The 1918 viral pandemic known as the Spanish flu, killed millions worldwide and devastated rural communities in Alaska. 100 years later, what did pathologists learn from that outbreak and how prepared are we to handle a fast moving infectious disease today? The post Spanish flu devastated rural Alaska in 1918. Are we better prepared for […]
A civil case in state Superior Court highlights one of the ways experts say members of the military are highly susceptible to fraud. The post A soldier tried to buy a motorcycle in Anchorage. His lawyer says he was targeted by a ‘yo-yo scam’ appeared first on Alaska Public Media.
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...
It began as nothing more than a routine training flight. At 2:10 p.m. on December 5, 1945, five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers took off from a Naval Air Station in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The planes—collectively known as “Flight 19”—were scheduled to tackle a three-hour exercise known as “Navigation Problem Number One.” Their triangular flight plan […]
This past week when my grandsons were visiting we went to the Worlds Fair Park here in Knoxville. Not far from the infamous Sunsphere, is the East Tennessee Veteran’s Memorial. It’s a solemn spot, as all such locations are. Each Medal of Honor awardee from East Tennessee has his own granite pillar and the names […]
on The Book Designer: In Part 1, we discussed how to transfer your content and insert more chapters and chapter headings when using a template from Book Design Templates to prepare your manuscript for publication. In Part 2, we showed you how to format drop caps and headers and footers for print templates, and section […]
Much of the self-righteous character depends on the landing. You can have them be a jerk for the entire story and then redeem them with a good ending. I don’t mean good as in happy, but a well-written one. There … 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 for the next four weeks, Mike will be sharing the background some of the Christmas traditions we … 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 […]
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 […]
Who among us does not depend on fresh air as the source of our life and well-being? As one Ecuadoran elder said, "It is from the amazon that the breath of the world comes; without the amazon the world would not breathe.". Our rain forests are all that stand between us and catastrophic climate change. […]
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 […]
I'm resting after cleaning out 1 drawer of my file cabinet.I'm cleaning out files, preparing for some big changes in life.I'm proud that I threw away an entire kitchen-sized trash bag full of clippings and other papers.Still, I'm finding information I've saved and/or information I've written about in years past.Often I think everyone knows what […]
Scammers can easily get into public WiFi accounts and access information you've sent and received.If you need to use your phone, it's smarter to use your phone's cellular data rather than the public WiFi.If you need to use a laptop, use your cell to create a personal hot spot for internet access.If there's no other […]
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 […]
Today’s mid-196os lead image contains a colorful view of a parking lot in a major US city. Sharp-eyed readers should be able to identify the location by the buildings in the background and the body of water on the far right. Share with us were the steps in the foreground lead to. As is the usual...
This charming image was taken at the Forest Park Zoo located in Fort Worth, Texas in August of 1941. The subject of the photographer’s attention here is twin sisters Lanelle and Lounette Wyatt, who were four years old at the time. The rest of the children have surprised looks on their faces while the adults...
********* 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 […]
This is a middle grade book probably published before 2008. It's about a boy who likes science and has an old dog and a teenage sister. The family goes to visit their grandfather, who's dying, and while there the boy … Continue reading →
The post December 6, 2019 – SAINT NICHOLAS DAY – NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY – NATIONAL MINER’S DAY – NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY – FAUX FUR FRIDAY – NATIONAL BARTENDER DAY – NATIONAL PAWNBROKERS DAY appeared first on National Day Calendar.
The Fall of Legend by Meghan March Narrated by Erin Mallon and Joe Arden Contemporary Romance, First in a trilogy. Meghan March never fails me. Her books are the perfect blend of alpha-male, sexiness, strong females, and unputdownable storylines. She is one of only 2 or 3 authors that I will read books in a […]
July 1940. Door County, Wisconsin. "Farm Security Administration rehabilitation borrower and family. The wife made the drapes, the chair covers, and papered the wall herself." Medium format negative by John Vachon for the Resettlement Administration. View full size.
October 1940. "Cooperative cold storage lockers in Casselton, North Dakota, where farmers bring their own butchered pigs. Next year butchering will be done here. This co-op received a $4,500 loan from the Farm Security Administration." Photo by John Vachon. View full size.
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.
According to surveys, people who eat spicy food are actually enjoying more sex than those who can’t handle it hot. Are you into your spices? Getting the right spices in your cooking can really transform your dish. It’s the difference between an average and a delicious meal. You need to regularly stock up on your cumin or top […]
I’ve put together a list of holiday gift ideas for friends, family, and for yourself. Most of these items are ones I own or plan to buy. Please leave a comment if you have additional ideas to share! Hostess Gifts/Stocking Stuffers KeepCup Glass Travel Mugs A great alternative to plastic or stainless steel […]
Question from Miriam Whew, that was a long title! We need to replace ours, as the part that pulls down has sprung a leak. What ought one look for in this type of purchase? It seems important as it will be in contact with our water. I’ve found a few on Amazon that look decent […]
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 […]
Learn how to incorporate herbs, flowers, essential oils, and other natural ingredients into melt and pour soap base, no handling of lye required! Possibly the most often expressed sentiment I hear when it comes to soap making, goes something like: “I want to make soap, but I’m really scared of the lye!” That is a […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 7, 2019 is: vexillology \vek-suh-LAH-luh-jee\ noun : the study of flags Examples: "I was recently watching a rerun episode of The Big Bang Theory that featured one of the main characters. Sheldon Cooper was videoing a new episode of Sheldon Cooper Presents: Fun With Flags, a […]
You can say a lot of things about the wide array of sociopathic superheroes, anti-heroes, and just plain old psychopaths populating the comic book universe of Amazon’s The Boys, but you can’t call them lazy. Just a few months after the show premiered, we’ve already got a teaser trailer for its second season, and all…
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
Sixty-four years later, the premise of Jack Finney’s sci-fi allegory The Body Snatchers still packs a nightmarish wallop. It’s why they keep making movies, officially and unofficially, from its blueprint: No matter the era or the symbolic function, the pod people remain a potent expression of universal anxiety—that…
A.A. Dowd on Film, shared by A.A. Dowd to The A.V. Club
In news that it would be hard to have timed more poorly—given actual star Mena Massoud’s recent comments about how little fronting a blockbuster, billion-dollar Disney movie has done for his career—the entertainment mega-giant announced today that it’s putting a Disney+ Aladdin spin-off into the works…based on a dopey…
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
Lock up your children, dear readers. Ensure that your math textbooks are well secured. A threat stalks the streets of America tonight, one that our police have proven themselves powerless to stop. The suspect in question is described as bow-tied, and non-adept at picking up social cues (but in a non-threatening, …
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
The Navy has identified the two Defense Department civilians who were killed in a shooting Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii.Vincent J. Kapoi was a meals inspector apprentice and Roldan A. Agustin was a shop planner for nondestructive testing, according to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Both were from Hawaii and worked at […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran may have been behind Thursday's attack on Iraq's Balad air base, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday, but added that Washington was awaiting further evidence.Iraqi military on Thursday said that two Katyusha rockets landed inside Balad air base, which hosts U.S. forces and contractors and is located about […]
The best way to use up leftover ham! With the most flavorful broth, this hearty, cozy soup is so simple yet SO SO GOOD. I honestly look forward to the leftover ham more so than the holiday ham itself. I just get so excited to repurpose the leftovers, whether that’s in some ham and cheese […]
Leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, Dijon and melted cheese on super buttery Hawaiian rolls. Bake and serve warm! SO SO GOOD. My favorite part about the holidays has to be the leftover sammies. It’s the sweet Hawaiian rolls holding up all the best part of your turkey dinner from the day before – the leftover shredded […]
Christmas recipes and Christmas Menus for everyone!! Whether you’re having a summery Aussie Christmas lunch, a cosy White Christmas, a traditional Christmas dinner, or need speedy recipes that still have the wow factor, here’s a collection of my very best Christmas food ideas! Christmas Recipes and Menus Skip to: Mains | Breads | Sides – Warm... […]
Gougeres are French Cheese Puffs served with pre dinner cocktails, as finger food at parties, and in place of boring bread rolls to dunk into soups and stews. One of the best things I ate in France! Simple to make, they reheat 100% perfectly – but the best part is smugly telling your friends “they’re... […]