The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) hosted its annual 3-Year Outlook presentation on Wednesday. Like many things these days, it was held virtually with attendees able to listen via Zoom. The video will be available in coming weeks for those who weren’t able to listen live. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz opened...
Today's selection -- from The Great Influenza by John M. Barry. In 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson was in Paris singlehandedly masterminding the direction of post-war treaty negotiations toward the new ideals he had established, he fell ill. That illness may very well have been the Spanish Flu, which had as a side effect an unexpected […]
Today's selection -- from History by Hollywood by Robert Toplin. Norma Rae was an award-winning 1979 film that cemented Sally Field's stardom. It was based on the union-organizing efforts of Crystal Lee Sutton. But when Sutton persisted in efforts to assert editorial control, the screenwriters were forced to create a more generic character and proceed without […]
During my recuperation I watched a cheerful movie, Threads, It’s from 1984 and it might seem outdated, but it actually is one of the best chronicles of what could happen if we continue on the path we are on. While this revolved around a nuclear war, climate change could also make this a reality over […]
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 The Self Publisher: Publishing your own book is a lot like juggling—and not those harmless little balls either. It’s more like juggling a couple of balls, a chainsaw, a set of Ginsu knives, and a litter of kittens. There are so many things to remember, and they’re all vital to getting your book into […]
after spending the night at daughter #3s’ house i woke up early at my usual farmer time everyone else still fast asleep hunted and gathered food items from their kitchen soon realizing i had put together a ‘c’ themed breakfast that was quite satisfying – coffee with cream, chocolate cookies, cheetos cheese things, computer i […]
(I’m in a poetic mood for this week. Next week might start promoting War of Nytefall: Ravenous, so I’ll be rather whimsical for a bit. Enjoy. I think. Shedding some heavy emotions here too.) Time has passed And the unseen wound … Continue reading →
The music festivals such as Glastonbury will not be laid on this year with thousands of fans putting their glamping (and less than glam) weekends on hold until next year. Whilst not the same as sitting in the rain and … 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 […]
'Breaking Reins' is a 13-minute gem of a film-- cut with precision, and sparkling with the truth of human experience. Epic themes fold into it compactly: Love and loss, grief's stranglehold, Nature's alchemy, and the resurrection of unbridled hope. Directed by a 14-year-old, shot over less than 2 days, and starring a first-time actor who […]
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 […]
I've started reading the stories in Last Chance Beach: Summer's End.I'm reading and reviewing one story at a time.Thursday I reviewed Something New by Liz Flaherty. Today, I'm reviewing I Do...Again by Nancy Fraser.At a high school reunion; old flames meet again. Can they re-ignite what they once had and take a last chance on love?Ah, the […]
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 […]
A little over a month ago, we posted: Late-1960s: Gritty Gasoline Alley Image Camden, New Jersey. Today we are back in Camden, with three other images we found recently documenting rush hour traffic on Camden Boulevard in the City. We now know that the photos were taken in either late 1968 or early in 1969...
This impressive Gulf Oil Company service station located in an unknown area of Philadelphia, PA, was designed in the manner of the then-popular Streamline Moderne architecture. This form of building construction was fashionable from the mid-1930s to the ’50s, both here in the US and around the world. The “Good Gulf Nonox” neon sign out...
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’m looking for a children’s book I had in the 60’s. May have been published earlier. Black and white very detailed illustrations. It is about a boy who leaves home and builds a fanciful house in a meadow. Soon other … Continue reading →
MEET THE CHARACTERS OF A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR by #1 NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAUREN BLAKELY We are so excited to bring you a special sneak peek this week of the characters from Lauren Blakely’s A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR!! I am in the middle of listening to an ARC of Lauren Blakely’s […]
After suffering a bloody shin incident, there was still a smile ready for the camera. My aunt Margaret and father Don were frequent visitors to Avila Beach when growing up in San Luis Obispo, CA. 1933. View full size.
In reply to The Old Paxton Place: 1938: It seems strange to me, twelve years after state highway engineers came to some sort of consensus about nationwide standardized signage, that we had signs that were so illegible. We have a US route shield with four route numbers instead of one, and the word "alternate". We […]
In most instances, a FICO credit score of 670 to 799 is considered a good one. Scores 800 to 850 are in the “excellent” range. Remember, your credit score follows you throughout your lifetime. So, it’s important to take good care of it. FICO is the most common credit score model. It was put into […]
Question from Echo II have vinyl peel and stick flooring in three rooms in my house. They are about 3-4 years old. I want to remove or cover them all as I have small children. Do I need to remove it completely and then cover it? If I cover it with ceramic tile or organic […]
Question from Rita I have asthma and mild copd & shopping forr a 10×10 ktchen floor, probably LVP . Gotnew bedroom carpet 2 years ago and jwas told no formaldehyde & it’s been fine. Saw not that deep water cleaning which Im scheduling very soon is the best. The luxury vinyl ;planks are afordable. I […]
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 […]
In Florida, summer is the time I plant buttercup squash in the garden. It’s a fall favorite around my house, and is pretty easy to grow. Unless you don’t provide enough water. Then, this large sprawling squash plant will rebel. Worse, it will wither away and die. Very sad, indeed. But with the proper care, […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 11, 2020 is: malaise \muh-LAYZ\ noun 1 : an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness 2 : a vague sense of mental or moral ill-being Examples: "Nothing can make you forget the malaise of […]
Few video game consoles, dating back to the days of the original Nintendo Entertainment System, have had as heavy or as lasting an impact as Sony’s PlayStation 2, which arrived in North America in October 2000 to massive hype, massive demand, and one of the most massively awful launch lineups in the history of the…Read […]
William Hughes and Sam Barsanti on Games, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
Last week, Bella put away distractions and started to face the fact that she may have some unresolved issues. In “The Cause The Cure,” Bella finally understands the consequences of running away from her problems. It turns out Bella has a habit of burying her trauma and prefers to gloss over difficulties. She likes her…Read […]
The WarnerMedia branch of Warner Bros. was hit with a ton of layoffs today, and things seem especially dire this evening for the Warner-owned DC Comics. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a number of high-ranking people at DC are now out, including editor-in-chief Bob Harris, several senior VPs, and some editors…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD. Hello, summer. Please don’t leave us just yet. I’m not ready for the Chiberia snow. (FACTS ONLY – it snowed Halloween day in 2019.) No, but really, let’s get back to the […]
Perfectly crisp-tender grilled veggies served with an amazing, tangy, garlicky basil sauce. You’ll want this sauce on everything! I’ll be honest. I’m not entirely the biggest veggie-eater. Nope, my priorities are typically on bread, pasta, anything with cheese, more bread, and maybe more pasta. But if they’re grilled, I will eat every single vegetable there […]
My sister and I were talking a few days ago. She said, “I’m tired of having to provide meals day in and day out.” Yeah, me too. In normal times, we like going to restaurants. And, of course, we can still get carryout. But it’s not the same experience. I do feel guilty about not […]
I went to a local farmer’s market yesterday and discovered that it’s HARVEST TIME. I bought eggplants, tomatoes, a red onion, and some peaches. Yum! Today, I made a veggie bake that turned out really delicious. Here’s my simple harvest time recipe: Eggplant Tomato Parmesan Bake 4 baby eggplant, peeled and sliced lengthwise2/3 cup seasoned […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from the White House briefing room on Monday shortly after a shooting outside the fence surrounding the complex. Trump returned to the briefing room after several minutes and said a person was shot by law enforcement and has ...