By Mark Edwards, EVP - Chief Credit Officer & Bank Economist 2020 was an unprecedented year in just about every economic measure. Wild swings in unemployment resulting from government mandated business closures were then supported by trillions of dollars in assistance programs in an attempt to counteract the negative economic...
The variant, known as B.1.429, was first identified in Alaska in early January and has since been detected nine more times, according to a report released this week by a consortium of scientists assembled by the state to search for new strains.
So far, expert witnesses have described serious problems with the boat’s stability report, which is a rating of how stable the vessel is and how much equipment it can bear. And those issues might extend to many other fishing boats around Alaska.
Today's selection -- from Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Because of racism, arguably the greatest pitcher in baseball wasn't called up to the major leagues until he was 40: "LeRoy 'Satchel' Paige was one of the greatest baseball pitchers ever to step onto a mound. Yet, coming of age in the early twentieth century, […]
Today's encore selection -- from The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century by Robert B. Marks. The mad scramble for Africa, during which Western European powers took over essentially the entire continent in a 30-year period: "For centuries, Europeans found penetration of Africa to […]
Preparing For and Surviving Power Outage Causes: Power outages can occur at any time for a variety of reasons. It’s not just downed power lines. Rolling blackouts during peak usage or high winds are common in many places. The power grid is vulnerable to a computer virus attack. Electricity is vulnerable to electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) […]
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 Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: This March there are more than four dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $60,000 to publication. None charge entry fees. Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions […]
Vincent SchillingIndian Country Today“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” follows the life and career so far of the multi-Grammy-winning musician followed and appreciated by millions all over the world. I was fortunate to review the film before its release date of February 26 on Apple TV+, ...
Sparkles in ink Perhaps ever changing Though we will never see How many have ceased? And we still receive their glow Carving pictures To tell our tales Or using them to guide Helpful to our people Evoking dreams And calm … 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 […]
Brazil, which was once a leader in climate action, is now most often mentioned with worry in discussions about climate change, desertification and deforestation. But there are lights in the darkness. Watch the seemingly miraculous results grounded in the simple acts of planting trees and a desire to improve the lives of both the animal […]
It's hard to believe, but this is the TENTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! I've been doing this for a decade (and I know many of you have too!), and I'm so excited to begin this year's challenge on November 1. There's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November […]
Hello! I survived!I started to entitle this post THE TEXAS WINTER STORM FROM HELL.However, winter from hell is an oxymoron I guess.Here's my winter storm survival story in a part of Texas that has never had a storm like this.From 1am Monday, Feb. 15 to about noon Saturday, Feb. 20, was been sheer hell! Well, […]
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 […]
As a novice dump truck driver just getting my CDL back in 1974, I damn near did the same mistake. Until someone yelled at me while I was raising the bed to stop and open my tailgate! I felt like an idiot.
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 […]
I loved a book as a child (would have been reading it in the early 1990s), an old fashioned one with a hard cover bound in blue linen and fairly thick. I think there might have been a bird cage … Continue reading →
Imperfect Match by Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels | Audiobook Review Narrated by Andi Arndt and Jason Clarke Contemporary Romance/RomCom Standalone I was having such a hard time focusing on books, so I grabbed one by two authors who I know never disappoint. And I was right! Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels brought their A-Game […]
Edward and Gwen Butler, my grandparents, lived in this trailer in Connecticut. It's rather dwarfed by the massive '55 Buick and the 15-foot TV antenna. They had just returned from a trip to England, hence the luggage at the door. Photo by Edward Butler circa 1957 on a 35mm Kodachrome slide, scanned February 2021. View […]
Atlantic City isn't the only place with a Boardwalk, ya know. Out here in California we've had the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk since 1907. Its Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster is a National Historic Landmark. In another kind of history, back in 2008 its late, lamented Fun House was the location in one of my […]
Ready to build your own home gym and need help figuring out how to buy the equipment? Buy Fitness Equipment Now, Pay Later We’ve rounded up the best fitness equipment brands and online stores that offer Buy Now Pay Later financing options that allow you to buy fitness equipment now and make payments over time […]
Travel Makeup Bag Comparison habe ROWNYEON HaloVa Relavel Rownyeon Pro MelodySusie Ac.y.c Mossio B & C Chomeiu Material Nylon OxfordFabric Nylon Oxford Fabric PU... The post Best Travel Makeup Bag first appeared on ThoroughlyReviewed.com.
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 February 26, 2021 is: megillah \muh-GHIL-uh\ noun 1 slang : a long involved story or account 2 slang a : an elaborate, complicated production or sequence of events b : everything involved in what is under consideration : ball of wax Examples: "Well, one fine day last spring, I was laying off […]
On February 10, Charisma Carpenter shared a statement on social media detailing alleged emotional abuse she experienced at the hands of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel showrunner Joss Whedon. Her decision to speak out came after Justice League actor Ray Fisher called out Whedon last year for “gross, abusive,…Read more...
Tatiana Tenreyro on TV Club, shared by Tatiana Tenreyro to The A.V. Club
Note: The writer of this review watched Tom And Jerry on a digital screener from home. Before making the decision to see it—or any other film—in a movie theater, please consider the health risks involved. Here’s an interview on the matter with scientific experts.Read more...
Erik Adams on Film, shared by Erik Adams to The A.V. Club
Twin Peaks Day came and went earlier this week, but the show’s spirit, like an extra-dimensional terror with long grey hair and a jean jacket, never disappears for long. Consider, for instance, the effort that’s gone into The Woodlands Lodge, a tiny, squirrel and bird-friendly version of the red room created in the…Read more...
Reid McCarter on News, shared by Reid McCarter to The A.V. Club
Shadow And Bone, Netflix’s adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s “Grishaverse” novels, has become one of the streaming site’s most anticipated upcoming shows. The series doesn’t come out till April 23, but fans of the novels can now have a sneak peek in the newly released teaser.Read more...
Tatiana Tenreyro on TV Club, shared by Tatiana Tenreyro to The A.V. Club
So easy and so flavorful! Cooked low + slow in the crockpot. Perfect for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! Traditionally made in an underground oven (just saw this on 911 Lone Star), barbacoa meat (usually beef, sheep or goat) is a classic Mexican dish left to cook undisturbed overnight until the meat is very tender. […]
The BEST steamed clams ever! So garlicky and buttery, served with a heavenly cream sauce! I have made this so many times I have officially lost count. It first started as a test recipe for Valentine’s Day, but it has now been a favorite for date night! It’s restaurant-quality clams with the most heavenly white […]
To say this has been a challenging year is a massive understatement. But then how do we describe, much less fathom, a year when half a million Americans have died from Covid 19? Add that millions of people have lost their jobs, foodbanks are running out of food, schools are operating at half-mast… the list […]
I know, I know. Not everyone loves bully romances. But in spite of the evil, un-romantic sound of the genre niche, it’s grown in popularity in the past few years. This niche takes the bad boy hero a step further into the realm of vicious. These days you can find a half a dozen bully […]