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Tim Kelley: Crust Outlook Alaska
 
 

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FYI May 27& 28, 2022

On This Day

1644 – Manchu regent Dorgon defeats rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty at the Battle of Shanhai Pass, allowing the Manchus to enter and conquer the capital city of Beijing.
The Battle of Shanhai Pass, fought on May 27, 1644 at Shanhai Pass at the eastern end of the Great Wall, was a decisive battle leading to the beginning of the Qing dynasty rule in China proper. There, the Qing prince-regent Dorgon allied with former Ming general Wu Sangui to defeat rebel leader Li Zicheng of the Shun dynasty, allowing Dorgon and the Qing army to rapidly conquer Beijing.

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1936 – Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
Turing’s proof is a proof by Alan Turing, first published in January 1937 with the title “On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem.” It was the second proof (after Church’s theorem) of the conjecture that some purely mathematical yes–no questions can never be answered by computation; more technically, that some decision problems are “undecidable” in the sense that there is no single algorithm that infallibly gives a correct “yes” or “no” answer to each instance of the problem. In Turing’s own words: “…what I shall prove is quite different from the well-known results of Gödel … I shall now show that there is no general method which tells whether a given formula U is provable in K [Principia Mathematica]…” (Undecidable, p. 145).

Turing followed this proof with two others. The second and third both rely on the first. All rely on his development of typewriter-like “computing machines” that obey a simple set of rules and his subsequent development of a “universal computing machine”. 936 – Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.


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Born On This Day

1883 – Jessie Arms Botke, American painter (d. 1971)
Jessie Hazel Arms Botke (May 27, 1883 – October 2, 1971) was an Illinois and California painter noted for her bird images and use of gold leaf highlights.[1]
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1872 – Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist and mountaineer (d. 1917)
Marian Smoluchowski (Polish: [ˈmarjan smɔluˈxɔfski]; 28 May 1872 – 5 September 1917) was a Polish physicist who worked in the Polish territories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was a pioneer of statistical physics, and an avid mountaineer.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 

The New York Times: 88 Books to Bring Your Summer Alive The season’s thrillers, true crime, romances and plenty more will delight readers of all stripes and feathers.

The New York Times: Many Ice Creams, but One Cone to Rule Them All Joy Baking Group has cornered much of the market with one guiding principle: When it comes to cones, people want what they know.
 
 
 
 
Axios: The 2022 Axios Harris Poll 100 reputation rankings

 
 
 
 
By Ed Cunningham, Time Out: Google Maps has launched a cool and fascinating new ‘time travel’ feature To celebrate the 15th birthday of Street View, the company is letting users travel 15 years back in time
 
 
 
 
By Mike Pomranz, Food & Wine: Oreo and Ritz Made a Cookie and Cracker Mashup Nobody Saw Coming The “very limited-edition” combo will only be available online while supplies last.

 
 
 
 
Sheriff Grady Judd addresses school safety following Texas shooting
 
 
May 27, 2022 – Sheriff Grady Judd & Ryan Petty discuss school safety
 
 
 
 
1:06, Agree!
Colion Noir: Media Didn’t Expect Buffalo Shooter Witness To be So Honest

 
 
 
 


 
 
Fearless Motivation: Confuse Them With Your Silence (THE SONG!)
 
 
 
 

Recipes

SAVEUR Editors: Saveur’s Best Skillet Recipes Our favorite one-dish skillet recipes for an easy and delicious meal (and equally easy cleanup).
 
 
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

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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 27 & 28, 2022

WWII Vet George Fox

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) honors Mike Livingston and Gertrude Svarny as “Alaskan of the Week”

 
 
 
 

KTUU Alska’s News Source: Anchorage man indicted on murder charges in January homicide case and more ->
 
 
 
 
KSTK: New commuter air service takes off in Wrangell and more ->

 
 
 
 

KUCB: Bird flu detected in red fox and eagles found dead in Unalaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Author raised in Juneau explores stories locals tell about the city’s early Asian immigrants; Remembering Reynaldo Caparas, Juneau’s DMV guy; Special prosecutor charges former Alaska attorney general nominee with sexual abuse of a minor; Major upgrade to Railbelt transmission lines could pave the way for more renewable energy and more ->

 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: School facilities burn at Akiuk Memorial School in Kasigluk; Find out where you can vote in-person for the US House special primary election and more ->

 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: The Worst Fire Year We can Remember; ‘You could see the water creeping up’: JBER service members helped rescue 2 Alaska rescue crash victims; 750-Mile Engineless Boat Race to Alaska Returns with a New Twist; This Day in Alaska History May 27th, 1905, May 28th, 1867 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: American Red Cross Alaska Region exceeds regional goals with the “Sound The Alarm Campaign”; Sinkholes: Their causes and effects in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Juneau woman cited after alleging false kidnapping report and more ->
 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Ultimate fish war
 
 
 
 
Lofty Minded in Alaska: Five-Acre Almanac: Back in the Garden
 
 
 
 
By Millie Spezialy, ADN: Letter: A well-deserved thank you
 
 
 
 

By Megan McDonlad, Only In Your State Alaska: The Massive Indoor Playground In Alaska With Endless Places To Play

 
 
 
 
Bound for Nowhere: THE DRIVE FROM ALASKA THROUGH CANADA | Lost & Found EP. 15

Military May 28, 2022

LionHeart Film Works: The Story of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

 
 
 
 

Military.com: Kennel for Deploying Troops’ Pets Shut Down After Animal Cruelty Investigation; 7 Offenses That Are Bizarre Crimes in the US Military and more ->

 
 
 
 
The Untold Past: The DISGUSTING Crimes Of Carmen Mory – The Black Angel Of Ravensbruck

 
 
 
 
196 – Black May, Nazi Subs Defeated – WW2 – May 28, 1943

 
 
 
 

The Team House CIA Senior Intelligence Service | Douglas Wise | Ep. 147

 
 
 
 

Team Never Quit BROOKE CLARK KEATING: VP of The C4 Foundation, Co-Host Gold Stars & Stripes Podcast, Gold Star Wife
 
 
 
 
Team Never Quit The Difference in Watching Videos and Actually Doing It

 
 
 
 
Combat Story CS#76: Afghan Female Special Operators | Female Tactical Platoons | Farida Mohammadi

Quotes May 28, 2022

How high you fly is derived from how big you think.
Robin Sharma – Writer
 
 
 
 
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.”
Rachel Carson
 
 
 
 
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
 
 
“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.”
John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.
Margaret Cho
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on the hard days you know better ones are coming.
Unknown

Music May 28, 2022

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military May 27, 2022

Military.com: VA Ordered to Report Performance of Troubled Health Records System to Congress and more ->
 
 
 
 

Task & Purpose: Why are Americans forced to feel the same fear that I did as a soldier in Iraq? We shouldn’t have to live like we are deployed in a combat zone.; Marine caught with ‘several’ ducks after negligent discharge prompts barracks search Fowl play? And more ->
 
 
 
 
DoD: NRC Shreveport Sailors Receive Medals for Saving Shipmate’s Life; Feature 600-Mile Memorial Day Race Caps Off Monthlong Military-NASCAR Partnership and more ->

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Music May 27, 2022

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Quotes May 27, 2022

907 Updates May 26, 2022

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Homer wildfire reaches 13 acres as crews maintain barrier between homes; Parents and ASD superintendent respond in the wake of Texas school shooting and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Frosting and fiction: Thunder Mountain students show of their literary knowledge, with cake and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: A high school senior became the first Toksook Bay graduate to earn a prestigious language certification; KYUK won 5 Society of Professional Journalists awards for journalism produced in 2021, including honors for Comprehensive Pandemic Coverage; Some Tununak residents have been living without internet for over 3 months and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Coast Guard Medevacs Individuals after Plane Crash at Dry Bay Airstrip; This Day In Alaska History May 26th, 1917 and more ->

 
 
 
 

Fairbans News Webcenter 11: Durham School Services holds open house amid bus driver shortage and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: Fairbanks youth arrested for bringing pellet gun to school campus; Sen. Murkowski’s ‘mobile offices’ slated to come to Southeast Alaska and more ->

 
 
 
 
KRBD: School board to approve principal hire and KEA-SSPK contract and more ->

 
 
 
 

KUCB: After two-year COVID hiatus, tours on Pribilof island set to resume and more ->
 
 
 
 

By Craig Medred: Dog-eaten paperwork?

 
 
 
 

FYI May 26, 2022

On This Day

1637 – Pequot War: A combined English and Mohegan force under John Mason attacks a village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Pequots.
The Pequot War was an armed conflict that took place between 1636 and 1638 in New England between the Pequot tribe and an alliance of the colonists from the Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, and Saybrook colonies and their allies from the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes. The war concluded with the decisive defeat of the Pequot. At the end, about 700 Pequots had been killed or taken into captivity.[1] Hundreds of prisoners were sold into slavery to colonists in Bermuda or the West Indies;[2] other survivors were dispersed as captives to the victorious tribes.

The result was the elimination of the Pequot tribe as a viable polity in Southern New England, and the colonial authorities classified them as extinct. Survivors who remained in the area were absorbed into other local tribes.

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Born On This Day

1822 – Edmond de Goncourt, French author and critic, founded the Académie Goncourt (d. 1896)
Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt (pronounced [ɛdmɔ̃ də ɡɔ̃kuʁ]; 26 May 1822 – 16 July 1896) was a French writer, literary critic, art critic, book publisher and the founder of the Académie Goncourt.[1]
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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 

Author: LINDSEY BAHR and MARTIN ADAMES, Associated Press: Actor Ray Liotta dies at 67 The “Goodfellas” and “Field of Dreams” star died in his sleep while in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a movie.

 
 
Raymond Allen Liotta (Italian: [liˈɔtta]; December 18, 1954 – May 26, 2022) was an American actor and producer. His best-known roles include Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams (1989), Henry Hill in Goodfellas (1990) and Tommy Vercetti in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002).

His other roles included Ray Sinclair in Something Wild (1986), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination, as well as starring in Unlawful Entry (1992), Cop Land (1997), Hannibal (2001), Blow (2001), John Q (2002), Identity (2003), Observe and Report (2009), Killing Them Softly (2012), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), and Marriage Story (2019), as well as the drama series Shades of Blue (2016–2018).

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Pocket Editors: Surprising Stories of Accidental Inventions From life-changing penicillin to the whimsical wonder that is Play-Doh.
 
 
 
 

By James Clear: 3-2-1: Happiness, the opinions of others, and accepting the reality of slow progress
 
 
 
 

Wickersham’s Conscience: A Parula Puzzle
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Why Woodpeckers Are Maddening
 
 
 
 

By Lauren N. Henley, Truly*Adventurous: The Richest Black Girl in America When an 11-year-old Black girl in Jim Crow America discovers a seemingly worthless plot of land she has inherited is worth millions, everything in her life changes — and the walls begin to close in.
 
 
 
 

By Rachel Metz, CNN Business: She thought a dark moment in her past was forgotten. Then she scanned her face online
 
 
 
 

By Sara Barnes, My Modern Met: Photographer Is Helping Overlooked Shelter Pets Get Adopted Through Striking Pawtraits

 
 
 
 

By Susan Fowler, Smart Brief: Trying times: Release negativity and lead with vitality
 
 
 
 

By Mark Sanborn: Going from Zero to Hero
 
 
 
 

By Anne Sugar, Havard Business Review: Stop Rambling in Meetings — and Start Getting Your Message Across
 
 
 
 

By Michael Zhang, PetaPixel: Billions of Fireflies Light Up Indian Tiger Reserve
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

I Wash You dry: Grilled BBQ Meatloaf Skewers

 
 
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?