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FYI June 04, 2023

On This Day

1792 – Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Puget Sound (/ˈpjuːdʒɪt/ PEW-jit) is a sound of the Pacific Northwest, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea. It is located along the northwestern coast of the U.S. state of Washington. It is a complex estuarine[3] system of interconnected marine waterways and basins, with one major and two minor connections to the open Pacific Ocean via the Strait of Juan de Fuca—Admiralty Inlet being the major connection and Deception Pass and Swinomish Channel being the minor.


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Born On This Day

1394 – Philippa of England, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (d. 1430)[9]
Philippa of England (mid-1394 – 5 January 1430), also known as Philippa of Lancaster, was Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden from 1406 to 1430 by marriage to King Eric of the Kalmar Union. She was the daughter of King Henry IV of England by his first spouse Mary de Bohun and the younger sister of King Henry V. Queen Philippa participated significantly in state affairs during the reign of her spouse, and served as regent of Denmark from 1423 to 1425.[2]


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By Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone: Cynthia Weil, Storied Songwriter With Decades of Hits, Dead at 82 With her husband/creative partner Barry Mann, Weil wrote classics like “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Somewhere Out There,” and “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”

 
 
Cynthia Weil (October 18, 1940 – June 1, 2023) was an American songwriter who wrote many songs together with her husband Barry Mann. Weil and Mann were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.[1] In 1987, she was inducted with her husband into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2011, they jointly received the Johnny Mercer Award, the highest honor bestowed by that Hall of Fame.

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By Whitson Gordon, Popular Science: How to Deal With Movies That Bounce From Too Quiet to Too Loud There’s no need to have your finger constantly hovering over the volume buttons.

 
 
 
 

James Clear: 3-2-1: Losing time, perspective, and a more poetic way to say I love you
 
 
 
 

The Hustle: One man’s quest to make pickleball quiet America’s fastest-growing sport has a noise problem. Can the solution be found in a makeshift lab outside Pittsburgh?
 
 
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Evolution Is Amazing: The American Bittern

 
 
 
 
Gastro Obscura: How hot dogs became Norway’s national snack; Saluting the military with curry and cocktails and more ->
 
 
 
 
Linda Ronstadt on Her Diverse and Meaningful Music Career | The Big Interview
 
 
 
 

Recipes

My Recipe Treasures: Mountain Man Crock Pot Breakfast
 
 
By Alicia W,. Food Talk Daily: Campbell Soup Hacks
 
 

Michelle, Our Crafty Mom: The BEST air fryer recipes!
 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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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 June 04, 2023

Alaska Native News: This Day in Alaskan History-June 4th, 1741 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Multiple deaths reported on vessel; Tragedy that left 5 dead or missing puts spotlight on safety in Alaska charter fishing industry and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fireside Books: Alaskan Authors
 
 
 
 

Michael R Dougherty, Anchorage Memories VIP Club: Anchorage Swimming Memories Did you swim at the Spa, enjoy a day at Goose Lake or Spenard Lake? Summer in Anchorage was a lot of fun. Put on the suntan lotion for this edition.
 
 

Quotes June 04, 2023

It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful.
Life doesn’t have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.
Jenny Han,
writer
 
 
 
 
The winners write the history, but human history is a history of constant failure.
Peter Frankopan,
historian, writer
 
 
 
 
The wisest route to a successful solution to nearly any problem begins with understanding its history.
David McCullough – 1933-2022 -Historian-Writer
 
 
 
 
Create your own visual style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
Orson Welles – 1915-1985 – Actor-Director-Screenwriter-Producer
 
 
 
 
Increase your confidence in your self-worth and in your ability to contribute good things to the world.
Lindsey Stirling – Violinist

 
 

Music June 04, 2023

Mercury Blues – KC Douglas Stever Miller Alan Jackson Sugar Lime Blue
 
 
 
 

Tame Impala – Why won’t you make up your mind? Live @ Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 08 12)

 
 
 
 

Lana Del Rey & Sean Lennon Perform “Tomorrow Never Came” Live at Jones Beach

 
 
 
 
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES ‘Manic Depression’ – Official Video – New Album ‘Live In Rio’ Out June 2nd

 
 
 
 
Halestorm – Terrible Things feat. Ashley McBryde (Official Video)
 
 
 
 
Firefall – You Are The Woman (Live Nashville Now)
 
 

FYI May 31-June 03, 2023

On This Day

455 – Emperor Petronius Maximus is stoned to death by an angry mob while fleeing Rome.
Petronius Maximus (c. 397 – 31 May 455) was Roman emperor of the West for two and a half months in 455. A wealthy senator and a prominent aristocrat, he was instrumental in the murders of the Western Roman magister militum, Aëtius, and the Western Roman emperor, Valentinian III.


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1252 – Alfonso X is proclaimed king of Castile and León.
Alfonso X (also known as the Wise, Spanish: el Sabio; 23 November 1221 – 4 April 1284) was King of Castile, León and Galicia from 30 May 1252 until his death in 1284. During the election of 1257, a dissident faction chose him to be king of Germany on 1 April. He renounced his claim to Germany in 1275, and in creating an alliance with the Kingdom of England in 1254, his claim on the Duchy of Gascony as well.


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1676 – Franco-Dutch War: France ensured the supremacy of its naval fleet for the remainder of the war with its victory in the Battle of Palermo.[5]
The Battle of Palermo took place on 2 June 1676 during the Franco-Dutch War, between a French force sent to support a revolt in the city of Messina against the Spanish rule in Sicily, and a Spanish force supported by a Dutch maritime expedition force.

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350 – The Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman emperor, entering Rome at the head of a group of gladiators.[1]
Flavius Julius Nepotianus (died 30 June 350), sometimes known in English as Nepotian,[1] was a member of the Constantinian dynasty who reigned as a short-lived usurper of the Roman Empire. He ruled the city of Rome for twenty-eight days, before being killed by his rival usurper Magnentius’ general Marcellinus.[1]

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Born On This Day

1443 (or 1441) – Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby (d. 1509)[19]
Lady Margaret Beaufort (usually pronounced: /ˈboʊfərt/ BOH-fərt or /ˈbjuːfərt/ BEW-fərt; 31 May 1443 – 29 June 1509) was a major figure in the Wars of the Roses of the late fifteenth century, and mother of King Henry VII of England, the first Tudor monarch.[1]


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1134 – Geoffrey, Count of Nantes (d. 1158)[14]
Geoffrey VI (1 June 1134[1] – 27 July 1158)[2][3] was Count of Nantes from 1156 to 1158. He was also known as Geoffrey of Anjou and Geoffrey FitzEmpress. He was the son of Geoffrey Plantagenet and Empress Matilda. His brothers were Henry II of England and William FitzEmpress.


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1305 – Abu Sa’id Bahadur Khan, ruler of Ilkhanate (d. 1335)
Abu Sa’id Bahadur Khan (June 2, 1305 – December 1, 1335) (Persian: ابو سعید بهادر خان ), also spelt Abusaid Bahador Khan, Abu Sa’id Behauder (Modern Mongolian: Абу Саид Бахадур хан,[2] Abu sayid Baghatur Khan, [ˈabusæt ˈbaːtər xaːŋ] in modern Mongolian), was the ninth ruler (c. 1316 – 1335) of the Ilkhanate, a division of the Mongol Empire that encompassed the present day countries of Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia, as well as portions of Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.


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1139 – Conon of Naso, Basilian abbot (d. 1236)
Conon (3 June 1139 – 28 March 1236) was a Basilian abbot at Naso, Sicily.

Religious life

A famous tale from the life of Conon tells that he made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and whilst there he received a vision. In this vision, Conon witnessed a priest he knew being suffocated by a snake. Having returning from the Holy Land, he went directly to this priest and told him what he had seen. The priest at once confessed to Conon that he was taking church funds and keeping them for himself. Conon then persuaded his fellow priest to change his ways. Another tale tells of how Conon healed a Sicilian boy of his apoplexy.

Legacy and veneration
In 1571, Naso was in the midst of a dire famine. The people of the city prayed for the intercession of Conon, their patron. Conon then appeared to a ship captain, who brought grain to Naso, and thus the people of Naso survived the famine.

 
 

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NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
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By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Manufactured Gloss Our continuing journey to write a Tedium glossary takes us through the manufacturing process—and the weird products it sometimes led to.
 
 
 
 
Literary Hub: Weekly: The Ethics of Family Memoir, the Power of “The Charioteer,” and the Glory of the Park Bench

 
 
Literary Hub: More for readers and writers from our friends at Five Things I’ve Learned! [sponsored]
 
 
 
 

By Colin Marshall, Open Culture: The 100 Greatest Children’s Books of All Time, According to 177 Books Experts from 56 Countries
 
 
By Colin Marshall, Open Culture: The Map of Medicine: A Comprehensive Animation Shows How the Fields of Modern Medicine Fit Together

 
 
 
 

Variety: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic on Outlasting the Stars He Parodies, Why He’s Not Making New Music and the Truth About His Torrid Affair With Madonna
 
 
 
 
Anthony Brian Logan: Amazon Pays $30 MILLION To Settle Ring Camera, Alexa Privacy Lawsuit!
 
 
 
 

Full Press Conference: Grady Judd on ‘horrific’ child porn bust

 
 
 
 

Recipes

Angelica Cataldo, Taste of Home: The Best Recipes Our Community Cooks Made Last Month

 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

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 May 31-June 03, 2023

KTUU: Family locates body of missing Anchorage hiker and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO: Grubby’s son captured as Homer faces growing opossum oproblem and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Two Fairbanks Women Arrested after Mail Theft Call in Fairbanks; Polar Bears of the Past Survived Warmth; This Day in Alaskan History- in May 31st, 1977; This Day in Alaskan History-June 1st, 1909; This Day in Alaskan History-June 2nd, 1840; This Day in Alaskan History-June 3rd, 1942 and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska lawmakers respond to reports of suspected Chinese spy activity at local military bases; Trista Jennings pleads not guilty to embezzling funds from City of Anderson and more ->
 
 
 
 

The Arctic Sounder: Utqiagvik DMV reopened to offer some services and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Reward available for information about shooting of Steller sea lions in Cordova and more ->
 
 
 
 

KSTK: Feds to help identify Alaska waters ready for aquaculture growth and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal May 31 to June 06, 2023

 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg fisherman moonlights as up-and-coming rap musician and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: Man convicted of killing Ketchikan surgeon filled shipping containers with his expensive belongings, new details show and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: Qawalangin Tribe launches effort to stop spread of H5N1 bird flu following series of cases on the island and more ->
 
 
 
 

KXT: Kodiak museums announce new joint archaeology project and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO: Juneau writer Vera Starbard weighs in on Writers Guild strike

 
 
 
 
Christine Byl – Author
Lookout is my second book and first novel, following a Western Montana family over decades. Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, my first book, is a non-fiction account of working on trail crews for the National Park Service, and living in wild places in Montana and Alaska. Fiction and essays have appeared in The Sun, Glimmer Train Stories, Crazyhorse, Lumberyard, Broadsided Press, and other magazines, journals and anthologies. Please see READ for pieces that appear online. I teach craft classes for 49 Writers; I am a senior affiliate editor at Alaska Quarterly Review; and I sometimes work as a writer-in-residence, primarily in remote or under-funded public schools.
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Clickbait

 
 
 
 

Fashion Pact Event Calendar and more ->

 
 
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Better Than We Expected | Outdoor Hot Water & Cabin Flashing
 
 

Music June 03, 2023

America’s Got Talent: D’Corey Johnson: 11-Year-Old Covers “Open Arms” By Journey | Auditions | AGT 2023
 
 
 
 
America’s Got Talent: Violinist Philip Bowen Surprises with Unexpected System Of A Down Cover | Auditions | AGT 2023
 
 
 
 
Ashley McBryde – Learned To Lie (Lyric Video)
 
 
 
 
AJ Lee & Blue Summit – Complete Set at Strawberry Music Festival 5-25-23
 
 

Quotes June 03, 2023

“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.”
Virginia Woolf
 
 
 
 
“The importance of money flows from it being a link between the present and the future.”
John Maynard Keynes
 
 
 
 
“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”
Isaac Newton
 
 
 
 
“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”
Cherilyn “Cher” Sarkisian
 
 
 
 
“Common sense is not so common.”
Voltaire
 
 
 
 
“Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, just so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can’t be what you can’t see.”
Sally Ride
 
 
 
 
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Duke Ellington
 
 
 
 
“Try to turn every disaster into an opportunity.”
John D. Rockefeller
 
 
 
 
“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”
Langston Hughes
 
 

Music June 02, 2023

1987 Superbowl National Anthem by Neil Diamond
 
 
 
 
US Navy Bluegrass Band with Jerry Douglas – Cherokee Shuffle – Grey Fox 2022
 
 
 
 

Quotes June 02, 2023

It’s tough to drive a vehicle when you are looking through the rear view mirror. The windshield has got everything I need to look at in front of me.
Andy Stumpf
 
 
 
 
“If you want to go anywhere in modern war, in the air, on the sea, on the land, you must have command of the air.”
William Halsey Jr.