- exoteric October 14, 2019Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for October 14, 2019 is: exoteric \ek-suh-TAIR-ik\ adjective 1 a : suitable to be imparted to the public b : belonging to the outer or less initiate circle 2 : relating to the outside : external Examples: As a specialist writing for a broader audience, Annette faces the […]Merriam-Webster
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On This Day
1812 – War of 1812: Sir Isaac Brock’s British and native forces repel an invasion of Canada by General Rensselaer’s United States forces.
The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812. Resulting in a British victory, it took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, Upper Canada (the present-day province of Ontario). It was fought between United States regulars and New York militia forces led by Major General Stephen Van Rensselaer, and British regulars, York and Lincoln militia and Mohawk warriors led by Major General Isaac Brock, and Major General Roger Hale Sheaffe, who took command when Brock was killed.
The battle was fought as the result of an American attempt to establish a foothold on the Canadian side of the Niagara River before campaigning ended with the onset of winter. This decisive battle was the culmination of a poorly managed American offensive and may be most historically significant for the loss of the British commander.
Despite their numerical advantage and the wide dispersal of British forces defending against their invasion attempt, the Americans, who were stationed in Lewiston, New York, were unable to get the bulk of their invasion force across the Niagara River due to the work of British artillery and reluctance on the part of the undertrained and inexperienced American militia. As a result, British reinforcements arrived and defeated the unsupported American forces, forcing them to surrender.
Born On This Day
1902 – Arna Bontemps, American librarian, author, and poet (d. 1973)
Arna Wendell Bontemps (/bɒnˈtɒm/ bon-TOM) (October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973) was an American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.
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Steven Savage’s Newsletter for October 13th, 2019
Colleen M. Chesebro for 10/13/2019: Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary to D.G. Kaye – A Review of “Twenty Years: After ‘I Do:’ Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging” and more ->
The Passive voice: The FBI Lost Our Son; To be a writer was the most dangerous profession; The Queen of Forensic Science and more ->
Bored Panda: 45 Photos Which Are Hard To Believe Aren’t Photoshopped (New Pics); The Connection That This Girl Has With Her Dogs Is The Definition Of Soul Mates (30 Pics); I Illustrate Hilarious Moments In The Life Of Every Cat Owner (40 New Pics); This Man Built Probably The Thinnest House In Beirut To Block His Brother’s View To The Sea and more ->
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Lorraine Hansberry on Depression and Its Most Reliable Antidote
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: The Stunning Astronomical Beadwork of Native Artist Margaret Nazon
Fast Company Compass: Nobel Peace Prize 101; A nod to vibrant Japanese graphic design; Helping everyone have access to online images and more ->
Kathryn’s Report: System/Component Malfunction/Failure (Non-Power): Cessna 441 Conquest II, N771XW; fatal accident occurred February 22, 2018 in Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana; Ayres S2R-T34 Turbo Thrush, N3090C: Accident occurred October 11, 2019 in Willacoochee, Atkinson County, Georgia; Piper PA-34-200T Seneca, N15789: Incident occurred October 11, 2019 at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Miami-Dade County, Florida and more ->
KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Prescriptions no longer honored after DEA suspends medical professionals’ licenses; Cheesy times at inaugural Crustfest pizza festival and more ->
KTUU: Local group works to safely house LGBTQ youth in Alaska; PHOTO GALLERY: International Day of the Girl and more ->
Alaska Native News: One Dies, Three Injured in Seward highway Head-On Collision and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Hackathon: 48 hour project development and more ->
Alaska Urban Hippie Blog: Extracting Honey From Beehive Frames
APL: Tundra Vision: Bringing History to Life
Sheldon Jackson Museum: Call-for-Entry Solo Artist Exhibitions, 2021-2022 on Press Releases
Call for submissions will open on October 14, 2019 and close on November 23, 2019. Applicants will be notified in late December, 2019. The call will be for two solo exhibitions: January through mid-April of 2021 and January through mid-April of 2022. For more information contact the Sheldon Jackson Museum curator by calling 907-747-8904 or e-mailing Jackie Fernandez-Hamberg.
Military.com: Francis Currey, Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 94; Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Remains Welcomed Home; 15 Years After the Iraq War’s Deadliest Battle, Marines Fight to Save Their Comrades; New Chairman to the Joint Chiefs: Stay Out of Politics; Judge Orders Release of Ailing Muslim Cleric Convicted of Supporting Taliban and more ->
Task & Purpose: During WWII, the US Army did a massive survey to get soldiers’ uncensored opinions — here’s what they said; Right makes might: How the US will lose its strategic advantage if it loses its ethics and more ->
Navy Birthday in the United States
“If you have respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.”
John W. Gardner
“Respect is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.”
“We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.”
“It is more profitable to stay aware of trends generally, yet concentrate your energies on simply writing the best novel you know how to write. Don’t chase the market. Write the novel that is in you.”
Jack Bickham, Author & University Professor of Creative Writing program
When you look at people who are thriving in their jobs, you notice that they didn’t find them, they made them.
It is no use to grumble and complain; It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain – Why, rain’s my choice.
James Whitcomb Riley, 1849-1916
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
Franklin P. Jones
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’
If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
Politicians would be wise to heed what President Harry Truman said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
Never give up. Always find a reason to keep trying.
On This Day
1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens.
Eastern State Hospital is a museum and former hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. Built in 1773, it was the first public facility in the present-day United States constructed solely for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. The hospital’s patients were moved in the 20th century to a new facility outside Williamsburg. The original building had burned but was reconstructed in 1985. Today it operates as a museum about the treatment of mental illness.
Born On This Day
1908 – Ann Petry, American novelist (d. 1997)
Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997) was an American writer of novels, short stories, children’s books and journalism. Her 1946 debut novel The Street became the first novel by an African-American woman to sell more than a million copies.
“In 2019, the Library of America published “The Street” in one volume along with Petry’s 1953 masterpiece, “The Narrows,” and a sampling of her critical writing, edited by Farah Jasmine Griffin, a professor of English and African American Literature at Columbia University and the author of “Harlem Nocturne,” a group biography of radical women artists in the 1940s, including Petry”, notes the New York Times.
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KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Dashcam video captures APD officer punching, kicking man before making arrest; Inside the Gates: Recruiting the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region in Cessna 172; Chickaloon singer competes for national songwriting prize; Willow filmmaker debuts movie opposing road to Ambler Mining District; Anchorage professor behind viral video of octopus seemingly dreaming and more->
KTUU: One dead, one rescued after skiff capsizes in Southeast Alaska; Alaska residents warned of bear encounters on Kodiak Island; Make a school threat, face the consequences: What is the punishment? Nome police chief quits after 13 months on the job; Training translators to relay emergency communications in different languages; Iditarod joins newly formed global racing series and more ->
KTOO Public Media: Alaska Supreme Court says state must pay salmon initiative’s legal fees; Gardentalk – Bring your begonias, dahlias and fuchsias in for the winter and more ->
Alaska Native News: Middle Alaska Once Again Part of the Cryosphere and more ->
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Local criminal justice attorneys explain HB 49; Project SEARCH holds meet and greet for disability employment awareness; Denali National Park and preserve asking for community help for winter ideas and more ->
Alaska News from APRN: A new menace for Anchorage dogs: river otters and more->
There’s a history of beavers attacking dogs at University Lake in Anchorage. But state wildlife biologists said Friday that they haven’t heard of attacks by river otters in the city. Dave Battle, an Anchorage-area biologist, said he was forwarded one other report of “otter aggression” from the Nextdoor app.
By Ben Hohenstatt: Longtime Juneauite turns the page with new book Songwriter, poet and retired teacher publishes first children’s book
Task & Purpose: ISIS attacks Kurds’ largest city as Turkey intensifies air and artillery strikes; Trump says White House is reviewing case of Green Beret accused of killing unarmed Afghan man in 2010;He fled his home at the end of the war. Now he’s the first Vietnamese-American to be a US Navy admiral; A soldier stole a 155mm artillery round during training and nobody noticed for 6 years; ‘Give it to them, boys!’ — Stunning audio captures the chaos of D-Day as you’ve never heard it before;
DOD: McCarthy Pledges To Be Army Secretary Soldiers Deserve; DOD Statement on Artillery Incident Near Kobani and more ->
The Angry Staff Officer: Pandora’s Inbox: The Army and Social Media
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
The thing about life is that our emotional experiences, if we don’t finish them, stay with us.
The pain we don’t process can follow us for a lifetime
Don’t plan it all. Let life surprise you a little.
Dominican American poet, writer
National Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15
Sometimes it takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence.
It takes some courage to stand up and speak; it takes even more courage to open your mind and listen.
Learn to let go, Not everyone in your life is meant to stay.