State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development September 18, 2020 No. 20-33 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s August job count was down 10.5 percent from last August, a loss of 37,000 jobs. Pandemic disruptions continued to spur large over-the-year losses in all industries except federal government, which was up...
Today's selection -- from Galaxies: Inside The Universe's Star Cities by David J. Eicher. Colliding galaxies: "In recent years, astronomers have continued to study colliding galaxies well enough that they have created a collision theory, which defines certain types of collisions and what is likely to have produced the strange forms we now see. The […]
Today's selection -- from Scandinavians by Robert Ferguson. Queen Kristina of Sweden and René Descartes: "[One of] the most intriguing of Sweden's monarchs ... was Queen Kristina, the only child of Gustavus Adolphus. She reigned under a regent from the time of her father's death in 1632 to 1645, and in her own right thereafter until […]
I hope everyone is enjoying cooler fall weather. My latest release, The Green Beret Guide to Seven Great Disasters (2) is out today. This series of books is about learning from past disasters to prevent future ones. From the misconceptions on both sides that led to Pearl Harbor to the last Tsar’s leadership failures which […]
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 The Creative Penn: Writing is absolutely about the practical step of getting words on the page — but your mindset can make the difference between success and failure, as well as how much you enjoy the author journey. In this interview, Michael La Ronn outlines mental models for writers, facing our fears to break […]
the end of a wonderful, relaxing weekend away. — “babies don’t need a vacation but i still see them at the beach. i’ll go over to them and say, “what are you doing here, you’ve never worked a day in your life!” -stephen wright
Bob loves horses to the point where he actively tries to slip them into every conversation that he has. He judges people, towns, and kingdoms on the availability and treatment of their horses. Chastity made stables on the other side … Continue reading →
Originally posted on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author : Photo by Thought Catalog on Pexels.com Mid-October Book Reviews from Three Fabulous Writers! Generally, I like to give separate posts for book reviews, but I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately…
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 […]
Barb Abelhauser worked in an office for 14 years. Then one day she quit, and decided to become a bridgetender on the Ortega River Bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. She planned to work there for a year. Eight years later, she shares the moments of beauty and intimacy of her job, and why she decided to […]
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 write about Love, and I write for Love—the Love of Writing, that is.All of my books are some form of Romance. I write (1) funny, sexy romance with a chick lit attitude, (2) edgy Romantic Suspense, and (3) Contemporary Romance with characters falling in love when they least expect it.I write because I love […]
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 […]
Peter Bentley and his mother Antoinette Bentley resided in the beautiful “Nichol House” located at 1402 McRae Avenue in the Shaughnessy neighborhood of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Leopold “Poldi” Bentley Antoinette’s husband and Peters father founded Pacific Veneer and other forest product ventures with his brother-in-law after fleeing Vienna, Austria in 1938 after losing the family’s...
Today’s lead image is a small section of the full-sized picture at the bottom of the post dated to 1968 by the source, of the intersection of Sixth and Monroe Streets in Springfield, Ill. The newest vehicle in the photo is the 1967 or ’68 Mercury parked on the far-right on Monroe St.; the oldest...
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 […]
I read this book in 2003 but I have no idea what the publishing year is. I’m pretty sure Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man is on the cover. It’s science fiction. It’s in the future and all races have cross-bred … Continue reading →
Show Time (Juniper Ridge 1) by Tawna Fenske Narrated by Sebastian York and Emma Wilder Contemporary Romance with comedy and suspense. First in a series of stand-alones. This was my first Tawna Fenske book and I can’t wait to read more. Show Time by Tawna Fenske had everything I love in a book, it made […]
September 1952. "Brooklyn Dodgers manager Charley Dressen the locker room with Jackie Robinson." Acetate negative from photos by Arthur Rothstein for the Look magazine assignment "Charley Dressen -- Genius Along the Gowanus." View full size.
1918 circa, Java, Dutch East Indies, a portrait of my father-in-law's parental family. My (late) father-in-law, Marinus Wennekes, is the boy in sailor suit, who is sitting prominently in the middle in front. He was born in 1912 in Magelang, Java, Dutch Indies. He is surrounded by his parents and siblings. The father, my wife's […]
Cars drive on the beach in New York, San Diego or Virginia. The tower on the right does not appear in any other commonly available photos of New York-area beaches, so I could be completely off base. It's from the early 50s, as best I can tell from the makes of the cars depicted, and […]
In reply to Sea Breeze: 1910: This Casino was destroyed by fire in 1928 and was rebuilt the following year with much of it still in existence. Convention Hall was also built in 1929. The Asbury Casino thrived with businesses and amusements until the Boardwalk shutdown in 1986. The amusements continued to operate on a […]
Times have been hard lately because of the pandemic, and people are increasingly looking at ways to cut costs. There are, however, some items where skimping is not an option. It’s just wasting money on a low-quality product and a decision that you’ll come to regret. 1. Food Is the Most Important Thing You Buy […]
Question from Nikki If an item that uses organic cotton is blended with 5% spandex is it considered fairly safe? I am trying to get natural products for my baby but some things are very hard for me to find without a small percent blend. I’m very limited it seems. Also I am finding many […]
Question from Mary I have seen several discussions on this site about the lead in cords. Would covering them in washi tape be a good idea to reduce lead exposure? Are there any concerns with washi tape? Or what about painter’s tape? Lisa’s Answer I’d recommend a fabric cover. You can find hemp […]
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 October 21, 2020 is: dorsal \DOR-sul\ adjective 1 : relating to or situated near or on the back especially of an animal or of one of its parts 2 : situated out of or directed away from the axis : abaxial Examples: I might have identified the […]
It was, somehow, only last week when news broke that Ice Cube was working with the Trump administration on their “Platinum Plan,” which promises to “increase access to capital in black communities by almost $500 billion.” But it would seem that the rapper and actor isn’t all that keen on one of Trump’s large adult…Read […]
Allison Shoemaker on News, shared by Allison Shoemaker to The A.V. Club
Heartstopper Volume 2 begins at the tail end of a party night that’s been brought to an abrupt stop by an unexpected kiss between friends Charlie and Nick. What does the kiss mean for their friendship? How will each boy process this new development? Is this love? Adolescence is already filled with all sorts of…Read […]
Tiffany Babb on AUX, shared by Tiffany Babb to The A.V. Club
Mel Brooks hasn’t had too much to say about Donald Trump over the past few years. The legendary comedian has characterized the president as a “song-and-dance man,” someone whose greatest contribution to the country is saving late night television. “Between Conan and Jimmy Kimmel and Colbert, he saved these guys!” he…Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Mummies aren’t scary. In fact, they’re some of the least scary monsters around, thanks to becoming generic CG action flick villains in movies like The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy (2017). But the decline of the creatures in pop culture began earlier than that, thanks to a TV series titled Mummies Alive, one of the […]
Rob Bricken on io9, shared by Erik Adams to The A.V. Club
The coziest, most wholesome meal. With golden brown chicken, tender potatoes, white wine, fresh rosemary + thyme. Say hello to the coziest meal of 2020. Perfectly-seared golden brown chicken thighs, tender baby golden potatoes, juicy mushrooms, and an herb-wine sauce that you can basically guzzle down. It’s perfection on a crisp, 55 degree Fall day […]
Seriously SO SO GOOD. Perfect for burritos and/or burrito bowls! And it’s even better than Chipotle, but shhhhh! This recipe has been such a lifesaver. I have been incredibly busy with work/errands/adult chores lately that I have been (shamelessly) ordering delivery a few times a week. And with all the surcharges, tips and fees, I […]
Hello on this beautiful October day! I hope the weather is nice wherever you are. After two weeks of rain and wind, I get to see the sun today! It’s almost like it knows we’re celebrating something. First of all, exactly one week from today our box set, DEAR SANTA: A Christmas Wish, will be […]
A soldier has one-upped everyone filming themselves skating while drinking cranberry juice and singing along with Fleetwood Mac with a new version of the beloved TikTok meme that was filmed hundreds of feet in the air
Picture of the day The total phase of the June 15, 2011 lunar eclipse lasted an impressive 100 minutes. Its entire duration is covered in this composite of a regular sequence of digital camera exposures, tracking the dark lunar disk as it arced above the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.