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...
Picture of the day Skylight in the Cybele Palace or Palace of Communication, located on the Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid, Spain. The building, one of the landmarks of Spain's capital, was inaugurated in 1919 as headquarters of the Spanish postal and telecommunications service (Correos). The building was designed by Antonio Palacios and Joaquín Otamendi. Today […]
The picture is of volunteers standing outside a medical center in Italy. They’re holding bags of food to hand out to those less fortunate. Italy has been in lockdown over a month now after bungling early warnings of COVID-19. If we want to get an idea where we’re headed, let’s see where they are, even […]
The map above is the estimate chances of an epidemic across the country. The darker, the worse. I sometimes wonder how this event will be studied by historians. I know it will be seen as a turning point in history. Exactly how, isn’t certain yet, but I have a few guesses. The experiment called the […]
Hey, it’s been a while since I did a master list for writers! You love them, and I love them, too. So here’s a list of cozy mystery settings! I wanted to do this because a vital part of how to write cozy mysteries is providing a great setting. (Full disclosure: I’m an acquiring editor […]
Originally posted on Legends of Windemere: One of my favorite scenes from Legends of Windemere: The Compass Key! Cover Art by Jason Pedersen “And so we come to the end!” the Lich declares from his low balcony. He grins at his enemies as they step out of the stairwell and into the brightly lit basement. Leaning…
when the coffee falls right as everything is ready water boiled waiting to be poured about to brew soon to be sipped it becomes precious so you laugh or cry or both. == “The coffee was never served. It boiled over, spattered them all, and wet a costly tablecloth and the baroness’s dress. But […]
One of my favorite scenes from Legends of Windemere: The Compass Key! “And so we come to the end!” the Lich declares from his low balcony. He grins at his enemies as they step out of the stairwell and into the … Continue reading →
Welcome to the Wednesday Cafe and Bookstore update with recent reviews for authors in the cafe. The first author is John W. Howell with a review for the first of his John J. Cannon series My GRL… About the book … Continue reading →
❧ Hey gorgeous, can I ship you a drink? ❧ You can’t spell virus without U and I. ❧ Since the public library’s closed, I’m checking you out instead. ❧ If coronavirus doesn’t take you out, can I? ❧ I really can’t stay, baby — it’s COVID outside. ❧ Without you, my life is as empty […]
I’ve always been a homebody, but after having no choice but to stay at home, I’ve learned that I miss being able to come and go as I please – go being the operative word. I’ve learned to order groceries online and pick them up. What are all those people doing in Walmart? The parking […]
Writing in his journal, nine year old Abeer speaks of his frustrations with having to always prove himself at school and at home, never being allowed to be himself. His heartfelt and eye-opening words remind us that each child really is unique and should be cherished as such. The poignant message is, "Don't look at […]
In this short animated film, "The Locust Mystery," learn how the gentle harmless grasshopper and the devouring devastating locust are actually the same creature. And how we, also, have many differing "selves" that emerge under various circumstances.
Things are tough right now. With coronavirus circling the globe, impacting nearly every citizen on Earth, the world is a weird place right now. We're all facing uncertainties about what the future will hold. We don't know for sure what will happen with our health, the health of our loved ones, our jobs, our communities, […]
Writers, do you create characters who speak other languages than English?If so, how do you bring authenticity to the character if you don't speak the character's language.Let's say you're writing a Russian character, but you don't speak Russian. How would you have him speak a sentence or phrase in Russian—authentically?Let's say you want him to […]
Every career calls for a plan. If you want to be an author, you too need a Career Plan.Create an Author Career Plan in 9 Steps1. Decide what kind of books you want to write.Don't pick a genre because it's "hot." Choose one that you love. 2. What about your books will brand them, or […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.Eleven great tunes to take you away from an insane world that has truly gone over the edge… I mean, how many spears of greed, oppression, racism, political insanity, fake news, war, censorship […]
"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 […]
When the first rotisserie was used for supporting automobiles while working on them is not known, although by 1921, the Turn-Auto Corporation of New York City had perfected their version of the device and placed it on the market. It allowed for auto repairs to be performed quicker and easier than the traditional method of...
This image of the Texas Club, the El Tored Cafe, and an “Auto Park” dated to 1949 by the source was taken when structures were photo documented in the area before demolition to make way for the Hollywood Freeway. The two-story building housing the Texas Club and El Toreo Cafe was constructed in 1882 and...
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So the book is set in America in WWI around 1918 during the flu epidemic. I want to say Philadelphia or New York. The main character is a female teen or preteen. Prior to being sent to the country to … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Updated daily Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? Are you all hanging in? I am fine one minute and scared the next, and crying the next. I do notice the less I watch the news the better I feel. I have autoimmune disease […]
My Grandpa was driving when some T-bird ran a light. My brother and I were in the back seat and we slammed into the front seats ripping the skin off our knees. Cars didn't have seatbelts back then. My Grandpa almost kicked it but recovered. We were only going about 40 mph. View full size.
In reply to And Baby Makes Three: 1940: often will display a palm frond received at mass on Palm Sunday. They are collected and burned the following year for Ash Wednesday to mark the faithful. Additionally, one photo displayed on the organ looks like a lady who has just received the sacrament of confirmation judging […]
Intelligent habitual practices and time are all it takes to build a stellar credit score from the ground up. However, the journey isn't entirely smooth as you can get faced with intimidation in the process. Thus, it would help if you had the ideal guideline that you can adopt to have a better credit card […]
Question from Marisa First of all, I am LOVING your website and so thankful to have found it! You are a wealth of knowledge. I am slowly converting our home to the best of my knowledge and abilities to be non-toxic. I am wanting to switch our dishes, bowls, cups, etc. I like what I […]
Question from Becca My parents use a chemical anti-mold liquid in their humidifier. The reservoir is not accessible to clean. What clean products are available? Lisa’s Answer I am not familiar with any. Readers, suggestions? The post Humidifier Product appeared first on Debra Lynn Dadd.
Gotta love carrots. Easy to grow, fun to harvest and very healthy. I mean, look at these two love birds. Just goes to show, you never know what’s happening beneath the surface. And did I mention they’re versatile when it comes to your menu? Last night we enjoyed Roasted Carrots for dinner. Easter we’ll work […]
My garden is like a salad bistro from November through April. The weather is perfect and nothing says “al fresco” like a Florida winter. In my garden, I grow a variety of lettuce, brassicas, and roots–all perfect for a healthy salad. However, eating salad every day can get boring. Yes, I said it out loud. […]
In this article, I’ll explain how I made a double glycerin infusion using fresh peach flowers, then how I used that glycerite to make a daily-wear face cream with niacinamide (vitamin B3). Last year, I spotted peach flower extract in some antipollution skincare products and became intrigued! After doing some research I found out that […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for April 8, 2020 is: berserk \ber-SERK\ adjective : frenzied, crazed — usually used in the phrase go berserk Examples: The dog inevitably goes berserk whenever he hears the doorbell. "It was the first costume exhibit I had ever seen in my life. I didn't know such a […]
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Allen Garfield—who appeared in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation, Robert Altman’s Nashville, and played the police chief in Beverly Hills Cop II—has died. Ronee Blakley, who played Garfield’s wife in Nashville, said on Facebook today that he died from the COVID-19…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
In theory, most people are situated well enough in this miserable reality that any outright terror has subsided in favor of a more manageable sense of constant anxiety, but there are a few things that would set any of us off and reignite any concerns we may have about the end of the world as […]
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
This whole Schitt’s Creek season six has been leading us to this heartbreaking, inescapable moment. The Rose clan finally leaves the seldom-named town, and neither they nor Schitt’s Creek will ever be the same. It’s the advantage that Eugene and Dan Levy had, knowing these 14 episodes would be the last, enabling…Read more...
Gwen Ihnat on TV Club, shared by Gwen Ihnat to The A.V. Club
More than 1,000 employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to data provided to Task & Purpose by the VA on Tuesday. The 1,007 VA employees who tested positive for the virus all work within the Veterans Health ...
The Marine Corps on Monday ordered all its personnel to start wearing cloth face coverings to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but restricted Marines from wearing masks with higher levels of protection, such as surgical and N95 masks. In an administrative message that ...
A one pot, no fuss, no babysitting dinner! Even the uncooked pasta cooks right in the IP, soaking up all that creamy goodness! This has been my go-to quarantine dinner for most of March. And now April. That and cheese and wine and basically all the carbs. No, but really, this IP dinner has been […]
Juicy, tender pork carnitas made in 30 min, start to finish! No fuss, no hassle. Serve as tacos or burrito bowls. So easy, so so good. We are just about to enter week 3 of our quarantine/stay-at-home order here in Chicago. We’re playing trivia via Zoom, going on all the FaceTimes with friends, and doing […]
Hospitals are closing their doors to homemade food donations from the general public for safety reasons. So I’m raising funds to provide nourishing meals to overworked frontline healthcare workers and putting some much needed revenue into local businesses approved by hospital authorities. Over 100 healthcare workers around the world have died from COVID-19, caring for... […]
This post contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions for the My Shout fundraiser arranged by me, Nagi from Recipetin Eats, to provide meals to Sydney frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and put some much needed revenue into our hospitality industry. And here’s the backstory for how this evolved. Thank you for reading! ❤️... […]