April 16, 2021 No. 21-12 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s March employment was down 6.9 percent from March 2020 — a loss of 21,900 jobs — as the pandemic continued to keep job counts well below year-ago levels. March data marks the last time we can compare a current month to...
The Anchorage School District is apologizing after students were prevented from wearing cultural regalia to their graduations. And, travelers planning trips to Alaska this summer are finding it difficult - and expensive - to rent a car. Plus, band kids in Wrangell play together again for the first time in over a year.
Alaskans are celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May. Today, Alaskans of Asian and Pacific Island descent are an integral part of the state’s communities and culture and are thriving in local business, government and education. Lori Townsend speaks with Lucy Hansen, president of the Polynesian Association of Alaska, Filipino Community, Inc. […]
Today's selection -- from The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961 by Jeff Kisseloff. The airways were supposed be free, but television advertising appeared almost immediately: "Had he been president of NBC instead of the United States, Calvin Coolidge's major contribution to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations might have been slightly altered to read, 'The business […]
Today's selection -- from The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West by Tom Holland. Charlemagne and the establishment of 'A.D.' as the basis for calculating dates. At the beginning of the ninth century A.D., with Rome long since crumbled, Constantinople was capitol of the leading Christian empire, the Rome […]
We watched the Oscar winner last night and I can verify we both woke up this morning depressed. That’s not to say don’t see it. It’s a very well done movie. A lot of that depression is personal as one story in it, by Bob Wells, had a personal resonance with us. But also, if […]
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...
Originally posted on Uninspired Writers: Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, and it seems relevant to talk about writing fiction, and the positive way it can impact your mental health. I’m sure a lot of writers write as an outlet, so I thought it’d be appropriate to talk about 5 of the reasons writing…
grandie j is at it again this time it’s pop-up slushie stand raising money for a boy shed a clubhouse for him and his friends lots of work, lots of fun lots of choices on the treats n’ eats menu riding off on bikes to drum up business lots of happy customers all the employees […]
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I binge-watched two animated series that were both similar and different. ‘Castlevania’ was the fourth and final season of a horror/fantasy adventure based on the video game series. ‘Invincible’ was the first season of a superhero/coming of age story based … 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 […]
This compelling video tells the story of an artist, Andrew Myers, who is so moved by a blind man's joy at "feeling" three dimensional art that he is inspired to create three dimensional portraits to be experienced by people who are blind or visually impaired. Why is touching artwork so taboo? According to the producers of […]
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.
If you're lucky enough to still have your mother, grandmother, or a woman you think of as a mother, be sure and make them know today—and every single day—that you love, respect, and admire them.Takeaway TruthTime passes so quickly that we often don't take the time to let the special people in our lives know […]
UPDATE: April 16th, 2021Playlists on blogger are now working again...---------------------------------------------------------------------Original Message from: Stewart Brennan Last night, google disabled the YouTube playlist functionality outside of YouTube. Therefore, ALL playlists on World United Music and the World United News blogs no longer work. This latest attack by google / YouTube has destroyed years of my own labor […]
"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 Michael Lamm. Back in 1902-03, Walter C. Baker built three streamlined electric racing cars. Called Torpedos, these all-but-forgotten electrics should be remembered for four good reasons: Number one and most important, they allowed Walter Baker to become the first man in history to break the 100-mph barrier in a motorcar. That was in 1902....
As is the usual practice in this series, we ask our readers to tell us the year, make, and model of all of these vehicles along with anything else of interest in the photos. You can look back on all the earlier parts of this series here. The images are via This Was immediate. In the lead image...
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 […]
It was published sometime before 1991. It was the story of a cat's life, I think it was living on a farm, or generally somewhere rural. It starts when the cat was a kitten and ends when the cat is … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? Hey there! I am baaaaack! My home remodel is taking longer than expected, but they are installing my kitchen as I type, and my floors go in on Thursday! Woohoo! Living with dusty cement floors has sucked. […]
This photo was taken at the Howard Johnson's in Palm Beach, Florida in the early 1960s. This is the waitresses day crew. My mom is on the far right, the lady to her right went on to own her own successful restaurant in Lake Worth called the TuTu.
In reply to The Elms of Academe: 1911: Ah, the days before Dutch elm disease ravaged the majority of trees in the eastern half of the U.S. Moline, Illinois, where I grew up, had most streets lined with elms. All gone now.
In reply to Under the El: 1944: Over on the right, in the year I was born, Joey Heong's* Chop Suey restaurant offered lunch for 40 cents, dinner for 55 cents. Last night, my better half and I enjoyed a sumptuous dinner of egg flower soup followed by plates laden with pork chow mein, almond […]
Wish you could shop on a reasonable payment plan for your favorite clothing, handbags, jewelry, and skincare products, but not pay interest? It’s … 4 Reasons AfterPay Is A Game-Changer Read More » The post 4 Reasons AfterPay Is A Game-Changer appeared first on Shopping Kim.
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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 […]
This year I decided to try growing my potatoes in a potato bag. Many of you are probably scratching your head right now. Potato bag? Is that even possible. The short answer: yes. Next question. Why would you want to do such a thing? Space. Potatoes grow underground and need lots of soil. But what […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 16, 2021 is: magnum opus \MAG-num-OH-pus\ noun : a great work; especially : the greatest achievement of an artist or writer Examples: F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote a number of popular novels and stories during his lifetime, but his magnum opus is The Great Gatsby, the story […]
Earlier this month, Jesse Garcia and Annie Gonzalez were cast in Eva Longoria’s biopic about Richard Montañez, a former janitor at Frito-Lay who has made a name for himself by traveling around and telling the story of how he invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and ascended the ranks of the company to become its executive…Read more...
After Bob Odenkirk’s Nobody, the “John Wick but with a different actor and not as good” genre is still running strong, long after films like Atomic Blonde failed to launch their own franchises. The latest entry in this proud tradition looks like it’s going to be Kate, a new Netflix movie directed by French filmmaker…Read […]
Last night’s Keegan-Michael Key-hosted Saturday Night Live was something of a letdown, considering they had a sketch comedy genius in the house and all. Still, one sketch saw the host (alongside cast member Kenan Thompson, who admonished the monologue crowd that “Kenan” and “Keegan” are two separate people) scoring…Read more...
You might wonder what spurs an idea that evolves into a book? What is the miracle of writing? How do prolific authors keep coming up with plot after plot? And exciting new adventures. Characters that have depth, conflict, emotional turmoil. And then create that black moment when everything falls to pieces. Only to turn it […]
While everyone is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage by exploring history, cuisine, cultural events, and documentaries, I thought I’d write a few words about Asian romance characters. When I first started writing contemporary romances I naturally populated my romances with the people I grew up with and saw all around me, many who […]