FYI December 02, 2018

On This Day

1763 – Dedication of the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, the first synagogue in what will become the United States.
The Touro Synagogue or Congregation Jeshuat Israel (Hebrew: קהל קדוש ישועת ישראל‬) is a synagogue built in 1763 in Newport, Rhode Island, that is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States,[2] the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America,[3] and the only surviving synagogue building in the U.S. dating to the colonial era. In 1946, it was declared a National Historic Site.[4]



Born On This Day

503 – Emperor Jianwen of Liang, emperor of the Chinese Liang dynasty (d. 551)
Emperor Jianwen of Liang (梁簡文帝) (2 December 503 – 551[2]), personal name Xiao Gang (蕭綱), courtesy name Shizuan (世纘), nickname Liutong (六通), was an emperor of the Chinese Liang Dynasty. He was initially not the crown prince of his father Emperor Wu, the founder of the dynasty, but became the crown prince in 531 after his older brother Xiao Tong died. In 549, the rebellious general Hou Jing captured the capital Jiankang, and Hou subsequently held both Emperor Wu and Crown Prince Gang under his power, having Crown Prince Gang take the throne (as Emperor Jianwen) after Emperor Wu’s death later that year. During Emperor Jianwen’s reign, he was almost completely under Hou’s control, and in 551, Hou, planning to take the throne himself, first forced Emperor Jianwen to yield the throne to his grandnephew Xiao Dong the Prince of Yuzhang, and then sent messengers to suffocate the former emperor.




By Elizabeth Werth: This Studebaker Snow Weasel Was On Sale for One Cent and No One Bought The Ideal Winter Vehicle
The Passive Voice: When you are trying to change the questions I am what I am Your Basket is Leaking Six Myths  (and a Few Facts) About Traditional Publishing Draft2Digital, Baker & Taylor, and OverDrive Like a Sword Wound Kindle Romance Bestsellers Graffiti Artists are Gaining Recognition—and Rights
Word Wenches Newsletter December 2018
By Spoon & Tamago: Used Car Dealership in Tottori Recognized by the Michelin Guide for its Ramen
By Eugene S. Robinson: Going Out on a High: the Doctor Advocating LSD for the Dying
Why you should care
Everybody’s got to die. But not everyone’s got to be miserable doing it.

Studies show about 25 percent of Medicare spending gets poured into caring for people in their last year of living — which would add up to $175 billion last year. That number is catching the eyes of cost-cutting politicians. All this penny-pinching has caused Byock to turn a jaundiced eye to the spate of now-legal physician-assisted death states: California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. “I call it Physician-Hastened Death,” says Byock. “And why the rush to hustle the old and the sick into the hereafter? Excuse me if it just seems a little too convenient to me.”
Atlas Obscura: In its first decades, the United States nurtured schoolgirl mapmakers, For Sale: A WWII Cipher and more ->
Two Nerdy History Girls Breakfast Links: Week of November 26, 2018 Guide dogs in medieval art and writing. “Battalion of Life”: American women’s hospitals and the First World War. Protecting children in traffic: a brief history of crossing guards. You may be cool, but you’ll never be Cordell Jackson “the rockin’ granny” cool. And more ->
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: Ursula K. Le Guin on suffering and getting to the other side of pain, Beethoven on the creative process, George Sand’s only children’s book


Cari @ Everything Pretty: Natural Hair Care, Hot Chocolate Milk Bath Salts, and Hair Oil
By jessyratfink: How to Decorate for the Holidays: 75 Inspiring Projects How to Decorate for the Holidays: 75 Inspiring Projects




By Penolopy Bulnick: Apple Caramels Recipe
By In the Kitchen With Matt: Classic Gingerbread Cookies

Widget not in any sidebars


Widget not in any sidebars


Widget not in any sidebars