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...
A swath of property on East 3rd Ave. has been a blighted area of town for decades, but a multi-million dollar project to purchase a swath of land there could change that and become a symbol of Anchorage's new approach to homelessness.
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 […]
Today's selection -- from Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Because of racism, arguably the greatest pitcher in baseball wasn't called up to the major leagues until he was 40: "LeRoy 'Satchel' Paige was one of the greatest baseball pitchers ever to step onto a mound. Yet, coming of age in the early twentieth century, […]
‘Wanted: Women With Degrees in Mathematics . . . Women are being offered scientific and engineering jobs where formerly men were preferred. Now is the time to consider your job in science and engineering… You will find that the slogan here as elsewhere is ‘WOMEN WANTED!’ Recruitment ad for ENIAC, 1945. ENIAC was formally introduced […]
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 Fiction University: Your novel’s first page is the last chance you get to hook your reader. Writing your first page might be one of the scariest moments in writing a novel. So much is riding on it, and that’s a lot of pressure to deal with while you’re trying to craft the perfect opening […]
Associated Press WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is continuing on a downward trend in the number of daily coronavirus cases. Tribal health officials on Saturday evening reported seven new cases of COVID-19, down significantly from around the holidays. The latest numbers bring the total ...
Feels like it’s been a long time since I prepared for a new release. Actually, it was early September and that had to be a decade ago. Now, I’m preparing to release War of Nytefall: Savagery in about a month. So begins … 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 […]
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 […]
In reply to Joel True. Joel, Thanks for your thoughts and everyone else's on the matter, I've got a number of things to think about on how to proceed with funding the website, and reader's thoughts have been helpful. Thanks everyone!
In reply to David Greenlees. Meh, I'm not really a " look at my t-shirt" kind of guy, but whatever you decide, I'm in. Other sites offer a membership package, but offer some kind of promotion, that wouldn't apply here. Maintaining a membership would, as Jay says, involve a lot of time just hounding the […]
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.
February 1942. "Weslaco, Texas. Farm Security Administration camp (Mercer G. Evans farm workers' community). Return from Saturday shopping. FSA client Nathan Drake at right." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. 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 Dos Hermanos: 1964: Pontiac Bonneville 4 door hardtop, my older brother's wedding chariot in June 1960. Huge trunk area, but rather sedate, finless rear-end treatment compared to most GM offerings that year. Boyhood chums, hope their friendship is an ongoing one.
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 1, 2021 is: gazette \guh-ZET\ noun 1 : a paper that is printed and distributed usually daily or weekly and that contains news, articles of opinion, features, and advertising : newspaper 2 : an official journal 3 British : an announcement in an official gazette Examples: […]
Several years ago, Reddit discovered an image that showed the aerodynamics of a cow. There’s nothing much for the average person to take from this picture, though we imagine it may be of note to a very specific subset of engineers and farmers. Still, bovine aerodynamics have somehow remained a fascinating subject to…Read more...
Reid McCarter on AUX, shared by Reid McCarter to The A.V. Club
Dumb Gay Politics, hosted by Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard, takes a look at the current state of politics from the point of view of folks who might not know much about politics aside from how absurd they are. Howard and Goldman got started as fixtures on the Bravo network and have been writing partners […]
Marnie Shure, Elena Fernández Collins, and Jose Nateras on AUX, shared by Marnie Shure to The A.V. Club
The fun thing about the pandemic’s complete shattering of the illusion of time is that there is no longer such a thing as “too soon,” which is how we wind up with a documentary about the college admissions scandal—a thing that simultaneously happened very recently and an entire lifetime of news cycles ago. Debuting…Read more...
Britt Hayes on News, shared by Britt Hayes to The A.V. Club
Since premiering over 20 years ago, SpongeBob SquarePants has morphed into a certified juggernaut. Its 265 episodes over 13 seasons make it the fifth longest running television series of all time, and the property has been spun off into multiple iterations, including comic books, theme park rides, video games, and…Read more...
Marah Eakin on Film, shared by Marah Eakin 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 […]
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 […]
Revenge is without a doubt the greatest motivator of all times. People will commit unspeakable deeds in the name of revenge, and why? Because when we perceive that we’ve been wronged, most of us simply can’t walk away. Wars have been waged, blood feuds created, all because one person didn’t find the retribution they wanted, […]