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...
Economists push back on the idea that enhanced unemployment benefits are to blame for a worker shortage. And, a survey shows some Alaskans don't think COVID-19 is serious. Plus, Denali National Park officials are expecting an influx of visitors this year.
Today's encore selection -- from The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier. Things often happen that seem like omens or fateful coincidences -- the pianist at the bar starts playing a song you'd just been thinking of, or you pass the window of a pawnshop and see the […]
Today's selection -- from The Restaurant by William Sitwell. The origin of fried taco shells: "[Juvencio] Maldonado had arrived in New York in 1924, at the age of twenty-six, possibly as a former soldier looking for a new life in the wake of civil war in Mexico. His girlfriend, Paz, joined him four years later; […]
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...
on Writers Helping Writers: Trauma: any event that overwhelms our ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, and diminishes our ability to feel a full range of emotions. Anything can be traumatic depending on the individual and what they can cope with. Giving a character a trauma background, having them experience some kind of trauma, or […]
Happy Billy Mills Day! Here’s a look at what’s happening today: Nearly 60 years ago, a young Oglala Lakota runner left his mark on the sports world. On October 14, 1964, Mills won a startling comeback victory in the 10,000-meter run at the Tokyo Olympics and brought home the gold medal. The victory ...
(Disclaimer: A warning to those who continue. This is a sequel to a previous story. Both of these were written in the mid-1990’s. While the first one was slightly edited and vanity press published, this one has not been touched … 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 […]
Actor Jeremy Irons narrates this landmark film by The Gaia Foundation and the African Biodiversity Network, in collaboration with MELCA Ethiopia, Navdanya International and GRAIN. In it, we learn how our world has gone from “a vast bedrock of diversity, created over thousands of years," to genetically modified seeds engineered to withstand pesticides refined with […]
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.
Whee! We finally have our house up for sale.Once we decided to move to our house in the country, we started cleaning out the clutter.Then CoVid hit. We came to a screeching halt.We endlessly discussed whether we actually wanted to do that. Home here felt safe.We decided to finish projects we'd wanted to do, and […]
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 […]
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 Americar. Today we celebrate the...
Aero-engined specials were popular in the UK and Europe before WWI and after it due to surplus aircraft engines being available to power them. Many of these “Monsters” were based on early dual-chain-drive Mercedes chassis’ because of the high-quality construction and strength, and the ease of changing drive sprockets, and the final drive ratio for high-speed motoring....
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 am looking for an old children’s book of stories. I guess it would be from between the 1950s or 60s. It contained the story of the woman who became a woodpecker who baked pies as well as a story … Continue reading →
My One Week Husband by Lauren Blakely Narrated by Vanessa Edwin & Shane East plus Joe Arden, James Joseph, Victoria Mei, Siiri Scott, and Erin Mallon Stands Alone but is related to others. Emotional RomCom. How Lauren Blakely continues to produce incredible, riveting stories at the speed she does is beyond me. She writes them […]
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 Vegetable Kingdom: 1924: Andrew A. Anselmo Thos. R. Shipp Co. Center Market, Washington DC. This is an on going coloration. Truly a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables, Eggplant, Romain Lettuce, Bananas, Oranges, Tangerines, Clementines, Grapefruit, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Persimmon, Lemons, Limes, Musk Melon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Figs and or Dates, Mangos, Plums, Peaches, […]
Going on a trip and need new luggage? First of all, congratulations! Your trip will be amazing. But budgets are tighter these days, … Buy Luggage Now, Pay Later Read More » The post Buy Luggage Now, Pay Later appeared first on Shopping Kim.
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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 […]
Meet my new garden. I’ve moved from my 4000 sq. ft. in ground garden (used to be located back in the distance near the wildflowers) to these beautiful raised beds. And I do mean raised–these beds are four feet off the ground! And perfect for my new garden lifestyle. Kids grow up, leave home, and […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 7, 2021 is: archipelago \ahr-kuh-PEL-uh-goh\ noun 1 : an expanse of water with many scattered islands 2 : a group of islands 3 : something resembling an archipelago; especially : a group or scattering of similar things Examples: "The Philippines, an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, […]
A Quiet Place Part II (at least, as depicted in its latest trailer), is a story of desperation. It exists in a world in which huge parts of our infrastructure have been ravaged by an unknowable threat, a reality in which survival hangs on by a thread. Its central character has been put upon, endangered, […]
Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?Read more...
There are moments when the cyclical nature of pop culture hits you like a battering ram. And that’s exactly what happened to me when I read Roger Ebert’s review of the 1986 Rob Lowe/Demi Moore romantic comedy, About Last Night. “If there’s anyone more afraid of a serious relationship than your average customer in a…Read […]
The easiest, fastest way to make shrimp tacos! So fresh and flavor-packed, made in less than 30 minutes. Win-win! SHEET PAN TACOS FOR THE WIN, friends. With minimal prep and less dishes to clean, dinner is made in a flash. And no need to worry, taste is not compromised at all with ease and quickness […]
Homemade fresh pasta dough! All you need is 4 ingredients and it’s incredibly easy (and so versatile). Perfect for any shape! There is truly nothing better than homemade pasta. It may seem a little daunting at first but once you feed the dough through the pasta roller a few times, you will be hooked! My […]
Mother’s Day is a celebration that commonly involves giving moms cards, flowers, and other gifts. But have you ever wondered how and when the holiday began? Well, here’s a short history. Commemorating motherhood goes back to ancient Greek and Roman times when people gathered in festivals in honor of mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. The […]
Welcome aboard. Today we are sailing to Corfou, next we will stop in Santorini, and then continue to Rhodes, an island close to Turkey, before turning north to Mykonos and Delos. Have a drink at the bar, relax in a lounge chair, listen to the music, and enjoy our cruise to the Greek Islands. Corfou: […]