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907 Updates May 06, 2018

By Annie Zak: Police investigate shooting in Anchorage’s Centennial Park
By Kalinda Kindle: Conference shines light on sex trafficking in Alaska
By Alex DeMarban: Bill that supporters say will lower prescription drug costs poised to clear Alaska Legislature
 By Associated Press: Juneau utility officials recommend rate hikes
By Alex DeMarban: Report says Alaska most profitable region for ConocoPhillips, by far
By Loren Holmes: This is what Alaska’s largest motorcycle gathering looks like
By Victoria Taylor: Bike shop prepares kids for bike to school day
By Rhonda McBride: Hobo Jim receives honorary doctorate from UAF
By Beth Bragg: If he can avoid flat tires, this Alaskan might make it as a professional triathlete
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: The Jerry Wessling Band
Moms Everyday KTUU: Baby cues help parents teach vocabulary

Military April 19, 2018

By Katie Lange: Military: There Is Time In Your Day for DoD Education Programs
By Shannon Collins DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Gold Star Children Take on Business World Thanks to TAPS
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno 621st Contingency Response Wing: Service Dog Lends War Veteran a Helping Paw
By Shireen Bedi Office of the Air Force Surgeon General: Face of Defense: Doctor Builds Partnerships Through Global Health Engagement
By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity: ISIS Contained in Syria, Changing Tactics, OIR Spokesman Says
By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity: Increasing Global Threats Call for Capabilities to Deter, Defend, Officials Say

Columbus, Georgia, circa 1960. “Judge Paige.” More specifically, Myles Anderson Paige (1898-1983), the Alabama-born lawyer whose multifaceted career included stints as WWI Army captain, Assistant New York State Attorney General, criminal courts jurist and National Guard colonel. Not to mention picnic food taster. 4×5 inch acetate negative from the Shorpy News Photo Archive.

Myles Anderson Paige, the first African American to be appointed a New York City Criminal Court Judge, was born on July 18, 1898 in Montgomery, Alabama. Paige was a star football player at Howard University, graduating from the Washington D.C. institution with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1921. While at Howard he joined Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Paige served in the United States Army during the World War I as captain of the 369th regiment. Paige’s ascension to captain was swift and impressive considering he began his military career as a corporal in September of 1917 and was promoted to second lieutenant a week later. The following week he became first lieutenant and before the end of September he was captain and company commander.


Just A Car Guy: Will Eisner the originator of the graphic novel, namesake of the Eisner Award, the comic book and cartoon industry equivalent of the Oscar, drew comics for, and about, the U.S. military to assist the maintenance mechanics in learning the dull info
Just A Car Guy: the Paul Bunyan load, September, 1952. A 1949 Peterbilt 390, 12 foot bunks, and adjustable Rossi chocks. the 40 foot logs were 7, 8 and 9 feet in diameter. 53,670 board feet. Driver, Wes Copeland, previously a WW2 bomber pilot
Just A Car Guy: Winnie Fritz was a farmhand at 6, a Army nurse unit commanding officer in Vietnam in 1970 at 22, a nurse to presidents and kings at Walter Reed at 23, a pilot, and the clinical operating officer of an international health system at 31.

Military April 04, 2018

Press Operations: Get Your Military Tax Questions Answered during Facebook Live Event
Department of Defense officials will host a Facebook Live event to answer questions from service members and their families about tax filing. Military OneSource is hosting the event Wednesday, April 4, 3-3:30 p.m. Eastern, on their Facebook page. You can learn more about the event on their MilTax Facebook event page.
By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Byron C. Linder Logistics Group Western Pacific: Face of Defense: Navy Audiologist Contributes to Pacific Partnership
By Air Force Maj. Marne A.C. Losurdo, 403rd Wing: Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters Make a Difference
Flightline Honors: Navy Capt. Thomas J. Hudner Jr.

Thomas Jerome Hudner Jr. (August 31, 1924 – November 13, 2017) was an officer of the United States Navy and a naval aviator. He rose to the rank of captain, and received the Medal of Honor for his actions in trying to save the life of his wingman, Ensign Jesse L. Brown, during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War.
Northcom’s Alaskan Command Conducts Arctic Edge 2018




Quotes March 21, 2018

“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.”
Robert Anthony
“There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore.”
Laurie Halse Anderson
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
Steve Maraboli
It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.
Albert Einstein,
theoretical physicist
There’s nothing so dangerous as sitting still.
Willa Cather,
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy
“We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common sense.
Beatrix Potter,
writer and illustrator
During times of radical change, how do we hold both the magnificence and tragedy of the world?
Geneen Marie Haugen
Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
Edgar Degas
“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.”
George Orwell
The greatest peril of misplaced worry is that in keeping us constantly tensed against an imagined catastrophe, it prevents us from fully living.
If your everyday life seems poor, don’t blame it; blame yourself; admit to yourself that you are not enough of a poet to call forth its riches.
Rainer Maria Rilke,
poet and novelist
In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
Simone de Beauvoir

Quotes March 16, 2018

Our armed forces will fight for peace in Iraq, a peace built on more secure foundations than are found today in the Middle East. Even more important, they will fight for two human conditions of even greater value than peace: liberty and justice.
John McCain
“Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.”
Charlie Dent
“You know, 1 percent of us is in the armed forces, protecting the other 99, and they’re all volunteers.”
Benjamin Walker
History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answered the call in bravery and sacrifice.
Tim Pawlenty
As to the advantages of temperance in the training of the armed forces and of its benefits to the members of the forces themselves, there can be no doubt in the world.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
The U.S. Armed Forces are the best trained, best equipped fighting forces in the world.
Jim Walsh
Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict.
Wayne Allard
Every member of the U.S. Armed Forces knows what they signed up for, and they know what their job is, and they are proud of their job.”
John Cena
I have great respect and understanding for military commitment due to my own family’s involvement with the armed forces.
Carolyn Murphy
The criteria for serving one’s country should be competence, courage, and willingness to serve. When we deny people the chance to serve because of their sexual orientation, we deprive them of their rights of citizenship, and we deprive our armed forces the service of willing and capable Americans.
Dianne Feinstein

907 Updates March 10, 2018

By Liz Thomas: Jim Balamaci memorial this weekend
By Zaz Hollander: Gunshots, then silence: Daylong standoff with troopers in Pilot Station ends with man dead
By Kortnie Horazdovsky / Victoria Taylor: Thomas re-sentenced to original plea deal of 75 years for murder
By Mike Ross: Sexual assault suspect indicted
By Emily Carlson: Fairview worries Prop 10 would turn them into homeless hub
Nurse Named Providence CEO
By Laurel Andrews: Alaska’s state-run psychiatric hospital to be investigated for allegations of workplace safety, retaliation
By Erica Martinson: Alaskan’s BIA nomination held up in White House limbo over Native corporation share questions
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Alaskan Paralympian wins gold
By Richard Mauer: ASK JUNEAU: Can marijuana tax revenue be used for education?
By Daybreak Staff: Mic Check in the Morning: The Quebe Sisters
By Wesley Early: Alaska News Nightly: Friday, March 9, 2018
By Craig Medred: Iditarod dangers
Back home in Minnesota now with the memory of a near-death experience along the Iditarod Trail unlikely to fade for a long, long time, Scott Hoberg finds himself a man deeply humbled by Alaska’s vast, winter wilderness

And thankful to be alive. Very thankful.

Music March 03, 2018


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Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings -> An Evolutionary Anatomy of Affect: Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How and Why We Feel What We Feel

“How and what we create culturally and how we react to cultural phenomena depend on the tricks of our imperfect memories as manipulated by feelings.”

“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,” William James wrote in his pioneering 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. In the century-some since, breakthroughs in neurology, psychobiology, and neuroscience have contributed leaps of layered (though still incomplete) understanding of the relationship between the physical body and our emotional experience. That tessellated relationship is what neuroscientist Antonio Damasio examines in The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures (public library) — a title inspired by the disorienting fact that several billion years ago, single-cell organisms began exhibiting behaviors strikingly analogous to certain human social behaviors and 100 million years ago insects developed interactions, instruments, and cooperative strategies that we might call cultural. That such sociocultural behaviors long predate the development of the human brain casts new light on the ancient mind-body problem and offers a radical revision of how we understand mind, feeling, consciousness, and the construction of cultures.

Read complete article -> An Evolutionary Anatomy of Affect: Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How and Why We Feel What We Feel

Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Zadie Smith on Optimism and Despair

“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive.”

Applying the tenth of her ten rules of writing — “Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.” — to life itself, Smith adds:

We will never be perfect: that is our limitation. But we can have, and have had, moments in which we can take genuine pride.

Read complete article -> Zadie Smith on Optimism and Despair

Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings:  Niels Bohr,   Ursula K. Le Guin and more

Nobel-Winning Physicist Niels Bohr on Subjective vs. Objective Reality and the Uses of Religion in a Secular World
“The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer. But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a subjective side won’t get us very far.”


Ursula K. Le Guin on Art, Storytelling, and the Power of Language to Transform and Redeem
“One of the functions of art is to give people the words to know their own experience… Storytelling is a tool for knowing who we are and what we want.”


An inventory of the meaningful life.
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings