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FYI January 17, 2022

On This Day

1562 – France grants religious toleration to the Huguenots in the Edict of Saint-Germain.[5]
The Edict of Saint-Germain, also known as the Edict of January, was a landmark decree of tolerance promulgated by the regent of France, Catherine de’ Medici, in January 1562. The act represented the culmination of several years of slowly liberalising edicts which had begun with the 1560 Edict of Amboise. The edict provided limited tolerance to the Protestant Huguenots in the Roman Catholic realm, though with counterweighing restrictions on their behaviour. After two months the Paris Parlement would be compelled to register it by the rapidly deteriorating situation in the capital. The direct enforced impact of the edict would be highly limited by the subsequent outbreak of the first French Wars of Religion but it would form the foundation for subsequent toleration edicts as first in the Edict of Amboise and then more famously with the Edict of Nantes of 1598.

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Born On This Day

1898 – Lela Mevorah, Serbian librarian (d. 1972)[20]
Lela A. Mevorah (17 January 1898 – 13 November 1972)[1] was a Serbian librarian and head of the Central Medical Library at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine.

Mevorah was born in Belgrade to a Jewish family, the youngest of the four children and only daughter of Avram Mevorah, who worked in the Royal Currency Exchange with his father, and Esther (Koen) Mevorah, who formerly ran a wholesale store with her sister. In World War I, Lela Mevorah volunteered as a nurse at the age of sixteen. Her brothers served in the Royal Serbian Army. She completed high school in Nice, France. Her father did not permit her to study medicine, but she did study philosophy in Paris.[1]

In World War II, Mevorah’s father and two of her brothers were killed by Nazis in the Holocaust. Her brother Moše, then a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Yugoslav Army, was captured in 1941 and interred in a German POV camp, where he painted portraits of over 600 fellow prisoners. Lela Mevorah was herself captured in 1941 and interred in camps in Albania and Italy. In 1943, following Mussolini’s death, the prisoners at Ferramonti di Tarsia were released, and Mevorah spent the rest of the war in Asti before returning to Serbia.[1]

In 1946 the Central Medical Library was founded by Dr. Matija Ambrozić, who ran the library alone until Mevorah joined him there in 1947. Soon, she was appointed head of the Library, a post she held until her death in 1972.[1]

The books of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Medicine were destroyed in the April 1941 Nazi bombing of the city. Materials for the new Library initially came from books liberated from the Germans by the National Liberation Army and donors including the United Jugoslav Fund from America, the World Health Organization, the British Council, the American Library in Belgrade, the embassy of France, and French scientists.[2] By 1959 the Library had built a collection of 15,000 books and 850 journals.[2]

Mevorah was cognizant of the need and the difficulties of accumulating current medical materials in a country with limited resources. In 1962 she wrote, “Diseases do not know borders; furthermore, progress and new methods of treatment should not know them either. Innovation should be accessible at the same time to a scientist as well as a physician lost in some remote area.” She created a library bulletin about future publications in order to assist libraries with purchasing current materials with limited budgets. With her language skills she was able to assist doctors and students with foreign language materials.[1]

 
 

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Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

907 Updates January 17, 2022

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Military.com: Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies at 102
 
 
 
 
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Quotes January 17, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“Understand that healing and growing can distance you from people who you once had a bond with, and it can also bring you closer to those who will heal and grow with you. The time in between can be difficult, but there is so much to learn in solitude.”
@themoontarot
 
 
 
 
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”
Pablo Picasso
 
 
 
 
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”
Thomas Merton
 
 
 
 
“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”
Anais Nin
 
 
 
 
“The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
 
 
 
 
“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.”
Paulo Coelho
 
 
 
 
“The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
“Into your darkest corner, you are safe in my love, you are protected. I am the openness you seek, I am your doorway. Come sit in the circular temple of my heart, and let yourself be calm.”
Agapi Stassinopoulos
 
 
 
 
“You keep meeting the same person in different bodies until you learn the lesson.”
Brandon Tarot
 
 
 
 
“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”
Robert H. Schuller
 
 
 
 
“The beautiful thing about setbacks is they introduce us to our strengths.”
Robin S. Sharma
 
 
 
 
“When the world feels like an emotional roller coaster, steady yourself with simple rituals. Do the dishes. Fold the laundry. Water the plants. Simplicity attracts wisdom.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
“Don’t let your emotions outweigh your intelligence.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
10 Positive Things to Do for Yourself in the New Year
1. Practice mindfulness.

“When we spend too much time lost in our thinking minds—rushing from one appointment to the next—life, which is always happening now, flashes by unnoticed. The days, the weeks, the months, the years all blur into one, as the preciousness of each living moment is lost to a lack of presence. We’re left wondering where all the time has gone and why we feel so dissatisfied, unfulfilled, and disconnected. Taking time to be more attentive to each new moment as it arises is the key to experiencing more peace, connection, and aliveness, regardless of what is going on in your life or what you believe it should look like.”
Richard Paterson
 
 
2. Embrace change.

“Life is not about what happens to us but how we react to it, and some of our biggest disappointments can lead to better things in life, bringing us new beginnings, if we learn to adapt and embrace change. Expect life not to go to plan and then you won’t be so disappointed. Accept what is, look for the silver lining, and adapt. Keep looking for the good in every moment and learn from the tough ones. This is how we not only survive but thrive: by embracing each moment for what it is and choosing to make the best of it.”
Jess Stuart
 
 
3. Have faith in yourself.

“Have a little faith in your ability to handle whatever’s coming down the road. Believe that you have the strength and resourcefulness required to tackle whatever challenges come your way. And know that you always have the capacity to make the best of anything. Even if you didn’t want it or ask for it, even if it seems scary or hard or unfair, you can make something good of any loss or hardship. You can learn from it, grow from it, help others through it, and maybe even thrive because of it. The future is unknown, but you can know this for sure: Whatever’s coming, you got this.”
Lori Deschene
 
 
4. Slow down.

“It can be addictive to run yourself ragged, I know. Your heart beats faster, you feel the thrill of a rush, and your brain feels like it’s about to burst with all your ideas and plans. You’re constantly going, going, going, with no stop to it. But chasing that feeling is also damaging your health in the long run. If your head is hurting or you feel tired, take a rest. You are not lazy for needing a break. It’s your body’s way of telling you that it’s been running at full speed for far too long. Listen to your body.”
Melissa Chu
 
 
5. Commit to meeting your personal needs.

“For many of us, our needs aren’t even on the radar. Simply taking a moment to ask yourself what they are can give you answers you never knew were there. So ask yourself: What are my needs? What are my personal prerequisites for happiness? Not what the commercials or your friends are telling you. What is your soul telling you? Do you need more creativity, passion, fun? More time in nature? Less stress? Once you’ve started discovering what your needs are, check in with yourself often. Are your needs being met right now? If not, how can you make that happen?”
Kaylee Rupp
 
 
6. Focus not just on your to-do list, but also a to-be list.

“Write a to-be list instead of a to-do list, for tomorrow. It may look something like this: Tomorrow I will be: mindful, aware, peaceful, a person who seeks reasons to smile and laugh, loving, appreciative, forgiving, thoughtful, supportive, still, quiet, faithful, honest, a person who simply wants to be. The quality of your life is determined by who you are, not by what you accomplish. We are, after all, human beings not human doings. Let’s base the value of our day on that small bit of wisdom and live accordingly. Just be.”
Nancy Daley
 
 
7. Take breaks from the noise of the world.

“Give yourself permission to step away from the noise of the world. Specifically, you have permission to: Turn off the news, or reduce your intake. Reduce your time on social media if it stresses you out. Unfollow social media accounts that are too negative for you. Reduce your contact with negative individuals in your life by setting boundaries. Put yourself on time out if you need it. Take a mental health day. Say no to things you don’t want to do (even if you already said yes).”
Kelly Ramsdell
 
 
8. Accept where you are.

“It’s okay to be right where you are. Sometimes we think we need to be making progress and moving forward, that we need to be a shining ray of light all the time. But the truth is, we need times when we’re pausing. Those times are often when we feel more lost and alone. We’re figuring things out, re-evaluating what we thought we wanted. It helps to let ourselves rest in the knowledge that this time is natural and normal, rather than tell ourselves we need to be making progress and moving forward.”
Lindsey Lewis
 
 
9. Recognize that it’s okay to not feel happy all the time.

“Without a doubt, the most important thing to remember is that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. It’s okay to feel lost and unsure. It’s alright to have no idea how you’re going to hold it together sometimes. We put so much pressure on ourselves to be happy all the time. It’s okay to acknowledge when times are tough. It’s alright to feel anxious, even if it’s uncomfortable.”
Ilene S. Cohen
 
 
10. Keep things in perspective.

“Apply the asteroid scenario test. Simply put, if an asteroid hit Earth and life as we know it was about to end, you’d have a choice: Would you really spend your final days stressing and worrying about something you have absolutely no control over? Or would you be happy with your loved ones with whatever time you have left? Extreme situation, I know, but you need to decide and move forward. Learn to ascertain what you cannot control and acknowledge this with unwavering acceptance. Then focus on positive steps you can control instead.”
Perry Manzano

Music January 17, 2022

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

FYI January 16, 2022

On This Day

1707 – The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.[11]
The Acts of Union (Scottish Gaelic: Achd an Aonaidh) were two Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland. They put into effect the terms of the Treaty of Union that had been agreed on 22 July 1706, following negotiation between commissioners representing the parliaments of the two countries. By the two Acts, the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland—which at the time were separate states with separate legislatures, but with the same monarch—were, in the words of the Treaty, “United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain”.[2]

The two countries had shared a monarch since the Union of the Crowns in 1603, when King James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne from his double first cousin twice removed, Queen Elizabeth I. Although described as a Union of Crowns, and in spite of James’s acknowledgement of his accession to a single Crown,[3] England and Scotland were officially separate Kingdoms until 1707 (as opposed to the implied creation of a single unified Kingdom, exemplified by the later Kingdom of Great Britain). Prior to the Acts of Union there had been three previous attempts (in 1606, 1667, and 1689) to unite the two countries by Acts of Parliament, but it was not until the early 18th century that both political establishments came to support the idea, albeit for different reasons.

The Acts took effect on 1 May 1707. On this date, the Scottish Parliament and the English Parliament united to form the Parliament of Great Britain, based in the Palace of Westminster in London, the home of the English Parliament.[4] Hence, the Acts are referred to as the Union of the Parliaments.

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Born On This Day

1882 – Margaret Wilson, American author (d. 1973)
Margaret Wilhelmina Wilson (January 16, 1882 – October 6, 1973) was an American novelist. She was awarded the 1924 Pulitzer Prize for The Able McLaughlins.

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FYI

By Bobby Finger, Eater: Who’s Really Behind Joanna Gaines’s Perfect Peanut Butter Brownies? The New York Times credits the “Fixer Upper” star for this transcendent peanut butter and chocolate combination, but both the comment section and Gaines herself say otherwise
 
 
 
 
By Andy Greene, Rolling Stone: Me and the Monkee: A Final Visit With Michael Nesmith As one ‘Rolling Stone’ writer got to know Nesmith over the past decade, the Reluctant Monkee surprised him again and again. By the very end of his life, the man who was legendarily disgruntled over the Monkees’ prefab ways had come to love the band as much as anyone

 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice, Andrew Marvel, To His Coy Mistress: But at my back I always hear Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near
 
PG’s Note: In 1641, two years after Marvel completed his BA at Cambridge, his father drowned in “the Tide of Humber”—the estuary at Hull made famous by To his Coy Mistress.
 
 
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By Alex Tanzi, Bloomberg News: ‘Great Retirement’ in U.S. Is Driven by Older Female Baby Boomers

 
 
 
 
By Greg Vanourek: What Leads to Happiness?

 
 
 
 
By Harry Baker, Live Science: Hungry badger accidentally unearths hundreds of ancient Roman coins in Spain The coins came from multiple locations across the Roman Empire.
 
 
By Patrick Pester, Live Science:n Enormous sea dragon fossil from 180 million years ago discovered in England It’s the biggest and most complete fossil of its kind ever discovered in the U.K.

 
 
 
 


 
 
By Eric Barker, Barking Up The Wrong Tree: “Because being selfless may be the most effective way to be selfish,”
 
 
 
 

By Mita Mallick, Harvard Business Review: When Being Indispensable Backfires
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Homemade on a Weeknight: Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
 
 

 
 
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Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

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Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

907 Updates January 16, 2022

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military January 16, 2022

Quotes January 16, 2022

If you continue to think the way you’ve always thought, you’ll continue to get what you’ve always got.
Paul J. Meyer – 1928-2009 – Author
 
 
 
 
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
Audrey Hepburn,
actor, humanitarian
 
 
 
 
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
The future is not to be forecast, but created.
Arthur C. Clarke,
writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, television series host
 
 
 
 
Start with a yes and see where that takes you.
Confidence is 10% hard work and 90% delusion.
Tina Fey,
actor, comedian, writer, producer
 
 
 
 
The upheavals [of artificial intelligence] can escalate quickly and become scarier and even cataclysmic. Imagine how a medical robot, originally programmed to rid cancer, could conclude that the best way to obliterate cancer is to exterminate humans who are genetically prone to the disease.
Nick Bilton
 
 
 
 
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. And if that doesn’t work out for you, tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life.
Bob Saget,
comedian, actor, television host
1956-2022

Music January 16, 2022