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...
The U.S. Coast Guard called off its search Wednesday for Alaska’s former top tribal health executive, Andy Teuber, a day after the helicopter he was piloting went missing near a windswept archipelago that pilots say is a notoriously tricky area to fly.
Dear DelanceyPlace Subscribers: Two years ago, my second book, A Brief History of Doom, was published. Many of you were kind enough to read and buy it. Recently, our good friends over at History Making Productions were helpful in putting together a video, which highlighted some of the key points in the book. I would […]
Today's selection -- from Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. The effects of zero gravity on the human body are significant -- balance problems, visual disturbances, damage to the heart muscle and bone loss. However, maybe hibernating bears can help: "Black bears emerge from their dens after four to seven months in bed with bones […]
We tend to think of the south when we discuss slavery in America. In 1703, New York City had the second highest percentage of slaves in the colonies. After Charleston, South Carolina. More than 42% of households in the city had slaves. Ongoing slavery began in New York City in 1626, when eleven Africans were […]
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 Live Write Thrive: For a lot of nonfiction books, self-publishing is a no-brainer. But for novels? It’s a viable option growing in popularity, but there’s a lot to consider before you make your decision. The most important issue for most authors is cost. Publishing done right can be expensive. When you self-publish or use […]
Demonstrators in Myanmar protesting last month's military coup returned to the streets Thursday, undaunted by the killing of at least 38 people the previous day by security forces. New protests were held in at least three areas of Yangon, the country's largest city, that have been scenes of ...
(Disclaimer: A warning to those who continue. This is a sequel to a previous story. Both of these were written in the mid-1990’s. While the first one was slightly edited and vanity press published, this one has not been touched … Continue reading →
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) composed The Four Seasons as violin concerti, but the timeless beauty of the music and its broad popular appeal have resulted in musicians of all kinds appropriating it for their own use. This arrangement for classical guitar of the Largo from “Winter” is by Russian guitarist Daria Semikina.
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 […]
Neighbors and plants can surely help us bloom, especially in the hard times. Stuck in her apartment, a lonely woman waits for time to pass until one day she hears a knock at the door. On her doorstep, she finds a plant left by a friendly neighbor and discovers the joy that caring for others […]
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 […]
Happy Texas Independence Day!Texas Independence Day is a legal holiday in the state, celebrated every March 2. Many towns have parades and festivals. The large metropolitan areas once had parades too, but those urban centers have gone "big city" and conduct business as usual.Texas is the only state of the Union that was once an independent nation. […]
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 reply to SCOTT NJ. Scott...As a matter of agreement I too am appalled at the excess in the 55 Studebaker Speedster grill, if that’s what you were addressing. If I’m thinking of the same car in the picture as you, I don’t think it’s a Speedster though because the offensive grill augmentation seems to […]
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 […]
Seeking an illustrated children's book (probably paintings) with a slew of riddles on one page and an accompanying painting containing the answers to those riddles. Likely published late 70s or 80s, no later. Somewhere in the book is a picture … 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 […]
March 4, 1933. "Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt as President and John Nance Garner as Vice President. Podium at U.S. Capitol East Portico, Washington, D.C." This 37th presidential inauguration, the first of four for FDR, was the last to be held in March before Inauguration Day was moved to January by the 20th Amendment. Harris […]
November 1939. "Negroes cut each other's hair in front of plantation store after being paid off on Saturday. Mileston Plantation, Mississippi Delta." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. 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 Inauguration: March 4, 1933: Those of us fortunate enough to be Shorpy patrons received today an Inauguration detail of this photo, where we get a side view of FDR with his hand raised and a side/rear view of Chief Justice Hughes, his hand also raised high, and the profile of his white […]
In reply to Inauguration: March 4, 1933: In 1933, Chief Justice Hughes recited the entire Oath. Then, FDR recited the entire Oath, perhaps from memory; it's hard to tell. That practice seemed to end with FDR. In 1949, Chief Justice Vinson would say a brief phrase ("You, Harry Truman, do solemnly swear -- ") and […]
After the horror of 2020, getting yourself a pet to keep you company sounds like a fantastic idea. Dogs or cats can make a great addition to your home and become your best friends during these challenging times of the coronavirus pandemic. But can your budget manage the costs of owning a four-legged friend? If […]
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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 4, 2021 is: smorgasbord \SMOR-gus-bord\ noun 1 : a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (such as hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold meats, smoked and pickled fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes) 2 : an often large heterogeneous mixture : mélange Examples: […]
The Milwaukee Bucks have debuted an alternative to the classic sports stadium “kiss cam”; one that’s more appropriate for an era of social distancing. It’s called the “hand sanitizer cam,” and videos of it in action have led people to post reactions to how funny it looks on Twitter. But honestly? We don’t really get…Read […]
Reid McCarter on News, shared by Reid McCarter to The A.V. Club
Hulu is throwing it all the way back to the 1990s. As part of its “90s week,” the streamer is set to launch three popular teen dramas of that era—Felicity, My So-Called Life, Blossom—leading up to the March 12 launch of the documentary kid90, created by Punky Brewster’s Soleil Moon Frye.Read more...
Saloni Gajjar on TV Club, shared by Saloni Gajjar to The A.V. Club
As the last couple episodes (and one banger of a track) proved, WandaVision’s true star has been Kathryn Hahn all along. Her reveal as the conniving Agatha Harkness is as delightful, menacing, and hilarious as one could hope for, so it really isn’t surprising in the slightest to see her over-the-top performance get…Read more...
Andrew Paul on TV Club, shared by Andrew Paul to The A.V. Club
Rob Thomas reviving Veronica Mars was great, except for the whole Logan thing. But it made us wonder when we were finally getting a Party Down revival. There’d been talks of some sort of revival for years, but nothing seemed to come of it. Well, are we having fun yet, because Starz just announced it’s […]
Tatiana Tenreyro on TV Club, shared by Tatiana Tenreyro to The A.V. Club
THE BEST buns ever! So soft, pillowy and airy, perfect for any sandwich. You’ll never want store-bought ever again! HOMEMADE. HAMBURGER. BUNS. I’m now questioning everything in life currently. Why did it take me this long to make these at home? Was it the super short ingredient list that felt so daunting? Was it the […]
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. […]
This recipe for African Sweet Potato Soup comes from my novel Two Hearts in Winter. My protagonist, Heather Phillips, cooks an international meal for her friends to celebrate the holiday. This soup is served as part of that meal in the opening scenes of the book. There is nothing more comforting during the cold winter […]
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 […]
Picture of the day Palace of Darius the Great in Persepolis ("The Persian City"), situated 60 kilometres (37 mi) northeast of the city of Shiraz in Fars Province, Iran. The UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 dates back to 515 BC and it was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire.