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Kindle April 25, 2018

The Last Detective: A Novel (An Elvis Cole Novel Book 9)
by Robert Crais (Author)
Elvis Cole’s relationship with attorney Lucy Chenier is strained. When she moved from Louisiana to join Elvis in Los Angeles, she never dreamed that violence would so easily touch her life — but then the unthinkable happens. While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, Ben disappears without a trace. Desperate to believe that the boy has run away, evidence soon mounts to suggest a much darker scenario.
Call the Midwife
By Jennifer Worth
The memoir that inspired the BBC’s beloved drama: Follow 22-year-old Jenny Lee and her fellow midwives in postwar London in this “charming tale of deliveries and deliverance” (Kirkus Reviews). With over 16,500 five-star ratings on Goodreads!
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman: A Novel
by Elizabeth Buchan (Author)
Get ready to cheer for Rose Lloyd, a woman of young middle-age who proves that starting over doesn’t have an age limit. After twenty-five years spent juggling husband, career, and kids with admirable success, Rose suddenly finds both her marriage and her career in unexpected ruin. Forced to begin a new life, she is at first terrified, then energized, by her newfound freedom—it’s amazing what prolonged reflection, a little weight loss, a new slant on independence, and some Parisian lingerie will do for the psyche! Witty, insightful, and emotionally resonant, Buchan’s novel will strike a chord with anyone who has ever wondered what Middle Age would look like from the other side of the looking glass (answer: much better than you could ever expect).
All of Me
By Leeanna Morgan
Handsome war reporter Logan Allen might eat at Tess’s café regularly, but that doesn’t mean they get along. Yet when Tess wants to help a couple save their wedding, she turns to Logan… A charming love story!
Cozy Leading Ladies
by Julie Smith (Author), Carrie Bedford (Author), Tracy Whiting (Author), Michaela Thompson (Author), Patty Friedmann (Author), M.A. Harper (Author)
A yummy anthology containing FIVE top-rated cozy mysteries, each featuring smart and savvy ladies—who aren’t afraid to kick some butt. PLUS a romantic puzzler bonus, which isn’t at all what you might expect…
Vol. 1: DEATH TURNS A TRICK, the FIRST book in the Rebecca Schwartz mystery series by Edgar Award Winner Julie Smith
Vol. 2: THE AURA, the FIRST Kate Benedict Paranormal Mystery by Carrie Bedford
Vol. 3: THE 13th FELLOW, A Mystery In Provence by Tracy Whiting
Vol. 4: HURRICANE SEASON: Florida Panhandle Mystery #1 by Michaela Thompson
Vol. 5: PICK-UP LINE A New Orleans Love Story by Patty Friedmann
BONUS! DIAMONDS IN THE SKY: A mysterious Southern Love Story by M.A. Harper
Sniffing Out Murder (Mina’s Adventures Book 7)
by Maria Grazia Swan (Author)
One dog with two names, twice lost, yet always found. Two newly orphaned boys who love their dog and love each other so much they vow to stick together against all odds. Enter super sleuth Mina Calvi, the quasi-grown up Italian import who likes cats more than dogs. When she tries to locate the owners of a lost dog, Mina is drawn into tracking down a murderer in spite of her loneliness, absentee boyfriend, and the fact that even with an espresso machine worth more than a diamond ring, she still can’t manage to make a good cup of coffee.
The Killing of Bobbi Lomax (Wonderland Crime Series Book 1)
By Cal Moriarty | Mystery
Described by The Times as a ‘A total wow of a debut,’ and by the ‘Mail Online’ as being full of ‘Stephen King style twists’, The Killing of Bobbi Lomax pits two former L.A. cops against a man who may either be a genius or a killer. Maybe both
Marc Kadella Legal Mysteries Box Set (Volumes 1-6)
By Dennis Carstens | Mystery
Marc takes the proverbial road less traveled, going from life as a frustratingly floundering defense attorney to that of a celebrated criminal lawyer, while representing a handful of colorful clients running the gauntlet from vigilante to psychopath. And Marc deftly adapts to each of them…
On Fire (An Ozzie Novak Thriller Book 5)
By John W. Mefford | Thriller
Was it a crime of passion? Ozzie finds himself behind an eight-ball. The swamp grows murkier each minute. Can Ozzie bring down the king of rainmakers? Read this electrifying thriller now!
I Warned You: A Vigilante Crime Thriller (Canine Partner) (Matt Ryan Book 1)
by Shawn Underhill (Author)
When Matt Ryan was born, he slapped the doctor.

Years later, his tiny home state of New Hampshire, known mostly as a vacation state for campers and skiers, is overwhelmed by the opioid epidemic. Lives are being lost, budgets are busted, petty crime is rising, and first responders are stretched thin. Ryan gets drawn into the mêlée when his small business becomes the hiding spot of $300K in cash, stolen from one drug distributor by another.

With easy money up for grabs, cold-blooded opportunists begin prowling the sleepy postcard town of Fall River, competing for the seemingly easy score.

Just one problem.

They weren’t counting on running into a brick wall like Ryan, or his canine companion, Sharky the maniac.

*This is a vigilante crime/action story with a touch of dry humor, not an addiction story or a police procedural. There is absolutely no romance. I mean none whatsoever. Unless you consider the bond between a man and his dog romantic. There’s plenty of that.

Videos April 25, 2018





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FYI April 25, 2018



On This Day

1849 – The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal’s English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.

The Rebellion Losses Bill (full name: An Act to provide for the Indemnification of Parties in Lower Canada whose Property was destroyed during the Rebellion in the years 1837 and 1838[1]) was a controversial law enacted by the legislature of the Province of Canada in 1849. Its passage and subsequent assent by the Governor General, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin makes the bill a landmark piece of legislation in Canadian political history.

The bill was enacted to compensate Lower Canadians who lost property during the Rebellions of 1837 with measures similar to those providing compensation in Upper Canada. Two factors made this measure controversial. Even though participants in the Rebellion could not be compensated with taxpayer’s money, the sympathies for the Rebellion were more widespread in Lower Canada so that compensation in Lower Canada was seen as “giving money to the rebels”. Secondly, the damage done by the army far exceed the damage done by the rebels so that provisions to compensate for damages done by the army was considered disloyal to the Crown. The enactment of the bill angered some of Montreal’s Tory citizens and provoked weeks of violent disturbances known as the Montreal Riots. It culminated in the burning of the Parliament building on April 25 which until then was in Montreal.


Born On This Day

1854 – Charles Sumner Tainter, American engineer and inventor (d. 1940)
Charles Sumner Tainter (April 25, 1854 – April 20, 1940) was an American scientific instrument maker, engineer and inventor, best known for his collaborations with Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell, Alexander’s father-in-law Gardiner Hubbard, and for his significant improvements to Thomas Edison’s phonograph, resulting in the Graphophone, one version of which was the first Dictaphone.[1]

Later in his career Tainter was associated with the International Graphopone Company of West Virginia,[2] and also managed his own research and development laboratory, earning him the title: ‘Father Of The Talking Machine’ (i.e.: father of the phonograph).[3]




By Bobby Finger: Police Have Arrested a 72-Year-Old Man Who Might Be the Golden State Killer

By Tony Bizjak, Anita Chabria and Dale Kasler: ‘It’s terrifying.’ Neighbors react to possibility they lived next to East Area Rapist

By George Dvorsky: This Recently Discovered Fifth-Century Massacre in Sweden Is So Game of Thrones We Can’t Even Handle It

Sandby borg is an Iron Age ringfort, one of at least 15 on the island of Öland, Sweden.[2] It sits about 2 kilometers southeast of Södra Sandby village in Sandby parish in southeastern Öland. It is also close to the village of Gårdby.

From 2011 the fort has been subject of excavation, the results of which show that it was the scene of a massacre in the late 5th century AD. The victims of the massacre were never buried but are found lying as they fell, inside the houses and scattered on the streets of the fort. This has resulted in a unique snapshot character of the archaeology at Sandby borg, providing new insights both to violence and conflict in the Iron Age but also concerning everyday life in the ringfort.

Read more on wiki ->

By Kevin Pang: Distillery sells bourbon in glass bottles molded from World Trade Center steel

By Katie Bernot: $490 coffee-stirring machine aims to kill 0.3 cent disposable stir sticks
By Allison Shoemaker: Say “Sorry I tased you” with a “Sorry I tased you” cake
By Michael Isaac Stein: Tabasco Sauce Is in a Battle For Its Very Survival

Avery Island

A Message from the Director of the National Science Foundation
Huh, guess they never looked at the “kitchens” in old campers & trailers~
By Mark Wilson: These Japanese Micro-Kitchens Make Me Want A Tiny Home
By Cale Guthrie Weissman: Finally, A Weed Magazine For The Rest Of Us
By Matthew Izatt Product Manager, Gmail: Stay composed: here’s a quick rundown of the new Gmail
By David Murphy: Here Are the Major New Features Google Added to Gmail Today (and What It Didn’t)

By Laura Hazard Owen: Netflix is launching a weekly BuzzFeed show in July
Have protests such as these ever stopped or changed the way (more safety precautions, etc) companies do business? I’m not saying folks do not have legitimate complaints, I just question the positive outcome of their methods. Remember the clowns in Seattle who, using petroleum based products such as kayaks protested Shell drilling?
By Heather Chapman: Mother and daughter take to treehouses to fight pipeline
Atlas Obscura: Cuba’s Aging Cinemas, Photography Mystery, Star Noodle Dragon and more ->
Atlas Obscura: Strict Flapper Diet, Demon Core, Friendship in a Nevada Ghost Town and more->
Gastro Obscura: Gardening for One, Cemetery Picnics, The Caviar of Citruses and more ->
Open Culture via Sheerly: 200+ Films by Indigenous Directors Now Free to View Online: A New Archive Launched by the National Film Board of Canada\\\\\\\
Open Culture By Josh Jones: The Science of Beer: A New Free Online Course Promises to Enhance Your Appreciation of the Timeless Beverage
Libby – Library ebooks & audiobooks
By Gary Price: Research Article: “False Information on Web and Social Media: A Survey”
By Gary Price: UCLA Library Builds Worldwide Digital Archival Network (International Digital Ephemera Project (IDEP))
Children & Young Adult
Lee & Low Books: Writing Contests
Lee & Low Books offers two annual writing contests that encourage writers of color and Native/Indigenous writers to submit their manuscripts to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. Winners of each contest receive a cash prize of $2,000 and a standard publishing contract with Lee & Low Books. Honor Award winners receive a cash prize of $1,000.
By Merav Savir: This Jiu Jitsu Champ Can’t Hear You. But She Still Kicks Ass
Mother Daughter Projects HometalkerTallahassee, FL: Garage Floor Metallic Coating

By Hometalk Hits: The Top 15 Quick Home Repair Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know
Shelly L Nemeth Tutorial TeamGilbert, AZ: Wire Cloche
Chas’ Crazy Creations: To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #84)







907 Updates April 25, 2018

By Liz Thomas: 3 charged in mail theft, bank fraud scheme
By Laurel Andrews: Spenard armed robbery suspect in custody; Anchorage police seek 3 others
By Jackie Purcell & Leroy Polk: UPDATE: Hundreds still without power Wednesday following massive windstorm
By Anchorage Daily News: Photos: Gusty winds damage structures and topple trees across Anchorage
By Laurel Andrews, Michelle Theriault Boots, Zaz Hollander: Windstorm slams Southcentral Alaska with gusts over 80 mph
By Tegan Hanlon: Yukon Quest bans 2-time champ from 2019 race after examination of dead dog
By Annie Zak: Anchorage police release photos of man suspected in pepper spray attack
By Associated Press: Arc of Anchorage to pay $2.3 million over alleged false Medicaid claims
By Erica Martinson: Young aims to protect Native crafters from federal restrictions
By Lauren Maxwell: Seward woman fights to save Jesse Lee home but says time is running out
By Associated Press: Anchorage Representative likely violated ethics rules for street fair fundraising
By Daybreak Staff: The North by North Festival returns to Anchorage
The North by North Festival takes place Thursday, April 26 through April 29 at the Anchorage Museum. For more information and to register, click here.
By Daybreak Staff: 49th annual Walk and Roll for Hope
By Zaz Hollander: Human waste is making a Denali glacier toxic. The park service is demanding change from climbers.
By Nancy Thornton Acantha reporter: Outdoor writers in Choteau this week
By Associated Press: Church of Scientology hosts awards ceremony in Ketchikan
By Steve Edwards: Fresh Alaska vegetables are weeks away, but local eggs and seafood can tide you over
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Southern style succotash

Military April 25, 2018

Press Operations: Secretary Mattis Enhanced Honor Cordon Welcoming Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence General Prawit Wongsuwan
By Air Force Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler 375th Air Mobility Wing: Face of Defense: Airman’s Renovation Project Improves Local Children’s Home
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: DoD Seeks to Make Civilian Agencies More Productive, Efficient
By Air Force Senior Airman Elijah Chevalier 48th Fighter Wing: Man’s Best Friend Puts the Bite on Security Threats
Sara Hossaini: First Group of Military Vets Graduate from Facebook Cybersecurity Course


Quotes April 25, 2018

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
James Baldwin
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
Lucille Ball
“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
Morrie Schwartz
“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”
“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”
Henry Miller
“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
Vincent Van Gogh
“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”
Paulo Coelho
“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.”
Harry Palmer
“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
Leo Buscaglia

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”
Pablo Neruda

Music April 25, 2018


Videos April 24, 2018

Vector’s World: Body Bongo

Open Culture By Colin Marshall: Watch Life on the Streets of Tokyo in Footage Recorded in 1913: Caught Between the Traditional and the Modern









FYI April 24, 2018



On This Day

1922 – The first segment of the Imperial Wireless Chain providing wireless telegraphy between Leafield in Oxfordshire, England, and Cairo, Egypt, comes into operation.
The Imperial Wireless Chain was a strategic international wireless telegraphy communications network, created to link the countries of the British Empire. Although the idea was conceived prior to World War I, the United Kingdom was the last of the world’s great powers to implement an operational system.[1] The first link in the chain, between Leafield in Oxfordshire and Cairo, Egypt, eventually opened on 24 April 1922,[2] with the final link, between Australia and Canada, opening on 16 June 1928.[3]


Born On This Day

1879 – Susanna Bokoyni, Hungarian-American circus performer (d. 1984)
Susanna Bokoyni (24 April 1879 – 24 August 1984), also known as “Princess Susanna”, was a Hungarian centenarian and circus performer who was listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-lived dwarf on record. The second-longest lived is Rozika Ovitz Ovitz, a Holocaust survivor from Rozavlea, Romania, who died at age 98.[1][2][3]

Early life and career
Bokoyni was born in Hungary on 24 April 1879. Doctors told her family that she would not live past age seven. At age 16, she became a dancer at Budapest’s Orpheum Theater. She later toured with Rose’s Parisian Midget Follies and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show where she performed a tight rope act.[4]

Later life and death

In 1972, the nonagenarian Bokoyni moved to Newton, New Jersey and settled at the Merriam House Retirement Home. On 24 August 1984, she died at age 105 at Newton Memorial Hospital. She was interred at Glenwood Cemetery in Vernon, New Jersey.[5]



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By Ed Cara: Scientists Create ‘Am I Stoned,’ an App That Aims to Answer the Eternal Question
By Jake Buehler: Oregon’s Cutest Predator Is on the Verge of Extinction
Colossal: Melting Memories: A Data-Driven Installation that Shows the Brain’s Inner Workings, An Aerial Tour of an Abandoned Chinese Fishing Village by Joe Nafis and more ->
By Gary Price: Online Research Help: All About ERIC Bibliographic Records in New Tour Video

By Gary Price: Reference: U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Department of Energy Release Online Public Dataset and Viewer of U.S. Wind Turbine Locations and Characteristics
By Gary Price: PEN American Foundation Releases “Online Harassment Field Manual” to Empower Writers, Journalists and Others with Practical Tools, Tactics to Defend Against Hateful Speech and Trolling
Open Culture By Josh Jones: Enter an Online Interactive Documentary on M.C. Escher’s Art & Life, Narrated By Peter Greenaway
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By Steller Watch Brian Fadely Biologist: Part II: Is that a healthy pup?
Debra Lynn Dadd: More phthalates banned, chair pads with natural fill, and more….
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907 Updates April 24, 2018

By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Teen charged with accidentally shooting girlfriend in shoulder

By Sean Maguire: Stolen truck recovered the same day its owner is shot at

By Zaz Hollander: Wasilla suspect throws puppy in failed attempt to escape arrest, troopers say
By KTUU News: Two arrested after stolen vehicle stalls in road
By Scott Gross: Anchorage stolen-vehicle sleuths face greater dangers
By Daniella Rivera: Feds prosecuting cases that fall into pretrial loophole
By Devin Kelly: Don’t dump your trash on this Anchorage man’s property. He’ll find you.
By Lauren Maxwell: Clitheroe Center to move after 40 years
By Liz Raines: STAR encourages Alaskans to wear jeans on Wednesday
By Tracy Sinclare: Cook Inlet belugas make their annual appearance
By Steve Quinn: Walker’s oil tax credit bond plan gets industry backing
By Kalinda Kindle: Road construction projects begin moving ahead
State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities 2018 Projects
By Nathaniel Herz: Alaska Legislature roundup: Lawmakers inch toward Permanent Fund deal as fights brew over Native languages, expense checks
By Richard Mauer: It’s Day 98 — do you know where your lawmaker is?
By Matt Tunseth, Alaska Star: After just a year, Salvation Army will leave Eagle River once again
By Jack Carney: Downtown parking garage nearing end of lifespan, but what’s next?
By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post: NASA baffled by mysterious ice circles in the Arctic
By Associated Press: Muck-filled car pulled from Chena River at notorious ice crossing
By Megan Mazurek: Teacher of the Week: Rees Miller
Moms Everyday Alaska Family Features: Pasta with spinach pesto
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be this coming Saturday, April 28th. The event starts at 10:00 A.M. and ends at 2:00 P.M. Locations in the Municipality of Anchorage and the central Mat-Su Valley include the following:

Municipality of Anchorage
Providence Medical Center – 3300 Providence Drive, Entrance #4
ANTHC Healthy Communities Building – 3900 Ambassador Drive
Fred Meyer (Muldoon) – 7701 DeBarr Road
Fred Meyer (Abbott) – 2300 Abbott Road
Fred Meyer (Eagle River) – 13401 Old Glenn Highway

Central Mat-Su Valley
Fred Meyer (Wasilla) – 1501 East Parks Highway
Fred Meyer Pharmacy (Palmer) – 535 West Evergreen Ave.

In Alaska, last October’s event had 3,735 pounds of prescription medications disposed of at 18 sites across the state. A total of 912,305 pounds (456 tons) of prescription medications was disposed of across the U.S.

For further information on this event, prescription medication disposal information and to check if more locations are added, visit the DEA Office of Diversion Control’s website at: