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...
This week on State of Art we have a community conversation from the Alaska Black Caucus. Local veterans share their experiences about what their service was like and give advice to the next generation.
The story starts with the police chief returning from an out-of-state trip and, instead of quarantining, coaching a wrestling practice. It ends with roughly 10% of Cordova residents in quarantine, school closures and a U.S. Coast Guard cutter aborting a supply mission because some of its crew members were exposed.
Today's selection -- from Gods of the Upper Air by Charles King. In 1936, Zora Neale Hurston was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship following the success of her book on folklore, Mules and Men. With this money she went to Haiti. While she was there she contributed significantly to the field of cultural anthropology and laid the foundation for […]
Today's selection -- from Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss. The harrowing flight of Dolley Madison from the White House during the War of 1812: "[When the British attacked Washington City in 1814, First Lady Dolley Madison] stayed behind at the Executive Mansion while James was out reviewing the forces charged with Washington's defense. She […]
We tend to think of the south when we discuss slavery in America. In 1703, New York City had the second highest percentage of slaves in the colonies. After Charleston, South Carolina. More than 42% of households in the city had slaves. Ongoing slavery began in New York City in 1626, when eleven Africans were […]
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: #Pitmad, Twitter’s most popular pitch fest, is coming this Thursday. Pitch fests are held for a limited period of time, usually one day, in which you can pitch your book to agents on Twitter. Believe it or not, pitch fests actually work. Busy, overwhelmed agents and editors […]
i recently made a new recipe and finally used my worcestershire sauce! like finding an old friend nothing had really changed still can’t pronounce your name still in that familiar bottle how nice to bump into you so long until i see you again whenever that might be. — “i’m pretty sure […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Chris Wray is set to testify for the first time since the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, with lawmakers likely to press him on whether the bureau adequately communicated with other law enforcement agencies about the potential for violence that day. Questions ...
Here we are at the ending. Not so much of this lengthy blog series, but the final book of the series. Legends of Windemere: Warlord of the Forgotten Age took a while to lock into place. I had so many ideas for … Continue reading →
Fred arrived at the movie theater a few minutes late, after the movie had already started. As his eyes adjusted to the darkness, he noticed a dog sitting next to its owner in the row ahead of him. The dog seemed to be watching the movie with great interest, wagging its tail during the happy […]
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 […]
I'm sitting here, looking at another gray day, and wishing it were mid-March with spring doing its magical rebirth thing.Here are some random thoughts flitting through my mind.1. Why is it when we need rain, we suddenly have 2 weeks of solid rain flooding freeways, ruining homes, and drowning people?2. Why do they say, nice […]
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 […]
Who buys a car at night? That young man wants that Ford coupe, despite repeated attempts to sell him a Dodge, and the salesman with hand on hood of the Dodge, can't you just hear the pitch,? "Look, pal, what's it gonna take to put you in this fine car today"?,,as if that car really […]
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 […]
Looking for a children's fantasy novel about a poor boy working at a circus who rescues a Chinese girl with bound feet who's a prisoner in one of the attractions. Takes place in medieval Europe, I think. They're on the … 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 […]
July 1964. "Two boys in street, one riding inside hand truck." First selection from the epic oeuvre of New York street photographer Angelo Rizzuto (1906-1967), a "troubled recluse" whose work remained unknown and unappreciated until long after his death. View full size.
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 […]
In reply to Game Over: 1949: Must've been a disappointing game for the kid sprawled over on the right, glaring daggers at the little guy clutching a pole. He should have a refreshing bowl of Kellogg's Corn Flakes when he gets home and remind himself that that's baseball.
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 […]
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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 March 2, 2021 is: organoleptic \or-guh-noh-LEP-tik\ adjective 1 : being, affecting, or relating to qualities (such as taste, color, odor, and feel) of a substance (such as a food or drug) that stimulate the sense organs 2 : involving use of the sense organs Examples: "The goal […]
Aw shucks, would you look at that: Gab, one of the premier online bigot cesspools “free-speech alternatives” to Twitter, got itself hacked the other day, potentially exposing around 70 gigabytes of private messages, posts, and passwords. The site’s founder (and noted transphobe), Andrew Torba, also confirmed Donald…Read more...
Andrew Paul on AUX, shared by Andrew Paul to The A.V. Club
We are sadly not getting a new season of GLOW but the show’s creators, Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, have already teamed up with Alison Brie for their upcoming project with Apple TV Plus, the duo’s first under an overall deal with the platform.Read more...
Saloni Gajjar on TV Club, shared by Saloni Gajjar to The A.V. Club
If there was ever a time when those old posters of a cat hanging on a branch or clothesline were needed, it’s now. As one day melts into another, we could all use a bit of encouragement from the set of words that accompany the image of a long-suffering animal suspended in midair. We’re all […]
Reid McCarter on AUX, shared by Reid McCarter to The A.V. Club
Though some of his verses have been known to pack a political punch, prolific writer Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel—or Dr. Seuss—has definitely missed the mark more than once, employing racist caricatures packaged for young audiences. Of course, none of those instances would pass muster today (ideally, anyway) and on…Read more...
Tatiana Tenreyro on AUX, 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 […]
When people ask me about the most interesting thing I have ever done in my life, I can’t help smiling as I answer without hesitation, “Traveling.” I visited over hundred countries on vacation or business trips. One of my most memorable trips was to the Seychelles in the nineties, after my husband and colleagues sold […]
This past year I’ve craved the company of my family and friends more than ever – a testament to our needs as a social, loving society. Although I have a strong connection with my family, during the era we used to term as normal, our lives seemed to meander in and out of each other’s […]