There’s been some new writing recently about old happenings in Alaska’s largest city. It’s in a column called Histories of Anchorage that has appeared in the Anchorage Daily News a couple times so far since the new year.
An eruption at Shishaldin Volcano – located on Unimak Island about 23 miles southwest of the community of False Pass – intensified Sunday, generating an ash-rich volcanic plume that was drifting to the south-southeast.
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...
This is the premise of Stuff Doesn’t Just Happen: The Gift of Failure. Two books, each one focusing on seven great disasters of the past. Have we learned from them? What can we learn? Every disaster usually involved seven things happen. Six cascade events and then the seventh, the disaster. At least one of the […]
on The Creative Penn: Do you want to focus and get more writing done this year? Do you want to step away from the many distractions online and achieve your creative goals? In today’s show, I discuss how to be indistractible with Nir Eyal. Show Notes Is it our fault that we’re so distractable? Why […]
Originally posted on No Wasted Ink: Happy Monday! This week the top ten writing article links feature a bit about the writing community, bookstores, libraries and two features of two favorites of mine from the science fiction genre. Both Atwood and Gibson are must-reads as far as I’m concerned. I hope you enjoy the articles!…
I’m not sure where this idea came from, but I’ve seen a lot of people run with it and claim that it’s how the genre works. You have a ruler, but he/she/it is either a villain or so inept that … Continue reading →
This week William Price King shares a selection of music from Charles Mingus and here is an extract from his official website where you can find out more about this versatile musician. One of the most important figures in twentieth … 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 […]
Serotiny refers to the process of seeds using the destructive power of fire to trigger the germination of new growth. On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the organization Lead to Life gathered in Atlanta to honor the life of gun victims by putting weapons of killing through fire to forge shovels; […]
Renowned author Mitch Albom introduces us to a story of love, a story about the making of a family through love. He shows us that the rules of what a family should look like don't matter as long as there is love bringing them together. He introduces us to Chika, who became the much beloved […]
As winter arrives, I'm taken back in my mind to last year... Last winter, I was really down and out at the start of 2019. I spent so much time in bed, engaging in unhealthy coping methods, and generally just feeling rotten about myself and my life. While I don't know for sure if this […]
Did you know that you can download and/or print all of the latest guidelines for Kindle Publishing?Amazon Kindle Publishing Guidelines: How to make books available for Kindle devices and applications, Version 2019.2, is a 114-page guide, a PDF file.It covers everything from inserting images into a text-heavy ebook to using all of the various Kindle […]
All of my good intentions about blogging went out the window when my daughter's puppy entered the house.Yes, Darling Hubby and I are once again puppy sitting. This stint started Friday morning and continues until Sunday afternoon.Freddie is a golden doodle which is half golden retriever and half poodle. Fortunately, his hair is just like […]
Welcome to the Minstral Show, the podcast that spotlights the very best music from around the world, made exclusively in the 21st century.A new decade begins as Jan 2020 unfolds to reveal the next chapter of music…part of which, will be heard here today through new songs by Glass Eye, The Room in the Wood, […]
"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 […]
Herb Estes operated a successful Ford dealership on East Huron St. in Ann Arbor, MI, that we will cover later; this is “Estes’ Ville,” his used car lot located at 3145 Washtenaw Ave. The photo dates to June of 1964 and three Fords, a Falcon, a two-door hardtop and a convertible are front and center...
The City of Minneapolis began documenting salvage yards by photographing them in the 1967 to the mid-’70s period. This was about the same time as the EPA started operations to clean up environmental pollution in the industry. The lead image is a view of the sign, fence, and yard at Nate’s Auto Parts located at 1032...
********* 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 […]
Hello Everybody, I will be attending a conference for work in Baltimore over the course of next week, so I will not be replying to any e-mails or making posts/posting comments on this page until January 28th. Please have patience … Continue reading →
We will donate a 2020 National Day Wall Calendar to your favorite charity, teacher, city mayor, fire fighter, public servant, etc., when you purchase one for yourself. We will even include a card with what you would like to say to this person. Help make the world a better place by impacting those that celebrate […]
The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole Narrated by Regina Hall, Mindy Kaling and a full cast of 8 Narrators SciFi Futuristic Romance I loved the cover of this audio-first (or only) release with star narrators, and thought The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole looked unique and fun. I listened to another […]
July 1939. "Children of May Avenue camp pumping water from thirty-foot well which supplies about a dozen families. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma." Photo by Russell Lee. View full size. General caption: Photographs show exterior and interior of shacks, tents, other makeshift shelter in May Avenue camp, which is partially under bridge and […]
The president's daughter with friend Annette Wright aboard the SS America, on the way to Europe. I was fortunate enough to know Ms. Annette Davis Frank, through a family friendship with her daughter. I found this photo in a portfolio that was given to me by her family after she passed away in 2014. She […]
In reply to GAS: 1939: It's difficult to see the prices on the other pumps, but the middle one indicates 14 and a fraction cents per gallon. According to the inflation calculator, that's about $2.60 per gallon today, which is the current national average.
Now that it seems like pretty much everyone and their mother has a smartphone, new types of apps seem to be popping up all the time. And some of these apps are extremely helpful. For example, by using rebate apps, you can get cash back and other reimbursements when you provide a proof of purchase for […]
It’s Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly reading roundup is hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. This is technically a weekly meme but I don’t read fast enough to make that worthwhile so I generally post it every two or three weeks but sometimes more often depending on how many books I’ve […]
Question from Melissa I’m having trouble finding PVC-free adhesive cord covers to cover my long ethernet cables in the house. Optimally they are like these ones, but PVC-free: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFP5SJ8/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=AIVUHJ2NABNJF&psc=1 Lisa’s Answer All of the plastic covers that I found were PVC. Would you consider a fabric cover? It would be safer to avoid the […]
Question from Theresa I have pieces of Tupperware that are now 30 years old in my kitchen. I’d like to make use of it, but am wary of old plastics. Is there any health threat from it? What about 20-year-old Rubbermaid storage containers? Lisa’s Answer BPA has been used in plastic since the 1940’s. […]
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 January 20, 2020 is: dauntless \DAWNT-lus\ adjective : incapable of being intimidated or subdued : fearless, undaunted Examples: With dauntless persistence, the ship's crew navigated the vessel through the unexpected storm, escaping with minimal damage and no casualties. "Dug, as dauntless as ever, travels to the stronghold […]
If we thought the church was in a state of disarray before, it’s teetering on the edge now. The death of Francis II preserves the status quo for the cardinals—Sorrentino pointedly pairs shots of them reclaiming their jewelry with the refugees being kicked out of the Vatican—but it leads to a new nadir of public […]
Eric Thurm on TV Club, shared by Eric Thurm to The A.V. Club
David Lynch loves teasing us with monkeys. One of the more beguiling bits of Twin Peaks lore involved a monkey uttering the name “Judy,” and now the filmmaker is back with another talking primate, this one named Jack. In a wonderful surprise, the filmmaker dropped an incredible short on Netflix today called “What Did…Read more...
Randall Colburn on News, shared by Randall Colburn to The A.V. Club
Perhaps one of the medium’s most overlooked gems, Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast is doing great work in keeping alive the legacies of countless performers from Hollywood’s golden age while being utterly profane and riotously funny. Between the eponymous Gottfried and co-host Frank Santopadre, the show is…Read more...
The A.V. Club on AUX, shared by Marnie Shure to The A.V. Club
The 80-minute ride each day to the site in Lang Son Province, Vietnam, through mostly unspoiled forestland and fields, reminded Air Force Master Sgt. Aliah Reyes a little of her hometown back in Maine.The Eliot native recently returned from a 45-day mission to the Southeast Asian country, where she was part of a team conducting […]
San Diego is poised to become the home port of three Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carriers in 2020, tripling the carrier footprint in the region and bringing a $1.6 billion per year boost to the local economy.The additional ships and the roughly 3,000 sailors attached to each will bring additional strain to an already tight housing […]
Golden brown, super juicy, tender chicken smothered in a garlicky, mushroom butter sauce. 30 min. So quick, so so good! Chicken thighs. Cremini mushrooms. Tons of garlic. All the butter. And fresh thyme. The five key ingredients to a dinner I had every day this entire week. No, wait, I had pizza on Friday but I […]
How to meal prep chicken for the entire week! Salsa verde, lemon pepper + orange chicken marinades included. SO GOOD, SO EASY! Hello to the best kind of chicken meal prep for the entire week! One recipe. Three marinades. Three epic marinades – salsa verde, lemon pepper and orange chicken. You’ll need 1.5 pounds of […]
This is a Vegetable Stir Fry to make your own. Use it for any veggies you want, and serve it as a main or as a side dish with any Asian food. The tasty Chinese brown sauce is just like you get from Chinese restaurants and will make any veg totally scoff-able. And there’s a generous... […]
Experience the magic of one of the greatest soups in the world with this easy to follow traditional Vietnamese Pho recipe! With the signature broth that’s light yet at the same time so full of flavour, it’s infused with spices like cinnamon, star anise and cardamom. Utterly addictive and every spoonful leaves you wanting more!... […]