While the ferry system remains at a standstill, costs to the state and private citizens go up. Plus: The Anchorage Assembly tries to reckon with housing segregation that resulted from decades-old "restrictive covenants." And, a grocery store in Ketchikan may be out of business after an early morning rock slide damaged much of the building.
Wildlife biologists say the Western Arctic caribou herd numbers have stabilized in the Selawik National Wildlife Refuge near Kotzebue. The most recent count of caribou, about 244,000, showed a slight dip from 2017, close to 259,000. It was a higher amount than 2016. Caribou biologist Alex Hanson says this winter’s conditions look promising for the […]
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...
It’s too late to prepare after a disaster or emergency strikes. People are finding this out now as they realize they can’t buy facemasks, either in the store or online. In the free slideshow below, I give the facts and figures that should wake people up. I hope.
There’s considerable disinformation and confusion about the extent of the virus. Some of it is deliberate propaganda. Some of it is exaggeration. Nevertheless, the virus is spreading and the infected and death toll is rising. I just checked on Amazon and face masks are sold out. Take a look in your local pharmacy at the […]
When the order of characters’ movements is told with the words ‘before’ and ‘after’, there’s a risk that readers will focus on timeline rather than story. That distraction can reduce engagement and dumb down the writing. In this article, we’ll look at tacit and explicit chronologies of action, and assess which style of writing is […]
after sledding on a beautiful snow day grandies and neighbors gather around the table to share a large pot of ramen, laughs, and stories. — “honor the community you come from. tell their stories.” -sting
(Previously on Immortal Wars.) (Believe it or not, it took this long to get to the start of Chapter 2. I had no sense of pacing back then. My relationship with commas is tenuous at best.) Disclaimer: Immortal Wars was … Continue reading →
Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore author updates, with recent reviews for authors on the shelves. The first author today is Mark Bierman has been receiving terrific reviews for his debut novel Vanished. About the book … Continue reading →
I’ve often heard that whatever you do on New Years Day you will be doing for the rest of the year. If that’s the case I’m going to be worthless! Except for the fact that I did cook – and cooking is not what I want to be doing all year. Of course we had […]
Chip Conley - Owner of the motel "Joie de Vivre" (The joy of living) shares his thoughts on how the modern business model is caught in the measurement of tangible information. He believes that the intangibles such as our happiness and the quality of our time is they key to the next stage in the […]
Perfection is a prison. We are living in a time where we are constantly pressured with messages of what we should look like, what we should be, what is ideal vs. what is unwanted, what is perfect. All these messages tell us that we are not enough and will never be enough. But it's all […]
Much as I hate to admit it, I've never really been a try-er. If something comes easily to me or I only have to put in a moderate, not-totally-unenjoyable work, I'll do it. When I encounter anything I'm not immediately decent at doing (or something that is out of my control in some way, I […]
Want to be more productive? Try these 3 tips.1. Start the day with a protein breakfast designed to give you more energy.For energy and brain power always go for protein like a couple of scrambled eggs and some stir-fried dark greens like spinach or mustard greens. (Kale if you like it, which I don't. *g*) […]
If you're a martial arts movie fan—and I confess I'm one—you must watch Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks.Directed by Serge Ou and co-written by the director and Grady Hendrix, this is a must see for anyone who wants to see the origins of today's action thrillers.Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks, currently on Netflix, […]
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 […]
Harold Roth (1918-2001) was a self-taught photographer who became fascinated by photography when he was twelve years old. At that time, he received one of a half-million Eastman Kodak “Brownie” cameras given to school children by the company. He had an eye for photography, and later after stepping up to a Graflex Speed Graphic folding...
Don’s Body Shop and Dale’s Alignment Service were located on Highway 77 South in Brookings, South Dakota, when this set of images was taken in 1958. Apparently, Don and Dale were either friends or business associates and teamed up and combined their businesses in one building. Research has revealed the businesses later separated and moved,...
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I feel as though the title of the book may have been along the lines of “The Last Unicorn” – but that book that comes up in my internet searches is not the correct book. (The over 50 year old … Continue reading →
The post February 28, 2020 – NATIONAL PUBLIC SLEEPING DAY – NATIONAL SKIP THE STRAW DAY – NATIONAL TARTAR SAUCE DAY – NATIONAL TOOTH FAIRY DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY – NATIONAL FLORAL DESIGN DAY appeared first on National Day Calendar.
A great way to Celebrate Every Day is wearing socks to match your favorite National Days. Love Wine? Wear Wine Socks on National Wine Day. Feeling patriotic? We have some great socks to match your mood. Ice Cream Socks, Popcorn Socks, Astronaut Socks, Social Media Socks, etc., etc., etc. We have over 100 types of […]
The Will by Kristen Ashley on Passionflix Passionflix is a subscription-based streaming service that takes our favorite romance books and makes them into movies. Use code THEWILL for $2 off per month for a limited time. The Will is one of my all-time favorite books from my all-time favorite author, Kristen Ashley. So when I […]
This photo was taken by my close friend and fellow transit historian, Kenneth L. Douglas (1929-2017), who was born and raised in Huntington Park, Los Angeles. Ken gave me this 35mm slide about 1959, at the time I first became acquainted with him while we were both residents of Philadelphia. The photo looks north at […]
When reading the news, or staying informed on unfortunate circumstances globally, or reflecting on just how chaotic 2020 has been already, it can be somewhat intense to digest all of that information. Our minds are simply not designed to have so many different circumstances thrown at us at once, and as such as we can […]
Question from Dee Hi there I am really at a loss. My baby is 10 months old and a couple of months ago for some reason I was looking at plastic and toxins and it’s heightened my anxiety. I am very scared about everything my baby has been exposed to and scared about his future. I […]
Question from Ruth I have MCS. Would like to find a ‘safe’ oven liner. What is available from Amazon is a non-Teflon material which I don’t think would be good even though the company says it doesn’t have a smell. What do you recommend? Might a silicone kitchen mat be a possibility if it tolerates temps […]
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 […]
Learn how to make your own DIY melt and pour soap base using all natural ingredients. Homemade soap base is perfect for creating shaped embeds for your cold process soap recipes, or if your kids want to make their own soap projects but aren’t old enough to handle lye. It’s also just fun to do […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for February 28, 2020 is: coax \KOHKS\ verb 1 : to influence or gently urge by caressing or flattering : wheedle 2 : to draw, gain, or persuade by means of gentle urging or flattery 3 : to manipulate with great perseverance and usually with considerable effort toward […]
As you may or may not know—based on your own personal exposure to the twin infection vectors of paranoid Facebook posts and dour Twitter threads about U.S. healthcare—the globe is currently facing a teensy little viral pandemic at the moment, as anxieties, financial concerns, and, uh, the death count (all attributable…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
“If feelings aren’t the truth, then what is?” That’s the question Jamie Burns poses to Harry Ambrose at the beginning of their night together, as the former stands on the precipice of a tall building, letting his handmade fortune teller decide whether he’ll step forward into the void, or remain alive to rue another…Read more...
Alex McLevy on TV Club, shared by Alex McLevy to The A.V. Club
Among the various accomplishments you can lay at the feet of the original Mulan—increased representation in Disney’s roster of animated characters, a real feather in Donnie Osmond’s cap, cricket awareness—its role in the rise of Christina Aguilera is hard to discount. Aguilera’s pop cover of “Who am I?” anthem…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
There’s not a lot of metaphor, subtext, or minced words to “The Man,” one of the more cutting tracks off Taylor Swift’s 2019 album Lover. Swift lays the song’s thesis out perfectly bluntly: If she was a man, none of the myriad bullshit she’s had to deal with over the course of her career—including her […]
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
A U.S. Navy patrol plane was lasered by a Chinese destroyer, in an incident the Navy says was "unsafe" and a violation of an international agreement. The incident occurred in the Philippine Sea about 350 miles west of Guam on Feb. 17, according to a statement from the U.S. Pacific Fleet Thursday. ...
The Commandant of the Marine Corps has directed the Corps to immediately go to work on bringing more women into the infantry and other jobs that were previously restricted to men only, according to a Feb. 20 memo obtained by Task & Purpose. "While I am aware of the good work already being done ...
Using frozen ground beef – no need to thaw! Cooks in just 20 min. Serve with desired toppings. So fast, so easy, so so good. Do you ever forget to thaw your frozen ground beef and realize that dinner will be an absolute disaster? Because this probably happens to me at least once a week. […]
Easy, make-ahead chicken gyros! You can marinate the chicken ahead of time and whip up your homemade tzatziki too! So fast, so good! Make-ahead gyros! Is there anything better? The tzatziki sauce can be made well ahead of time, just marinating in the fridge and getting better and better as it sits. And the chicken […]
Rogan Josh – an Indian lamb curry to die for! A heady combination of intense spices in a creamy tomato curry sauce, the lamb is fall apart tender and packs a serious flavour punch. While this recipe calls for a lengthy list of spices, you won’t need to take a trip to an Indian store... […]
Mie Goreng (or Mee Goreng) is an Indonesian noodle dish that’s also found in Malaysia and other parts of South East Asia. With a sticky, savoury sweet sauce, noodles are tossed with chicken, prawns, vegetables and signature egg ribbons. A street food favourite! Mie Goreng (or Mee Goreng) I’m a sucker for good noodles. It’s... […]