Category: FYI


FYI September 9, 2016

A Luna-tic Tip: “The Secret to Success in Life”
Originally published December 11, 2012

Here it is, folks, in paragraph one. The secret of success in life is to force yourself to leave your comfort zone. Think about it:

“I can’t find a job!”

– – – Move to Williston, North Dakota.

“I can’t find a nice girlfriend in any of the bars”

– – – Join a volunteer group where you’re all helping others for free.

“I hate it when my friends say I’m fat!”

– – – Follow Dr. Gott’s NO FLOUR NO SUGAR diet.

“My son’s in his 20s and refuses to leave home.”

– – – Hand him an application to work at McDonalds, and kick him out.

“We don’t have the money to send our kids to college.”

– – – Then see that they learn a trade, even if they must work for free.

“I want to write a book but I have no time!”

– – – Get up at 5 a.m. like I do. (Still alive at 85.)

“I don’t know what my purpose is in life!”

– – – Contact JJ Luna. (You won’t like the answer.)   =================================


(Proofreaders no longer needed.)

Readers of Bestselling fiction wanted

In the early 2000s I wrote several novels but did not publish them. Now, however, I plan re re-write one of them. If you are an avid reader of authors such as John Grisham, Robert B. Parker, and/or John D. McDonald, and would like to give me an opinion of several different opening chapters, please contact me.  No cash involved, sorry!

Jack Luna
J J Luna


An experiment with removing gender from job applications makes the case that bias influences hiring.
Tech companies should be interested in diversifying, said Annie Ryan, Speak With a Geek’s director of diversity and inclusion. Research has shown that diverse teams lead to diverse thinking and better problem solving.

“If you’re coming up with a new technology,” Ryan said, “you want to make sure it’s most applicable to the widest amount of users, so that anybody in the world can pick up your technology and have it be relevant to their lives. The best way to do that is to bring in different perspectives to the creation process.”

Erin Carson: When tech firms judge on skills alone, women land more job interviews


We’re building an internet that protects privacy, starting with email.


Debra Lynn Dadd Live Toxic Free


WASP Elaine Harmon

Honored to be in Washington DC to witness WASP Elaine Harmon being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Will likely be lots of national coverage. Check out this podcast for some background on the women if you are interested.

Honored to be in Washington DC to witness WASP Elaine Harmon being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Will likely be lots of national coverage. Check out this podcast for some background on the women if you are interested.

Chickens & Campers


Walk-in open air chicken coop by hubertofliege in homegardening



Great idea for a camper!


How to Buy an Ex-Ambulance by ambercollective in outsidecamping

Rape September 5, 2016

How effective is public shaming?  If people held protests in front of criminals homes and places of business do you believe that will affect a positive outcome?




Brock Turner’s Parents Fear For His Safety

Brock Turner was released from a California jail on Friday after serving only three months for sexually assaulting an unconscious 23-year-old woman at Stanford University.


Does your State have a backlog on Rape Kits?  How are kits prioritized?

Victim’s age, race, gender, or how the investigators feel about the victim or attacker?



Victims have a life sentence. Read that again. Victims of sexual assault carry those events for the rest of their lives. We owe it to ourselves, to them, to get this right.

Shannyn Moore: Rape kit backlog reflects failure of justice in Alaska

Shannyn Moore is a radio broadcaster. You can hear her show, “The Last Word,” Monday through Friday 4-6 p.m. on KOAN 95.5 FM and 1080 AM and 1480 We Act Radio in Washington, D.C., and on Netroots Radio.The views expressed here are the writer’s own and are not necessarily endorsed by Alaska Dispatch News, which welcomes a broad range of viewpoints. To submit a piece for consideration, e-mail commentary(at)


Farewell Hugh Charles Krampe September 5, 2016

Mandatory Credit:  Photo by Charles Davis/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (2025466a) Actor Hugh O'brian.

Mandatory Credit:
Photo by Charles Davis/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (2025466a)
Actor Hugh O’brian.

O’Brian dedicated a great deal of his life to a charitable effort he created himself in 1958, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, a nonprofit youth leadership development program for high schoolers. The organization sponsors 10,000 high school sophomores annually through leadership programs in all 50 states and 20 countries.


Hugh Charles Krampe (April 19, 1925 – September 5, 2016)

Happy Birthday Bob Newhart & Freddie Mercury September 5, 2016


Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart



An asteroid has been named after Freddie Mercury to mark what would have been the singer’s 70th birthday.

The Queen frontman has had his name attached to Asteroid 17473, which was discovered in 1991 – the year he died.

Queen guitarist Brian May told a gathering of 1,250 fans at Montreux Casino in Switzerland that the asteroid would now be known as Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury.

May said the honour marked “Freddie’s outstanding influence in the world”.

He said: “And so – for its first appearance in public – Asteroid Freddiemercury – happy birthday Freddie!”

Freddie Mercury: Asteroid named after late Queen star to mark 70th birthday

Brian May

907 Updates FYI September 5, 2016


Northern Lights Taking Flight by Todd Salat






Blossom Teal – Anything Goes KCAW, Sitka

Program schedule near the upper left. Then click on Anything Goes (Sunday at noon) and it will come up for you to listen to.



Jim Edwards September 5, 2016

Paul worked with his son Steve and had visited Jim and family  in McCarthy.

Tom Kizzia: The life and times of Jim Edwards, the can-do genius of Alaska’s lost decades



Voting Changes in North Carolina September 5, 2016

The point of this post relates to comments by a North Carolina Republican consultant about whether the changes in North Carolina voting rules were racist or not. 


Southwest Fun Flying September 5, 2016