Murkowski remains curious about what John Bolton might say, but thinks it’s too soon for her to decide on witnesses. And the offenses she called out last week? She says they won't factor in her decision.
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...
First off, if it had worked, many of the big problems in our Constitution that had to be incorporated to allow slavery wouldn’t exist and our present would be much different. But the bigger question is this: would the one for Independence then have even been passed by the slave-holding colonies? That’s the issue confronting […]
Given the news out of China and now spreading around the world, we’re seeing what is hopefully only a foreshadowing of what is inevitable: a world-wide pandemic. They have happened regularly through history and another one will come. As we are seeing, there are things that make it even more dangerous, such as international air […]
on BuildBookBuzz: In climates like the one where I live, winter begins to wear us down by February. That’s why adding a little fun to your book promotion is so important. It’s fun for you; it’s fun for your audience, too. And that’s where today’s list of fabulous and fun Friday holidays and special occasions […]
“i believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. to not be like your parents. to not be like your friends. to be yourself. to cut yourself out of stone.’ -henry rollins — credits: Chad Knight digital sculpture, right brained, wild child
One of the most common types of adventures is the ‘Gathering Quest’. This is where the main characters need to collect a set of something over the course of the adventure. You see it in cartoons, video games, and other … Continue reading →
One of my all time favourite musicals is West Side Story which was on Broadway and then released as a movie in 1961. I first watched in about 1965 at age 12, and fell in love with all the characters … Continue reading →
I woke up this morning thinking there was never any time to do the things I wanted to do. Of course it was seven-thirty am and I think I may have actually thrown back the covers closer to eight. That was after I picked up my phone and checked emails, twitter, Facebook, and played a […]
In 1999 Liz Mitten Ryan, award-winning artist, mother of six and founder of a successful fine art publishing company in Vancouver, moved with her architect husband, and a herd of eleven horses, to Gateway 2 Ranch -- a 320-acre slice of paradise nestled in the grasslands of British Columbia. For several months their home was […]
Serotiny refers to the process of seeds using the destructive power of fire to trigger the germination of new growth. On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the organization Lead to Life gathered in Atlanta to honor the life of gun victims by putting weapons of killing through fire to forge shovels; […]
As winter arrives, I'm taken back in my mind to last year... Last winter, I was really down and out at the start of 2019. I spent so much time in bed, engaging in unhealthy coping methods, and generally just feeling rotten about myself and my life. While I don't know for sure if this […]
Welcome to Part 2 of 2 of Month by Month Blog Post Ideas.Did you miss Part 1 of these Blog Tip? If so, just click here.As I said in Part 1, you should always have a list of resources that can nudge your imagination.Your resources should be topics you can go to time and again […]
This morning when I was working out, I had YouTube on. I watched 10 Hidden Amazon Prime Benefits by NextTimeTech.Absolutely watch his video. He lists the direct links for each of the 10 benefits he discusses.I'm going to share 4 benefits that I haven't been using that I plan to adopt immediately. I'll admit up […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century. Every year has its character, and that character or ambiance, is defined by its music. Within the ambiance of a year are all its memories and events that we experience, and so […]
"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 […]
Henry J. Kaiser was a man who did not take the easy path in any of his many business ventures – He thought big and built “Liberty” ships at seven Kaiser shipyards during and after World War II. Earlier the industrialist was the principal contractor of the Hoover Dam and also formed the Kaiser Steel...
This image taken almost sixty-nine years ago on January 31, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pa, contains commuter traffic during a snow storm traveling around Logan Circle. This space, located in the center of the City is named Logan Square and was converted into a traffic circle in the late-1910s and became a part of the Benjamin...
********* 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 […]
Hello Everybody, I will be attending a conference for work in Baltimore over the course of next week, so I will not be replying to any e-mails or making posts/posting comments on this page until January 28th. Please have patience … Continue reading →
The Guy on the Right: The Underdogs, Book 1 by Kate Stewart Audiobook Narrated by Aaron Landon & Angie Hickman First Standalone in a Related Series. Romantic Comedy. *For a quick review, skip to the Down & Dirty* The Guy on the Right by Kate Stewart is the reason I haven’t done my Best of […]
This photo was taken by my close friend and fellow transit historian, Kenneth L. Douglas (1929-2017), who was born and raised in Huntington Park, Los Angeles. Ken gave me this 35mm slide about 1959, at the time I first became acquainted with him while we were both residents of Philadelphia. The photo looks north at […]
Third and Locust in Columbia, Pennsylvania, circa 1910. Photographer unknown. Scanned from a broken 8x10 glass negative (shown cracks restored via Photoshop but otherwise not retouched). The black edges are due to lost emulsion aging. Most buildings shown still exist. The corner building on the right was, for many years, Hinkles Pharmacy, where "Doc Hinkle" […]
In reply to Market Hall: 1906: One of Chucktown's more impressive and truly gorgeous historic buildings, tucked into the northwest corner of the French Quarter. It still looks the same in every detail. The wrought iron is painted verdigris green; the stucco walls are a honey yellow. Only a few blocks to Magnolia's on East […]
I gave my daughter Macy a new mixer for Christmas – not the Kitchenaid mixer she thought she wanted, but a Sunbeam mixer – not because the Sunbeam was way less expensive (okay maybe), but because my first standup mixer was a Sunbeam that I received when my kids were little by my mother-in-law. That […]
Bookish Nostalgia January 2020 I totally stole this idea from Kay at Kay’s Reading Life. Every month she looks back in her reading records to see what she was reading this month in past years. I decided that would be fun even though my reading spreadsheet doesn’t go back as far as Kay’s records do. […]
Question from Andi I always have trouble getting a pillow to stop smelling strong. This one is from Janice’s and they aired out the stuffing for a week. I also have trouble with the smells of pillows from White Lotus , so it is not any particular store, it is the organic cotton. (Also had trouble […]
Question from Bonnie Just saw an ad for a new purifier called the Bissell Lifestyle Air 320. Wondering if you have heard of it or if anyone here has tried it. Thanks. Lisa’s Answer I don’t have personal experience with it. After a quick look, it appears to be a much lower-cost option than the most […]
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 make a yummy ginger and lemon balm honey syrup to help fight cold and flu bugs. Herbal syrups are one of the easiest (and tastiest) things you can make for your natural medicine cabinet. Basically, they’re composed of a strong herbal tea, mixed with at least an equal measure of raw honey. (The […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 28, 2020 is: diligent \DIL-uh-junt\ adjective : characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort : painstaking Examples: After many hours of diligent research, the students were ready to compile their results. "Being informed and diligent is a better investing strategy than no strategy at all. And […]
A few years ago, Denzel Washington starred in a pair of Equalizer movies directed by Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua and based on the ‘80s CBS drama of the same name that starred Edward Woodward. They weren’t very good, but we might be able to completely forget about them soon (assuming you hadn’t completely forgotten…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
The papacy is, generally speaking, seen as a leadership role. The pope gives guidance to the world’s Catholics, directing their moral and spiritual energies, and using their God-given wisdom to speak to the faithful—and to the rest of the Church. But in The Young Pope, and especially now in The New Pope, the papacy…Read more...
Eric Thurm on TV Club, shared by Eric Thurm to The A.V. Club
As reported by Variety, Kobe Bryant’s production company Granity Studio has released his Academy Award-winning animated short Dear Basketball for free on its website as a tribute to Bryant after his death on Sunday. The Variety story explains that the short has been difficult to find in full ever since it won the…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
We’ve been hearing a lot about the Saved By The Bell reboot in development for NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service this month, with Josie Totah set to star and Mark-Paul Gosselaar appearing in some capacity as… California Governor Zack Morris (hoo boy). Now, thanks to Deadline, we know more of the cast: In…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
The Air Force's top general says one of the designers of the ride-sharing app Uber is helping the branch build a new data-sharing network that the Air Force hopes will help service branches work together to detect and destroy targets.The network, which the Air Force is calling the advanced battle management system (ABMS), would function […]
Jessica Purcell, a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, was pregnant with her first child when she noticed a swollen lymph node in her left underarm.Health-care providers at a MacDill Air Force Base clinic told her it was likely an infection or something related to pregnancy hormones. The following year they determined the issue had […]
Classic chicken noodle soup that will leave you feeling so good, so warm, so cozy. Perfect for sick days and cold nights!!! It’s the dead of winter. 33 degrees F all week. Snow and ice piles everywhere. And it’s only January, meaning we basically have about 3-4 months of winter left. And now that I […]
BEST NACHOS EVER! Loaded with the easiest, most tender carne asada, sharp cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeno + drizzle of queso! Guys. Prepare to have your MIND BLOWN to the best nachos of 2020. CARNE ASADA NACHOS WITH A DRIZZLE OF QUESO. Yes and yes, inspired by these Mexican street tacos using the quickest […]
Fish Fingers so perfectly golden and crunchy it’s hard to believe they’re BAKED rather than fried! Breaded white fish baked in the oven using a secret method to make them super crispy outside and tender on the inside, with the extra bonus of a mess-free way to coat the fish in breadcrumbs. Clean fingers – yay! Say bye-bye... […]
This is the foolproof way to make the JUICIEST Poached Chicken you will ever make. Guaranteed results, dead easy, cooks itself, this is a cracker of a chicken breast recipe that everyone should know! Use the chicken for any recipe that calls for cooked chicken – sandwiches, salads, pastas, pies, wraps and burritos. Slice it,... […]