June 18, 2021 No. 21-19 JUNEAU, Alaska — May’s job count was up 5.7 percent from May 2020, an increase of 16,500 but still 29,600 below May 2019 levels. Nearly all industries’ job counts were up over May 2020, with the industries hardest hit last year showing the largest gains....
Today's selection -- from Spying on Whales: The Past, Present, and Future of Earth's Most Awesome Creatures by Nick Pyenson. Blue whales are the most massive animals in Earth's history:"Take in a deep breath. And now relax. You just shared oxygen with the largest animal -- ever, in the history of life on Earth. In […]
Today's selection -- from River of Darkness by Buddy Levy. The South American ruler Machiparo was overlord of a territory that spanned hundreds of miles, which was rich with turtle farms, crops of manioc, maize, beans, yams, peppers, pineapples, avocados, sweet potatoes, and peanuts, as well as the hides and meat of the manatee. 16th-century […]
Think how big a gallon jug is? Consider hundreds of thousands of those jugs, each weighing over 8 pounds, moving. That’s power. Add in the following equation: Six inches of moving water will take a person down. One foot of moving water can sweep a car away. In the desert. In fact, deserts are particularly […]
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...
Contents Part 1 – Publishing Children’s Books 1. Know the market 2. Refine your manuscript 3. Find a children’s book agent 4. Submit directly to publishers 4. Always be marketing Part 2 – Self-Publishing Part 3 – Finding an Editor Part 4 – Manuscript Formatting Part 5 – Writing a Query Letter Get Full Details […]
dried human tears (Smithsonianmag.com) — watching the january 6th capitol hill hearing the most compelling, wrenching, and heartfelt testimony i have ever witnessed raw pain anger hurt disappointment honesty trauma bravery humanity shock duty courage heroism scars strength loyalty overwhelming emotions unanswered questions not one person immune from tears i could not take my eyes […]
News Release Cherokee Nation The Cherokee Nation and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians joined as sister tribes at the historic Kituwah Mound near Cherokee, North Carolina, recently to sign an agreement to protect and preserve the Cherokee language, history and culture. With the Cherokee language in ...
The quote really says it all. I’ve been running myself down repeatedly over the last couple of months . . . years. The pressure and fatigue build up then become harder to eliminate because you can’t carve out enough time … 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 […]
As we all know but often hesitate to share with others, life can be hard at times. Without community and support, it is even harder. This film highlights the lessons of living with resilience by relying on inner strength held up by the support of community. Mpumelelo Ncwadi from South Africa lives from this wisdom […]
Throughout the years of working on Positively Present, I’ve discovered that one of the most essential aspects of living a positive and present life is this: keeping an open mind.… The post Opening Your Mind : A Workbook For Self-Discovery appeared first on Positively Present - Dani DiPirro.
Wow! The first half of 2021 is in our rearview mirror.This is the perfect time to look at those first 6 months and see if you're satisfied with how you spent those first 6 months.Did you have a vision of what your 2021 would look like? Did you have things you wanted to achieve? If […]
Montreal poet, analyst, writer, and World United Music creator, Stewart F. Brennan; combines his memoirs, poetry, and political commentary in this masterpiece weaving together the experiences, impressions and observations made during the economic decline of North America between 1970 and 2021. - Book now on sale at Amazon Link to book in CanadaLink to Book in UKAbout […]
"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 […]
By Robert D. Cunningham: In 1939, four ordinary high school juniors embarked on an epic 5-week, 6,000-mile trek from Fort Dodge, Iowa, to the Pacific Coast and back. Most remarkable was their choice of conveyance: a dilapidated 1925 Model “T” Ford. The previous owner sold it to them for just four dollars, and he generously...
In an effort to save the Company in 1936, when some of its last cars were being assembled, the once-proud-old-line Pierce-Arrow Motor Company set a course to enter a new market. The automaker began building an outstanding new product, the Pierce-Arrow “Travelodge” luxury travel trailer. The Great Depression had not been kind to the conservative...
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 […]
This was most likely purchased from a Scholastic Book Fair in the mid to late 90s. I don’t remember the title but I think the cover was dark blue with an image on the front but I can’t remember what … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? *Currently On Hiatus until July* Happy June! I will post a new sale list ASAP, but the new releases are updated. They are putting in my counters today (I’ll believe it when I see it), so I […]
June 1941. "Daughter of Frank Robbins, United Aircraft employee who lives in trailer with his wife and four children because of the housing shortage. East Hartford, Connecticut." Medium format acetate negative by Marion Post Wolcott. View full size.
Last Updated on July 28, 2021 by Shopping Kim You may be familiar with many of the home furnishing and decor offerings from … Up Your Bedroom Style with Hidden Gems from Wayfair Read More » The post Up Your Bedroom Style with Hidden Gems from Wayfair appeared first on Shopping Kim.
Travel Makeup Bag Comparison habe ROWNYEON HaloVa Relavel Rownyeon Pro MelodySusie Ac.y.c Mossio B & C Chomeiu Material Nylon OxfordFabric Nylon Oxford Fabric PU... The post Best Travel Makeup Bag first appeared on ThoroughlyReviewed.com.
Now that I’ve moved to raised bed gardening, I’ve come across some challenges. Namely, space. Granted this can be solved by adding beds, but they are costly and take time to build. And I want to garden now. It’s spring and I’ve been bitten by the bug! My other problem (I use the word loosely) […]
As any gardener knows, ants are a natural phenomena in the garden. Welcome, too, as according to Almanac.com they are generally considered beneficial in the garden. Most ants nest in the ground, digging a labyrinth of tunnels that aerate the soil and allow moisture to get to the roots of plants. They also till the soil by […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 28, 2021 is: bivouac \BIV-uh-wak\ verb 1 : to make a temporary encampment under little or no shelter 2 : to take shelter often temporarily 3 : to provide temporary quarters for Examples: The climbers bivouacked under the cliff's ledge. "Bivouacked in the middle of the […]
It’s been a while since Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson worked on a project together; the last time was in 2005, when they co-directed and co-starred in The Wendell Baker Story. But previous collaborations like Bottle Rocket and The Royal Tenenbaums are great examples of how fruitful it can be when Hollywood family…Read more...
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Oscar-focused Will Smith. Over the last few years, he’s become a YouTuber, joined and quit a Suicide Squad, and gone to the Red Table to learn about his wife’s affair. And while we’ve seen him cry plenty in memes, we miss seeing him cry behind some scruffy facial […]
Because we might as well act like it’s 2000 again, Fred Durst is taking Limp Bizkit on tour, with a first stop at Lollapalooza this Saturday. But just a day away from the festival starting, Durst seems to be introducing fans to a new era of Limp Bizkit. He scrubbed every post from his Instagram, […]
Wealthy, beautiful celebrity couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have decided the world needs to know they smell like shit. Despite the years of work spent endearing themselves to the world through sitcom characters, film projects, glossy magazine photoshoots, and occasional applications of decent judgment, the…Read more...
This is the family’s newest mate, my grandson Jax, but please bear with me as I take a stroll down memory lane. About a decade ago, Joe and I traveled to Virginia for a family reunion. My aunt was about to turn 83 years young and we were also going to celebrate a cousin’s milestone […]
Are there questions that trigger specific memories for you? For me, the question “what did you do last summer” is one of those. As a student, it was always the title of the year’s first composition. When I became the teacher, it was the title of the semester’s first assignment. As an English teacher, I […]
Saturday, July 24Highlight of the day was Martha picking up her new phone from a local Verizon store. She went from an iPhone 6 to an 11! Happy Birthday ( a few days early) dear!speaking of DeerSunday, July 25Larry H. smoked some pork ribs throughout the day while we relaxed some more. I did some […]
Friday, July 23We went to see the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Yorktown, VA having been the site of the last major land battle of the Revolutionary War. It was the battle which resulted in the surrender of British Lieutenant General and Lord Cornwallis and his men; which caused the British government to start negotiations […]
I always try to visit the places I depict in my novels--realism matters to me personally, and has also become a key aspect of my brand as a novelist. This is why I have a Photos and Places page on my website, and more importantly a Mistakes page--people won't trust you to get it right if you don't […]
Long before we were a sailing family, Alisa and I were a young couple in love with adventuring in Alaska.The opportunity to introduce Eric and Elias to the delights of outdoor living in the Great Land was one of the big bright sides of our return to Alaska.Earlier this winter, the boys and I headed […]
So...this beautiful island is our home.See the barky?The boys just had their spring break. A week off from school and nothing to keep us from buggering off in Galactic. The weather was generally poor - nothing like the pics above for the most part - so we just snuck off to the west side of […]
Hello friends, I got a query on the Alaska Parkinson's Facebook page from a woman who wanted to know of any quality long-term housing/care facilities in Anchorage that handle advanced PD patients. I don't remember the names of any such places, but I know there are some. Anybody got the name of such a place? […]
April was Parkinson’s Awareness month. It was also Poetry Month. Put them together, and you’ve got Parkinson’s Awareness Poetry Month. That calls for a PD poem. A poem that is full of false rhymes and staggering meter, the better to give it that old Parkinson’s feeling. Fortunately, I happen to have such a poem right […]
This post contains affiliate links. Need a unique breakfast idea? Make this Tiramisu Stuffed French Toast. Filled with an espresso-laced mascarpone cream, it’s topped with a mocha glaze. The best thing about Tiramisu Stuffed French Toast is that you can assemble it ahead of time and make it the next morning! Remember me? It’s been a […]
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Naomi Stock reflects on her sister’s unique travel style as a self-described “Dirtbag”. My sister returned home to Anchorage this week from a winter of exploration, adventure, and ... The post Adventure tale: “My sister, the Dirtbag Snowbird” appeared first on Alaska Travelgram.
Mint is a reasonably cold-hardy perennial, meaning it grows back every year under the right conditions. Just like there are many different kinds of tomatoes (cherry, beefsteak, roma, etc.), there are plenty different varieties of mint, too. Here’s an overview comparison of three different kinds of mints that grow well for me in Anchorage, Alaska: […]
Do chickens still lay eggs in the winter? That’s a common question many curious poultry lovers ask me. The answer? It depends. Egg laying chickens will naturally taper off and cease egg production in winter months, assuming you live somewhere that gets darker in winter months than summer. In Alaska, where our winter months might […]
You will be pleasantly surprised at how easy, yet savory and delicious this buckwheat bread is! This gluten-free vegan bread comes together quickly in your electric mixer and requires no kneading. So even when you’re pressed for time, you can still enjoy freshly baked bread at home. If you love bread as much as I... […]
Back in June, I read an article in my Head Butler newsletter from Jesse Kornbluth. He described a book, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine. The passages he quotes highlight the ordinary insults/belittling/denigration African Americans face living in our society. But he said the book was like poetry, so I put it on hold […]
Do things look different?Does this blog look different?Is everything working the way it’s supposed to?Just when I think things are stable and running smoothly, technology throws a wrench in the works. I write and illustrate the blog; then I post it. Then it gets to you and your email because you signed up. But Google […]
While Alaskans welcome back a swarm of pink salmon forecast to push the summer’s total salmon harvest near the 200 million mark once considered an unobtainable fishermen’s fantasy, 4,000 miles away […]
It’s here. The big day. My memoir, the one I spent 15 years struggling over, launches today from Raised Voice Press. I’m feeling very exposed, very vulnerable. This is not at all similar to when Dolls Behaving Badly launched from Hachette Book Group. That was a novel, and while some of it was based on… […]
I had had Alaska writer Dan Walker’s YA novel SECONDHAND SUMMER on my list for a long time, and two weeks ago finally had the chance to dive in. I wasn’t disappointed. Walker’s book, geared for middle school readers (but still immensely enjoyable for adults), follows 14-year-old Sam’s move to Anchorage from the small fishing… […]
It's barbecue season!! So, why not finish off your cookout with a good old-fashioned classic banana split or ice cream sundae... complete with home made toppings? Your family will love them!!Below you will find the recipes for three excellent ice cream toppings. They last up to a week in the fridge.FUDGE TOPPING2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 […]
My list of 10 Best Gifts for Cooks and Food Lovers helps last minute shoppers buy great presents for the food obsessed; most of the items on the list I’ve used and loved for years. Most importantly, if you act quickly, there’s still time to order most of my recommended gifts and have them arrive […]
I haven't done a lot of rotational symmetry recently in drawing. It was time. I decided to work just with circles because drawing and placing circles for something like this is really relaxing for me. I hope you all find the same peace coloring it!!Click the images below for larger versions. Print and color!Small JPG circles […]
By Jasmine Shaw / UAF Cooperative Extension Service, Sitka District Office In June, in honor of Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week, Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club had a contest to see which three-person team could collect the most invasive European … Continue reading →
I LOVE my grandmother’s navy bean soup, but it takes forever to make with soaking the beans overnight and then slow cooking the soup all day. I decided to try it in my Instant Pot and it was a success! Not only that, but my kids loved it…score! Ingredients: 1-2 Tbs. olive oil 1 onion, diced 3 […]
Download Radio Show The July 18th show featured a conversation with Quaternary geologist Alia Lesnek. We spoke about her work investigating the timing of glacial retreat in Southeast Alaska, as well what raised marine clam beds tell us about ancient sea levels, and her recent experience in Sitka looking at ash and basalt from the […]
Download Radio Show The July 4th show featured a conversation with Matt Muir, who I know as an avid iNaturalist user. He lives in Anchorage and was visiting Sitka with his family to get a taste of Southeast Alaska (scheduling the trip in part to take advantage of a low tide series). Among other things, […]
In 2019, I built my first camera trap to get over the pesky alterations we can have to the behavior of wildlife as we make photos. That journey has snowballed significantly as I have learned more about what works and what doesn't. The post What Wild Bears Do When We Aren’t Watching appeared first on […]
At the end of July we took the boat over to Halibut Cove to hike the Saddle Trail with the kids to picnic at Grewingk Glacier Lake. It's a great trail for kids to master themselves, and Riggs hiked the whole way himself. Raina was in the backpack, but more because we wanted to hike […]
A man who just moved to Homer about a year ago from Chicago has started a podcast interviewing people from the Homer community. He called up my husband a few months ago and asked him if he would be willing to be interviewed. My husband said sure, so the second episode of Alex's podcast features […]
Well, 2017 was not a good garden year in my area, even for those of us with greenhouses/high tunnels. I'm sure I didn't help my chances at all; we had a month between returning home from the States and getting the roof on the high tunnel, and I didn't start any seeds or work the […]
Do you need a Slow Cooker recipe that’s easy to toss together and walk away from? You know those days that are so busy you can’t see a time to ... Read more The post Slow Cooker Sausage and Potatoes appeared first on Little House Big Alaska.
Mountain View is in for a treat — a whole new store full of treats, in fact. Packed with dozens of varieties of handmade custom candies, classic favorites, and assorted other sweets, Sweet Creations Lollipop Boutique is one of the latest businesses to open doors in the neighborhood. Owner Missy Simms made it for the […]
BUT… BUT… HE’S TALL! It’s like we were saying in 2018. It’s not a good idea to vote for someone because they’re tall. Voting for an ineffective State Senator who says whatever his base wants to hear whether it’s true, or achievable, or not, will get you exactly where we are. CNBC has rated […]
During our time in Washington we also took some time to drive over to Kennewick to visit some of my family in that area. We camped in my aunt and uncle's driveway and visited them and some of my cousins. The highlight for the girls was the nerf war for sure (pictures here). It was […]
A delightful and easy cake to prepare and is super flavorful...Servings: 12Prep: 30 Mins.Bake: 1Hr and 5 to 15 Mins. INGREDIENTS: CAKE: WET1-1/2 cups canola oil3 large eggs2 tsp vanilla extract3 mashed ripe bananas1 (8-oz can) crushed pineapple with its juice (do not drain) DRY3 cups all-purpose flour½ tsp ground ginger1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon¼ tsp freshly ground nutmeg1 tsp […]
Max says, "This is the easiest, quickest and tastiest Red Curry Chicken recipe I have ever made"...Servings: 4-6Prep: 20 Mins.Cook: 20 Mins. INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons red curry paste2 (13.6 oz.) cans unsweetened coconut milk1 large chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces1 medium yellow onion, largely diced1 carrot, sliced3 ribs celery, sliced diagonally¾ of a medium green bell […]
This is part two of our recent drive up the Dalton Highway in partnership with Go North Car and RV Rentals. Built for purpose, not comfort, the Dalton Highway is a 414-mile twisting, turning route between Interior and Arctic Alaska. Partially-paved but mostly dirt (or mud or ice, depending upon the conditions and/or season), it […]