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FYI October 22 & 23, 2020

On This Day

1784 – Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
Kodiak is the ancestral land of the Sugpiaq, an Alutiiq nation of Alaska Natives. The original inhabitants subsisted by hunting marine mammals, fishing, and gathering. Kodiak Island was explored in 1763 by Russian fur trader Stepan Glotov.

The first outsiders to settle on the island were Russian explorers under Grigory Shelikhov, a fur trader, who founded a Russian settlement on Kodiak Island at Three Saints Bay in 1784; the present-day village of Old Harbor developed near there.[3]:162–163 In 1792 the settlement was moved to the site of present-day Kodiak and became the center of Russian fur trading with the Alaska Natives.

In 1793, Shelikhov, with the help of the governor-general of Irkutsk, was given twenty craftsmen and ten families of farmers with the obligation of paying government taxes for them, for promoting successful development of Russia-America settlements and the establishment of shipyards and factories.[4] The settlers provided to Shelikhov were not serfs in the full sense of the word. It was not possible to sell, mortgage, or give away the settlers; they were owned by the company for as long as the Shelikhov-Golikov Company existed.[4]

In 1784, Shelekhov, along with 130 Russian fur traders massacred (see Awa’uq Massacre) several hundred Qik’rtarmiut Sugpiat (“Sugpiaq people of Qik’rtaq/Kodiak”) tribe of Alutiiq men, women and children at Refuge Rock, a tiny stack island off the eastern coast of Sitkalidak Island. In Alutiiq, this sacred place is now known as Awa’uq, “to become numb”.[5]

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4004 BC – James Ussher’s proposed creation date of the world according to the Bible.
James Ussher (or Usher; 4 January 1581 – 21 March 1656) was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was a prolific scholar and church leader, who today is most famous for his identification of the genuine letters of the church father, Ignatius of Antioch, and for his chronology that sought to establish the time and date of the creation as “the entrance of the night preceding the 23rd day of October… the year before Christ 4004”; that is, around 6 pm on 22 October 4004 BC, per the proleptic Julian calendar.

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Born On This Day

1897 – Marjorie Flack, American author and illustrator (d. 1958)[14]
Marjorie Flack (22 October 1897 – August 29, 1958)[1][2] was an American artist and writer of children’s picture books. Flack was born in Greenport, Long Island, New York in 1897.[3] She was best known for The Story about Ping (1933), illustrated by Kurt Wiese, popularized by Captain Kangaroo,[1] and for her stories of an insatiably curious Scottish terrier named Angus, who was actually her dog. Her first marriage was to artist Karl Larsson; she later married poet William Rose Benét.

Her book Angus Lost was featured prominently in the movie Ask the Dust (2006), starring Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek, in which Farrell’s character teaches Hayek’s character, a Mexican, to read English using Flack’s book.

Marjorie Flack’s grandson, Tim Barnum, and his wife, Darlene Enix-Barnum, currently sponsor an annual creative writing award at Anne Arundel Community College. The award, called The Marjorie Flack Award for Fiction, consists of a $250 prize for the best short story or children’s storybook written by a current AACC student.

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1865 – Neltje Blanchan, American historian and author (d. 1918)
Neltje Blanchan De Graff Doubleday (October 23, 1865 – February 21, 1918) was a United States scientific historian and nature writer who published several books on wildflowers and birds under the pen name Neltje Blanchan.[1] Her work is known for its synthesis of scientific interest with poetic phrasing.

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FYI

If these walls could talk! What kind of a starter home is a former brothel/massage parlor?
Zillow: 4307 Minnesota Dr, Anchorage, AK 99503. $225,000
 
 
 
 

Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Essential Life-Learnings from 14 Years of Brain Pickings
 
 
 
 

By Colin Marshall, Open Culture: “The Dark Side of the Moon” and Other Pink Floyd Songs Gloriously Performed by Irish & German Orchestras
 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: What ancient sourdough has to do with the Xbox; Whale Shark Sounds; Monster of the Month and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Yum_Seema: Easy Potato Pasta (naturally Purple & Healthy)
 
 
By ChewChoo: Pumpkin Buns With Honey Thyme Glaze
 
 
By Carolie Stanko, Taste of Home: 75 Cute Halloween Treats You Need to Make This Year


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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Love Swept & The Smitten Word

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Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

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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 October 22 & 23, 2020

Dan Branch, 49 Writer’s Blog: Way to Kick The Demon’s Ass: Matthew Komatsu Remembering Sherry Simpson
 
 
 
 
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: ALPA says Horizon pilots flying Alaska Air routes is outsourcing; Inside the Gates: JBER increases health protection amid rising COVID-19 cases and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: This Anchorage mom is trying to keep up with her kids’ online learning and keep a business afloat and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Operators Of AC Grocery Stores Fined $20K For Child Labor Violations and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Fairbanks man charged with first degree sexual assault after 911 call; Troopers place ‘bait trailer’ on Parks Highway, two would be thieves picked it up; Data recovery, lawyers and sensitive information: Looking into the Fairbanks school district potential data breach; Man on the Street: Halloween in Fairbanks and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Jenna Kunze, The Arctic Sounder: AFN honors Inupiaq language learning group and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Endemic
 
 
Craig Medred: Crazy in love
 
 
 
 
By Carey Seward, Only In Your State Alaska: You Must Visit These 18 Awesome Places In Alaska This Winter
 
 
by Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Watch Winter Arrive Along The Gorgeous Williwaw Lakes Trail In Alaska
 
 
 
 
By Sally Lodge, Publisher’s Weekly: Jan Brett Takes New Promotional Tack for ‘Cozy’
 
 
 
 
Kodiak Daily Mirror: Karluk Bones: A Kodiak Alaska Murder Mystery

Military October 22 & 23, 2020

Military.com: Judge Permits Sex Assault Case Against Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman; New Law Extends VA Mental Health Counseling to More Guard and Reserve Members; Senators Want Upgraded C-130s Assigned to Western Firefighting Mission and more ->
 
 
 
 

Task & Purpose: Watch a C-17 pull off a gnarly gear-up landing at Kandahar Air Field; Meet the refugee who escaped civil war and became an American soldier; Marine commandant to leaders: Quit the ‘soft relief’ of fired officers and more ->
 
 
 
 

DOD: Alliance United in Afghanistan Strategy; DOD Posts Webpage to Aid in Reporting Civilian Casualties and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Music October 22 & 23, 2020

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Quotes October 22 & 23, 2020

“For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night. And I had forgotten that.”
Timothy Ciciora
 
 
 
 
“Today we say goodbye to a proud warrior. As we leave, each of us will take our members of [the USS]Midway with us… you guys were the ‘Magic.’ It was a privilege to sail with you.”
John Schork
 
 
 
 
“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.”
”Preparedness is the key to success and victory.”
General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur
 
 
 
 
“The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country”
George S. Patton Jr.
 
 
 
 
”Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.”
“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, and former General of the Army
 
 
 
 
“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”
“Any soldier worth his salt should be antiwar. And still there are things worth fighting for.”
General Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Army
 
 
 
 
“Do not swallow bait offered by the enemy. Do not interfere with an army that is returning home.”
Sun Tzu
 
 
 
 
“Hopefully one-day Wars will only be fought in movies. And may the best producer win!”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

FYI October 21, 2020

On This Day

1096 – A Seljuk Turkish army successfully fight off the People’s Crusade.
The People’s Crusade was the first, largest, and most well-documented of the popular crusades. It lasted roughly six months from April to October 1096, and is categorized either as a prelude to the First Crusade, or, as a distinct part of the First Crusade to be distinguished from the “Princes’ Crusade” which was much more well-organized, well-armed, and well-funded. It is also known as the Peasants’ Crusade, Paupers’ Crusade or the Popular Crusade as it was not part of the official Catholic Church-organised expeditions that came later. Led primarily by Peter the Hermit with forces of Walter Sans Avoir, the untrained peasant army was destroyed by the forces of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum under Kilij Arslan at the Battle of Civetot in northwestern Anatolia.

Historically, there has been much debate over whether Peter was the real initiator of the Crusade as opposed to Pope Urban II. The expedition’s independence has been used by some historians such as Heinrich Hagenmeyer [de] to prove this.

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Born On This Day

1911 – Mary Blair, American illustrator and animator (d. 1978)
Mary Blair (born Mary Browne Robinson; October 21, 1911 – July 26, 1978) was an American artist, animator, and designer. She was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing concept art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella.[1] Blair also created character designs for enduring attractions such as Disneyland’s It’s a Small World, the fiesta scene in El Rio del Tiempo in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, and an enormous mosaic inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Several of her illustrated children’s books from the 1950s remain in print, such as I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss. Blair was inducted into the group of Disney Legends in 1991.

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FYI

Tony Lewis (21 December 1957 – 19 October 2020) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer and bassist of the pop-rock band The Outfield, best known for their hit single “Your Love”. After a long career with that band, Lewis began work as a solo artist, releasing his first album Out of the Darkness in the spring of 2018 on Madison Records.[2]

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The Passive Voice: Surviving—and Thriving—In The Brave New World Of Publishing From Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris:
 
 
 
 

By Colin Marshall, Open Culture: Tom Lehrer Releases His All of Catchy and Savage Musical Satire Into the Public Domain
 
 
By Josh Jones, Open Culture: The 100 Most Influential Photographs: Watch TIME’s Video Essays on Photos That Changed the World
 
 
 
 

Rsmuson Foundation: Meet Rasmuson Foundation’s new vice president
 
 
 
 
By Sarah Pruitt, History: Why Do Witches Ride Brooms? The History Behind the Legend
 
 
 
 
STORIES OF THE FAR NORTH: Edmonton and Wiley Post
 
 
 
 
Webneel: Time lapse stars 16
 
 
Webneel: Bird Photography

Recipes

By Ayun Hallidqy, Open Culture: How Some of the World’s Most Famous Cheeses Are Made: Camembert, Brie, Gorgonzola & More
 
 
CutterLight: The Chignik Jack: Panko Crusted Coho Jack Salmon Stuffed with Dungeness Crab
 
 
by Team Scary Mommy: 12 Stunning (And Spooky) Halloween Cake Ideas And Recipes
 
 
By Elaine Lemm, The Spruce Eats: Japanese Cheesecake
 
 
Little House Big Alaska: Jack Skellington Halloween Treats


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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 October 21, 2020

Sherry Simpson
Condolences to Sherry Simpson’s loved ones during this heartbreaking time.
 
 
 
 
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Pet Project: Abby Pet Project: Abby; Gardening supply store says business is up during COVID-19; East Anchorage High School to be renamed after Sen. Bettye Davis and more ->

 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Impounded campaign signs highlight new interpretation of Alaska’s old billboard law and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaksa Native News: Ravens and Crows are Hard to Fool and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbank’s News Webcenter 11: Creamers Field Wildlife Refuge gains 530 acres in state acquisition and more ->
 
 
 
 
STORIES OF THE FAR NORTH: Entertainment
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Ose rescue
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: You’ll Find Comfort Food With A Twist At This Alaskan Bistro With A Glass Solarium

Military October 21, 2020

Military.com: Bob Dole Marks WWII Anniversary with a Reflection on Sacrifice and Service; Vanessa Guillen’s Family Will Receive Military Death Benefits After New Army Ruling; Services Scheduled for Oklahoma Soldier Missing Since 1950 in Korea; USAA Bank Fined $85 Million by Federal Regulators for ‘Violations of Law’ and more ->
 
 
 
 

Task & Purpose: How the most successful submarine in Navy history ended up sinking itself; The Air Force’s new top enlisted leader won’t stand for any Facebook trolling; ‘I’m here for the money’ — My life as a Blackwater mercenary; The Army is looking into the soldier who vibed with cranberry juice and Fleetwood Mac during an airborne jump and more ->
 
 
 
 

DOD: Suicide Prevention Office Launches Campaign for Dealing with Stressors in Relationships; Adaptive Reconditioning Program ‘Rocks the Quad’ During Pandemic and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Quotes October 21, 2020

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus,
writer, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner
 
 
 
 
If Plan A isn’t working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D.

Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?
Serena Williams,
professional tennis player
 
 
 
 
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”
Morrie Schwartz
 
 
 
 
“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
 
 
 
 
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Buddha
 
 
 
 
In the last analysis, provincialism is your belief in yourself, in your neighborhood, in your reality. It is patriotism without belligerence. Convincing cases have been made to show that all great art is provincial in the sense of reflecting a place, a time, and a Zeitgeist.
Richard M. Weaver
 
 
 
 
Focus on the smallest thing you can do right now.
Ryan Holiday

Music October 21, 2020