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Today's selection -- from How to Invent Everything by Ryan North. If you should get transported back to pre-history, here’s how to tan an animal skin: "Tanning was originally invented in 7000 BCE. Without tanning, animal skins quickly rot, and even dried ones become hard, inflexible, and brittle. Tanning transforms these skins into leather: a […]
Today's selection -- from Imperial China by DK. The beginnings of an era of great achievement in China--the Ming Dynasty, which lasted from 1368 to 1644: "Zhu Yuanzhang, who took the title of the Hongwu Emperor in 1368, was born a poor peasant and lived his early life as an itinerant Buddhist monk. Amid the […]
Heat can kill directly via heatstroke. It can also increase your chances of succumbing to a heart condition, stroke or other breathing problems. Hundreds in the US die each year during heat waves. It is estimated that number will only grow higher as temperatures continue, on average, to increase. Hot Weather Preparation Your body wants […]
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 Writers in the Storm: Over the last few years, I’ve thought a lot about genre. The differences between them and why and how we choose our preferred genre to write in. Some writers are solidly in a certain genre camp and others straddle two or more genres. Examples of popular “straddlers” – The Hunger […]
News Release The White House The Congressional Progressive Caucus convened a Special Order Hour yesterday, June 15th, on President Biden’s American Families Plan and how we can strengthen our care economy through investing in care workers. See highlights below: Congressman Jamaal Bowman “We need ...
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 […]
Being a home weaver is a revolutionary act. Jessica Green shares her life as a weaver, "remembering the importance and sacredness of cloth"; and as a homesteading anti-capitalist entrepreneur. “Being a weaver and a homesteader,” Green says, “is a lifestyle that’s based both in remembering and trailblazing.” Follow her as she takes wool from sheep to […]
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.
Medical authorities, scientists, and other learned individuals all over the world acknowledge that laughter is good for the human race.Proven to lower blood pressure, reduce pain, burn calories, and relaxe our muscles, laughter improves your physical health.It enhances your mental health too and improves your mood. It can decrease anger, tension, and anxiety and increase […]
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 About the Author:Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1960, […]
"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 […]
Ransom E. Olds was an automotive pioneer who built his first steam-powered engine in 1884, followed by a gasoline engine in 1886. In 1897, with the help of an investor, he formed the Oldsmobile Motor Vehicle Company. In 1899 the firm was re-named Olds Motor Works after Samuel l. Smith purchased it. The famous “Curved-Dash”...
By Robert D. Cunningham: When Mrs. Joel Thorne ran off with a sailor in 1921, she left her 7-year-old son, Joel Wolfe Thorne Jr, in the hands of his father, the influential owner of Chase Manhattan Bank. Three years later, the banker was struck and killed by an automobile, and young Joel became the beneficiary...
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 […]
I read this novel in the early 90s. It had a mostly white cover, possibly with a woman decked out in white fur. Here’s what I remember: — Novel is set in the 1960’s and in the fashion industry. — … 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 […]
August 1941. "Pine Camp military area, near Watertown, N.Y. Removal of farm families and relocation in new sections with the aid of the New York Defense Relocation Corporation. Two of the children of Mr. Earl J. Brown helping to get the last few belongings out of their farm in the Pine Camp expansion area." Medium […]
My 3 year old father Robert is sitting on his father's lap. On the left my uncle Nick, 16, seated next to my grandmother Gilda. My grandparents were born in Constantinople (Turkey) and had emigrated to Toulon in the south of France in the 1940s.
In reply to Derby From Ansonia: 1940: That scratchy little shirt pinned to the wash line upside down is poignant for some reason I cannot name. But what small sleeves for such a large neck opening. And is that a pair of stockings hanging beside it? Please be kind if I am wrong. All I […]
In reply to Derby From Ansonia: 1940: My guess is that this is the house in the picture - minus the fancy schmancy trim. One of the older street views was luckily taken in April, so you can just make out the Armour building through the trees. The angle looks right, and parcel data say […]
Get a new wheel, rims, and tires today — but pay for them later. If your car is in need of a serious … Upgrade Your Car With a Few Easy Fixes Read More » The post Upgrade Your Car With a Few Easy Fixes appeared first on Shopping Kim.
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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 June 17, 2021 is: harry \HAIR-ee\ verb 1 : to make a pillaging or destructive raid on : assault 2 : to force to move along by harassing 3 : to torment by or as if by constant attack Examples: Seven-year-old Kaitlyn harried her little sister with […]
There’s a moment in any heist narrative when the goal is stated, loud and clear: break into the vault, bankrupt the casino, plant a false memory three dream-layers deep into the target’s mind. Inevitably, someone will label the mission “impossible,” but there’s always a way; all it takes is a well-laid plan and a team…Read […]
In moving to Wednesdays for the release of his brand new Disney+ show, local mischief god Loki not only finally achieved his dream of usurping his poppa Odin/Woden’s throne in the middle of the week—he also shifted the streaming network’s whole streaming release schedule. See, Loki—and now we’re discussing the very…Read more...
EGOT-winner Rita Moreno has issued a statement on social media tonight, saying that she’s “incredibly disappointed” in herself after comments she made on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night regarding the In The Heights colorism controversy. During the interview, Moreno brought up (apparently unprompted) …Read more...
Happy Apple Strudel Day! How do you feel about pastries? I adore them, which makes it really hard for me, because I have decided to cut back on sugar and carbs. The pandemic brought me a few extra pounds and a lot more aches and pains than a year ago. While I’ve been putting everything […]
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So, we'd camped at the Birch Cove COE Campground in order to be within 20 miles or so of the town of Pawhuska, OK. Martha wanted to check out the shooting locations for a favorite show of hers on HGTV called Pioneer Woman.Ree Drummond, aka Pioneer Woman, is a famous TV personality who shows viewers […]
Sunday, June 13Not much was done in terms of tourist activity, basically hung out at the campsite, worked on the VRRV and simply relaxed between chores. Near Sunset, found a path to the lake that let us get some swimming in without having to walk over to the "beach" area and mix with other people. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hello friends, we interrupt our normal harrangues about exercise as a way of coping with some significant PD symptoms to bring you some exciting news! There is an intervention for Parkinson's Disease under investigation which involves sitting down quietly for an hour. It is a form of light therapy for Parkinson's Disease, now moving to […]
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 […]
I have had an unexpected layover in the Golden Heart City. It all started about five miles north of Cantwell. BONK…..a nasty bump in the road. WHAP WHAP WHAP WHAP ... The post LIVE: WHALE SPOTTED above Fairbanks 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 […]
As the pandemic winds down – or so we think – leaving many dead, many long-sick, the rich richer and the poor poorer, and me with my social skills fractured; I have to admit to a silver lining. Doesn’t that sound callous? I think so. But some people might call it “looking on the bright […]
When I first started this blog, I was really intent on my Quest for New-ness. On my website, my New Thing label has 84 posts, more than any other. I described it this way:If I don’t want to get stale in my Third Third, I need newness. I need jolts and shake-ups. Actually, my whole […]
Alaska’s governor and Legislature are messing with the state’s beloved Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD); pandemic COVID-19 infections are “down” to a seven-day moving average about double the infection rate of a […]
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… […]
I use my Crockpot a lot, in the summer, when it is too hot to cook indoors, and homemade soup works perfectly to provide that "light dinner" you are looking for.This is a great classic recipe for split pea soup; it is quick, easy, packed with flavor and one of our favorite soups.1/2 pound smoked […]
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 […]
The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H club is hosting an open house on Oct. 1 and various events for Sitka youth during the month of October. The 4-H registration and open house event is from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at … 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 […]
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy and approaching partly sunny as the day went on. Temperatures in the upper 50s. While on a call this morning, I noticed a flash of wings through the window that appeared to be a Eurasian Collared-Dove. I was able to get pictures of a couple in the tree just outside […]
Mostly cloudy with some minor bits of sun poking through at times. Winds were calm. The middle part of the day I went with KL to look for the hairy butterworts (Pinguicula villosa) which have a limited blooming window, and are easy to overlook. I had looked for some in May, but didn’t find any […]
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 […]
Got a random chocolate cake mix in your pantry? Wondering WHAT else you can make with it besides a cake? Why not make Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies? Easy to make, ... Read more The post Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies 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 […]
BAMBOO HUNTER Rep. David Eastman (R-Wasilla) is the latest in a string of Trumpy state legislators to fly off to Arizona for the grand tour of the Fraudit™, conducted by a group called “Cyber Ninjas” which is doing an examination of votes for President by Arizonans in the hopes of confirming an assortment of conspiracy […]
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 weekend at our annual Anchorage Writer’s Conference, I learned something important. I could be a best-selling author on a weekly basis, raking in millions like Nora Roberts or Stephen […] The post FELLOWSHIP of the PEN appeared first on Lois Paige Simenson.
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 […]