Images October 18, 2017

Stacks of Duncansby, United Kingdom
Photo by Annie Spratt


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Cape Cornwall, Penzance, United Kingdom
Photo by Annie Spratt


Uppark House and Garden, South Harting, United Kingdom
Photo by Annie Spratt


Latitude Festival, Beccles, United Kingdom
Photo by Annie Spratt


Hong Kong
See if you can spot the little red helium balloon that flew into this shot.
Photo by Annie Spratt



Supertree Grove, Singapore
Photo by Annie Spratt


Basilique Notre Dame de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Photo by Annie Spratt


Dordogne, France
Photo by Annie Spratt

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New Forest National Park,
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907 Updates October 17, 2017

Congratulations Tara Sweeney!
By Rebecca Palsha / Leroy Polk: Alaskan chosen by President Trump for top Indian Affairs job
By Samantha Angaiak: Teen whale hunter speaks to elders and youth about the importance of subsistence
By Leroy Polk: Man refuses to identify himself, troopers take him down with a taser
By Dan Carpenter: Crime concerns dominate town hall discussion on 4th special session
By Clara Miller: Indigenous peoples of Southeast are focus of Sitka conference
By Associated Press: Navy meets with Kodiak community to address training woes
By Sidney Sullivan: Wasilla police meets crowdfunding goal for new K9 Officer
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Announces Winners of the First-Ever Alaska Commercial Fishing Video Contest
Fisherman Kamirin Couch Takes Home the Grand Prize for Compelling Video on Her Fishing Roots

By Daniella Rivera: Extra officers visit Clark Middle School after abduction attempt
Condolences for his loved ones.
By Chris Klint: 4/25 soldier dies on Anchorage-bound flight
Chadrick Demond George, a warrant officer 1st class from Clarkston, Ga., was assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division according to U.S. Army Alaska spokesman John Pennell. He was 37 years old.

Photos by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez THROUGH THE LENS: Combat King
By Airman 1st Class CRYSTAL A. JENKINSS JBER Public Affairs: Paws To Read program celebrates anniversary
Reading sessions are hosted on the third Saturday of every month.

By Airman 1st Class VALERIE MONROY JBER Public Affairs: TRICARE benefits changes to take effect Jan. 1

By Patrick Enslow: Legendary mountain guide Tejas talks new book
Ric Burns Voices

FYI October 17, 2017

1091 – London tornado of 1091: A tornado thought to be of strength T8/F4 strikes the heart of London.
The London Tornado of 1091 is reckoned by modern assessment of the reports as possibly a T8 tornado (roughly equal to an F4 tornado) which occurred in London in the Kingdom of England and was the earliest reported tornado, occurring on Friday, 17 October 1091.[1] The wooden London Bridge was demolished, and the church of St. Mary-le-Bow in the city of London was badly damaged; four rafters 26 feet (7.9 m) long were driven into the ground with such force that only 4 feet (1.2 m) protruded above the surface. Other churches in the area were demolished, as were over 600 (mostly wooden) houses. For all the damage inflicted, the tornado claimed just two victims from a population of about 18,000.[2][3]


1921 – Priscilla Buckley, American journalist and author (d. 2012)
Priscilla Langford Buckley (October 17, 1921 – March 25, 2012)[1][2] was an American author who was the managing editor of National Review magazine and a sister of its founder William F. Buckley, Jr.. Another brother was retired federal judge and former United States Senator James L. Buckley who named his daughter after her and dedicated his 2010 book Freedom at Risk: Reflections on Politics, Liberty, and the State to his sister.[3][4]

Personal life

Buckley was born in New York City to William Frank Buckley, Sr., and Aloise Josephine Antonia Steiner. She graduated with a degree in history in 1943 from Smith College where one of her best friends was feminist Betty Friedan.[5][6] She worked for the CIA in the 1950s and for United Press in New York and Paris from 1944 to 1948 (NY) and again from 1953 to 1956 (Paris). She later wrote a 2001 book about her United Press days, “String of Pearls.” [7][8] Whittaker Chambers was the one who suggested to William F. Buckley that he make his sister the managing editor of National Review, a position she acquired in 1959 when the original managing editor Suzanne La Follette retired.[9] She worked as an editor of National Review for forty-three years.[10] Some of the writers whom she helped to train include Paul Gigot, Bill McGurn, Mona Charen, and Anthony R. Dolan.[11] Her 2001 memoir about international journalism was entitled String of Pearls while her 2005 memoir Living It Up with National Review: A Memoir is about her time at National Review magazine as well as stories about her travels and personal life.[12][13]

Buckley died on March 25, 2012, at the age of 90, at Great Elm, the house in Sharon, Connecticut, where she and her nine siblings grew up.[14]


John McCain: Remarks At The 2017 Liberty Medal Ceremony
May God bless them. May God bless America, and give us the strength and wisdom, the generosity and compassion, to do our duty for this wondrous land, and for the world that counts on us. With all its suffering and dangers, the world still looks to the example and leadership of America to become, another, better place. What greater cause could anyone ever serve.

Thank you again for this honor. I’ll treasure it.
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Murals, Mammoths and Fall Colors
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Carolinas HealthCare System is just one example of how a community is seeking to improve access to mental health services within the confines of a national psychiatry shortage. What other examples can you find in your communities?
By Gary Price: UPDATE October 15, 2017 Chicago Sun-Times Movie Archives Headed To U. of Illinois (via Sun-Times)
By Gary Price: Repositories: Penn Libraries to End Partnership with bepress, Calls on Others to Join Them
You can follow this journey on our Operation beprexit blog.
Hear Florence Welch’s Radio Documentary About the Making of David Bowie’s Heroes (Free for a Limited Time)

By Josh Jones: The Boston Public Library Will Digitize & Put Online 200,000+ Vintage Records
By Alexa Vazquez: The Boston Public Library Owns 200,000 Vinyl Records — And It’s Putting Them All Online
By Jen Harper: 7 Awesome Alphabet Books to Get Kids Excited about the ABCs
By Emil Wallner: Colorizing B&W Photos with Neural Networks
By Ben Brown: Help keep kids safe online with Site Blocking from Google Wifi





Images October 17, 2017

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
A zoomed in photo of the Glenfinnan Viaduct taken from the main path leading up to this magnificent structure.
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Glen Coe, Ballachulish, United Kingdom
A lonely house sits below towering mountains in the Scottish Highlands.
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Glen Coe, Ballachulish, United Kingdom
We took this photo in Glen Coe, Scotland of a small white cottage sitting below towering cloud covered mountains. It was early morning as we walked past dramatic mountains and through the beautiful valleys of Glen Coe. The perfect destination for any landscape photographer.
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Skógafoss, Iceland
An Icelandic farm house and a field with horses sits below a towering snow capped mountain in southern Iceland. This photo was taken from the viewing point above the breath-taking Skógafoss waterfall.
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle taken from our car window on our latest road trip to the German mountains.
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Beachy Head, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Taken in Beachy Head, Sussex. This image features in our latest adventure story and photo essay. The article can be found at
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Glenfinnan, United Kingdom
A house hidden in the forest below towering mountains.
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Albula Pass, La Punt-Chamues-ch, Switzerland
The highest point on the Albula Pass in Switzerland.
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, United Kingdom
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Lake Baikal, Russia
Photo by Mirko Nicholson


Paloheinä, Helsinki, Finland
A beautiful river in the Finnish countryside near the capital city Helsinki. We took this shot on a warm summers evening as the sun was starting to set.
Photo by Mirko Nicholson

Rucksack Magazine
Rucksack Magazine is an online journal and printed bi-annual publication. We are driven by our passion for adventure, storytelling, photography and discovery of the outdoors. All images have been taken by Rucksack Magazine Founder Mirko Nicholson.
Rucksack Magazine

Quotes October 17, 2017

Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.
Leo Babauta,
Don’t trust leadership that lacks heart and a strong moral compass.
Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss)
Every morning is a fresh start.
“The names of the three spinners [goddesses of fate] have been interpreted significantly…Lachesis, the name of the second, seems to mean ‘the accidental within the decrees of destiny’ while Atropos means ‘the inevitable’ and for Clotho ‘the fateful tendencies each one of us brings into the world.’”
Sigmund Freud, “The Theme of the Three Caskets,” in The Freud Reader

It’s not how long you see something.
It’s how intensely you feel it.
Zack Love
Failure is an event — it is not a person.
Zig Ziglar,
writer and motivational speaker
The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
Logan Pearsall Smith,

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw,
If you give up on your dreams what’s left?
​Jim Carrey

Imagine a world where the words you speak appear on your skin.
Would you be more careful of what you say?
(On the flip side, what if your thoughts appeared on your skin?)


Every good conversation starts with listening.