obtain \ub-TAYN\ verb 1 : to gain or attain usually by planned action or effort 2 : to be generally recognized or established : prevail Examples: The experiment was designed to obtain more accurate data about weather patterns. "By time of competition, [NHL […]
Although he’s been occasionally pilloried for his public disinterest in certain big-name Hollywood blockbusters of late—back in the salad days of late 2019, when any of us were even physically capable of giving a shit about such movie-making minutiae—Martin Scorsese has always been a tireless cinephile, and an…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott’s pursuit of greatness in the field of good rock ’n’ roll uh music continues apace today, with the podcasting duo launching a new series: R U Talkin’ RHCP RE: Me?, centered—as if that title didn’t make it abundantly clear—on the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The series is […]
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
Things were already starting to look dark at the end of last week’s episode, with half of the team captured and the other half exposed, but this is where things really got ugly. Between Daisy’s literal torture and Mack’s psychological version of the same—not to mention that gut-punch ending which saw Coulson, Mack,…Read more...
Alex McLevy on TV Club, shared by Alex McLevy to The A.V. Club
FOOL-PROOF and only 4-ingredients! So hearty and rustic with the most amazing crust + fluffy, soft, chewy inside. Seriously, SO GOOD. Guys, please say hello to my COVID baby. Yes, that’s exactly right. My bread baby. My bread baby I made every single week starting in March. My first loaf was…well, it wasn’t the prettiest […]
Everyone’s favorite Swedish meatballs with pasta noodles tossed right into that cream sauce goodness. So heavenly, so good. Is there anything better than Swedish meatballs? The answer to that is yes. And that is Swedish meatballs with perfectly cooked elbow macaroni stirred into that heavenly cream sauce gravy. I know. It’s mind-blowingly-fantastic. Now if elbow […]
As we jump from June to July during the most bizarre summer ever due to Covid19, I had a very good week. After four months of quarantine, I drove to NY state for a visit with my son and daughter in law. Although I stayed overnight and we maintained some social distancing, I returned home […]
Have you ever had a dream that seemed prophetic? I mean you dream something happens and it does? That’s the way I feel these days with the Corona-virus pandemic. It all started in 2015, when I got the idea for a series of books. At the time, I was following the news about women who’d […]
Air Force 1st Lt. David Schmitz has been identified as the 77th Fighter Squadron pilot who was killed in an F-16CM crash on Tuesday during a training mission near Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
Picture of the day Cusheon Lake is the third largest lake of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. This picture was taken from a pier on a public beach by Cusheon Lake Road in the early morning, about 2 hours after the sunrise