Today's selection -- from Time's Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust, and the Music of Remembrance by Jeremy Eichler. In the immediate aftermath of World War II, many works regarding the Nazi atrocities against Jews were shunned or rejected: “In 1956, a defiant eight-hundred-page memoir written in Yiddish and titled Un di uelt hot […]
Today's selection -- from One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band by Alan Paul. One of the most-loved rock ballads of the 1970s was the Allman Brothers Band's “Sweet Melissa”: “A teenaged Gregg Allman spent years struggling to find his musical voice, writing and rejecting songs. He says he tossed away […]
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...
Whether you’re self-publishing your novel or trying to vault to the head of the slush pile, it’s generally true that commercial-quality books are supported by commercial-quality production. Hiring skilled, experienced pros is essential for your book’s key services: cover design and blurb/jacket copy, which promise readers commercial-quality value, and editing, which delivers that value in […]
after having such a wonderful time celebrating with family it’s nice to be home even if i did have a late night and an early morning flight to get here but i’m still standing. kind of. — “i regarded home as a place I left behind in order to come back to it afterward.” ― […]
The Day of Atonement is upon the Jewish people. Another day of not eating from sundown last night to sundown today. That means, I’ll be tackling a video game to distract myself from my hunger. My choice is from the … Continue reading →
Welcome to the 2023 series of the music column where I am joined as always by Jazz singer and composer William Price King. We hope you will join us every Tuesday for some of the chart hits of the big … Continue reading →
An anthropologist wanted to study the members of a remote jungle tribe. He hired a native with a canoe to take him to his destination and serve as interpreter. As they travelled up the river, they heard drums in the distance. The anthropologist asked, “What do those drums mean?” The native replied, “Drums okay. Drums not […]
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 the child of Holocaust survivors and a World War II refugee herself, peace builder Georgette Bennett was stunned by the human toll and tragedy of the Syrian civil war. She got to work, bringing together historical enemies to build an aid pipeline from Israel to Syria -- a feat many considered impossible, but she […]
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.
Have you ever shot a video on your phone and had difficulty sending it to your email or sharing with someone else?On an iPhone, even if you change the camera settings to compress the video thus reducing the file size, it's usually still too large to easily share.The answer is to download the video which […]
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 Kodachrome...
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 Americar.
The book was found on the shelf of my grade school library near the Boxcar Children and my best guess of pub date is 1960s to 1990s-early reader chapter book/ middle school reading level. In the first book of the series a young boy jumps from the roof of the family barn with homemade (airplane?) […]
Kissing Kosher by Jean Meltzer Narrated by Dara Rosenberg Contemporary Romance. Stands Alone. Kissing Kosher is my third and favorite Jean Meltzer book. I am writing this review as I am about to leave to go to my parents for Yom Kippur dinner. I don’t fast or go to temple, I just enjoy the food […]
Lake Erie circa 1910. "Excursion steamer Eastland -- Cleveland, Ohio." On July 24, 1915, 844 passengers and crew were drowned when the Eastland, which had a history of listing problems, rolled onto its side while docked in the Chicago River. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.
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 S.S. Deathtrap: 1910: Wikipedia has a good rundown of the SS Eastland tragedy. Shortly after being launched in 1903, the Eastland was modified to have a shallower draft for trips on the Black River in South Haven, Michigan. At the same time, air conditioning was added, and modifications were made to increase […]
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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 25, 2023 is: quorum \KWOR-um\ noun Quorum refers to the smallest number of people who must be present at a meeting in order for official decisions to be made. Broadly speaking, quorum may refer to any select group. // The organization's charter states that a quorum […]
David McCallum, the prolific TV mainstay best known for roles on NCIS and an Emmy-nominated turn on The Man From U.N.C.L.E., has died. NCIS’ social media accounts announced the actor’s death Monday. He was 90.Read more...
While Hollywood writers are celebrating the (likely but not official yet) end of the WGA strike and the fact that they can get back to work soon, Starz has decided to get back to work a little quicker… by rolling out the guillotine and canceling some shows, with one cancellation in particular seeming explicitly cruel…Read […]
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 […]
Perfectly seasoned chicken baked to perfection on ONE SINGLE PAN! Serve in warm pitas for a quick weeknight meal! Who doesn’t love a good chicken sheet pan dinner? It’s quick, it’s fast, and there’s minimal clean up involved. And I for one love this shortcut gyro sheet pan dinner. The chicken is seasoned oh-so-perfectly with […]
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 […]
During difficult times, we remain frozen in one place and moving seems almost impossible. We focus on what we can’t do rather than do something different, and yet changing directions may bring up new opportunities and open new doors. A needed change, a ‘turning point’ in a novel, a ‘momentum shift’ in tennis games, a […]
The crew of the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) stand at attention during the ship’s decommissioning ceremony. The ship’s last commanding officer, Capt. Jason Rogers also announced his retirement at the decommissioning ceremony. Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Claire DuBois/US Navy Pacific Fleet. Composite image by Joshua Skovlund/Task & […]
A U.S. Army M1A1 Abrams tank, photographed with mine roller mounted, as they will be delivered to Ukraine. (Matthias Merz/picture alliance via Getty Images).Ukraine is getting 31 M1 Abrams tanks from the United States. The post M1 Abrams tanks arriving in Ukraine, F-16 training to follow soon appeared first on Task & Purpose.
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 […]
GSDNP: Great Sand Dunes National ParkYesterday, September 21, was spent cruising up and down the trails and roads of this national park. It was a late start, I didn't get to the park till after 10AM but that's OK since it was a bit chilly before then.Some of the sights seen:Fall Color is starting to […]
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 […]
SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Jennie Flaming recently completed a road trip from Fairbanks to the Arctic Ocean in Tuktoyaktuk, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. This is her report. I have done a lot ... The post On the Road to Tuktoyaktuk 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 […]
Major study links pink salmon and ocean chaos Part I of II Pink salmon and the hatcheries helped boost their numbers to never-before-seen highs were Thursday singled out for disrupting the ecosystem […]
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 kid you not, these chicken thighs are the BEST of the BEST and quick and easy to make. They are SUPER moist, SUPER tender and SUPER flavorful. We couldn't stop eating them and they are going straight to the TOP of my FIVE STAR recipe list. 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (thawed) Milk to cover 1/4 cup melted butter […]
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 […]