FYI September 09, 2018

On This Day

 
 
1561 – The ultimately unsuccessful Colloquy of Poissy opens in an effort to reconcile French Catholics and Protestants.
The Colloquy at Poissy was a religious conference which took place in Poissy, France, in 1561. Its object was to effect a reconciliation between the Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots) of France.[1]

The conference was opened on 9 September in the refectory of the convent of Poissy,[1] the French king (aged 11) himself being present. It broke up inconclusively a month later, on 9 October, by which point the divide between the doctrines appeared irreconcilable.

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Born On This Day

 
 
1868 – Mary Hunter Austin, American author, poet, and critic (d. 1934)
Mary Hunter Austin (September 9, 1868 – August 13, 1934) was an American writer. One of the early nature writers of the American Southwest, her classic The Land of Little Rain (1903) describes the fauna, flora and people – as well as evoking the mysticism and spirituality – of the region between the High Sierra and the Mojave Desert of southern California.

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FYI

 
 
Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Sunday Interview – Getting to Know You with Hugh W. Roberts.
 
 
 
 
By Elizabeth Werth: From Ireland to Australia, Fay Taylour Proved Women Didn’t Need Handicap Starts to Dominate a Race
 
 
Fay Taylour (5 April 1904 – 2 August 1983), known as Flying Fay, was an Irish motorcyclist in the late 1920s and a champion speedway rider. She switched to racing cars in 1931. She was interned as a fascist during the Second World War but after the war continued racing in the UK and America until she retired in the late 1950s.

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By Elizabeth Werth: The Settrington Cup is Probably the Most Adorable Part of the Goodwood Revival
 
 

 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice: What If Digital Is Antithetical to Learning?
 
 
 
 
Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings: The Difficult Art of Giving Space in Love: Rilke on Freedom, Togetherness, and the Secret to a Good Marriage, Like https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/09/06/you-belong-here-clark-arsenault/ on Facebook The Woman Who Smashed Codes: The Untold Story of Cryptography Pioneer Elizebeth Friedman and more->
 
 
 
 

Ideas

 
 
By Audrey Obscura: Free Online Glue Class
 
 
 
 
By Mastering Me: Easy Life-Saving Water Filter
 
 
 
 
By Hometalk Highlights: 12 Ideas to Make a Dresser Oh-So-Pretty! No one wants to put their pretty clothes in a not-so-pretty dresser. Use these 12 creative ideas to rejuvenate your dresser!
 
 


 
 

 
 

Recipes

 
 
Joan Reeves Saturday Share: Ingredient Substituions in Cooking
 
 
 
 
By Kitchen Mason: How to Make an Apple Berry Summer Fruit Crumble