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FYI April 16, 2021

On This Day

1912 – Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel.
Harriet Quimby (May 11, 1875 – July 1, 1912) was an early American aviation pioneer and a movie screenwriter.

In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot’s certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot’s license in the United States.[1] In 1912, she became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. Although Quimby lived only to the age of 37, she influenced the role of women in aviation.

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Born On This Day

1864 – Rose Talbot Bullard, American medical doctor and professor (d. 1915)
Rose Talbot Bullard (April 16, 1864 – December 22, 1915) was an American physician and medical school professor, who was elected president of the Los Angeles County Medical Association in 1902.

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FYI

Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Warming Tempratures (Still Gray)
 
 
 
 
Anchorage Press: Happy Birthday To A Young Alaskan Beer
 
 
 
 
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, April 16, 2021

 
 
 
 
By Ayun Halliday, Open Culture: Listen to ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” Played on a 1914 Fairground Organ
 
 
By Josh Jones, Open Culture: Stream a Massive Archive of Grateful Dead Concerts from 1965-1995
 
 
 
 
By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Hesitancy On Display Why the active-matrix LCD panel, despite largely being invented and developed by American companies, was never really manufactured in the United States.
 
 
By Ernie Smith, Tedium: Too Terrible For Television For decades, TV networks have spent millions of dollars on unsold pilots that will never become series. Here’s how they’ve tried to recoup their investment.
 
 
 
 
By Thrillist Entertainment: The 100 Greatest Movie Quotes of the 21st Century
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice: Kindle Vella Royalties, Content Guidelines and Publishing Process
 
 
The Passive Voice: The Washington Post, How the romance genre found its happily ever after
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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By DanPro: Garlic Gardening
 
 
By Amy Gordon, The Kitchn: This Sleek Amazon Gadget Solved My Pesky Fruit Fly Problem — and Has Almost 12,000 5-Star Ratings
 
 

Recipes

By Chocolate Covered Katie: Homemade Frozen Yogurt
 
 
The Frayed Apron: Green chile chicken
 
 
By Sara Tane, The Kitchn: I Tried Rachael Ray’s Crispy Smashed Lemon Potatoes (I Could Eat Them Every Day)
 
 
By Food Network Kitchen: Sheet-Pan Chicken Caesar Salad
 
 
By Food Network Kitchen: Classic Lemon Bars
 
 
By Sweet Girl Treats: Chocolate-Filled Peanut Butter Cookies


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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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 April 16, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage reports first revenue from new alcohol tax; Stunning motifs, small canvases: Alaskan keeps pysanky tradition alive in Anchorage and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK, Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Yup’ik Spelling Bee Inspires Inupiaq Spelling Bee and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Winners of Alaska Junior Duck Stamp Contest Announced; State of Alaska Intervenes in Willow Project Lawsuit; Governor Dunleavy Orders Investigation into Unauthorized Sharing of DHSS Information; This Day In Alaska History April 16th, 1959 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Community Forest Council offers grants in celebration of Arbor Day; UAF receives 9.3 million dollar grant for HAARP facility, studying the ionosphere; Taking to the skies, Fairbanks based smokejumpers conduct spring training and more->
 
 
 
 
By Rachel Cassandra, Narratively: How to Stay Sane as a Female Deckhand in Alaska As one of very few women working in Alaska salmon country, I learned how to gut a fish and swallow its heart. But an even harder trick was navigating the torrential sea of masculinity.
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Friday Newsletter – Monkey-humans, yelling assembly members, and campaign antics
Kasilof’s Jack Brown memorial

In the official obituary for Kasilof’s Jack E. Brown, who passed away on Feb. 24, 2021 at age 73 from a sudden-onset illness, the family wrote that the cause of his death is unknown, but they think it was the Covid-19 vaccine he had three days earlier. A public memorial service in celebration of Jack’s life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday April 24, 2021 at Cook Inlet Academy, 45872 Kalifornsky Beach Rd. Soldotna. An informal reception will follow the service 3-6 p.m. at Jack & Debbie’s home in Kasilof.

Jack served on the Kenai Borough Assembly for 14 years.
 
 
 
 
Kate Petersen | Center for Ecosystem Science and Society: Deciduous trees offset carbon loss from Alaskan boreal fires, new study out of NAU finds
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Fleeing COVID

Military April 16, 2021

Military.com: Fort Hood’s Vanessa Guillen Tragedy Leads to Army-Wide Overhaul of Sexual Assault, Harassment Prevention; Bill Would Give US Vets of 1966 Spain Bomb Accident Benefits; Air Force Colonel Allowed to Retire Amid Reports of ‘Frat-Boy Atmosphere’ in Unit and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Army to review 2017 decision not to prosecute soldier for rape [Updated] “They blew it.”; Fort Jackson soldier caught on video berating Black man is charged with assault ‘The individual that was arrested was the aggressor.’; The Air Force’s troubled KC-46 aircraft has a toilet that leaks shit everywhere Mile-high cow pie. And more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Quotes April 16, 2021

“Just hold the phone and I’ll let you talk to one of the bastards!”
Maj. Audie Murphy, U.S. Army
 
 
 
 
“I have not yet begun to fight!”
John Paul Jones, U.S. Navy
 
 
 
 
“Come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?!”
Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, USMC
 
 
 
 
“Retreat, Hell! We’re just advancing in a different direction!”
1st Marine Division commander Oliver P. Smith
 
 
 
 
“You’ll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!”
Col. Henry P. Crowe, USMC
 
 
 
 
“Well buddy, just pull that vehicle behind me. I’m the 82nd Airborne and this is as far as the bastards are going.”
Pvt. 1st Class Martin, U.S. Army

Music April 16, 2021

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

FYI April 14 & 15, 2021

On This Day

1775 – The first abolition society in North America is established. The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush.
The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage was the first American abolition society. It was founded April 14, 1775, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and held four meetings.[1] Seventeen of the 24 men who attended initial meetings of the Society were Quakers, that is, members of the Religious Society of Friends, a branch of Christianity notable in the early history of Pennsylvania.

It was reorganized in 1784[2] as the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage,[3] (better known as the Pennsylvania Abolition Society) and was incorporated in 1789.

At some point after 1785, Benjamin Franklin was elected as the organization’s president. The society asked him to bring the matter of slavery to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He petitioned the U.S Congress in 1790 to ban slavery.[4][5]

The Pennsylvania Abolition (or Abolitionist) Society, which had members and leaders of both races, became a model for anti-slavery organizations in other states during the antebellum years. Prominent African-American members included Robert Purvis, who was admitted in 1842 as the Society’s first Black member. [6]

In 1984 when the Society was revived, a Pennsylvania State Historical Marker was placed on Philadelphia’s Front Street below Chestnut Street, at the site of its original offices.[7]

The Pennsylvania Abolition Society still exists, dedicated to the cause of combating racism. The oldest abolitionist organization in the United States, since the late twentieth century, it has worked to improve issues of criminal justice and the over-representation of African Americans in prison, reduction in harsh sentencing laws, and improving economic and environmental justice.

 
 
1450 – Battle of Formigny: Toward the end of the Hundred Years’ War, the French attack and nearly annihilate English forces, ending English domination in Northern France.
The Battle of Formigny, fought on 15 April 1450, was a major battle of the Hundred Years’ War between the kingdom of England and the kingdom of France. The destruction of England’s last army in Normandy in the battle and the decisive French victory paved the way for the capture of the remaining English strongholds in Normandy.[3][4]

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Born On This Day

1819 – Harriett Ellen Grannis Arey, American educator, author, editor, and publisher (d. 1901)[26]
Harriett Ellen Grannis Arey (sometimes “Harriet” or “Hannah”; pen name, Mrs. H. E. G. Arey; April 14, 1819 – April 26, 1901) was a 19th-century American educator, author, editor, and publisher. Hailing from Vermont, she was one of the earliest young women who studied in a co-educational environment. In Cleveland, Ohio, she became a contributor to the Daily Herald and taught at a girls’ school. After marriage, she moved to Wisconsin, and served as “Preceptress and Teacher of English Literature, French, and Drawing” at State Normal School in Whitewater, Wisconsin. After returning to Cleveland, she edited a monthly publication devoted to charitable work, and served on the board of the Woman’s Christian Association. Arey was a cofounder and first president of the Ohio Woman’s State Press Association. Her principal writings were Household Songs and Other Poems and Home and School Training. Arey died in 1901.

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1863 – Ida Freund, Austrian-born chemist and educator (d. 1914)[5]
Ida Freund (15 April 1863 – 15 May 1914)[1] was the first woman to be a university chemistry lecturer in the United Kingdom.[2] She is known for her influence on science teaching, particularly the teaching of women and girls. She wrote two key chemistry textbooks and invented the idea of baking periodic table cupcakes, as well as inventing a gas measuring tube which was named after her.

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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 April 14 & 15, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Tow truck driver rescues injured eagle near mile 80 of the Parks Highway; NTSB public board meeting scheduled for fatal 2019 plane collision near Ketchikan; Make a Wish: Eagle River teen became NFL pro for the day; New LGBTQ+ health clinic opens; Anchorage thrift store: Second-hand shopping is on the rise during the pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Ketchikan police investigate racist, homophobic graffiti at local skate park and trail; Juneau’s suburbs are putting a lot of stuff down the drain that they shouldn’t and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Bethel City Council Tables Sugary Beverage Tax Hearing and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Car Thief and Two-time Felon Sentenced to Over Four Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm; Bethel, Tuluksak and Chevak Communities Discuss Disaster Processes With the State; This Day In Alaska History April 14th, 1950 & April 15th, 1929 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: WATCH: Army conducts live fire Apache training outside of Fairbanks; Alaska Department of Public Safety seeks public comment on regulation change and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Bird calendar continues tradition of showcasing region’s young artists; Sours takes crown in Gunner 120 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Wednesday Newsletter – Anchorage Assembly OKs extending emergency authority of acting mayor
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Hunting trust
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: If You Can Pronounce These 7 Words, You Can Call Yourself An Alaskan
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Best BBQ Restaurant In Alaska You Simply Can’t Stay Away From
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Hike Through The Alaskan Forest For Peekaboo Views Of Prince William Sound

Military April 14 & 15, 2021

Military.com: Reported Dead 80 Years Ago, Retired Navy Capt. ‘Robbie’ Roberts Turns 107; Coast Guard: 12 Missing, 1 Dead, 6 Rescued from Capsized Ship off Louisiana; Section of Army Garrison Bavaria Closed After Unexploded Grenades Discovered; How a Retired Army Infantry Veteran Transformed a Franchise Brand and more ->
 
 
 
 
DoD: U.S. Must Get ‘On the Field’ in Arctic to Defend National Interests There and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Quotes April 15, 2021

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein – 1879-1955 – Mathematician-Physicist-Nobel Prize Recipient
 
 
 
 
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein – 1879-1955 – Mathematician-Physicist-Nobel Prize Recipient
 
 
 
 
Most people think they want more money than they really do, and they settle for a lot less than they could really learn.
Earl Nightingale – 1921-1989-Author-Radio Personality
 
 
 
 
I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
Carl Jung – 1875-1961 – Swiss Psychiatrist
 
 
 
 
Believing means liberating the indestructible element in oneself, or, more accurately, liberating oneself, or, more accurately, being indestructible, or, more accurately, being.
Franz Kafka
 
 
 
 
The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet.
John Burroughs
 
 
 
 
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.
Robert Holden
 
 
 
 
You are a future ancestor and what you know today is going to be passed onto the next generations. Is your future as a future ancestor making you happy now, with the story you are writing today?
Baba Mandaza Augustine Kademwa
 
 
 
 
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir
 
 
 
 
rise
said the moon
and the new day came
Rupi Kaur
 
 
 
 
Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Music April 15, 2021