May 22, 2020 No. 20-17 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s job count was down 13.1 percent in April from the same month last year, a loss of 42,200 jobs. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 12.9 percent, up from 5.2 percent in March. The comparable U.S rate rose from...
"Of Bears and Ballots" is about Heather Lende's time as a member of the Haines assembly, from running for office, through some contentious debates, some uplifting moments, and then a recall effort that ultimately failed.
Today's selection from -- Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall. As of November 2014, there are 5,253 known comets. The word "comet" comes from a Greek word that translates as "wearing long hair." Some are believed to contain components of DNA and RNA: "Comets originate well beyond Jupiter in the outer regions of […]
Today's selection -- from The Bird Way by Jennifer Ackerman. The songs of birds, and the purposes of those songs, are seemingly infinite. Some birds start to learn songs while still in the egg: "Bird songs and calls range from the odd comical cluck and rattle of the willow ptarmigan and the soft piping voice […]
We also don’t do logic. Or common sense. We do what we ‘believe’. And what we believe is often wrong. Why did we even shut down if there was going to be no national policy? The buck didn’t stop with the president, he changed it into pennies and threw them back at the States and […]
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 shores of lake michigan at dusk sunset coming j keeps trying imagining his kite flying high in the wind and then – it does. — “imagination is the highest kite one can fly.” lauren bacall — holland state park, lake michigan, july 2020
I rearranged things for a fun post today. This isn’t about me really. My son has been doing art using a Youtube channel called ‘Art for Kids Hub’. It was introduced to us during a school assignment and he did … Continue reading →
Welcome to the first of the author updates this week with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first author is Heather Kindt with a review for her recent release, a YA Paranormal Fantasy, The Green Door (The Eternal … 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 […]
Three centenarians were asked the secret of their longevity. With simple grace and wisdom they give us an insight into the optimism and humor that sustain them. as they each share what is most important to them. They exemplify the value of listening to and learning from the lessons of one's own life as they […]
Throughout the years of working on Positively Present, I've discovered that one of the most essential aspects of living a positive and present life is this: keeping an open mind. This sounds much easier than it is, so I created a digital workbook to explore what I believe are the necessary steps needed to truly […]
Be beautiful, America. Be the land that we love.I've traveled in a lot of countries and have learned that even with our challenges and failures, this is still the only place I want to call home.Takeaway TruthHappy Birthday, America.
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 […]
Today’s lead image takes us to another drag strip this week, this time to a facility apparently located in the mid-west. The center of focus here in this late-1950s photo is a pair of red roadsters and probably the drivers and their crew. The grandstand and the overhead lighting in the background give this location...
The recent posting of Gridlock at Logan Circle Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, helped to shed some light on this previously unidentified overhead image of Logan Circle in the City. Dating to about the same period in the early 1950s, this photo gives us another perspective of the rotary located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of...
Stock footage might not sound too sexy or fun, but hear me out, because 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 […]
Some children go on a travel adventure – at one point they are being chased by a lion while driving in a sort of Land Rover and someone throws a shoe at the lion and hits him on the nose … Continue reading →
Pike and Pawn (The Pawn Duet) by T.M. Frazier Gritty Contemporary Romance with Anti-Hero Can stand alone as a duet, but MUCH better if you read the whole King Series first. “Logan’s Beach. It’s a town made up of equal parts sand and sadists. Beach and blood. Saltwater and sins. Canals and chaos.” Oh how […]
"Abraham Lincoln, presidential candidate, half-length portrait, facing right." Circa 1881 albumen silver print from a glass negative by Alexander Hesler. View full size. Photo of Lincoln made from a negative taken in Springfield, Illinois, by Alexander Hesler on June 3, 1860. "Wrote Lincoln's law partner, William H. Herndon, 'There is the […]
I took this scene of Main Street in Johnstown, PA on the afternoon of September 6, 1959. The event was a part of the 1959 annual convention of the National Railway Historical Society that included a tour of the city's remaining five streetcar lines. All were slated for conversion to trolley bus the following June. […]
I submit this photo for the 60th Anniversary of the end of an American institution, the small city streetcar. Shorpy followers will have undoubtedly noticed that a great many of the early 20th Century streetscape photos show the ubiquitous streetcar which in those days was people's primary means of transportation. The occasion here was the […]
In reply to People's Rapid Transit: 1936: In 1925, GM bought a controlling interest in the company, which explains the GM engine used in this model. In 1943, GM completely bought out the company and folded it into the GM Truck Division, but continued to build Yellow Coach models under the GM name. For example, […]
In reply to People's Rapid Transit: 1936: This is a Yellow Coach Model 719 which was built exclusively for Greyhound . There were 329 built starting in 1936 . It featured an advanced configuration of a rear engine ( 6 cylinder 707 GM gas ) plus underfloor luggage compartments . In 1937 it was replaced […]
We live in a world of instant satisfaction; if there is something we want; we can buy what we want at the click of a button or even a swipe of a finger on a smartphone. Most of the time we won’t even think about shopping around; we just go to our favorite site or […]
Silicones are made from silicon, a naturally-occurring element that is abundant in sand. However, in order to make silicon available for industrial processes, it’s heated to very high temperatures and reacted with fossil-fuel derived hydrocarbons.1 This may explain why some people who are sensitive to petrochemicals may react to silicones. In order to make […]
Polyethylene is the most widely produced commodity plastic and it is primarily used for packaging. Some common forms of polyethylene are: Low-density polyethylene LDPE is a flexible material that is used in food storage bags, trash and grocery bags, toys, and housewares. The plastic recycling code of LDPE is #4.1 High-density polyethylene HDPE has high strength […]
The African winds are blowing Sahara desert dust across the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of the United States. Some see this as a terrible nuisance. Some see it as a health risk (which it definitely can be). Others–like me–see this as a garden gift from the heavens. Or universe. Why? Because the dust blowing […]
A new study has discovered that bumblebees actually bite plants to induce flowering so they can get to the business of pollinating. “In a sense, the bees are signaling, Hey, we need food. Please speed up your flowering, and we’ll pollinate you.” It’s an incredible discovery. Bees can actually force plants to flower up to […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 6, 2020 is: legerdemain \lej-er-duh-MAYN\ noun 1 : sleight of hand 2 : a display of skill and adroitness Examples: "An example of Mr. Northam's political legerdemain is his tax proposal, which avoided the minefields of income or sales tax increases. Instead, he suggested hiking the gas […]
How many members of the Tail can you name? It is a part of my job to learn the names of television characters so I can include accurate details in these reviews, and yet, I struggle to recall the names of the few members of the Tail who have been explicitly given names. This is […]
Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya on TV Club, shared by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya to The A.V. Club
J.K. Rowling seems unable to stop commenting on the lives of transgender people. After multiple tweets and a full-on essay spreading dangerous misinformation about trans people over the past few weeks, the Harry Potter author was back on Twitter Sunday morning to defend her thoughts yet again—this time bringing…Read more...
Patrick Gomez on News, shared by Patrick Gomez to The A.V. Club
As any Angeleno with a dog can attest, the illegal fireworks displays were going on well past 2 a.m. in Los Angeles on Saturday. There’s been a general uptick in the usage of illegal fireworks this year, but no 2020 summer night has compared to July 4. Though at least, if dogs and their owners […]
Patrick Gomez on News, shared by Patrick Gomez to The A.V. Club
FOOL-PROOF and only 4-ingredients! So hearty and rustic with the most amazing crust + fluffy, soft, chewy inside. Seriously, SO GOOD. Guys, please say hello to my COVID baby. Yes, that’s exactly right. My bread baby. My bread baby I made every single week starting in March. My first loaf was…well, it wasn’t the prettiest […]
Everyone’s favorite Swedish meatballs with pasta noodles tossed right into that cream sauce goodness. So heavenly, so good. Is there anything better than Swedish meatballs? The answer to that is yes. And that is Swedish meatballs with perfectly cooked elbow macaroni stirred into that heavenly cream sauce gravy. I know. It’s mind-blowingly-fantastic. Now if elbow […]
Life goes on, but it’s not exactly the same. In normal times, I alternately call my husband Mr. Travel or Mr. Restaurant. Traveling and eating out are two of his favorite activities, but we’re not doing either at the moment. And every conference I was going to attend has been canceled. That leaves the focus […]
Quinoa Salad. I can hear you now. Kwin-what? A highly nutritious and gluten free seed, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is originally from the Andean region of South America. It has a mild, slightly nutty flavor that makes it a great substitute for rice or couscous. Quinoa is packed with nutrition; it’s an exceptional source of protein, containing […]