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...
Through 16 December HERE. The first two books in my epic series, Duty, Honor, Country are free today. They’re followed, of course, by Country. And later in 2020, the 4th book of the series, Shiloh will be released. The Army-Navy game is tomorrow. Weird that after so many years I’m still conditioned to care. Four […]
My 79th title, Walk on the Wild Side is out today. It’s the third book in the Will Kane, Green Beret series, that starts with New York Minute, which is free today only. I’m already into Hell of a Town, the 4th book. There will also be Area 51: Earth Abides later this year, a […]
Have you left me links to your blogs and books yet? For every link left on my 2019 Christmas Charity appeal blog post, I will donate £1 to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Please help me raise £250 by leaving me your links.Continue reading
Once upon a time, in another century, the self-image of an aspiring writer included locking themselves away in a garret away from people and distractions where the writer could work without distractions. This image was beautifully portrayed in the story, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, when Jo suddenly comes out of her dark room […]
Originally posted on Legends of Windemere: I was asked a few months back to write about the motivations of heroes and villains. This was the be done separately, but I found the topics overlapping. That and I thought it would work better as a comparison. After thinking and comparing various pairings, I find that the…
this is not me but we both always have green eyes usually wear glasses sometimes like to get fancy and never fail to enjoy ice cream — what better time to celebrate national ice cream day than a week before winter begins? — “i doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring […]
I was asked a few months back to write about the motivations of heroes and villains. This was the be done separately, but I found the topics overlapping. That and I thought it would work better as a comparison. After … Continue reading →
Delighted to welcome Mike Biles, author of A Bit About Britain’s History as a guest writer until the end of the year. And up to Christmas, Mike will be sharing the background some of the Christmas traditions we enjoy in … Continue reading →
What do you do when your husband leaves at 4:30 am to hunt? My first thought is it’s too early to get up because it’s still dark outside. That leaves me one of three choices. Close my eyes and sleep for a few more hours. Bake those three loaves of banana bread I […]
What does it mean to be courageous? Is it something seen outwardly, as when someone overcomes an overwhelming physical obstacle, or is it "the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work, a future"? This short video provides an eloquent answer through powerful images that encourage further consideration of […]
Women in Vellore, India, have resurrected the Naganadhi river and the agriculture of the area that were almost lost to drought. In 2014, the women took matters into their own hands and worked with engineers and hydrologists to build 600 recharge wells by hand: digging wells, making cement rings, placing the rings and stones, and […]
HOORAY! The NINTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge is about to begin on November 1! Though I keep a daily gratitude journal, there's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November each year. Having a specific topic to focus on each day really makes me pay even more attention to […]
Those who write song lyrics are experts in using few words to express profound thoughts that touch the emotions.Music is always a big part of my life, and that's especially true at Christmas. So here's my Top 10 list, in no particular order, of favorite holiday songs. Click the song, and you can listen on […]
What's New With Me?I have a new Christmas short story, and I think the cover is sassy, sexy, and holiday cute.Do you think it will catch the readers' eyes? Stuck on the Naughty List is only 99cents. Here's a little blurb.A year ago, Cassie left Ben, the man she loved, so he could have the […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.Another great line up of awesome music to capture the spirit of the day, through a variety of Rock genres including Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock and Alternative rock; featuring new music […]
"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 […]
This Friday’s lead image contains a relatively rare car even when it was new. The front fender badge has been photoshopped off of the vehicle to make identifying it a bit more of a challenge. This particular body style was offered by the automaker with this roofline to give NASCAR teams of the time an...
Today’s lead image was taken on July 17, 1940, in Fort Worth, Texas, looking north on Houston St. to document double parking which at the time was a newly added traffic violation on the City streets. The second photo (below) was shot on September 25, 1940, on Main St. looking towards the Tarrant County Court...
********* 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 […]
In the first half of 2002, I got most of the way through a self-contained YA mystery series. I think there were ten books in total, each about 100-120 pages, probably published recently. I was attending a Canadian high school … Continue reading →
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Beauty and the Badge (Charlotte’s Cove Book 1) by Ella Fox Standalone. First in a Related Series. Sexy Small Town Romance. Ella Fox was gracious enough to provide our entire book club with copies of Beauty and the Badge for our first meet-up. It was just the kind of thing we were looking for for […]
That's what I like to imagine my future-brother-in-law was telling me as the showdown is about to come in our poker hand here in the living room of our home in Larkspur, California. The "shut up" part was, of course, something I was familiar with hearing often enough from others in non-wagering situations. At my […]
Southern Utah, and my father with our 1971 Toyota Corona. He taught me how to drive stick shift in this car, and several years later, I bought it and drove it for a few more years. Our cabin would be built near this lake. Good memories.
In reply to The Belles of Ambridge: 1941: A timely reference to my favorite poet, Emily Dickinson, in her birthday week. I was privileged to pay my respects at the grave of the Belle of Amherst in early November. I hope that at least one or two of these lovely girls from Ambridge, Pennsylvania, read […]
In reply to The Belles of Ambridge: 1941: Ambridge is known for more than the company for which it is named. Ambridge was the site of Old Economy Village, one of the homes of the Harmony Society, among the most successful religious communal groups of the nineteenth century. There, the Harmony Society awaited the second […]
With the holiday season approaching, it’s time to start looking into gifts for your loved ones. For those shopping for classy men in their lives, it can be difficult to figure out what gifts to get with the many options that are available. To get an idea of some classic gifts you can get for […]
This past summer I wrote a post about PFAS chemicals in farm produce. The source of the chemicals was from ground water that had been contaminated from firefighter foam used primarily on military bases. At the time, the contaminated ground water seemed relatively contained to areas in close proximity to military bases. Now, EWG has […]
I know many of you reading this have enjoyed my holiday cookies recipes in the past in my food blogs. This year I don’t have a food blog, but I will be launching a new food blog in January. It’s called Wholefood Cuisine, and all the recipes will be made with whole foods, like this […]
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 December 14, 2019 is: impugn \im-PYOON\ verb : to assail by words or arguments : oppose or attack as false or lacking integrity Examples: The defense attorneys did their best to impugn the credibility of the prosecution's key witnesses. "Terrible people hire good attorneys every day. Gripe […]
The return of Eddie Murphy, movie star, to the public sphere—courtesy of his Netflix awards contender Dolemite Is My Name—has also brought with it the resurrection of an even more potent cultural force: Eddie Murphy, interview subject. Murphy doesn’t do a ton of press, typically, presumably because he knows we couldn’t…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
When last we checked in on the fate of everyone’s favorite teenage fighting team (who aren’t titans or turtles), things weren’t exactly going so hot: The 2017 Power Rangers movie moved mountains at neither the box office or in the hearts of critics, with the overwhelming question at the time being, essentially “Yeah, …Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
The Mandalorian has positioned itself as a Star Wars series that’s unconcerned with the moral messaging of Dark Side and Light Side, a gritty, dingy tale set on the outskirts of the galaxy where no one’s ever even heard of the Force, let alone takes sides. But this week was the first episode that really […]
Katie Rife on TV Club, shared by Katie Rife to The A.V. Club
Suggesting that multi-millionaires really are just like the rest of us—in so far as their inability to let go of petty bullshit that they perceive as “disrespecting” them goes, at least—Disney CEO Bob Iger is apparently still feeling a little sore about this whole Martin Scorsese Marvel movie thing. You’d think that …Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
The Navy relieved a decorated explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officer on Thursday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy announced on Friday. Cmdr. Sean Shigeru Kido, who headed the Imperial Beach, California-based EOD Mobile Unit 11, was not relieved due to any specific instance of misconduct, EOD Group One […]
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who led a Marine task force to Afghanistan shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, said the Washington Post's recent reporting about the U.S. government's pattern of lies about the war over the last two decades is not "revelatory."Mattis, who was interviewed by the Washington Post's David Ignatius on Friday, […]
Noodles, tender chicken, broccoli, bell pepper and mushrooms with the best and easiest stir fry sauce ever. 30 min. Start to finish. So is it too early to be doing New Year, New You? Because after all the holiday stuffing and pies, I need all the veggies I can get. And this recipe is the […]
Cheeseburger macaroni? YES, PLEASE! Hamburger meat, pasta and an epic cheese sauce. All made in ONE POT. Too easy! It’s been a bit hectic here. With the move, the traveling, the wedding planning, and the holidays, we’ve been constantly on the go-go-go. But even with our super busy schedules, I can still whip up this […]
Herb Baked Chicken with Gravy is what you make when you need to feed a crowd! It tastes and looks like your favourite roast chicken – except it’s far easier to make. Easy to make loads, reheats JUICY and comes with an incredible fuss-free gravy for chicken. This recipe will be your lifesaver for upcoming holiday... […]
This is a speedy, easy Christmas Cake that requires no overnight fruit soaking. It’s a fruit cake that’s incredibly easy to make, with a rich, velvety texture that’s full flavoured and so moist it can be eaten plain. But no one turns away a slosh of custard! Terrific made on the day, keeps for ages,... […]