A pilot killed in a plane crash along with three passengers near Girdwood last summer had been drinking alcohol prior to flying, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The post Report: Pilot drank alcohol before Girdwood crash that killed 4 appeared first on Alaska Public Media.
Alaska GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration is proposing to stop giving state prisoners their mail -- instead providing them with copies to make sure that no "contraband" gets through with the original version, according to budget documents. The post Drugs are getting into Alaska prisons through the mail, officials say. Now they want to give […]
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 The Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea), is a magnificent looking frog. In the late 1860s several consignments of these frogs were received from Sydney and released by the Auckland Acclimisation Society. There have been several attempts to establish populations of this species in the South Island.
My 79th title, Walk on the Wild Side is out today. It’s the third book in the Will Kane, Green Beret series, that starts with New York Minute, which is free today only. I’m already into Hell of a Town, the 4th book. There will also be Area 51: Earth Abides later this year, a […]
Most disasters require 7 things to go wrong; my rule of 7. Whether it be a plane crash or a military disaster. Pearl Harbor was no different. It wasn’t one or two or even six things that went wrong: it was seven. Free today through 9 December is Stuff Doesn’t Just Happen II: The Gift […]
Have you left me links to your blogs and books yet? For every link left on my 2019 Christmas Charity appeal blog post, I will donate £1 to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Please help me raise £250 by leaving me your links.Continue reading
on Jami Gold: Today’s post by author Rosie Danan shares another way we can make sure our story threads work together, and while her post focuses on the romance genre, we can adapt her method to help with any genre. Like me, Rosie knows an understanding of story structure gives us a bird’s eye view of […]
First, a big thank you to everyone who has followed this entire story. Hope you all enjoy the ending. Will Cassidy and Lloyd ever return? I don’t know. For now, they’re going to be relaxing and taking smaller jobs. I … Continue reading →
Welcome to this year’s Christmas book fair where I will be sharing the books of all the authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore with their most recent review in the last six months. I will be selecting … Continue reading →
If you’ve ever sung in a choir where someone always seemed to be a little off, you’ll appreciate the way Maestro Quasimodo deals with one particularly inept chorister in this performance by the Paris Belharmonic.
What do you do when your husband leaves at 4:30 am to hunt? My first thought is it’s too early to get up because it’s still dark outside. That leaves me one of three choices. Close my eyes and sleep for a few more hours. Bake those three loaves of banana bread I […]
What does it mean to be courageous? Is it something seen outwardly, as when someone overcomes an overwhelming physical obstacle, or is it "the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work, a future"? This short video provides an eloquent answer through powerful images that encourage further consideration of […]
Women in Vellore, India, have resurrected the Naganadhi river and the agriculture of the area that were almost lost to drought. In 2014, the women took matters into their own hands and worked with engineers and hydrologists to build 600 recharge wells by hand: digging wells, making cement rings, placing the rings and stones, and […]
HOORAY! The NINTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge is about to begin on November 1! Though I keep a daily gratitude journal, there's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November each year. Having a specific topic to focus on each day really makes me pay even more attention to […]
Just about everyone knows the Christmas standard, The Twelve Days Of Christmas, but do you know the fiction and the facts regarding this song?I’m the kind of person who likes to dig for facts about things. The origin of a creative work is of great interest to me. I hope it is for you too.In […]
If you like to serve dessert for holiday dinners, here's one that's a time saver because it's a dump cake and so easy to make.Since it's also decadently rich and yummy, it's perfect for a holiday meal.Christmas Cherry PDessertI call this dessert a pie-cake because it’s like a delicious cherry pie, but it's not really […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.Another great line up of awesome music to capture the spirit of the day, through a variety of Rock genres including Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock and Alternative rock; featuring new music […]
"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 […]
Today’s lead image was taken on July 17, 1940, in Fort Worth, Texas, looking north on Houston St. to document double parking which at the time was a newly added traffic violation on the City streets. The second photo (below) was shot on September 25, 1940, on Main St. looking towards the Tarrant County Court...
An oil company knows the quality and octane of a gasoline batch before it leaves the refinery, although the Unita Oil Refinery Company apparently contracted with Dupont to test their regular gas blend out in the field. These photos were taken in 1954 by a Vernal Express Newspaper photographer in Vernal, Utah, for a promotional...
********* The Cape Peninsula and Western Cape region are absolutely breathtaking! I especially love the turquoise waters that are so typical for the Cape scenery. You can instantly recognize this region just by that color – that’s how special it is! A Road Trip Around the Cape Peninsula One of the most fun things to do […]
In the first half of 2002, I got most of the way through a self-contained YA mystery series. I think there were ten books in total, each about 100-120 pages, probably published recently. I was attending a Canadian high school … Continue reading →
Beauty and the Badge (Charlotte’s Cove Book 1) by Ella Fox Standalone. First in a Related Series. Sexy Small Town Romance. Ella Fox was gracious enough to provide our entire book club with copies of Beauty and the Badge for our first meet-up. It was just the kind of thing we were looking for for […]
May 1952. "Weymouth (Massachusetts) High School football team. Glenn Allen of the Weymouth Maroons with football." Color transparency by Jim Hansen for the Look magazine assignment "Championship High-School Football." View full size.
That's what I like to imagine my future-brother-in-law was telling me as the showdown is about to come in our poker hand here in the living room of our home in Larkspur, California. The "shut up" part was, of course, something I was familiar with hearing often enough from others in non-wagering situations. At my […]
Southern Utah, and my father with our 1971 Toyota Corona. He taught me how to drive stick shift in this car, and several years later, I bought it and drove it for a few more years. Our cabin would be built near this lake. Good memories.
In reply to All in the Farmily: 1940: Looks like Easter presents and baskets! Dads looking at buying some chickens! Plus a drawing of Thanksgiving dinner by Carl. Thanks for these insightful pictures of our past. [For the record, Easter in 1940 fell on March 24. - Dave]
With the holiday season approaching, it’s time to start looking into gifts for your loved ones. For those shopping for classy men in their lives, it can be difficult to figure out what gifts to get with the many options that are available. To get an idea of some classic gifts you can get for […]
This past summer I wrote a post about PFAS chemicals in farm produce. The source of the chemicals was from ground water that had been contaminated from firefighter foam used primarily on military bases. At the time, the contaminated ground water seemed relatively contained to areas in close proximity to military bases. Now, EWG has […]
I know many of you reading this have enjoyed my holiday cookies recipes in the past in my food blogs. This year I don’t have a food blog, but I will be launching a new food blog in January. It’s called Wholefood Cuisine, and all the recipes will be made with whole foods, like this […]
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. […]
Rust is a fungal disease that commonly occurs in Florida where it’s warm and humid. Most beans are susceptible to Rust. The disease generally occurs only during prolonged periods of warm, wet and/or humid weather. Rust refers to a variety of fungus, exists in at least 35 pathotypes and is extremely variable. Symptoms develop on leaves […]
These yummy herbal candy drops are made with lemon and honey to help soothe sore throats and coughs. A common home remedy for soothing sore throats is lemon juice mixed with honey; however, that isn’t always easy to swallow, especially if you’re a kid. That’s where these tasty little sore throat candy drops come in. […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 12, 2019 is: belle epoque \BEL-ay-POK\ noun often capitalized Belle Epoque : a period of high artistic or cultural development; especially : such a period in fin de siècle France Examples: "Lest he become pigeonholed in the Belle Époque, [Jason] Jacques expanded his program in 2010 to […]
There’s nothing that warms the heart like seeing two enormous corporations working together to cultivate a mutual interest in making money. It is almost Christmas, after all. Anyway, the wonderful thing we all get to enjoy today is a secret collaboration between Amazon and Disney to promote Star Wars: The Rise Of…Read more...
Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Netflix has spent the last year or two establishing itself as a destination for big-name filmmakers with ambitious projects. If Martin Scorsese needs extra millions to invest in de-aging effects for a 210-minute crime epic or the Coen brothers want to make an eclectic Western anthology, Netflix is there, cash in hand…Read more...
Jesse Hassenger on Film, shared by Jesse Hassenger to The A.V. Club
The incredibly broad group of people who like playing video games, dubbed “gamers” by corporations eager to create a catchy marketing shorthand, are often treated with derision, even as times have changed and games are now embraced as just another aspect of the modern media landscape. Even as our culture has largely…Read more...
Reid McCarter on News, shared by Reid McCarter to The A.V. Club
All the streamers want for Christmas is their own Game Of Thrones, and, per this impressive new trailer for The Witcher, Netflix is hoping that Geralt Of Rivia will be its very own Jon Snow. The scale, from the breadth of its battle sequences to the sprawl of its world, is enough to capture the […]
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Blasts from Taliban car bombs outside of Bagram Airfield on Wednesday caused extensive damage to the base's passenger terminal, new pictures released by the 45th Expeditionary Wing show.The pictures, which are part of a photo essay called "Bagram stands fast," were posted on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service's website on Thursday.From the pictures, it […]
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider. Guy Roberts, the former assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical, biological defense programs, resigned in April, USA Today reported Thursday, in the midst of an investigation by the Pentagon Inspector General into reports of sexual harassment. A report from the inspector general, released to the […]
Noodles, tender chicken, broccoli, bell pepper and mushrooms with the best and easiest stir fry sauce ever. 30 min. Start to finish. So is it too early to be doing New Year, New You? Because after all the holiday stuffing and pies, I need all the veggies I can get. And this recipe is the […]
Cheeseburger macaroni? YES, PLEASE! Hamburger meat, pasta and an epic cheese sauce. All made in ONE POT. Too easy! It’s been a bit hectic here. With the move, the traveling, the wedding planning, and the holidays, we’ve been constantly on the go-go-go. But even with our super busy schedules, I can still whip up this […]
This is a speedy, easy Christmas Cake that requires no overnight fruit soaking. It’s a fruit cake that’s incredibly easy to make, with a rich, velvety texture that’s full flavoured and so moist it can be eaten plain. But no one turns away a slosh of custard! Terrific made on the day, keeps for ages,... […]
Maple Glazed Ham – this is the ham glaze you use when you want to add a special touch to your festive baked ham! The most incredible sticky glaze with the subtle fragrance of maple and hint of holiday spices, this is THE Christmas Ham recipe I make to gift and take to gatherings year after year. New... […]