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FYI October 21, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1959 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order transferring Wernher von Braun and other German scientists from the United States Army to NASA.

Operation Paperclip was the best description I could find right now
Operation Paperclip was a secret program of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) largely carried out by Special Agents of Army CIC, in which more than 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians, such as Wernher von Braun and his V-2 rocket team, were recruited, after the end of World War II, in Germany and taken to the U.S. for government employment, primarily between 1945 and 1959. Many were former members, and some were former leaders, of the Nazi Party.[1][2]

The primary purpose for Operation Paperclip was U.S. military advantage in the Soviet–American Cold War, and the Space Race. The Soviet Union were more aggressive in forcibly recruiting (at gunpoint) more than 2,200 German specialists—a total of more than 6,000 people including family members—with Operation Osoaviakhim during one night on October 22, 1946.[3]

The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) established the first secret recruitment program, called Operation Overcast, on July 20, 1945, initially “to assist in shortening the Japanese war and to aid our postwar military research”.[4] The term “Overcast” was the name first given by the German scientists’ family members for the housing camp where they were held in Bavaria.[5] In late summer 1945, the JCS established the JIOA, a subcommittee of the Joint Intelligence Community, to directly oversee Operation Overcast and later Operation Paperclip.[6] The JIOA representatives included the army’s director of intelligence, the chief of naval intelligence, the assistant chief of Air Staff-2 (air force intelligence), and a representative from the State Department.[7] In November 1945, Operation Overcast was renamed Operation Paperclip by Ordnance Corps (United States Army) officers, who would attach a paperclip to the folders of those rocket experts whom they wished to employ in America.[5]

In a secret directive circulated on September 3, 1946, President Truman officially approved Operation Paperclip and expanded it to include one thousand German scientists under “temporary, limited military custody”.[8][9][10]

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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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By Lee Goldberg: Remembering Tom Kakonis
 
 
 
 
Gastro Obscura Eileen Cho: Living off the Land in the Arctic Circle In Lapland, chefs and residents hunt and gather to make bear soup, lingonberry syrup, and reindeer.
 
 
 
 
JJ Luna: Surprise! I always leave a key under my front doormat!
When a burglar wants to break into your home, the first thing he may do is to search for a hidden key. After all, why break down the door if a key is available?

The first place he will look is under your doormat, if you have one. If there is no key there, he will look elsewhere–under a potted plant or among the rocks in a small garden. In my own case, a burglar will indeed find a key under my door mat. With it, he will attempt to unlock my front door. The key will not fit. He may pop around to the back door, thinking the key is for that door. It will not fit that one either.

Why not? The key is for the front door to our old home in Carson City, Nevada. We moved from there 25 years ago! So why do I do this? According to police, the average burglary takes place within 10 to 12 minutes. Time is being wasted! If during the day, he may decide to move on. If at night, bright security lights in my backyard will flash on!

On another subject, some friends keep bugging me to put a blog on my website and to post something on it every week. Actually, I used to have a blog but I quit it several years ago because it just seemed too difficult to come up with a new privacy tip every week.

However, this blog will be different. I’ll just post whatever comes to mind. This may include but will not to limited to security tips, advice to millennials, some new book I am reading, or my opinion as to the two absolutely vital things you should do when you retire.

I hope that at least some of you readers will like this idea. Later on, I may ask some of you for ideas about what subjects you would like to see once in awhile on this weekly blog. I may even invite a few of you readers to do a guest blog once in awhile, as long as it is on some subject that I feel is worthwhile.

Meanwhile, keep those applications for Wyoming LLCs coming! So far, all is going unusually well. I am currently bugging the people at Northwest to come up with new privacy ideas. One that I am working on is to offer–at a reasonable cost– a Wyoming telephone number along with a Wyoming ghost address. They are considering it. If you have any additional ideas about some service you would like to see offered, do let me know. My email is Jack@JJLuna.com.

Looking forward to your comments!

Jack Luna
http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=4jW5v&m=holNQrhw16pJ1Sc&b=FosjH9p7u55Va.6LVOEiPQ

P.S. I am currently working on an expanded version of “Alone and Afraid?”. The new title will be:

NO MORE FEAR:
Make Your Home
a Safe Haven

Have you ever had someone break into your apartment or home? Or perhaps this happened to a friend? I ask, because I am looking for true experiences on how the burglar was able to enter. Was it through an unlocked door or an open window? Or was a door kicked in or a window smashed? Was an alarm system turned on? Was a dog inside?

I hope to get some interesting stories to use in the book. Names and locations will of course be changed in order to protect your privacy.

 
 
 
 
Zat Rana Design Luck Community Escaping The Two Foes of Happiness
Arthur Schopenhauer once suggested that human existence is a struggle that oscillates between pain and boredom. In this piece, I try to relate that to our current scientific understanding of emotions and conscious experience, suggesting a different solution than he did.
 
 
 
 

 
 
By Catie Keck: Mesmerizing Deep-Sea “Headless Chicken Monster” Filmed in the Southern Ocean
 
 

 
 
 
 
By Davey Winder: Royal Navy’s Biggest Warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, In New York To Sink Cybersecurity Threats
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Fourth Annual WeDigBio (Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections) International Transcription Event Now Underway
 
 
 
 
Two NerdyHistory Girls Breakfast Links Week of October 15, 2018: Rediscovering the black muses erased from art history. A Victorian guide to Cambridge student life. How the Romantic poets idolized 18thc Polish freedom-fighter (and veteran of the American Revolution) Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Land of the Livingstons: historic houses along the Hudson River. And more ->
 
 
 
 

Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Elizabeth Gilbert on Love, Loss, and How to Move Through Grief as Grief Moves Through You
 
 
 
 
Investigative Service Branch – FBI for our National Parks
 
 
 
 
By Sarah McDermott: My cheating boyfriend gave me HIV – here’s how I got justice
Philippe Padieu was convicted of six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – his bodily fluid – and sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Standing Strong: An Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case that Made History by Diane Reeve is published by Health Communications.
 
 
 
 
By T. J. Smith: Policing Alone Can’t Fix Baltimore, Says Former Face of the Force
 
 
 
 

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FYI October 20, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1818 – The Convention of 1818 is signed between the United States and the United Kingdom, which settles the Canada–United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
The Convention respecting fisheries, boundary and the restoration of slaves between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the London Convention, Anglo-American Convention of 1818, Convention of 1818, or simply the Treaty of 1818, was an international treaty signed in 1818 between the above parties. Signed during the presidency of James Monroe, it resolved standing boundary issues between the two nations. The treaty allowed for joint occupation and settlement of the Oregon Country, known to the British and in Canadian history as the Columbia District of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and including the southern portion of its sister district New Caledonia.

The two nations agreed to a boundary line involving the 49th parallel north, in part because a straight-line boundary would be easier to survey than the pre-existing boundaries based on watersheds. The treaty marked both the United Kingdom’s last permanent major loss of territory in what is now the Continental United States and the United States’ only permanent significant cession of North American territory to a foreign power. Britain ceded all of Rupert’s Land south of the 49th parallel and east of the Continental Divide, including all of the Red River Colony south of that latitude, while the United States ceded the northernmost edge of the Missouri Territory north of the 49th parallel.

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1740 – Isabelle de Charrière, Dutch author and poet (d. 1805)
Isabelle de Charrière (20 October 1740 – 27 December 1805), known as Belle van Zuylen in the Netherlands, née Isabella Agneta Elisabeth van Tuyll van Serooskerken, and [Madame] Isabelle de Charrière elsewhere, was a Dutch writer of the Enlightenment who lived the latter half of her life in Colombier, Neuchâtel. She is now best known for her letters and novels, although she also wrote pamphlets, music and plays. She took a keen interest in the society and politics of her age, and her work around the time of the French Revolution is regarded as being of particular interest.

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By Tim Nelson: Little Free Library creator Todd Bol dies
 
 
 
 
By William Hughes: R.I.P. Danny Leiner, director of Harold And Kumar and Dude, Where’s My Car?
 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Werth: By Working With Juan Manuel Fangio, Ana Delfosse Became One of Motorsport’s First Female Mechanics
 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Werth: Watch This Plane Safely Make an Emergency Landing in the Middle of an Active Interstate
 
 
 
 
By Al Cross: Here’s a manifesto for strong rural and community journalism, from an outstanding practitioner of the craft
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Transcription and Tagging: The Library of Congress Will Launch Crowdsourcing Program Next Week
 
 
By Gary Price: Apple Launches a New Privacy Website that Lets You Find all the Data the Company Has on You
 
 
By Gary Price: Research Tools: “MapLight Unveils New Tool to Track Money in California Politics Ahead of Midterm Election”
 
 
 
 
Teen Tech Playground Get Your Teens Tinkering, Gaming, and Podcasting
 
 
 
 
By KAKE News: Dog used by Colorado couple in sex acts deemed unadoptable, euthanized
Solano pleaded guilty to cruelty and animal neglect in July and was given a 24-month deferred judgment and sentence.

Manzanares pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty and was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail and 24 months of probation.
 
 
 
 
By Louise Donovan: In Jaipur, an all-female biker squad hopes to keep the streets safe for women ‘We feel safe when we see the female patrols.’
 
 
 
 
Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds – by Jon McGoran: ‘Noir at the Bar’ Crime Fiction Reading Series Goes International in Support of #TeamEvie
 
 
 
 
By Diane Shipley: My Attempt to Become the World’s First Survey Millionaire
 
 
 
 
State of the Newspapers – By David Streitfeld NYT: Craig Newmark, Newspaper Villain, Is Working to Save Journalism
 
 
 
 
Splitting the truth: Grete Hermann the philosopher that physics forgot
 
 
This clever and stylish 1960 film is the most fun you’ll ever have at a physics lecture
 
 
The big empty How an impossibly flat expanse of absofreakinglutely nothing inspires creativity and transformation at Burning Man
 
 
It might not be magic, but a sprouting bean can still hold you under its spell
 
 
The music in you You might not be a virtuoso, but you have remarkable music abilities. You just don’t know about them yet
 
 
A monk dedicates himself to giving unwanted children the childhood he never had
 
 
 
 
Debra Lynn Dadd: New – About Me
 
 
Free ebook!
Debra Lynn Dadd: How I Regained My Health by Removing Toxic Products From My Home.
 
 
Excellent responses! Comments on “genius”?
David Sherry/Creative Caffeine: Re: Escondido, Genius
 
 
 
 
Today’s email was written by Stacy Conradt, edited by Whet Moser, and produced by Luiz Romero. Pareidolia: Face to face with evolution’s best trick
 
 
 
 
Feel better in 45 seconds:

Here is a quick exercise to immediately help put you in a state of calmness:

– Close your eyes
– Take a deep breath in through your nose for about 6 seconds
– Breathe out gently through pursed lips for about 8 seconds & let it all go
– Repeat breathing exercise 3 times
– Realize that your inner peace is more important than worries you’re having right now. Calm mind is your superpower.
– Own your superpower & bring it with you wherever you go. If you feel need to recharge just pause & repeat exercise again.

We hope this helps!

Enjoy a blessed weekend and remember:

“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; Ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh you down.”

Best,

Shawn & Spencer
VybeSource.com
 
 
 
 
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Quotes October 20, 2018

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Audrey Hepburn
 
 
 
 
Our hearts are drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see.
George W. Russell
 
 
 
 
“Beauty is bought by judgment of the eye.”
William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost, Act 2, Scene 1
 
 
 
 
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
“Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.”
Martin Buxbaum
 
 
 
 
“In every man’s heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.”
Christopher Morley
 
 
 
 
“Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.”
Simone Weil
 
 
 
 
“Beauty and folly are generally companions.”
Baltasar Gracian
 
 
 
 
“Plainness has its peculiar temptations quite as much as beauty.”
George Eliot
“No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.”
Oscar Wilde
 
 
 
 
“It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”
Nicholas Sparks
 
 
 
 
“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’”
Joel Osteen, ‘Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential’
 
 
 
 
“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
Deborah Reber, ‘Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul’
 
 
 
 
“Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.”
Tori Amos, ‘Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel’
 
 
 
 
“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.”

“Poisonous relationships can alter our perception. You can spend many years thinking you’re worthless. But you’re not worthless. You’re underappreciated.”

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
Steve Maraboli
 
 
 
 
“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”
Shannon L. Alder
 
 
 
 
“It’s better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else”
Phil McGraw
 
 
 
 
“We teach people how to treat us.”
Dr. Phil
 
 
 
 
When I was growing up, my parents told me, ‘Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.’ I tell my daughters, ‘Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.’
Thomas Friedman
 
 
 
 
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It’s weird to think that nighttime is the natural state of the universe and daytime is only caused by a nearby, radiating ball of flame.
 
 
 
 
If you run at 11pm you are a night person. If you run at 5am you are a morning person. If you run at 3am you are a suspicious person.
 
 
 
 
Knowledge is knowing that you can carry all of the groceries in at once. Wisdom is making multiple trips so that by the time you are done, other family members have put away most of the groceries.
 
 
 
 
The world would be a much thinner place if food was priced per calorie.
 
 
 
 
Your dog thinks “fetch” is a game that the two of you made up, and he loves you for that.
 
 
 
 
It’s a good thing dogs can’t use phones or they’d file missing persons reports all day long.
 
 
 
 
Dogs who grab the paper in the morning probably think they have a huge responsibility, and watching their owners read it afterwards must make them feel so great.
 
 
 
 
If you raise your children, you spoil your grandkids. If you spoil your children, you raise your grandkids.
 
 
 
 
It’s weird that being a good dad and great father are highly praised but little boys who play with baby dolls are made fun of.

FYI October 19, 2018

On This Day

 
 
439 – The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.
The Vandals were a large East Germanic tribe or group of tribes that first appear in history inhabiting present-day southern Poland. Some later moved in large numbers, including most notably the group which successively established kingdoms in the Iberian Peninsula and then North Africa in the 5th century.[1]

The traditional view has been that the Vandals migrated from southern Scandinavia to the area between the lower Oder and Vistula rivers during the 2nd century BC and settled in Silesia from around 120 BC.[2][3][4] They are associated with the Przeworsk culture and were possibly the same people as the Lugii. Expanding into Dacia during the Marcomannic Wars and to Pannonia during the Crisis of the Third Century, the Vandals were confined to Pannonia by the Goths around 330 AD, where they received permission to settle from Constantine the Great. Around 400, raids by the Huns forced many Germanic tribes to migrate into the territory of the Roman Empire, and fearing that they might be targeted next the Vandals were pushed westwards, crossing the Rhine into Gaul along with other tribes in 406.[5] In 409 the Vandals crossed the Pyrenees into the Iberian Peninsula, where their main groups, the Hasdingi and the Silingi, settled in Gallaecia (northwest Iberia) and Baetica (south-central Iberia) respectively.[6]

After the Visigoths invaded Iberia in 418, the Iranian Alans and Silingi Vandals voluntarily subjected themselves to the rule of Hasdingian leader Gunderic, who was pushed from Gallaecia to Baetica by a Roman-Suebi coalition in 419. In 429, under king Genseric (reigned 428–477), the Vandals entered North Africa. By 439 they established a kingdom which included the Roman province of Africa as well as Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta and the Balearic Islands. They fended off several Roman attempts to recapture the African province, and sacked the city of Rome in 455. Their kingdom collapsed in the Vandalic War of 533–4, in which Emperor Justinian I’s forces reconquered the province for the Eastern Roman Empire.

Renaissance and early-modern writers characterized the Vandals as barbarians, “sacking and looting” Rome. This led to the use of the term “vandalism” to describe any senseless destruction, particularly the “barbarian” defacing of artwork. However, modern historians tend to regard the Vandals during the transitional period from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages as perpetuators, not destroyers, of Roman culture.[7]

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1605 – Thomas Browne, English physician and author (d. 1682)
Sir Thomas Browne (/braʊn/; 19 October 1605 – 19 October 1682) was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. Browne’s writings display a deep curiosity towards the natural world, influenced by the scientific revolution of Baconian enquiry. Browne’s literary works are permeated by references to Classical and Biblical sources as well as the idiosyncrasies of his own personality. Although often described as suffused with melancholia, his writings are also characterised by wit and subtle humour, while his literary style is varied, according to genre, resulting in a rich, unique prose which ranges from rough notebook observations to polished Baroque eloquence.

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By Matt Novak: Cop Sues Gun Classifieds Website Over Firearm Used to Injure Him
 
 
 
 
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Two Nerdy History Girls Friday Video: Victorian Photographs in Color
 
 


 
 

 
 

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FYI October 18, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1867 – United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day.
Alaska Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska, observed on October 18.[1] It is the anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States, which occurred on Friday, October 18, 1867.

Background
On March 30, 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire for the sum of $7.2 million.[2] It was not until October of that year that the commissioners arrived in Sitka and the formal transfer was arranged. The formal flag-raising took place at Fort Sitka on October 18, 1867. The original ceremony included 250 uniformed U.S. soldiers, who marched to the governor’s house at “Castle Hill”. Here the Russian troops lowered the Russian flag and the U.S. flag was raised.[citation needed]

The official account of the affair as presented by General Lovell Rousseau to Secretary of State William H. Seward:

… The troops being promptly formed, were, at precisely half past three o’clock, brought to a ‘present arms’, the signal given to the Ossipee … which was to fire the salute, and the ceremony was begun by lowering the Russian flag … The United States flag … was properly attached and began its ascent, hoisted by my private secretary [and son], George Lovell Rousseau, and again salutes were fired as before, the Russian water battery leading off. The flag was so hoisted that in the instant it reached its place the report of the big gun of the Ossipee reverberated from the mountains around … Captain Pestchouroff stepped up to me and said, ‘General Rousseau, by authority from his Majesty the Emperor of Russia, I transfer to the United States the Territory of Alaska’ and in a few words I acknowledged the acceptance of the transfer, and the ceremony was at an end.”[1]

Due to the 11-hour time difference between Sitka and St. Petersburg, and the fact that Russia still used the Julian calendar, the date is sometimes given as Saturday, October 7.[citation needed]

Observance
Alaska’s territorial legislature declared Alaska Day a holiday in 1917. It is a paid holiday for state employees.[3][4] The official celebration is held in Sitka, where schools release students early, many businesses close for the day, and events such as a parade and reenactment of the flag raising are held.

It should not be confused with Seward’s Day, the last Monday in March, which commemorates the signing of the treaty for the Alaska Purchase in which the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia on March 30, 1867.[citation needed]

Protest
Alaska Day is protested[5] by Alaska Native people who view the holiday as an uncritical celebration of the violence used to take their land away[6][7] and a confirmation of colonial aggression.[8]
 
 
 
 

Born On This Day

 
 

1874 – Christine Murrell, English medical doctor, first female member of the British Medical Association’s Central Council (d. 1933)
Christine Mary Murrell (18 October 1874 – 18 October 1933)[1] was an English medical doctor. In 1924, she became the first female member of the British Medical Association’s Central Council.

Early life and education
Murrell was born in 1874 in Clapham, London. Her parents were Charles Murrell, a coal merchant, and Alice Elizabeth Rains.[1] She attended Clapham High School for Girls and the London School of Medicine for Women, receiving an MBBS in 1899.[2] She spent the beginning of her career in various positions in Northumberland and Liverpool before returning to London to work at the Royal Free Hospital,[1] where she was only the second woman to serve as a house physician.[3] In 1903, she established a private practice in Bayswater with her friend Elizabeth Honor Bone. Murrell received an MD in psychology and mental diseases from the University of London in 1905. From 1907, she led an infant welfare clinic run by the St Marylebone Health Society at Lisson Grove for 18 years.[1]

Career

Murrell was also an activist for women’s rights, and was involved in the women’s suffrage movement before the First World War. During the war, she served in and became chair of the Women’s Emergency Corps. She gave public lectures on women’s health for 20 years at the London County Council, and in 1923 she published a series of lectures under the title Womanhood and Health. In 1925, she and Letitia Fairfield conducted a survey of girls’ experiences of menstruation; the findings were published in The Lancet in 1930.[1]

Murrell served on various committees of the British Medical Association, and in 1924 she became the first woman elected to its Central Council; she sat on the council for nine years, until her death.[2] She was the fifth president of the Medical Women’s Federation, from 1926 to 1928. In September 1933, she was the first female representative elected to the General Medical Council, but she died on 18 October 1933 before taking her seat.[1][3]
 
 
 
 

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Great comments!
By Kate Bernot: 50,000 pounds of food destroyed after employee is caught urinating near assembly line
 
 
 
 
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As a potential employer, business partner or life partner how easily is one able to do research~ “trust but verify”?
By Laura Hazard Owen: Fewer mugshots, less naming and shaming: How editors in Cleveland are trying to build a more compassionate newsroom “I didn’t see how we could justify standing on tradition when it was causing that kind of suffering…It really comes down to: How long does somebody have to pay for a mistake?”
 
 
 
 

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FYI October 17, 2018

On This Day

 
 
2018 – Legalization of recreational use of cannabis in Canada.
The Cannabis Act[a] (also known as Bill C-45) is the law which legalized recreational cannabis use nationwide in Canada in combination with its companion legislation Bill C-46, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code.[2] The law is a milestone in the legal history of cannabis in Canada, alongside the 1923 prohibition.

The Act was passed by the House of Commons of Canada in late November 2017.[3] It was passed in the Senate of Canada on June 7, 2018, and the House accepted some Senate amendments and sent the bill back to the Senate on June 18.[4][5] The Senate then passed the final version of the bill on June 19,[6][7] and it received Royal Assent on June 21. Canada is the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis nationwide after Uruguay.

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1711 – Jupiter Hammon, American poet (d. 1806)
Jupiter Hammon (October 17, 1711 – before 1806) was a black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be published in the present-day United States. Additional poems and sermons were also published. Born into slavery, Hammon was never emancipated. He was living in 1790 at the age of 79, and died by 1806. A devout Christian, he is considered one of the founders of African-American literature.

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By Dhawal Shah: 190 Universities just launched 600 Free Online Courses. Here’s the full list.
 
 
 
 
Today’s email was written by Whet Moser, edited by Jessanne Collins, and produced by Luiz Romero. Quartz Obsession The Sears catalog: From everything to nothing
 
 
 
 
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: FROM THE ARCHIVE | Nicole Krauss’s Beautiful Letter to Van Gogh on Fear, Bravery, and How to Break the Loop of Our Destructive Patterns
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Northern California transitions to legal marijuana economy as pot harvest begins in the Emerald Triangle
 
 
 
 
By clfinney: Seward’s Garden Climate Zone
 
 
By mlmilius: Gardening with Wildlife in Chugiak, Alaska
 
 
By sshammond2: Gardening in the Golden Heart: Fairbanks Climactic Profile
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Marsy’s Law ballot initiatives promise to protect crime victims, but could cause legal problems too
 
 
 
 
Google Fiber Blog: Varian Johnson Connecting to our past and ourselves through reading
 
 
 
 
By Conrad Anker: Finding my way back to Antarctica with the help of Google Earth
 
 
 
 
By Heather Chapman: Missouri weekly sheds light on violent bullying in small town
After rumors surfaced of sexual assaults involving the Knox County Middle School football team, Editor Echo Menges began investigating. Three seventh- and eighth-grade players had allegedly sodomized up to five fifth- and sixth-grade players with metal objects while other students watched; the assaults took place over the first several weeks of the football season.
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: New Report From Project Information Literacy: “How Students Engage with News”
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
By Derek Thompson: How Manhattan Became a Rich Ghost Town
 
 
 
 
By Tim Murphy: 4,000 Square Miles. One Post Office. Why It’s So Hard to Vote in Arizona’s Indian Country. Meet the Arizona activists fighting to mobilize one tribal nation.
 
 
 
 
By Sean Braswell: This Black Activist Was One of the Richest Men in Early America
 
 
 
 
GlacierHub Weekly Newsletter 10-15-18
 
 
 
 

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Instructables: Halloween
 
 
 
 
Chas’ Crazy Creations: To Grandma’s House we go! (Wednesday Link Party #109)
 
 


 
 

 
 

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FYI October 16, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
Jadwiga ([jadˈvʲiɡa]), also known as Hedwig (Hungarian: Hedvig; 1373/4 – 17 July 1399), was the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland, reigning from 16 October 1384 until her death. She was the youngest daughter of Louis the Great, King of Hungary and Poland, and his wife Elizabeth of Bosnia. Jadwiga was a member of the Capetian House of Anjou, but she had more close forebears among the Polish Piasts. In 1997 she was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1375 it was planned that she would eventually marry William of Austria, and she lived in Vienna from 1378 to 1380. Jadwiga’s father is thought to have regarded her and William as his favoured successors in Hungary after the 1379 death of her eldest sister, Catherine, since the Polish nobility had that same year pledged their homage to Louis’ second daughter, Mary, and Mary’s fiancé, Sigismund of Luxemburg. However, Louis died, and in 1382, at her mother’s insistence, Mary was crowned “King of Hungary”. Sigismund of Luxemburg tried to take control of Poland, but the Polish nobility countered that they would be obedient to a daughter of King Louis only if she settled in Poland. Queen Elizabeth then chose Jadwiga to reign there, but did not send her to Kraków to be crowned. During the interregnum, Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia, became a candidate for the Polish throne. The nobility of Greater Poland favored him and proposed that he marry Jadwiga. However, Lesser Poland’s nobility opposed him and persuaded Queen Elizabeth to send Jadwiga to Poland.

Jadwiga was crowned “king” in Poland’s capital, Kraków, on 16 October 1384. Her coronation either reflected the Polish nobility’s opposition to her intended husband, William, becoming king without further negotiation, or simply emphasized her status as queen regnant. With her mother’s consent, Jadwiga’s advisors opened negotiations with Jogaila, Grand Duke of Lithuania, who was still a pagan, concerning his potential marriage to Jadwiga. Jogaila signed the Union of Krewo, pledging to convert to Roman Catholicism and to promote his pagan subjects’ conversion. Meanwhile William hastened to Kraków, hoping to marry his childhood fiancée Jadwiga, but in late August 1385 the Polish nobles expelled him. Jogaila, who took the baptismal name Władysław, married Jadwiga on 15 February 1386. Legend says that she had agreed to marrying him only after lengthy prayer, seeking divine inspiration.

Jogaila, now in Polish styled Władysław Jagiełło, was crowned King of Poland on 4 March 1386. As Jadwiga’s co-ruler, Jagiełło worked closely with his wife. After rebellious nobles of the Kingdom of Hungary-Croatia had imprisoned her mother and sister, she marched into the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia, which had been under Hungarian rule, and persuaded most of the inhabitants to become subjects of the Polish Crown. She mediated between her husband’s quarreling kin, and between Poland and the Teutonic Knights. After her sister Mary died in 1395, Jadwiga and Jagiełło laid claim to Hungary against the widowed Sigismund of Luxemburg, but the Hungarian lords failed to support them.

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1908 – Olivia Coolidge, English-American author and educator (d. 2006)
Margaret Olivia Ensor Coolidge (October 16, 1908[1] − December 10, 2006[2]) was a British-born American writer and educator. She published 27 books, many for young adults, including The Greek Myths (1949), her debut; The Trojan War (1952); Legends of the North (1951); Makers of the Red Revolution (1963); Men of Athens, one runner-up for the 1963 Newbery Medal; Lives of Famous Romans (1965); and biographies of Eugene O’Neill, Winston Churchill, Edith Wharton, Gandhi, and Tom Paine. Olivia Coolidge was born in London to Sir Robert Ensor, a journalist and historian. She earned a degree in Classics and Philosophy at Somerville College, Oxford, in 1931 and a Master’s degree in 1940. In Germany, England and the U.S. she taught Greek, Latin, and English. In 1946 she married Archibald C. Coolidge of Connecticut, who had four children. [2]
 
 
 
 

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By Harry McCracken: Paul Allen, 1953-2018: Microsoft’s cofounder and so much more He left Microsoft during its initial rise, then spent the next 35 years spending his billions of dollars in deeply personal ways.
 
 
Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He co-founded the technology company Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. In March 2018, he was estimated to be the 44th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $21.7 billion, revised at the time of his death to $20.3 billion.[2][3][4] In January 2014 he still owned 100 million Microsoft shares.[5]

Allen was the founder and Chairman[6] of Vulcan Inc., which managed his various business and philanthropic efforts. He had a multibillion-dollar investment portfolio including technology and media companies, scientific research, real estate holdings, private spaceflight ventures, and stakes in other companies. He owned two professional sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League[7] and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association,[8] and was part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major League Soccer in 2009.[9]

Allen was the founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science,[10] Institute for Artificial Intelligence,[11] Institute for Cell Science,[12] and Stratolaunch Systems. He gave more than $2 billion to causes such as education, wildlife and environmental conservation, the arts, healthcare, community services, and more.[13] He received numerous awards and honors in several different professions, and was listed amongst the Time 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007 and 2008.[14]

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By Justin T. Westbrook: No One is Safe From the Neighborhood Drainage Ditch
 
 
 
 
By George Dvorsky: Ancient Viking Ship Found Buried Next to Busy Norwegian Freeway
 
 
 
 
By Kate Sierzputowski: Macro Photography Reveals the Dazzling Scales and Multi-Colored Hairs That Cover Butterfly Wings
 
 
 
 
By Anne Ewbank: The Pyrotechnic Ice-Cream Parades of the Nobel Prize Banquet Once, there was even an official ice cream.
 
 
Atlas Obscura Eric J. Wallace: The ‘Wine Archive’ That Quietly Improves the World’s Wine A collection of more than 7,000 grapevine varieties is a boon to vintners and scientists.
 
 
 
 
As you know, from reading HOW TO BE INVISIBLE, I do not answer the door unless it is someone I am expecting. However, many burglaries are in the daytime, when everyone is away from home. The burglar may ring the bell or knock twice. If no answer, he may think that no one is at home. Remedies:

1. A sign that says DAY SLEEPER–DO NOT KNOCK!

2. A sign that says, KNOCK ALL YOU WANT. WE NEVER ANSWER THE DOOR.

3. Get a cheap radio at a yard sale (I paid $2 for each of mine, one in front and one in back.), Tune it to a talk station and leave it near the door. Just loud enough so it can be heard

I also have a big sign in a window at the back of my home:

EVER WONDER IF THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH?
BREAK INTO THIS HOME AND FIND OUT!

If you have any other ideas about signs, let me know.

Best regards,

Jack Luna

 
 
 
 
Open Culture Colin Marshall: A Medieval Book That Opens Six Different Ways, Revealing Six Different Books in One
 
 
 
 
Open Culture Josh Jones: How Do You Help a Grieving Friend? Acknowledge Their Pain and Skip the Platitudes & Facile Advice
 
 

 
 
By Carly Stern: The Young Product Guru Giving Independent Artists a Voice at Spotify
 
 
By Sean Braswell: The President Behind the U.S. Supreme Court’s Worst Decision
 
 
 
 

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By Hometalk Highlights: Top 12 Ways To Organize Your Bedroom Closet
 
 
 
 
By ModMischief: Baby-sized Iron Throne
 
 
 
 
By Foxy Makes: Rustic LED Log Lamp
 
 
 
 
By flyinggems: Cat Tower With 6 Foot Scratching Pole
 
 
 
 
By scoochmaroo: DIY Halloween Masks
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 

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By scoochmaroo: Halloween Food


 
 

 
 

FYI October 15, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1529 – The Siege of Vienna ends as the Austrians rout the invading Turks, turning the tide against almost a century of unchecked conquest throughout eastern and central Europe by the Ottoman Empire.
The Siege of Vienna in 1529 was the first attempt by the Ottoman Empire, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, to capture the city of Vienna, Austria. The siege signalled the pinnacle of the Ottoman Empire’s power and the maximum extent of Ottoman expansion in central Europe. Thereafter, 150 years of bitter military tension and reciprocal attacks ensued, culminating in the Battle of Vienna of 1683, which marked the start of the 15-year-long Great Turkish War.

The inability of the Ottomans to capture Vienna in 1529 turned the tide against almost a century of conquest throughout eastern and central Europe. The Ottoman Empire had previously annexed Central Hungary and established a vassal state in Transylvania in the wake of the Battle of Mohács. According to Arnold J. Toynbee, “The failure of the first [siege of Vienna] brought to a standstill the tide of Ottoman conquest which had been flooding up the Danube Valley for a century past.”[5]

There is speculation by some historians[6] that Suleiman’s main objective in 1529 was actually to assert Ottoman control over the whole of Hungary, the western part of which (known as Royal Hungary) was under Habsburg control. The decision to attack Vienna after such a long interval in Suleiman’s European campaign is viewed as an opportunistic manoeuvre after his decisive victory in Hungary. Other scholars[6] theorise that the suppression of Hungary simply marked the prologue to a later, premeditated invasion of Europe.[6]

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1879 – Jane Darwell, American actress (d. 1967)
Jane Darwell (born Patti Woodard, October 15, 1879 – August 13, 1967) was an American actress of stage, film, and television.[1] With appearances in more than one hundred major motion pictures spanning half a century, Darwell is perhaps best-remembered for her poignant portrayal of the matriarch and leader of the Joad family in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and her role as the Bird Woman in Disney’s musical family film, Mary Poppins. Darwell has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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By Richard Sandomir: Sidney Shachnow, 83, Is Dead; Holocaust Escapee and U.S. General
 
 
 
 

By Elyse Wanshel: Woman Writes Wild Obituary For Her Father, And It’s One Hell Of A Ride

Rick Stein Obituary
You can choose which version you want to believe or share your own story about Rick with us at the Greenville Country Club on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 3:00-6:00pm.

For online condolences, please visit www.chandlerfuneralhome.com.


Obituary she wrote for her aunt:

Alicia Flaherty Stein Obituary
Some believe she died of Disco Fever, however her battle with cancer for over four years was more likely the actual cause.
 
 
 
 
By Justin T. Westbrook: Five-Plane Pileup Near Miss Put Over 1,000 People ‘At Imminent Risk’ of Death: Report
 
 
 
 
By Ryan Felton and Ishaan Jhaveri: How a Subprime Auto Lender Consumed Detroit With Debt and Turned Its Courthouse Into a Collections Agency
 
 
By Ishaan Jhaveri: How I Collected The Data For Our Latest Story On Credit Acceptance

 
 
 
 
By Andrew Couts: I Strapped GoPro’s Hero7 Black to My Dog and My Hog to See How Stable the Video Really Is
 
 
 
 
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By Jason Torchinsky: This Is What Happens When a Drag Racer’s Parachutes Fail
 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: How to Echolocate, Tustin Blimp Hangars, Wings of Tatev The world’s longest nonstop reversible cable car soars through spectacular scenery to the medieval Tatev Monastery and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Stephanie Donovan: Blog Profiles: Empowering Women Blogs
 
 
 
 
By Rocky Parker: Looking for Tech News? These 8 News Sites Will Keep You Updated.
 
 
 
 

Open Culture Josh Jones: 130,000 Photographs by Andy Warhol Are Now Available Online, Courtesy of Stanford University
 
 
 
 
By MessyNessy 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCCXVIII): A Time Capsule Airbnb Apartment in New York City, Lois Gibson, former model and Guinness World Record holder for sketch artist who has solved the most crimes and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: U.S. Census Bureau Releases More Data and Web-Based Visualization Tool Linking College Degrees and Earnings
 
 
 
 
By Adam Clark Estes: The Twisted Truth About Sears and the American Dream
 
 
By Katherine Burton, Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Eliza Ronalds-Hannon: Hedge Fund Billionaire Rode the Worst Trade of His Life All the Way Down
The architect behind Sears’ bankruptcy
Sears Chairman Edward Lampert’s track record running Sears, which filed for bankruptcy today, has been one of creative financial juggling that might have done more to protect his interests than help Sears adapt and compete, argues a Bloomberg analysis. “He closed stores, fired employees and, in what will surely be long remembered as the most unseemly element of the saga, carved out some choice assets for himself,” write Katherine Burton, Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Eliza Ronalds-Hannon.
 
 
 
 

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Delusions of Ingenuity: Tailoring a bed skirt
 
 
I like the “before” one.
By Tracey Bellion: Sophie’s Bedroom – A Rose Gold + Gray Retreat
 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 16 Makeovers That Will Make You Rethink Your Bedroom
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 

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FYI October 14, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1968 – Apollo program: The first live TV broadcast by American astronauts in orbit performed by the Apollo 7 crew.
Wally Schirra
Walt Cunningham
Donn Eisele
First manned Earth orbital demonstration of Block II CSM, launched on Saturn IB. First live television publicly broadcast from a manned mission.
Apollo 7 was an October 1968 human spaceflight mission carried out by the United States. It was the first mission in the United States’ Apollo program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first U.S. spaceflight to carry astronauts since the flight of Gemini XII in November 1966. The AS-204 mission, also known as “Apollo 1”, was intended to be the first manned flight of the Apollo program. It was scheduled to launch in February 1967, but a fire in the cabin during a January 1967 test killed the crew. Manned flights were then suspended for 21 months, while the cause of the accident was investigated and improvements made to the spacecraft and safety procedures, and unmanned test flights of the Saturn V rocket and Apollo Lunar Module were made. Apollo 7 fulfilled Apollo 1’s mission of testing the Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) in low Earth orbit.

The Apollo 7 crew was commanded by Walter M. Schirra, with senior pilot / navigator Donn F. Eisele, and pilot / systems engineer R. Walter Cunningham. Official crew titles were made consistent with those that would be used for the manned lunar landing missions: Eisele was Command Module Pilot and Cunningham was Lunar Module Pilot. Their mission was Apollo’s ‘C’ mission, an 11-day Earth-orbital test flight to check out the redesigned Block II CSM with a crew on board. It was the first time a Saturn IB vehicle put a crew into space; Apollo 7 was the first three-person American space mission, and the first to include a live TV broadcast from an American spacecraft. It was launched on October 11, 1968, from what was then known as Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida. Despite tension between the crew and ground controllers, the mission was a complete technical success, giving NASA the confidence to send Apollo 8 into orbit around the Moon two months later. The flight would prove to be the final space flight for all of its three crew members—and the only one for both Cunningham and Eisele—when it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on October 22, 1968. It was also the only manned launch from Launch Complex 34, as well as the last launch from the complex.


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JSC-498 Flight of Apollo 7

 
 

 
 
 
 

Born On This Day

 
 
1894 – Victoria Drummond, British marine engineer (d. 1978)
Victoria Alexandrina Drummond MBE (1894–1978), was the first woman marine engineer in Britain and first woman member of Institute of Marine Engineers. In World War II she served at sea as an engineering officer in the British Merchant Navy and received awards for bravery under enemy fire.

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By Whitney Kimball: Saturday Night Social: Meow Like an Otter, Dance Like a Goat
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
By Jason Torchinsky: Chevy Once Used the Power of Cat Videos to Sell Corvairs
 
 

 
 
 
 
By Jason Torchinsky: This May Be The Sistine Chapel of Idiotic Driving Dashcam Videos
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Redford: Report: Aaron Hernandez Was Sexually Abused As A Boy
 
 
 
 
By Patrick Redford: Jadeveon Clowney Tackled Chris Ivory By A Single Dreadlock
 
 
 
 
By Susan Karlin: How a real Apollo astronaut helped First Man shoot the moon Al Worden on what Neil Armstrong was really like, how space flight is like playing the piano, and why the flag controversy is lunacy.
 
 

 
 
 
 
DriveTribe: 6 CAR COMPANIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF and more->
 
 
 
 
By jcooperc: Windy Mountainside Gardening
 
 
 
 
By nmurawsky: Seward Climate – So, What’s Normal?
 
 
 
 
By Eric Czuleger: You Can Learn Everything You Need to Know by Teaching 4th Graders in Iraqi Kurdistan
Children know what adults claim to have tamed in themselves: They know that violence is an antidote to fear. It is not a good antidote, but often, it is the only antidote. So the boys swung fists and lunch boxes. They kicked and bloodied each other. They fought under the stairs while some students watched, some went to tell teachers and others were too absorbed in the bright sunny day to care.
 
 
 
 
By Anirban Mahapatra: A Clash Over Antarctica’s Future Is Deepening
 
 
 
 
By Andrew Egan: The Lazarus Libraries What happens when “lost” films and television shows become found once again—and what that does to the work’s cultural legacy.
 
 
 
 
By Gary Price: Northern Ireland: “Belfast Central Library at 130: ‘No Longer are We Just Librarians’”
 
 
 
 

The Passive Voice – A Million Indie Titles Were Published Last Year, Matters of Tolerance, Can Typos Give Insight Into Your Mental Health? More ->
 
 
 
 
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Borges on Turning Trauma, Misfortune, and Humiliation into Raw Material for Art, The Mesmerizing Microscopy of Trees: Otherworldly Images Revealing the Cellular Structure of Wood Specimens and more ->
 
 
 
 
Two Nerdy History Girls Breakfast Links Week of October 8, 2018: Dozens of costume history books to read on line via The Getty, The challenges of war to a woman: Baroness Frederika von Riedesel describes the second Battle of Saratoga, In the 1870s, a radical journalist and a photographer documented London street life with these images and more ->
 
 
 
 
Zat Rana: Why You Are Not Who You Say You Are
More and more, we live in a world where we are defined by who we say we are rather than who we really are. It seems like we would rather talk than do the work required to understand what it is that we truly embody. It’s easier to speak than to be silent, of course, so not only do we never observe the space that we need to observe to see the truth, but we don’t even give ourselves the chance to create it to begin with.
 
 
 
 

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By Penolopy Bulnick: Homemade Halloween Decorations
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 

 
 

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