Jan. 7, 2021 No. 21-2 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s population decreased by 3,831 people — 0.5 percent — from July 2019 to July 2020, based on population estimates released today by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. This was the fourth straight year of decline for the state’s...
While Alaska's capitol saw no protests over the weekend, Alaska guardsmen head to D.C. to support the presidential inauguration. And, the Alaska Black Caucus celebrates Dr. King. Plus, an Anchorage attorney advocates for prisoners, saying they don't deserve to die of Covid-19.
Today's selection -- from Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs by Camilla Townsend. In a history-changing clash of civilizations, the explorer Hernando Cortes invaded Mexico: "Then in 1517, the townsfolk [of Potonchan] heard that some strangers with remarkably hairy faces had landed a very large boat at Champoton, another Chontal town lying to […]
Today's selection -- from Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. In 1959 Reverend King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, toured India. There he had a startling revelation: "In the winter of 1959, after leading the Montgomery bus boycott that arose from the arrest of Rosa Parks and before the trials and […]
I wrote this post before the recent coup attempt in Washington, but it’s all still true. Even more so. Time to be blunt. The official number of COVID-19 deaths today is over 336,000. 3,725 Americans died yesterday. This in a country that tore the world apart over a lesser number on a single day” 9-11. […]
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 Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: Here are six literary agents actively seeking writers. Eve MacSweeney is interested in narrative non-fiction and literary fiction titles that speak to her interest in emotionally driven stories, singular voices, and compelling social issues, particularly as they concern the lives of women. Susana Alvarez is looking for […]
on this day honoring mlk, and every day — “this is the unusual thing about nonviolence – nobody is defeated, everybody shares in the victory.” – martin luther king, jr. — image credt: philosophytalk.org
The second of the two last minute additions to the series. Well, not really last minute, but they were added after I began writing and publishing. Legends of Windemere: The Mercenary Prince was designed for a few reasons. The biggest one … Continue reading →
A little bibliophile humor today in honor of the birthday of Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869), author of Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases Classified and Arranged so as to Facilitate the Expression of Ideas and Assist in Literary Composition.
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 […]
"What if kindness was a form of music, with its own rhythm, its own flow, its own song?" This engaging video points out the give and take of the whole human experience through highlighting music, with its reciprocal energy which inspires both the musicians and their audiences. The featured street musicians reflect on the power […]
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 […]
The winter is harsh on one's skin. If you feel as dried out as I do, here are some tips to help you. Don't worry. None involve black mud on the face.1. Looking younger starts the night before.Yes, you hear it all the time. Get a good night's sleep. Here's one way that might help […]
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 Jonathan R. Yes, the closest Deperdussin got to automotive endeavors was after SPAD merged with Bleriot and the company made cyclecars along with airplanes. If I had to make a wild guess (without having looked at the book recently for details), possibly a Hispano-Suiza is the inspiration for the Gomez-Deperdussin? The company, […]
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 […]
We’ve got a memory of a kids book about a goose and a gorilla. It was published before 1990 for sure, but it could be quite a bit older. It had a similar feel to the recent hit “Boy Mole … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? *Updated 1-2 times a week* See the full December Release Recap here 1/19: I haven’t been able to read or even listen to books lately, but then I started How To Get Lucky by Lauren Blakely and […]
Milwaukee circa 1901. "The river from Sycamore Street." Lofty landmarks notwithstanding, our favorite building here bears the name of the Meinecke Toy Company. With Badger State Fur a close runner-up. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Co. View full size.
I never did get the full skinny on how it all went down that day. All I know is that it was my brother and his pal, this guy. A couple of ex-Catholic high school boys; you know the type - four years in, walk out with a fancy piece of paper, the whole nine […]
This is the 1932 basketball team of the Sweetser Braves. Sweetser is a small town in Grant County Indiana. This photo celebrates the team's win of the Grant County Championship. The win is significant because Sweetser was a very small school compared to the others in Grant County. The people pictured represent the entire team. […]
In reply to Little Kittens: 1941: These three girls are so charming and elegant, each in her own way. The windswept hair of the young lady in back is terribly alluring, and the kerchief with braids and leather gloves in front is so grown-up. Even little kitten girl is styling with that hand-knotted cloth belt. […]
Whether it be for a new car, retirement fund, vacation, or college tuition, sometimes, we want to earn a bit of extra cash. However, it's not always easy, especially when you may already have a full-time job. Luckily enough, there are some great income-generators that don't require a lot of your time. Want to learn […]
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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 January 19, 2021 is: conjecture \kun-JEK-cher\ verb 1 : to arrive at or deduce by surmise or guesswork : guess 2 : to form a supposition or inference Examples: Some scientists have conjectured that Jupiter's moon Europa could sustain life. "He conjectured that the quick-sprouting barley would […]
Whew, this Bachelor episode was a ride, wasn’t it? I didn’t think I was ever going to get over the increasingly cringeworthy stakes of the out-loud erotica reading (TIL: Chris Harrison wrote a book!), but by the end of the episode, at the end of all the Sarah drama, I barely remembered them. Plus there […]
Gwen Ihnat on TV Club, shared by Gwen Ihnat to The A.V. Club
According to Variety, BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders—starring Cillian Murphy as up-and-coming gangster Tommy Shelby in post-WWI England—will be coming to a somewhat surprising end after its upcoming sixth season (it’s on Netflix here in the colonies). The show just resumed production after shutting everything down…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Recently, reports came out that Matt Damon would be appearing in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love And Thunder—reports that have seemingly been confirmed by Damon’s arrival in Australia to film a “major movie.” We don’t know who Damon might be playing in Love And Thunder, but this won’t be his first appearance in the Thor …Read […]
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they’re also freezer-friendly. Win-win! Not sure if it’s the New Year, or if it’s the quarantine-lockdown-stay-at-home-order, but I’ve been making A LOT of things from scratch. Pizza dough. Rosemary bread. Sourdough biscuits. Pasta. English muffins. Hamburger buns. (recipes for the latter all […]
So much easier to make than you think, and it’s such a game-changer! Perfect for pizza night and it’s freezer-friendly! If you have not tried homemade pizza dough yet, this is it for you guys. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s foolproof. And it makes two pizza balls so you can make both for pizza […]
So 2020 is over, but the new year didn’t start on the right foot and the level of stress hasn’t decreased at all. Talking about stress, how do you cope and survive? How do you deal with that unbearable itching that seems to eat at your heart? Last year I locked myself at home, avoiding […]
If you can read this, be grateful for a multitude of blessings. First and foremost is you have the gift of sight. Even if you wear glasses, contacts, or had corrective surgery, you can distinguish dark and light on a very detailed level. Second, give thanks for electronics. You could break that down to the […]
Picture of the day Interior of Santa Isabel Theater in the Brazilian city of Recife, capital of Pernambuco state. It was inaugurated on 18 May 1850, and seats 850 in the audience. It was named in honor of Princess Isabel of Braganza.
Picture of the day Wintry view over a protected landscape area near Beilstein, Württemberg, Germany. The detailed landscape with small fields, little woods, vineyards and fruit trees is typical for that protected landscape area.