FYI February 28, 2021

On This Day

1638 – The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.
The National Covenant (Scottish Gaelic: An Cùmhnant Nàiseanta)[1][2] was an agreement signed by the people of Scotland in 1638 in opposition to the proposed reforms of the Church of Scotland (also known as The Kirk) by King Charles I. The king’s efforts to impose changes on the church in the 1630s caused widespread protests across Scotland, leading to the organisation of committees to coordinate opposition to the king. Facing royal opposition to the movement, its leaders arranged the creation of the National Covenant, which was designed to bolster the movement by tapping into patriotic fervour and became widely adopted throughout most of Scotland.

The Covenant opposed changes to the Church of Scotland, and committed its signatories to stand together in the defence of the nation’s religion. Charles saw this as an act of rebellion against his rule, leading to the Bishops’ Wars, the result of which required him to call an English Parliament. This parliament passed acts limiting the king’s authority, and these disputes ultimately led to the First English Civil War.

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Born On This Day

1896 – Philip Showalter Hench, American physician and endocrinologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)[21]
Philip Showalter Hench (February 28, 1896 – March 30, 1965[1]) was an American physician. Hench, along with his Mayo Clinic co-worker Edward Calvin Kendall and Swiss chemist Tadeus Reichstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1950 for the discovery of the hormone cortisone, and its application for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The Nobel Committee bestowed the award for the trio’s “discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects.”[2]

Hench received his undergraduate education at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and received his medical training at the United States Army Medical Corps and the University of Pittsburgh. He began working at Mayo Clinic in 1923, later serving as the head of the Department of Rheumatology. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Hench received many other awards and honors throughout his career. He also had a lifelong interest in the history and discovery of yellow fever.

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FYI

News From Science: The first organism to use oxygen may have appeared surprisingly early; Hungry teen dinosaurs crowded out their competitors; New, more inclusive journal policies ease author name changes on published papers read more ->
 
 
 
 
EarthSky News: Feb 27 – Top Stories This Week
 
 
 
 
By Marc Chernoff, Marc & Angel Hack Life: 20 Things to Stop Letting People Do to You (Setting Boundaries in Relationships 101)
 
 
 
 
Debra & Larry at Lifely: Lifely – 28 February 2021
 
 
 
 
By Jordan Babineaux, Real Leaders: Former NFL Player Shows You How to Pivot to Win
 
 
 
 
By Adam Grant, Havard Business Review: Persuading the Unpersuadable
 
 
 
 
By Kayla Kibbe, Inside Hook: Meet Japan’s New Minister of Loneliness
 
 
 
 

Brain Pickings by Maria Popova: The Pattern Inside the Pattern: Fractals, the Hidden Order Beneath Chaos, and the Story of the Refugee Who Revolutionized the Mathematics of Reality
 
 
 
 

STORIES FROM NORTHERN CANADA AND ALASKA: Flight Nurses
 
 
STORIES FROM NORTHERN CANADA AND ALASKA: Photographer of the Alaska Highway Project

 
 
 
 
Wonder what Alaska looks like?
Kathryn’s Report: Middleton Municipal Airport – Morey Field (C29): Town Discusses Lead from Airplane Emissions
 
 
Kathryn’s Report: Loss of Control on Ground: Sportsman 2+2, N5045X; accident occurred March 27, 2020 at Leisurewood Airstrip (9AK6), Wasilla, Alaska
 
 
Kathryn’s Report: Missoula man sentenced for aiming laser pointer at airplane
 
 
 
 
Caffeinated Reviewer: Sunday Post #461 Melting
 
 
 
 
Make a Living Writing: Use the Cow-Farts Method to Find a Lucrative Writing Niche
 
 
 
 
Dana Stabenow: This month we launched the 5th Liam Campbell novel!
 
 
 
 
Well+Good: This Cheap Iced Coffee Maker Is Saving Me $700 a Year on Coffee; Hundreds of People Share This One Refrigerator, Thanks to Two Women Who Keep It Stocked

Ideas

By Crafts with Klara: Ugly-Miracle Moisturizing Tropical Goop
 
 
By Zac Builds: Heavy Duty Rolling Tool Base
 
 
By BradG76: (LED) “Plasma” Lamp

Recipes

By Ronna Farley: Immunity-Boosting Frozen Elderberry Drops
 
 
By In The Kitchen With Matt: Easy Lemon Curd
 
 
By akshaymomaya: Butter Garlic Naan (Spicy Indian Flat Bread)
 
 
By Diana Rattray, The Spruce Eats: Reuben Casserole With Crumb Topping
 
 
By Cathy Jacobs, The Spruce Eats: 14 Easy and Economical Steak Recipes
 
 
By cookwewill: Hungarian Beef Goulash
 
 
Food Network: Buffalo Chicken Pot Pie
 
 

By Jaime Osnato, Livestrong.com: How to Turn a Tub of Greek Yogurt Into a Week’s Worth of Protein-Rich Dinners and more ->

By Gathered At My Table: Spiced Caramel Chocolate Lava Cakes
 
 
By Amy Manes, Food Talk Daily: Double Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
 
 
CutterLight: Salmonberry Sour Cream Crumble Cake for Four (Or two. Or one.)


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

907 Updates February 28, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Former State Representative Mike Bradner dies due to COVID-19 complications; Alaska geologist wins award for volcano data work and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Juneau sets up evacuation center for residents affected by extreme avalanche danger and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska History
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska saw largest earthquake in the world in 2020, review states; ‘Help is on the way!’ More assistance for those impacted by COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Steady Rain for a Gray Day
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Dead by design?
 
 
 
 
Ketchikan Daily News: Craney’s ‘Landfalls’ inspired by Alaskan women
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Military February 28, 2021

Military.com: US ‘Gravely Concerned’ Over Tigray Situation: Blinken; Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Solar Wings and more ->
 
 
 
 
By surlysara1, The Angry Staff Officer: Taking Ownership: The Problem of Command Teams and the SHARP Program
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Quotes February 28, 2021

You don’t get in life what you want. You get what you are.
Jackie Lapin
 
 
 
 
Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.
Ernest Hemingway,
writer, journalist, Nobel Prize winner
 
 
 
 
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life, I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
Alice Walker
 
 
 
 
The witchery of living
is my whole conversation
with you, my darlings.
All I can tell you is what I know.
Mary Oliver
 
 
 
 
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller
 
 
 
 
Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry — all forms of fear — are caused by too much future, and not enough presence.
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.
Jose Saramago
 
 
 
 
For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.
Bruce Lee
 
 
 
 
Love is the bridge between you and everything.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence, we could rise up rooted, like trees.
Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 
 
 
The subtle source is clear and bright, the tributary streams run through the darkness.
Shitou Xiqian
 
 
 
 
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michaelangelo
 
 
 
 
To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege.
Sy Montgomery
 
 
 
 
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
Muhammad Ali,
professional heavyweight boxer, social activist, entertainer, philanthropist
February is Black History Month

 
 
 
 
Simply by changing your own behavior, you gain at least some influence over the problem.
Douglas Stone

Music February 28, 2021

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

FYI February 27, 2021

On This Day

1617 – Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.
The Treaty of Stolbovo (Freden i Stolbova) was a peace treaty which ended the Ingrian War (Swedish: Ingermanländska kriget) which had been fought between Sweden and Russia between 1610 and 1617.[1][2]

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Born On This Day

1859 – Bertha Pappenheim, Austrian-German activist and author (d. 1936)[11]
Bertha Pappenheim (27 February 1859 – 28 May 1936) was an Austrian-Jewish feminist, a social pioneer, and the founder of the Jewish Women’s Association (Jüdischer Frauenbund). Under the pseudonym Anna O., she was also one of Josef Breuer’s best documented patients because of Freud’s writing on Breuer’s case.

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FYI

By Josh Jones, Open Culture: RIP Radical Poet and Revolutionary Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021)
 
 
By Ayun Halliday, Open Culture: Witness the Birth of Kermit the Frog in Jim Henson’s Live TV Show, Sam and Friends (1955)
 
 
 
 
By Mick Dumke, ProPublica: The Murder Chicago Didn’t Want to Solve
 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: A gravestone with a grudge that lives on; Montezuma Castle and more ->
 
 
Atlas Obscura: This isolated island is fiercely defending its lobsters; Found: Lost Fort and more ->
 
 
 
 
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Island Birds
 
 
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sandy Beach Views
 
 
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sun, Snow, Song Birds, and Surf
 
 
Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Starrigavan Birds
 
 
 
 
CutterLight: Chignik Lake in 29 Photos: High Tide
 
 
CutterLight: Chignik Lake in 29 Photos: Swan Barque
 
 
CutterLight: Birds of Chignik Lake – Emperor Goose: Alaska’s Painted Beauty
 
 
CutterLight: Birds of Chignik Lake: Cackling Goose (Aleutian Form) – Picture a Canada Goose with a White Necklace
 
 
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Return of Bird of the Week: Acorn Woodpecker
 
 
 
 
Excellent!
James Clear: 3-2-1: On eliminating clutter, reinventing yourself, and unity
 
 
 
 
Kathryn’s Report: Desperate for more planes, cargo airlines are buying up aging passenger jets: Here’s how they’re converted to fly Amazon packages instead of people
 
 
Kathyn’s Report: United Airlines will pay $49 million to settle air mail fraud case
 
 
 
 
Gastro Obscura: The gently competitive world of giant vegetable growing; Learn about how an Arizonan company turns cacti into candy and more ->
 
 
 
 

Brain Pickings Maria Popova: The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness From Medieval sword-fighters to Broca’s brains, or why the hand may hold the key to the link between creativity and mental illness.
 
 

Recipes

Little House Big Alaska: Rustic Fougasse Bread Recipe
 
 
By Sara Tane, The Kitchn: I Tried This Brilliant “Egg Pocket” Trick for Making Breakfast Sandwiches
 
 
Joan Reeves: Saturday Share: Recipe, Stovetop Chicken Casserole
 
 
By Sweet Girl Treats, Food Talk Daily: Cookie Dough-Stuffed Mini Cheesecakes
 
 
Charlotte Grainger, Taste of Home: 10 Tricks to Make Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

E-book Deals:

 

BookGorilla

The Book Blogger List

BookBub

The Book Junction: Where Readers Go To Discover Great New Fiction!

Books A Million

Digital Book Spot

eBookSoda

eBooks Habit

FreeBooksy

Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

Alternative-Read.com

Stacy, Carol RT Book Reviews

Welcome to the Stump the Bookseller blog!

Stump the Bookseller is a service offered by Loganberry Books to reconnect people to the books they love but can’t quite remember. In brief (for more detailed information see our About page), people can post their memories here, and the hivemind goes to work. After all, the collective mind of bibliophiles, readers, parents and librarians around the world is much better than just a few of us thinking. Together with these wonderful Stumper Magicians, we have a nearly 50% success rate in finding these long lost but treasured books. The more concrete the book description, the better the success rate, of course. It is a labor of love to keep it going, and there is a modest fee. Please see the How To page to find price information and details on how to submit your Book Stumper and payment.

Thanks to everyone involved to keep this forum going: our blogging team, the well-read Stumper Magicians, the many referrals, and of course to everyone who fondly remembers the wonder of books from their childhood and wants to share or revisit that wonder. Isn’t it amazing, the magic of a book?

907 Updates February 27, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 5.3 magnitude earthquake hits northwest of downtown Anchorage; Army Alaska prepares for new role in defending the Arctic; ASD drops lunch period for returning middle and high school students and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Update: Juneau officials recommend residential evacuations, warning of dangerous ‘historic avalanches’; No relief coming for Juneau electric customers’ damages after two power surges, AEL&P says; ‘What do we want Alaska to be?’: Lawmakers consider unplanned spending from the permanent fund and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: This Day In Alaska HistoryFebruary 27rd, 1923 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Happenings: February 2021 roundup from the Foundation
 
 
Rasmuson Foundation: Property sale to open path for Anchorage resource hub, solution for homelessness
 
 
Meet Rasmuson Foundation’s newest addition – Deborah Vo
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Frozen good fun
 
 
 
 
What Do I Know?: AIFF 2020: Best Narrative Feature – Festival Picks and Mine (Equan Choi’s My Son)

Military February 27, 2021

Military.com: Air Force General, Known for Leadership in Son Tay Raid, Dies at 100; WWII Plane Flypast Marks UK Capt. Tom Moore’s Funeral; Feds Pinpoint a Single Suspect in Officer’s Riot Death; ‘Nothing Happened to This Dude:’ Soldiers Call for Consequences, Changes to Prevent Sexual Assault and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: The Air Force is using virtual reality to fight its suicide epidemic “It’s one thing to tell somebody how to do something, it’s another to go through the experience.”; Fighting to go home: Operation Desert Storm, 30 years later The war that never really ended. And more ->
 
 
 
 
DoD: Former White House Advisor to Lead DOD Commission on Sexual Assault; Austin Tells DOD Education Activity Students About His Heroes, Inspirations and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Quotes February 27, 2021

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

 
 
“To belittle, you have to be little.”
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
“Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.”
Stan Lee
 
 
 
 
This is a music venue here in Denver. Human Kind Be both.
 
 
 
 
Getting ready to plant your life? What you plant is what you will harvest. When you plant kindness, you grow a kind life. It’s about that simple.
 
 
 
 
I’m not going to tell you that it’s not hard. You will remember this time as one of the most difficult of your life. FEEL what you are feeling. Don’t hold back. But don’t ever, ever believe that you cannot do it. You’ve got this. Be kind to you in the process.
 
 
 
 
Are you sure you’re flying in your right direction? Or are you just following that guy in front of you? Take a moment and think about it. If you want a kind life, you have to fly with a kind flock.
 
 
 
 
Some days the best thing you can do is put your feet up and plan for better days. Better days are coming.
 
 
 
 
Every once in a while, we need to stop and be grateful for what hasn’t happened.
 
 
 
 
Be kind and watch the bright and beautiful fill your life.
 
 
 
 
Your kindness to others will cause beautiful things to grow in your life.
 
 
 
 
Let’s just be crystal clear — we are KIND people. It’s in our DNA. The cruel and power hungry are weirdos, freaks. Be kind to everyone – even the weirdos. You’ll feel better and more like yourself.

Music February 27, 2021