By Mark Edwards, EVP - Chief Credit Officer & Bank Economist 2020 was an unprecedented year in just about every economic measure. Wild swings in unemployment resulting from government mandated business closures were then supported by trillions of dollars in assistance programs in an attempt to counteract the negative economic...
Alaska's legislators grapple with the idea of unplanned spending from the permanent fund. And, a 10,000-year-old bone found near Wrangell provides new clues about domesticated dogs in the Americas. Plus, an Unalaska grocery store's battle with a bald eagle.
Today's selection -- from Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss. The harrowing flight of Dolley Madison from the White House during the War of 1812: "[When the British attacked Washington City in 1814, First Lady Dolley Madison] stayed behind at the Executive Mansion while James was out reviewing the forces charged with Washington's defense. She […]
Today's selection -- from Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Because of racism, arguably the greatest pitcher in baseball wasn't called up to the major leagues until he was 40: "LeRoy 'Satchel' Paige was one of the greatest baseball pitchers ever to step onto a mound. Yet, coming of age in the early twentieth century, […]
‘Wanted: Women With Degrees in Mathematics . . . Women are being offered scientific and engineering jobs where formerly men were preferred. Now is the time to consider your job in science and engineering… You will find that the slogan here as elsewhere is ‘WOMEN WANTED!’ Recruitment ad for ENIAC, 1945. ENIAC was formally introduced […]
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 The Book Shepherd: Being online more hours than not is the new norm for most. Birthing as 2020 rolled out with all things COVID, predators, and scammers multiplied, creating a mecca for their schemes and pilfering. Scams and cons are not uncommon. In the spring of every year, unsolicited phone calls claiming IRS moneys […]
i recently made a new recipe and finally used my worcestershire sauce! like finding an old friend nothing had really changed still can’t pronounce your name still in that familiar bottle how nice to bump into you so long until i see you again whenever that might be. — “i’m pretty sure […]
Patty NeibergAssociated Press/Report for America DENVER — Months after protesters tore down a statue of a U.S. soldier who took part in the slaughter of Native Americans, tribal citizens and descendants of those who survived the Civil War-era attack urged Colorado lawmakers on Thursday to replace ...
Feels like it’s been a long time since I prepared for a new release. Actually, it was early September and that had to be a decade ago. Now, I’m preparing to release War of Nytefall: Savagery in about a month. So begins … 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 […]
Brazil, which was once a leader in climate action, is now most often mentioned with worry in discussions about climate change, desertification and deforestation. But there are lights in the darkness. Watch the seemingly miraculous results grounded in the simple acts of planting trees and a desire to improve the lives of both the animal […]
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 […]
I'm sitting here, looking at another gray day, and wishing it were mid-March with spring doing its magical rebirth thing.Here are some random thoughts flitting through my mind.1. Why is it when we need rain, we suddenly have 2 weeks of solid rain flooding freeways, ruining homes, and drowning people?2. Why do they say, nice […]
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 the third picture, used trucks for sale against the wall from right to left is a 1948-1950 Ford F1, 1950-1952 International L110, Two Dodge job rated pickups, then a 1941-1946 Chevrolet 1 1/2 to 2 ton cab and chassis. Over to the left under the USED sign is a 1948-1949 Jeepster, to right of […]
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 a children's fantasy novel about a poor boy working at a circus who rescues a Chinese girl with bound feet who's a prisoner in one of the attractions. Takes place in medieval Europe, I think. They're on the … Continue reading →
Imperfect Match by Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels | Audiobook Review Narrated by Andi Arndt and Jason Clarke Contemporary Romance/RomCom Standalone I was having such a hard time focusing on books, so I grabbed one by two authors who I know never disappoint. And I was right! Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels brought their A-Game […]
July 1964. "Two boys in street, one riding inside hand truck." First selection from the epic oeuvre of New York street photographer Angelo Rizzuto (1906-1967), a "troubled recluse" whose work remained unknown and unappreciated until long after his death. View full size.
Edward and Gwen Butler, my grandparents, lived in this trailer in Connecticut. It's rather dwarfed by the massive '55 Buick and the 15-foot TV antenna. They had just returned from a trip to England, hence the luggage at the door. Photo by Edward Butler circa 1957 on a 35mm Kodachrome slide, scanned February 2021. View […]
Atlantic City isn't the only place with a Boardwalk, ya know. Out here in California we've had the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk since 1907. Its Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster is a National Historic Landmark. In another kind of history, back in 2008 its late, lamented Fun House was the location in one of my […]
In reply to Hotel Wendell: 1910: ...replaced by the parking ramp at left, but the two larger buildings on opposite corners in the near distance are extant. The building on the far right still has its flagpole on the roof, while the one to the left in the center of the photo has had its […]
In reply to Game Over: 1949: I’ve always wondered about bare lightbulbs on buses and streetcars in ye olde transit photos. No doubt easier to change than if there’s a transparent covering over it, but what about shattering due to items swung upwards, either deliberately or inadvertently?
Ready to build your own home gym and need help figuring out how to buy the equipment? Buy Fitness Equipment Now, Pay Later We’ve rounded up the best fitness equipment brands and online stores that offer Buy Now Pay Later financing options that allow you to buy fitness equipment now and make payments over time […]
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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 March 2, 2021 is: organoleptic \or-guh-noh-LEP-tik\ adjective 1 : being, affecting, or relating to qualities (such as taste, color, odor, and feel) of a substance (such as a food or drug) that stimulate the sense organs 2 : involving use of the sense organs Examples: "The goal […]
The ides of March used to signify the beginning of a new year, and in 2021, that feels strangely apropos. In a couple of weeks, it will have been a full year since nationwide lockdown began, but as more and more people receive the vaccine, and we edge ever closer toward the return of some […]
Alex McLevy, Shannon Miller, Katie Rife, Cameron Scheetz, Gwen Ihnat, A.A. Dowd, Patrick Gomez, and Baraka Kaseko on Music, shared by Alex McLevy to The A.V. Club
Wow, I did not miss so many of these people. Women Tell All can be hit or miss, but in the Mean Girl seasons, it basically results in them trying to justify their horrible behavior on national TV. And lord knows there was no shortage of awful behavior this season: a mere half-hour in to […]
Gwen Ihnat on TV Club, shared by Gwen Ihnat to The A.V. Club
The primary idea behind Debris, a new sci-fi series from Fringe alum J.H. Wyman, is quite wild. Two agents from different countries are supposed to track and bring in pieces of debris—here, small objects made from alien tech—that cause strange occurrences for anyone who comes in contact with it. It’s just bizarre…Read more...
Saloni Gajjar on TV Club, shared by Saloni Gajjar to The A.V. Club
So easy and so flavorful! Cooked low + slow in the crockpot. Perfect for tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! Traditionally made in an underground oven (just saw this on 911 Lone Star), barbacoa meat (usually beef, sheep or goat) is a classic Mexican dish left to cook undisturbed overnight until the meat is very tender. […]
The BEST steamed clams ever! So garlicky and buttery, served with a heavenly cream sauce! I have made this so many times I have officially lost count. It first started as a test recipe for Valentine’s Day, but it has now been a favorite for date night! It’s restaurant-quality clams with the most heavenly white […]
When people ask me about the most interesting thing I have ever done in my life, I can’t help smiling as I answer without hesitation, “Traveling.” I visited over hundred countries on vacation or business trips. One of my most memorable trips was to the Seychelles in the nineties, after my husband and colleagues sold […]
This past year I’ve craved the company of my family and friends more than ever – a testament to our needs as a social, loving society. Although I have a strong connection with my family, during the era we used to term as normal, our lives seemed to meander in and out of each other’s […]