Category: Review

Quotes November 02, 2020

Quotes courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positivity Blog

“By changing nothing, nothing changes.”
Tony Robbins

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
Wayne W. Dyer

“A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.”
Spanish Proverb

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
Lee Iacocca

“Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”
Jacob M. Braude

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”
Oprah Winfrey

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
Steve Jobs

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”
Walt Disney

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
Michael Jordan

“Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by discomforts.”
Arnold Bennett

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
James Baldwin

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”
Martin Luther

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
George Bernard Shaw

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Reinhold Niebuhr

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
Paulo Coelho

Quotes October 18, 2020

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

“There are unheralded tipping points, a certain number of times that we will unlock the front door of an apartment. At some point you were closer to the last time than you were to the first time, and you didn’t even know it. You didn’t know that each time you passed the threshold you were saying good-bye.”

“Our streets are calendars containing who we were and who we will be next.”
Colson Whitehead, The Colossus of New York
“What will die with me when I die, what pathetic or fragile form will the world lose? The voice of Macedonio Fernandez, the image of a red horse in the vacant lot at Serrano and Charcas, a bar of sulphur in the drawer of a mahogany desk?”
Jorge Luis Borges, “The Witness”
“Sartaj was thinking about how uncanny an animal this life was, that you had to seize it and let go of it at the same time, that you had to enjoy but also plan, live every minute and die every moment.”
Vikram Chandra, Sacred Games
“Humor is the antidote to overthinking. It’s a way of saying that life is paradoxical. Humor contains contradictions; it does not resolve them but revels in them. It says that the right way to exist among the contradictions, paradoxes, and absurdities of life is to cope with them through laughter.”
Bob Mankoff, How About Never: Is Never Good For You?
“The fire had burned to embers, the company was gone. We walked in the icy darkness with the old, limping dog. Nothing on the empty road, no cars, no sound, no lights. The year turning, cold stars above. My arm around her. Feeling of courage. Great desire to live on.”
James Salter, Burning the Days
“The brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy.”
Thérèse de Lisieux, Story of a Soul
“Sometimes something can look beautiful just because it’s different in some way from the other things around it. One red petunia in a window box will look very beautiful if all the rest of them are white, and vice-versa.”
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
“The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
Carl Jung, Psychological Types
“We can only know others by ourselves.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Lantern-Bearers and Other Essays
“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Quotes October 04, 2020

Quotes courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positivity Blog

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi
“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
“Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.”
Roy T. Bennett
“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
Mary Engelbreit
“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”
Carol Burnett
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
Lao Tzu
“Words are powerful; if you change your words, you can change your life.”
Joyce Meyer
“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”
Estée Lauder
“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”
Tuli Kupferberg
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”
Brene Brown
“A ship in a harbor is safe, but that’s not why ships are built”
John A. Shedd
“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.”
Arthur Golden
“You must welcome change as the rule, but not as your ruler.”
Denis Waitley
“True life is lived when tiny changes occur.”
Leo Tolstoy
“When in doubt, choose change.”
Lily Leung
“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”
Steve Maraboli
“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
Margaret Thatcher
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
Mark Victor Hansen
“The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.”
Barbara Kingsolver
“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”
Chinese proverb

907 Updates March 09, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach looks to the future of the Last Great Race; 2020 Iditarod race course map; Frontiers: The Rise of Champions and more ->
KTUU: UPDATE: GCI says the issue has been fixed; Iditarod Day 2: Peter Kaiser in the lead to Rainy Pass; ‘Holy Switcheroo!’: Veteran musher subs in for sick wife at the Iditarod start line; Antler cam: Get a reindeer’s eye view of a run through Anchorage; Hot dogs and sled dogs: Matson continues community trailside picnic tradition and more ->


KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Richie Diehl First Into Finger Lake Checkpoint; Y-K Delta Mushers Head Out On Iditarod Trail and more ->
Alaska Native News: Snowboarder on Funny River Road being Towed by Truck suffers Head Injuries and moe ->

Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: It’s going to get real: State Department advises ‘don’t travel on cruise ships’ and more ->
By Bailey Berg, Atlas Obscura: Once a Year, This Alaskan Town Is Home to More Pies Than People
For mushers in the Iditarod dog-sled race, stopping in Takotna is a treat.

Alaska town prepares annual pies for the Iditarod
The 52 residents of Takotna, Alaska, are preparing to feed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race participants who stop at the checkpoint on their way to the finish line in Nome. The tradition of baking pies for mushers was started 50 years ago by Jan Newton and has been carried on by residents since her death in 2012.

Military February 27, 2020 This Veteran Donated More than 2 Feet of Hair for Wigs for Cancer Patients; Lost Care and Broken Promises: Military Retirees React to Tricare Changes and more ->
Task & Purpose: Marine commandant banishes Confederate symbols from all Corps installations; The Air Force has a jolly new name for its next combat rescue helicopter and more ->
DOD: Esper: DOD Budget Request Reflects Readiness Priorities, Tough Choices; Strategy-Driven Budget Helps Hedge Against Capability Erosion and more ->


Military February 11, 2020

Task & Purpose: ‘His sacrifice will not be forgotten’ — Special Forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan remembered as selfless warriors; ‘Satanist’ Fort Riley soldier pleads guilty to bomb plot; Army drill sergeant suspended following profanity-laced shoving match with recruit in Georgia; The Marine Corps wants yet another new sniper rifle; 104-year-old Iwo Jima Marine rakes in 70,000 cards for Valentine’s Day; The Philippines cancels major security pact with the US and more -> Navy Veteran Sturgill Simpson’s Banned Movie Finally Gets a Release Date; Navy SEAL Found Guilty in Nude-Photo Scheme, Sentenced to Month in Brig; Former Army Medic Sentenced to 35 Years for his Wife’s Murder; Marines Plan to Cut Thousands of Personnel, Cull Fleets of MRAPs and AAVs; As Pearl Harbor Was Attacked, a Navy Band Finished ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and more ->
DOD: FY 2021 Defense Budget The president’s fiscal year 2021 budget request enables irreversible implementation of the National Defense Strategy. And more ->
By John Baldoni, Smart Brief; A lesson In decision-making


Military December 16, 2019

By Katie Lange, DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Tech Sgt. Vernon McGarity
Vernon McGarity (December 1, 1921 – May 21, 2013) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

Born in Right, Tennessee (unincorporated Hardin County) on December 1, 1921, McGarity joined the army in November 1942.[1] By December 16, 1944, the first day of the Battle of the Bulge, he was serving near Krinkelt, Belgium as a technical sergeant in Company L of the 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division.[2] Wounded early in the battle, McGarity returned to his unit and, as squad leader, directed and encouraged his soldiers throughout the intense fight which ensued. He repeatedly braved heavy fire to rescue wounded men, attack the advancing Germans, and retrieve supplies. Only after completely running out of ammunition were he and his squad captured. For his actions during the battle he was awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on January 11, 1946.[3] He died at the age of 91 in 2013.[4][5]

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Military August 16, 2019

Task & Purpose: ‘Here we are again’ — Shaw AFB is mourning its third suicide in as many months; ‘She’s an old beast’ — What it’s like to serve aboard the Polar Star, the Pentagon’s neglected 43-year-old stepchild; Army’s housing chief fired amid ongoing investigation; A Marine flattop sailed through the Strait of Hormuz with an armored vehicle on its flight deck to fend off Iranian gunboats and more -> First Armored Soldier Honored for Protecting Children in El Paso Shooting; France Honors African Veterans of World War II Landings; Navajo Nation Eyes Renaming US Highway After WWII Code Talker; 1st Enlisted Woman to Attempt Air Force Special Recon Training Dropped from Program; SOCOM Must Make These Changes as it Reviews Ethics Problems, Operators and Experts Say and more ->


Military August 13, 2019

Task & Purpose: With the facts of his death murky, an investigation will see if a Marine was killed in Iraq by friendly fire; The A-10 Warthog will keep on BRRRTing in the free world for at least another decade; Marine who sent Nazi imagery to ‘Terminal Lance’ creator gets busted down to private; Watch a Russian jet chase a NATO fighter away from the Russian defense minister’s aircraft and more -> Marine Who Warned of Insider Attack Should Be Allowed to Serve, Board Finds; Special Forces Unit Member Killed in Niger Ambush Honored for Bravery; Army Doctors in El Paso Surged to Care for Victims of Mass Shooting; Senator Pushes Back After Deported Marine Not Allowed to Enter US for Interview and more ->

Military August 07, 2019

Task & Purpose: The mother of former Defense Secretary James Mattis has died; Meet the first female Marine assigned to fly the F-35C; Navy reassigns prosecutor caught trying to spy on Gallagher defense team before trial; Navy SEAL and Marine Raider could dodge sexual assault charges in hazing death of Green Beret in Mali; Chuck Norris has a new TV special, so we’re going to use this as an excuse to make a bunch of Chuck Norris jokes and more -> New Report Points to Acute Fatigue as Factor in Deadly Navy Ship Collision; $100M Wrongful Death Appeal Filed by Family of US Marine Recruit Denied; Terminally Ill Military Kids Can Now Receive Both Treatment and Hospice; Marine Sergeants Face New Deadline to Pick Up Staff Sergeant and more ->