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...
Researcher Ben Jones says he's compiled a list of more than 100 scientific publications that his pilot friend, Jim Webster, contributed to, and he's seeking an honorary, posthumous degree for Webster from UAF.
Some healthcare workers and labor leaders express concern as Alaska reopens. And, the Fairbanks visitors office begins a local marketing strategy. Plus: researchers continue to look into a mass seal death in the Bering and Chukchi seas.
Today's selection -- from The Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1831-1915: A Study in American Industrial Practice by John K. Brown. At a point when America's manufacturing prowess led the world, one of its preeminent factories was Baldwin Locomotive Works in North Philadelphia. Here we see a typical day in the massive Baldwin factory in 1905: "As […]
Today's selection -- from Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister by Jung Chang. In the late 1940s, Chiang Kai-shek's forces were engaged in a war with Mao Zedong's communist forces to establish who would rule China. Chiang had the decided advantage, but lost that advantage in a series of mistakes: "[In the middle of the conflict], […]
The official death toll passed 100,000 in the United States today. We know its vastly under-counting in many ways. For example, pneumonia deaths in Florida this past month were recorded at five times the rate they were a year ago. The same is true all across the country. A number of dead, who were not […]
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 Self Publishing Advice: Indie authors are generous in sharing information and paying knowledge forward which has given us real competitive advantages. The Alliance of Independent Authors is built on such author collaboration. Others are entering formal collaboration partnerships in writing and publishing. Here is your Ultimate Guide to Author Collaboration in Writing and Publishing […]
a new garden begins in the first spring spent at my home first things first a door is decorated tiny flowers are planted shells and stones and treasures and glittery things are scattered leaving room for more to come the fairies are welcome to visit and stay at their leisure i’ll listen very quietly. “there […]
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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 always been a homebody, but after having no choice but to stay at home, I’ve learned that I miss being able to come and go as I please – go being the operative word. I’ve learned to order groceries online and pick them up. What are all those people doing in Walmart? The parking […]
With spectacular visual images, this film reminds us of the necessity of connecting with the sacred in everyday life. It honors the sacred through sensory feelings of connection, with both the vast expanses such as mountain tops and waterfalls, and with the single dandelion sending its seeds into the future. This connection is further enhanced […]
Another list featuring things to do during stay-at-home time? I don't blame you if you're rolling your eyes. But, after doing some research, I've found that a lot of these curated lists rely heavily on two things: having someone else in your home with you and having the money to purchase all kinds of stuff […]
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors, Pixabay.comGraduation this year is a little odd. High school seniors don't know when college will start.College graduates don't know when and where they can apply for jobs or when they can get their own place to live.One thing that hasn't changed is that graduation gifts still need to be given.One thing I've […]
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 […]
The Bargain Fair opened in 1956 on the west side of the City at 2609 Venice Road on the western side of Sandusky, OH. It was a self-service, no-frills discount store handling a wide variety of inexpensive merchandise. The parking lot at the Bargain Fair is filled with an array of 1950s automobiles, including a...
Reader Bill Bates sent in this image with the following note: “My father snapped it in about 1969, and the lovely paint job on the VW bus is indicative of the times. There is also a circa 1960 Chevy convertible parked in front of it. The location is at Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, NY.” And...
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I read this book in 1995 from a middle school book fair. It was a children’s/young adult book. The cover had an evil doll with brown hair and looked like the doll was bursting through the cover. I remember the … Continue reading →
A Favor for a Favor (All In book 2) by Helena Hunting Narrated by Erin Mallon and Jason Clarke Book 2 in a related Series. Can stand alone. Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy. (My reviews don’t reveal more than the blurb does. If you want a quick review, skip to the Down & Dirty) While A Lie […]
In reply to Idyllic Avenue: 1905: Although I can't pinpoint this location, the Sanborn fire insurance maps give some clues. The 1900 map shows Farmington developed out to about Prospect Avenue. It's residential much of the way back to the intersection with Asylum Avenue, although the lots get smaller as you head toward the river. […]
Your pet becomes an integral part of the family. They sleep, play, and grow with your kids and other family members. For this reason, they deserve the best care and investment in health. Pet insurance is necessary for your furry friends. Pet Australia insurance plans help you to get coverage for illnesses and accidents. It […]
Readers occasionally send me suggestions for furniture that they consider safe because they are free of flame retardants. Flame retardants are among the most harmful of chemicals found in traditional furniture but unfortunately, they are not the only chemicals of concern. Fire retardants became common additives to polyurethane foam used in furniture in response […]
Question from Kendall I have received a pair of eyeglass frames from Warby Parker (try at home option). I have multiple chemical sensitivities and can detect some kind of sanitizer/antibacterial residue on them–I imagine as a covid precaution. Do you have any recommendations for removing the sanitizer residue–I can smell and taste it. Lisa’s […]
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 […]
My pineapples are finally popping! Woohoo–what a great day to be a gardener! Not only have they sprouted, but look at these beauties. Beautifully formed to plump perfection beckoning my palate with their promise of juicy fruit. Remember when they were just tops in the ground? I posted this photo (shown below) back in July […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 28, 2020 is: empirical \im-PEER-uh-kul\ adjective 1 : originating in or based on observation or experience 2 : relying on experience or observation alone often without due regard for system and theory 3 : capable of being verified or disproved by observation or experiment 4 : […]
Funny, fast-paced, and full of action—Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back, and it’s coming out swinging. After one of the weirder renewal strategies in recent memory (ABC renewed the series for a seventh and final season before the sixth had even aired, and this after almost canceling it following both of the previous…Read more...
Alex McLevy on TV Club, shared by Alex McLevy to The A.V. Club
This week’s episode felt like a throwback to the first season of What We Do In The Shadows, both in its world-building—the familiar meetup reminded me quite a bit of the familiars’ lounge in season-one highlight “The Trial,” but with more spacious digs—and in its character work. A lot has changed for Guillermo since…Read more...
Katie Rife on TV Club, shared by Katie Rife to The A.V. Club
Even as internet sharks circle the (surprisingly expensive) news that HBO Max will be playing host to a re-cut version of Zack Snyder’s Justice League next year, the members of the League itself remain doggedly difficult to track down. Batman’s just gone, of course, with Ben Affleck having flown the belfry shortly…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
Super simple, quick and easy with a very short ingredient list! SO GOOD, so comforting, and a sure hit with the entire family! Remember that homemade gnocchi I posted last month? Well, I promised you a “baked gnocchi recipe coming soon, smothered in marinara sauce, ground beef and all the cheese.” Well, here it is […]
This is truly the only way to prepare asparagus! Roasted perfectly until crisp-tender and served with a refreshing tarragon vinaigrette, soft-boiled eggs and freshly shaved Parmesan. Our Spring doesn’t feel exactly like spring time just yet here in Chicago. It’s cold – like 35 degrees, still wearing Uggs, a parka, and a beanie/gloves type cold. […]
I’m sure most of you will agree that as far as having things go wrong, COVID 19 takes the prize, but this week things got really crazy around here when the modem for my Internet service died. Considering we are still under stay home orders for the most part, that spelled disaster! I had no […]
I’ve given in to the call of spring and decided to share some green thumb secrets with you. I tried to resist spring’s siren call, but I couldn’t ignore neither the fragrant jasmine outside my kitchen window nor the soft evening breeze that brought with it the smell of roses. So I had a meeting […]