The Alaska Resource Development Council hosted its 41st annual Alaska Resources Conference on Wednesday, November 18. This year’s event was a single day, hosted online. As in years past, the presentations were from industry experts and provided an insight in to the past year as well as a look forward...
Today's selection -- from Mama's Last Hug by Frans de Waal. Alpha males are the ones with the greatest empathy: "In animal research, the alpha male is simply the top-ranking male of a group. The term dates back to wolf studies of the 1940s by the Swiss ethologist Rudolf Schenkel, and it remains in use. […]
Today's selection -- from The Sixth Great Power: A History of One of the Greatest of All Banking Families, The House of Barings, 1762-1929 by Philip Ziegler. The Baring Brothers, England’s most prestigious and prominent banking firm in the early 1800s, came close to failing due to large investments in Argentina and Mexico in the […]
Welcome to the Thanksgiving to Christmas stretch. This year it will be a hard time and we all need to be safe. It’s a good time to curl up and read some books. Today, Area 51: Interstellar is free. The Green Beret Preparation and Survival Guide is only .99 through 4 December. The Nightstalker books, Nightstalkers, […]
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 four new agents actively building their client lists. Elle Thompson is interested in a wide variety of genres within YA and Adult fiction. Jen Nadol is seeking fiction and general nonfiction as well as all types of children’s literature (picture books, middle grade, and young […]
Above, you will see a picture from the anime called ‘One Piece’. Don’t go running away yet because there’s a point. In the scene, you have one of the heroes named Sanji (blonde) with a villain named Ghin (guy on … 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 […]
A presentation, in the inimitable style of spoken word artist Prince Ea, of where humanity stands today and how we must all work together to make it to the fourth second. This film won first prize in the short film category of the Film4Climate initiative in 2016. Can we come together to create a tidal […]
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 […]
Are you ready?Hope your internet connection is better and more dependable than my AT&T has been lately.Yep, it's time to do you Christmas shopping so get your shopping carts ready because there are all kinds of bargains.Here are a few I'm interested in to get you started. Better shop fast because they're going to go […]
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 […]
That looks just like that famous Walker Evans photo of a parts store titled"Cherokee Auto Parts,Atlanta,Ga.1936" If someone tried to reproduce that store today for that nostalgia look they would end up getting it all wrong and the place would look as phony and contrived as one of those Cracker Barrell General Store restaurants you […]
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 […]
I am seeking a vintage children’s anthology possibly printed somewhere between 1940s-1960s. Possibly earlier. The main clue is an illustration of a boy holding a huge spoon, (tall like a ladder) scooping up clouds. The featured poem with the illustration … 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 November Release Recap here Wow. it’s the last month of 2020 and here’s hoping that 2021 is better, am I right? I am updating this list as much as possible, but […]
1918 circa, Java, Dutch East Indies, a portrait of my father-in-law's parental family. My (late) father-in-law, Marinus Wennekes, is the boy in sailor suit, who is sitting prominently in the middle in front. He was born in 1912 in Magelang, Java, Dutch Indies. He is surrounded by his parents and siblings. The father, my wife's […]
Cars drive on the beach in New York, San Diego or Virginia. The tower on the right does not appear in any other commonly available photos of New York-area beaches, so I could be completely off base. It's from the early 50s, as best I can tell from the makes of the cars depicted, and […]
The Bollywood red carpet has long been a source of inspiration for Western culture. Many of the fabrics, patterns, and styles that have become famous in the Western hemisphere were inspired by Eastern designers and Bollywood stars. Whether you have an upcoming formal event or want to look fabulous for your next Zoom meeting, […]
Question from Marie I think we just figured out that my teenager with MCS is very sensitive to the chlorine in our municipal water (used for washing clothes, of course). We are at a temporary location. When we find a place to move to, I planned on getting a whole house filter system which I […]
One of the best things about the holidays is gathering together with family and friends for special meals and gift-giving. Unfortunately, all of that cooking and decorating can add to indoor air pollution and toxic exposures. Here are some easy tips to keep your gathering safe and healthy. Avoid Candles and Scented Décor Candles […]
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 December 2, 2020 is: tyro \TYE-roh\ noun : a beginner in learning : novice Examples: The ranch has one riding trail for tyros and several more challenging options for experienced riders. "In 'Zucked,' Roger McNamee winces at the memory of his introduction to Mark Zuckerberg. It was […]
Not long into We Live #1 (Aftershock), a young boy named Hototo is playing with toys, running around with a tiny mutated lizard he’s designated as his “monster.” Dressed like a superhero, he’s about to begin snooping around their neighbor’s seemingly empty home, when his childlike curiosity gets abruptly stymied by…Read more...
Justin Carter on AUX, shared by Justin Carter to The A.V. Club
In Netflix’s new show Selena: The Series, Walking Dead actress Christian Serratos plays Selena Quintanilla, the “Queen of Tejano Music” who was tragically killed by a friend and fan in 1995, when she was just 23. It’s a heavy burden to bear, with millions of fans still idolizing both the singer and her rich voice. […]
Marah Eakin on TV Club, shared by Marah Eakin to The A.V. Club
Last month, Harry Styles, Dunkirk actor and occasional singer, shattered the monocles of right-wing dipshits like Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens by wearing a Gucci ball gown on the cover of Vogue. “Bring back manly men,” Owens tweeted. Shapiro, peeking over the edge of the kids’ table, wheezed about the feminization of…Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Cheesy baked ziti with the easiest homemade meatballs. Quick to prepare and so so good. Comfort food at its best here! Baked ziti. My all-time favorite kind of comfort food. Except, I couldn’t just leave it like that. No, I couldn’t. I threw in some homemade meatballs and topped this entire bad boy with burrata […]
Everyone’s FAVORITE Olive Garden soup made so easily in the crockpot! Just set it and forget it! Guys, it’s snowing. No joke. It has been snowing two days straight in the midwest. And yes, Cartman has his winter beanie ready to go. That being said, you can find me by the fireplace, chunky sweaters and […]
I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving found a joyful, if not traditional way to enjoy the holiday, in view of the problems we’re facing during this pandemic. My son and his lovely wife invited me to visit their home and stay for a few days, because I haven’t misbehaved during the pandemic – their trust […]
Hello and Happy Black Friday, although this year may not be as big a shopping blow-out as in previous years. I, for one, am avoiding all stores and in-person shopping. There is nothing I need so badly that I can’t find it online or in one of the three places I shop for food and […]
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.