Today's selection -- from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul. In the 1960s, a group of young musicians in Jacksonville, Florida, started hanging out and playing together. They would soon form what they named the Allman Brothers Band. The magnetic presence that attracted them all was Duane […]
Today's selection -- from The Rigor of Angels by William Egginton. Max Planck unleashed a revolution in physics: “The age of quantum physics began in December 1900. The man who launched the most significant scientific revolution since Galileo did not come across as much of a rebel. Indeed, he was a hardworking, somewhat conservative man […]
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 spend the summer working on the research project of the LDICP. Through their extensive research, massive databases of information on state statutes regarding the abuse of children have been created and will be posted here as their work is finalized. Here are...
on Writers Helping Writers: Whether you’re a fan of the genre or looking to try your hand at writing one, a psychological thriller can be fun to both read AND write. But what goes into making these stories so captivating? A psychological thriller is a story that combines elements of suspense, mystery, and even horror […]
on international coffee day Meet the Italian Artist who creates Incredible Works of Art From Spilled Coffee Italians are known for their love of coffee, but while most enjoy espresso for its taste, artist Giulia Bernardell appreciates it for its creative potential. She turns spilled coffee into works of art that look like detailed […]
Just like before, this was inspired by a class last school year. I figured if I did tips for one side of the table, I should do it for the other. Thinking about it now, October is coming up with … Continue reading →
In this series authors were invited to share an excerpt of 500 words from any of their published books . Submissions are now closed for this series but there will be another in early 2024.. My thanks to all who … 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 […]
In this short documentary, filmmaker Jenny Schweitzer profiles Elijah Staley (known to many as Carolina Slim) and Jeremiah Lockwood. The duo began busking together in the mid-nineties, and performed old-style rural Piedmont blues for 12 years. "I gave him the opportunity to practice what he knew," says Staley of his much younger counterpart. While filming […]
Welcome to the 12th Annual Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! There’s always something special about celebrating gratitude in the month of November, and this year’s challenge has an extra special twist.… The post The 12th Annual Gratitude Challenge! appeared first on Positively Present - Dani DiPirro.
As far as I know, no one is getting younger.With every birthday, I think about the people I've known who enjoyed a healthy old age and those who were beset with a myriad of medical issues.HOW TO LIVE TO 100 AND FEEL GOODThis advice is based on my observation of my maternal grandfather who made […]
By: Stewart Brennan I look back on the disaster that was 2021 and do not find much of anything good to talk about as it was a year in which online censorship metastasized while the world plunged into a lockstep fascism, where friendships ended, families broke up, and all the celebrations of life came to […]
All-American patriot, artist, designer, entrepreneur, flower arranger, chef, and joyful servant, Sunny Lou Starling, was carried on the wings of angels to the arms of her savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, January 6, 2023. She once said her mission was to “Gather and feed all you can, as often as you can, because you never know if […]
WASP Deanie Bishop Parrish, 44-W-4"Failure isn't failure unless you let it be. It's simply a change in direction. Just count your many blessings move on. With God's help, anything is possible!"Deanie Bishop Parrish passed away peacefully in her home in Waco, Texas, on February 24, 2022, just one day shy of her 100th birthday. She met every challenge […]
In this weekly series, we ask our readers to tell us the year, make, and model of all of these vehicles along with the location where the image was taken and anything else you find of interest in the photos. You can look back on all the earlier parts of this series here. The photos are via ...
In this weekly series, we ask our readers to tell us the year, make, and model of all of these vehicles along with the location where the image was taken and anything else you find of interest in the photos. You can look back on all the earlier parts of this series here. The photos are via Kodachrome...
Hi, I’m searching for the name of a series of children’s books I read in the 1960s and 1970s. I don’t remember much about them except that all the characters were animalsand they had alliterated names. There was a firefly in the books. The coverwas very cute. These books gave me a lifelong love of […]
The Protector: Game of Chance, Book 1 by Susan Stoker Narrated by Ava Erickson and Ryan West 1st in a related series. Stands alone perfectly. I asked the authors in the Readers on the River group to suggest one book of theirs to recommend, and Susan Stoker’s answer was The Protector. It’s been years since […]
This despondent looking crew are the drawn from the various Scandanavian, German, and Irish families settled in or near Wadena, Minnesota during the late 1800s. Wadena, located in the west-central part of the state, was (and is) a pretty small town, so some of these kids probably had an epic daily commute, by foot, from […]
It's seventy years ago in Idyllic Larkspur™, where we find me (bottom left corner) with Bob, David, Bob, Jim, Jim, Margaret, Sandy, Donna, Rae Ann, Roberta, Virginia, Jerry, Buzzy, Fred, Gordy, Frances, Alice, Alice, Sheila, Mrs. Madeline Drew and others whose names I forget. This was taken within a month of losing nearly half our […]
In reply to Superstructure: 1942: Thanks, Old Joe, you're right! The plans on Wikipedia (bottom left) show there are two cranes - an 85 ton gantry crane over the roadway, and a 270 ton gantry crane (from the photo) to service the generators. The 270 ton framework has one side short, one side tall. The […]
In reply to Akron Over Lincoln: 1931: That's a really nice photo. The use of the columns to frame the airship is inventive and well executed. The balance of light between deep shade and full sun was difficult to finesse, no doubt; it is pleasing to the eye. I don't recall the name Theodor Horydczak […]
Dell Refurbished Deal – Get 48% Off Precision Workstations + Free Shipping! Elevate your productivity with the exclusive Dell Refurbished Deal! Enjoy a massive 48% discount on Dell Precision Workstations … The post Dell Refurbished Deal – Get 48% Off Precision Workstations + Free Shipping! appeared first on Shopping Kim.
Microgreens seem to be all the rage these days and for good reason: they are packed with nutrients and easy to grow! The USDA and University of Maryland found that leaves from microgreens had more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plants. And great flavor. Plus, you don’t need a lot of space […]
I’ve been growing cauliflower for years, but only recently did I learn this cauliflower growing tip from a farmer friend of mine. I was showing her my garden and she wrapped her hands around the leaves of my young cauliflower plants and folded them upward. “When your cauliflower begins to form a bud, pull your […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for September 29, 2023 is: coax \KOHKS\ verb To coax a person or animal is to influence or persuade them to do something by talking in a gentle and friendly way. Coax can also be used when someone is working to bring about something desired with great perseverance […]
Although it already got a premiere at Fantastic Fest earlier this month, the regular movie-going public has seen precious little of Peter Dinklage’s new remake of the Toxic Avenger so far. (Outside of a quick photo set from Entertainment Weekly a few days ago that revealed, among other things, that Elijah Wood was…Read more...
Although he was released from prison back in 2021—with his 2018 conviction on aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand vacated after he spent three years in jail—Bill Cosby has been getting hit with a slate of civil suits in recent months. Nine women came forward to sue Cosby over the summer, and now a…Read more...
Halloween month is nigh and if you’re a horror fan, Max is a solid place for an October binge while you look up the word “nigh” on Google. The streamer has dozens of terrifyingly good films, both new and classic, to keep you up at night. But be warned: there’s no guarantee Max will have […]
Classic, simple, no fuss dinner here with the most tender and juicy homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce! Sometimes you just need a feel good classic. Simple, no fuss no muss, and this is exactly that. Completely homemade comfort food for the entire family to enjoy. The meatballs use a blend of ground beef and ground […]
Marinated in olive oil, lemon, rosemary, thyme, garlicky goodness. So juicy, tender and moist, grilled to perfection! This is a summertime favorite. With an easy garlicky-lemony-herby marinade, I can prep everything the night before, firing up the grill right before serving. I also double the batch for leftovers, which go beautifully in salads, sandwiches, grain […]
Another year almost gone! It’s hard to believe that summer is over and fall has arrived. The nights are cooler, the days are still warm and sunny, at least in my little corner of the world. But that will change soon enough. When I go out in the morning, the dew on my car windows […]
In Regency England, there existed a community of mystery and intrigue—The Romany Gypsies. These nomadic people, known for their colorful wagons, lively traditions, and vibrant culture, played a significant yet often misunderstood role. Here, I hope to shed some light on their customs, challenges, and enduring spirit. The Romany Gypsies are a nomadic community, moving […]
The whole Stronghold Program group pose for the last group photo on Sept. 14. Photo by the Best Defense Foundation/Jake Wade.The parallels between the two professions were a bonding force within the group. The post Stronghold: Bringing special ops veterans and NFL players together appeared first on Task & Purpose.
17 members of Congress sent a scathing letter to Pentagon officials over reports of "reprehsible" conditions in military barracks. Photo from GAO report.Congress members called an instance of service members having to clean a barracks room after a suicide "reprehensible." The post Congress blasts Pentagon for ‘dreadful’ barracks conditions appeared first on Task & Purpose.
Martha and I drove the CR-V over to the Great Sand Dunes NP so she could walk the dunes and of course get her National Park Passport Stamp.Having the car, made it easy to also carry the three now empty spare water cans to refill them at the NP's campground. We also refilled the spare […]
Saturday, September 23I spent the morning pulling maintenance on my TW200 and the VRRV. I will need to buy some power steering fluid for the VRRV soon.I found Yagi's intake and exhaust valves out of spec by 0.001 in each, so I tightened them to 0.003 and 0.005 respectively.Now for the good stuff, Sunday, September […]
According to numerous recent polls, Americans believe the economy is in bad shape and don’t trust President Biden to manage it.In response, the president’s supporters have been arguing strenuously that the gloom is mistaken because in fact the economy is doing well—“extremely well,” according to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman; “astoundingly” well and “better than any other […]
If you care about privacy, please stop referring to "privacy advocates." This reflexive phrase implies that certain individuals are trying to increase privacy or otherwise change the status quo--an uphill battle regardless of the issue at hand because most people instinctively distrust and even fear change.In fact, privacy is under increasing assault by government and […]
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 […]
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 […]
I spent a couple of lovely days in Juneau this week. OK. One lovely day…and a stormy day, too. HAHA. Here are some photos. Above, I took the Goldbelt Tram ... The post PHOTO ESSAY: Juneau in the Fall appeared first on Alaska Travelgram.
Devil’s Club is a common wild plant in Alaska that’s large & covered in hidden sharp thorns, growing everywhere from remote forests to even well-groomed Anchorage city trails. Just because you’re “in town” doesn’t mean you won’t run into devil’s club. It’s smart to stay on the trails, particularly if you’re not confident spotting it. […]
Here’s a delicious fall-time spin on classic blueberry muffins. If you’re a solo adult who likes good food, this recipe is for you. Or if you’ve got extra kitchen “helpers” around (read: kids who need entertainment), turn baking these Halloween muffins into a fun toddler snacktivity. Pumpkin BOO-berry Muffin Recipe Ingredients: 2 boxes Jiffy brand […]
Sugar-free pumpkin spice creamer is a flavorful and healthy alternative to traditional store-bought pumpkin spice creamer loaded with sugar, corn syrup, and artificial flavor. Made with natural ingredients, like real pumpkin puree, this healthier recipe offers a creamy texture and a delicious blend of fall spices. Now, you can enjoy the taste of a pumpkin... […]
I’m home now. I’m looking at the flea market couch I brought up from California; I had cushions made three times over the years till I got it just right. Now it’s just right. It’s been in my life 42 years. Tim has been in my life 34 years, but he had to be out of […]
I’m saying my goodbyes to Toronto. I’ve seen my last Hot Docs Festival film, and I’m just back from my last author program. I’ve probably had my last roti, checked out my last book at my local branch library, gone to my last art workshop. Horror of horrors, I’ve even watched my last play. The thing […]
The problem with agendas With Alaska reporting yet another season in which the harvest of salmon topped 200 million fish, the Associated Press has somehow concluded “climate change” is plaguing the state’s […]
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… […]
This fast and fun recipe is a delicious chocolate sauce and when you put it on something cold, it turns hard like commercial "Magic Shell" (except a lot more budget friendly). Don't restrict it to ice cream though, how about frozen bananas?1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ¼ cup butter¼ cup canola oil¼ teaspoon vanilla extractHeat the […]
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 […]
Oh that's a mess isn't it? It's also very delicious. See, for the Amazing Turnip Girl's birthday, being in July, we do either ice box cakes or ice cream treats. This year has been well, interesting. To say the absolute least. She asked for a "Twinkie Cherry Cheesecake". And I was going to give her whatever she wanted. So […]
All about salmon is the theme for the next session of Sitka Sprouts on Tuesday, Sept. 19, which is the program’s first after a summer break. According to Science Education Coordinator Kari Paustian, “We’ll have a bunch of cool salmon-themed … 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 August 13th show featured a conversation with Starling Birch, videographer and mountain adventurer. We talked about the pleasure and pain of adventuring into the mountains. We also considered the motivations that drive us to put ourselves in often unpleasant and potentially regretful circumstances when exploring the challenging landscape that surrounds us […]
Download Radio Show The July 30th show featured a conversation with Derek Sikes, curator of insects at the Museum of the North and Professor of entomology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. We spoke about bug camps, collecting, more generally about terrestrial arthropods in Alaska, and some particular questions of current interest. If you have […]
Since 2016 I have worked in Hoonah to help build a vision. The Hoonah Native Forest Partnership is a unique model of community-based forestry that seeks to meet the objectives of land managers and the needs of the community. The project relies on training a local workforce in natural resource inventory and landscape improvement. I’m […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My husband loves this cakeso much he had two pieces 'after' eating lunch...Ingredients2 Eggs1 ½ cup Canola Oil2 cups Granulated Sugar3 cups A-P Flour2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon½ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg½ teaspoon Kosher Salt1 ½ teaspoons Baking Soda4 cups Chopped Apples (peeled and cored): measure after chopping1 cup chopped Pecans: measure after chopping1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract⅔ […]