Commonwealth North has launched a new website to assist Alaskans in better understanding the State's fiscal challenge. The site allows Alaskans the opportunity to make revenue and spending choices to address the projected $1.3 billion shortfall in the 2022 budget. Designed by the group's Fiscal Policy Study Group, the site...
With jury trials suspended for months, some Alaskans' lives are on hold, in pre-trial detention. And, some Anchorage residents spend a night out at recently reopened movie theaters. Plus, a new trail in Soldotna attracts different users.
Today's selection -- from Emperor: A New Life of Charles V by Geoffrey Parker. The reign of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, the Habsburg ruler of Germany, Austria and Hungary, the Netherlands, and Spain, coincided with the Protestant Reformation first brought by Martin Luther when he nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of […]
Today's selection -- from Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter by Tom Clavin. William Clarke Quantrill was one of the most bloodthirsty soldiers in American history. His start in crime came in the terrible days of Bleeding Kansas, when the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 had left it to the popular […]
We’ve noticed this summer in Tennessee has been more humid than usual. To the point where working outside is fraught with the danger of heat exhaustion event though the temperature is not extreme, perhaps 90 degrees. My wife and I are talking about moving. But where? Welcome to the future. The Mississippi valley, extending to […]
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 Writers Helping Writers: Let’s not mince words: 2020 has been a real crap sandwich. COVID has caused all sorts of struggles, anxiety, and challenges. Some of you have had work disrupted. Others wanted to travel to see loved ones and couldn’t. All of us are feeling isolated or overburdened, and everyone’s schedule has gone […]
turned in my ballot watched the first debate went to sleep hopeful ’tis the season of change i feel it in the air. — “you are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong.” – suzy kassem, the writings of suzy kassem
Hope people have been enjoying the War of Nytefall: Ravenous teasers. I haven’t decided if I’m going to continue it going through October or take a break to do something more Halloween-y. Anyway, I figure it’s a time for Nadia Sylvan … Continue reading →
The Culinary Alphabet the letter S should be an easy one as I can think of many items which begin with the letter. I do however like to throw in the odd curveball and come up with at least one … 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 […]
This tender animation on the theme of isolation reunites filmmaker Andrea Dorfman with poet Tanya Davis ten years after their first collaboration on the viral film "How To Be Alone." "How To Be At Home" speaks to what so many of us are going through these days with quarantines, lock-downs and stay-at-home orders. "Lean into loneliness—and know you’re not […]
It's hard to believe it's been months since I've written a post! This year, for all of us, has been such a strange one. For some, it's been heartbreaking. For others, merely unusual. But, regardless of what's happened in your life, 2020 has been a year of change. Like it or not, 2020's smacked us […]
Introductory Price of 99¢ goes away in 2 weeks!The Key To Kristina, my new Mystery Romance, is priced at only 99¢ this first month of release. The price rises to $3.99 in October.Bookzilla, TOP 500 REVIEWER, said: "Surprise ending. Intriguing storyline...twists to keep the reader’s interest. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct […]
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 […]
AM Radio station WBAP has served the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Metropolitan area since 1922. The radio news business has always been competitive, and apparently, to get a jump on its competitors, instead of using full-sized domestic sedans, WBAP put this pair of Mustangs into service in an effort to get to the story first. The...
By contributor Robert D. Cunningham: It’s interesting how many automotive enthusiasts today include the Metropolitan on the list of America’s earliest economy cars, unaware that they were actually imports designed for the U.S. market. After World War II, Nash’s president, George Mason, believed that his firm’s most logical expansion opportunities were in the lower price...
What makes you lose track of time? The things you never want to stop doing? A couple of nights ago, I looked at the clock and said, oh $%#@ it's 2 AM! What was I doing? Making a hat that says, "Fight for your passion." It has a pair of boxing gloves on it. I […]
I am (and have long been) searching for a children’s anthology I read and re-read as a child in the early 1960’s. With the passage of time, my memories of the book have faded, but here’s what I still remember: … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Updated almost daily Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? See the full September Release Recap here Holy cow, we had a fantastic release week, last week and another this week! I have fallen a bit behind, but I just got my review up […]
February 1943. Washington, D.C. "Preparation for point rationing. While Mother keeps handy her War Ration Book Two, daughter examines the frozen foods which require removal of point stamps." 4x5 acetate negative by Alfred Palmer, Office of War Information. View full size.
Photo taken on the boardwalk of Coney Island around July, 1948 by my mother on a family outing from the Bronx. The Dodgers were still in Brooklyn and Steeplechase park was one of the most creative and exciting amusement park rides of its day. Dad was a milk truck driver for Sheffield Farms Dairy one […]
In reply to Frozen: 1943: Slightly over half of Americans owned refrigerators before the war, and freezer sections were just large enough for two ice cube trays, and little more. You couldn't buy a new fridge during the war, or for a couple of years after that, either. [On the other hand, the stores wouldn't […]
In reply to The Hill: 1938: I have read that it was still a decent working-class neighborhood in the 1930s, but declined thereafter. In the summer of 1956, some 1,300 structures were razed, displacing 8,000 residents, most of them Black. The Civic Arena and acres of parking rose of the site, making possible a concert […]
Medical care is expensive and looking for ways to save money on healthcare isn't easy. It's a gargantuan task if you ask the people who've tried navigating the healthcare system looking for deals, discounts, and coupon codes like the CBDistillery coupon. To make things simpler for you, here are some of the most practical budgeting […]
Both slow cooking and pressure cooking are thought to be healthier cooking methods and they are certainly convenient but are the materials used in the appliances safe? Why I Prefer Pressure Cookers to Slow Cookers There is no perfect pressure cooker or slow cooker and there are issues with the materials in each […]
Question from Debra I painted an old childhood piece of furniture with Kitz oil based sealer. I waited two days to dry and then I painted it with a latex paint which you could use on furniture. The smell is horrible. It’s getting better with the fan that’s facing the open window, But we can’t […]
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 September 30, 2020 is: sinuous \SIN-yuh-wus\ adjective 1 a : of a serpentine or wavy form : winding b : marked by strong lithe movements 2 : intricate, complex Examples: The hikers followed a sinuous path that curved around a lake and in between two small hills. […]
“Embarrassing in its own special way,” and “starring several overqualified actors.” Those could have described Tuesday’s first Presidential Debate of the 2020 election, but—as you may have guessed—they are actually excerpts from our A.A. Dowd’s review of Fantastic Four. The fourth attempt at a Fantastic Four movie was…Read more...
Patrick Gomez on News, shared by Patrick Gomez to The A.V. Club
Twenty-five years ago today, Saturday Night Live introduced America to what was almost an entirely new cast of Not Ready For Prime Time Players. Stagnation and declining ratings (not to mention being painfully unfunny for much of the time) had almost doomed SNL the previous season, and Lorne Michaels (who considers…Read more...
Alex McLevy and Erik Adams on TV Club, shared by Alex McLevy to The A.V. Club
I’m a thirty-something gay man married to a thirty-something gay man. For almost two years, we’ve been seeing another pair of married gay men around our age. They were our first experience with any sexual or romantic interaction outside of our relationship. The first six months were hot and heavy. We were together…Read more...
Dan Savage on AUX, shared by Dan Savage to The A.V. Club
The most amazing pumpkin pancakes – so light + fluffy and made with semisweet chocolate chips. PERFECTION. HELLO FALL. It’s been incredibly beautiful here in Chicago with its crisp Fall days. The leaves are changing colors, the sweaters are coming out, and the pumpkin pancakes are legit taking over all of our kitchens. I […]
Amazingly creamy, so bright, and super quick + easy. Comes together in 30 min! Serve with additional fresh Parmesan. SO SO GOOD. Whoa. Just whoa. This has been on my dinner table almost every day this week. It’s creamy. It’s bright. It’s quick. It’s easy. And it’s seriously got EVERYTHING you need – pasta, vodka, […]
When a person experiences a catastrophic event, it changes the way they breathe, work, play, eat, everything – I’m sure you get my meaning. My husband Joe died seventeen months ago and, not only was he my soulmate and lover, he was the inspiration for the Cindy’s Crusades series. He and I collaborated the […]
Tuesday, September 29, will be my mother’s 93rd birthday. She and my dad were married almost 70 years when he died on October 1, 2019. Losing the love of her life was devastating, and while she’s still with us, she’s not the same. She lives in a delusional world of her own making. Within three […]
Picture of the day Church of San Juan el Real in the center of Calatayud, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The baroque church was built in the 17th and 18th century and hosts among others some of the oldest remaining paintings by Francisco de Goya in the pendentives of the main dome.