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...
Today's encore selection -- from American Colossus by H.W. Brands. From the earliest days after the American Revolution to the present, there have been doubts and criticisms about the effectiveness of a democratic government. These became especially pronounced during the late 1800s -- the so-called Gilded Age -- when capitalism roared to prominence within America […]
Today's selection -- from Cosmos: Possible Worlds by Ann Druyan. The rings of the exoplanet J1407b. By the way, Neptune and Uranus have rings too: "Gravity has a big bag of tricks. Some of the loveliest are the rings around worlds. Half the planets in our own solar system are ringed. But of the thousands […]
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...
The worst thing that can happen to a writer is becoming “blocked” in their writings. If you do a search on “overcoming writer’s block” on the internet, you’ll find almost five million results. What about writer’s burnout? I did a search and found over thirty-nine million results. That’s extraordinary. In my author circles, being blocked […]
saw the spirit of liberty yesterday her return was lovely yet she was there all along never really left there was just no stopping her. — “life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” -khalil gibran — image credit: 1907 barribol – the spirit of liberty twirls the american flag
I love books and believe everyone should leave reviews of the books they read. Reviews help readers decide if a book is worth reading, they also help… 7 Tips On Writing Great Book Reviews Excellent tips!
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 […]
Amanda Gorman has achieved many firsts, including being the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States at age 19. On January 20, 2021, the 22-year-old Gorman read at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. What follows here is a video of her reciting "The Miracle of Morning," a poem written several years ago […]
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 […]
Today, I'm sharing a poem that guided the way I raised our daughter.I'm a reader, and I wanted her to grow up to be a reader too.Long before I was pregnant, I read a poem by Strickland W. Gillilan entitled THE READING MOTHER.The words in the poem resonated with me because I am the person […]
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 AML. I'm not sure pressure was applied to both ends of the pistons. Being a V-4 there was never a time when application of pressure to piston tops would not cause movement. The pipes you see exiting the cylinders at the bottom of the stroke are likely for the draining of any […]
In reply to Daniel K. Statnekov. Henry Kaiser was never a "car guy", Joe Fraiser was, Mr Kaiser was a money man. After easing Joe Fraiser out the door (and replacing him with his son) Kaiser motors had nothing and ended up merging with Willys. You don't partner up with a shark if you don't […]
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 […]
Looking for info on 2 books from my childhood. All I can remember is one was red and one was yellow. They were both large, like 12×16 maybe. The content was mostly stories and nursery rhymes accompanied by artwork and … 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 […]
March 4, 1921. "Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding (obscured), Philander Knox and Joseph Cannon on Pennsylvania Avenue en route to Harding inauguration." Passing the National Radio School and Washington Post buildings. Harris & Ewing glass negative. 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 Cold Stop: 1961: The back-up (reverse) lights for the 1956 Lincoln were unusual and a one-year-only feature. The lights were hidden just below the edge of the trunk lid and directed downward. The idea was to reflect the light off the chrome bumper and illuminate the area behind the car without adding […]
Are you looking to give your kitchen a new look on a budget? Say no more! Kitchen is the busiest part of your home and a fun and well designed kitchen represents the mood and taste of the homeowners adding to the value of the entire home! But every so often you might feel like […]
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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 21, 2021 is: exact \ig-ZAKT\ verb 1 : to call for forcibly or urgently and obtain 2 : to call for as necessary or desirable Examples: "The choice between forgiveness and revenge is an age-old tale. Amy March burned Jo March's manuscript out of spite after […]
The Muppets were made for TV. It just took TV 20 or so years to get ready for The Muppets. They’d been local favorites, staples of the talk- and variety-show circuits, and some of the earliest stars of American public television. But until Jim Henson convinced British producer Lew Grade—who’d previously made a…Read more...
Erik Adams and Gwen Ihnat on TV Club, shared by Erik Adams to The A.V. Club
Today, Marvel Entertainment—that’s the whole company, covering the movies, the comics, and the games—posted a curious teaser that simply had the name Heroes Reborn and “whatever happened to Earth’s mightiest heroes?” underneath. We don’t know specifically what that means, but there is one obvious implication, and…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
We’re not sure if an official announcement confirming a second season of Netflix’s hotly devoured period drama Bridgerton really qualifies as good gossip. For some of us, our Twitter timelines have essentially devolved into steady streams of Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) thirst and, as of Wednesday, well-curated…Read more...
Shannon Miller on TV Club, shared by Shannon Miller to The A.V. Club
Thanks to the decades he’s spent playing regular guys with endearing smiles, Tom Hanks has cemented himself in popular culture as Everyone’s Pal. Thus, the world freaked itself right out when Hanks announced he and wife Rita Wilson had contracted COVID-19—something they recovered from before going on to share…Read more...
Reid McCarter on News, shared by Reid McCarter 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 The Glecksteinhütte is an abandoned mountain hut in Fallätsche, Zurich. It was built in the early 1900s so that people in Zurich could enjoy an "alpine" experience without having to travel far to the higher mountains. Today, it is in danger of falling off the cliff it is built on. The […]