Quotes December 02, 2020

Open, honest communication is the best foundation for any relationship, but remember that at the end of the day it’s not what you say or what you do, but how you make people feel that matters the most.
Tony Hsieh,
entrepreneur, former CEO of Zappos
1973-2020
 
 
 
 
Without a song, each day would be a century.
Mahalia Jackson,
gospel singer, civil rights activist
 
 
 
 
How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
Theodor Seuss Geisel,
writer known as Dr. Seuss
 
 
 
 
There were certainly things I was scared to do, but I never thought I wasn’t up for the challenge.
Rooney Mara,
actor
 
 
 
 
True love has a habit of coming back.
Turcois Ominek
 
 
 
 
You can’t change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
 
 
 
 
No matter how bad something may seem, there are always, always, many things to be grateful for.
Unknown

Music December 02, 2020

FYI December 01, 2020

On This Day

1824 – United States presidential election: Since no candidate received a majority of the total electoral college votes in the election, the United States House of Representatives is given the task of deciding the winner in accordance with the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The 1824 United States presidential election was the tenth quadrennial presidential election. It was held from Tuesday, October 26 to Wednesday, December 1, 1824. Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay and William Crawford were the primary contenders for the presidency. The result of the election was inconclusive, as no candidate won a majority of the electoral vote. In the election for vice president, John C. Calhoun was elected with a comfortable majority of the vote. Because none of the candidates for president garnered an electoral vote majority, the U.S. House of Representatives, under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment, held a contingent election. On February 9, 1825, John Quincy Adams was elected as president.[2][3]

The Democratic-Republican Party had won six consecutive presidential elections and by 1824 was the only national political party. However, as the election approached, the presence of multiple viable candidates resulted in there being multiple nominations by the contending factions, signaling the splintering of the party and an end to the Era of Good Feelings.

Adams won New England, Jackson and Adams split the mid-Atlantic states, Jackson and Clay split the Western states, and Jackson and Crawford split the Southern states. Jackson finished with a plurality of the electoral and popular vote, while the other three candidates each finished with a significant share of the votes. Clay, who had finished fourth, was eliminated. Because he shared many of Adams’s positions on the major issues, he lent him his support, allowing Adams to win the contingent election on the first ballot.

This is one of three presidential elections (along with the 1800 election and 1876 election) that have been decided in the House. It is also one of five in which the winner did not achieve at least a plurality of the national popular vote, and the only U.S. election in which the candidate who had the plurality of votes in the Electoral College did not win the election.

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Born On This Day

1927 – Micheline Bernardini, French dancer and model
Micheline Bernardini (born 1 December 1927) is a French former nude dancer at the Casino de Paris who agreed to model, on 5 July 1946, Louis Réard’s two-piece swimsuit, which he called the bikini, named four days after the first test of an American nuclear weapon at the Bikini Atoll.[1]

Réard’s bikini
Designer Louis Réard could not find a runway model willing to showcase his revealing design for a two-piece swimsuit. Risqué for its time, it exposed the wearer’s navel and much of her buttocks. He hired Bernardini, an 18-year-old nude dancer from the Casino de Paris, as his model.[2][3] He introduced his design, a two-piece swimsuit with a g-string back made out of 30 square inches (194 cm2) of cloth with newspaper type pattern, which he called a bikini, at a press conference at the Piscine Molitor, a popular public pool in Paris in July 1946.[4]

Photographs of Bernardini and articles about the event were widely carried by the press. The International Herald Tribune alone ran nine stories on the event.[5] The bikini was a hit, especially among men, and Bernardini received over 50,000 fan letters.[6]

Later life
Bernardini later moved to Australia. She appeared from 1948 to 1958 in a number of revues at the Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne.[7][8] Footage of her 1946 modeling appearance was featured in an episode of the reality television series Love Lust titled The Bikini, in 2011.[9]

Bernardini posed at age 58 in a bikini for photographer Peter Turnley, in 1986.[10]

 
 

FYI

Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Tuesday, December 1, 2020
 
 
 
 
By David James, Creating Alaska: In Elyse Guttenberg’s books, a fantasy writer finds her voice
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice: How California prisoners raised $30,000 for a high school student in need
 
 
 
 

The Awesomer: Insane Line Rider Course; Making an All-Terrain Skateboard; Long-Exposure Drone Photography and more ->
 
 
 
 
Gastro Obscura: Why cheese curls are junk food’s happiest oops and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


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Ideas

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I Wash You Dry: Easy Scotcharoos Recipe
 
 
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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 December 01, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: 1 person dead and sections of the Seward Highway back open after 2 vehicle collisions; Protestors circle Anchorage City Hall as second ‘hunker down’ order looms; Healthy Living: Stroke Awareness, knowing the signs, symptoms and risks; Nights of Lights: An interactive map of light displays across Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Alaska Chief Justice Bolger to retire in June and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Pedestrian bridge installed over the Chena River as University Ave. project continues; UAF research into hibernating species yields clinical application and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Samantha Davenport, ADN: ‘An absolute powerhouse’: Short film tells the incredible survival tale of Ada Blackjack
 
 
By Randi Perlman, ADN: The legacy of an Alaska recycling icon
 
 

By Krysti Shallenberger Reporter, Audubon Magazine: On the Alaska Coast, Native Women Are Reviving a Cozy Traditio
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Peek Out At The Northern Lights From The Most Wished For Airbnb In Alaska

Military December 01, 2020

Military.com: This Junior Coastie Accidentally Bought Dinner for the Premier of Greenland — And Earned a Medal; Navy Will Decommission Fire-Damaged Bonhomme Richard; 2021 Veterans Pension Rates and more ->
 
 
 
 

Task & Purose: Thomas J Brennan, The War Horse How Marine Corps culture silenced a sexual assault victim “[Leaders] don’t give a shit. They flat-out saw she was suicidal and needed help … They left a Marine behind.” More ->
 
 
 
 
DOD: Sports Heroes Who Served: Heisman Trophy Winners Served During WWII; Face of Defense: From N.Y.’s Finest to Special Warfare Airman; DOD Awards $50 Million in University Research Equipment Awards and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Angry Staff Officer: When the Words Stopped
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Quotes December 01, 2020

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who do not. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.
Jose N. Harris
 
 
 
 
In life its not about falling down or not, it’s about getting back up.
Nathan Hangen
 
 
 
 
You will face hard times in life. Sometimes they are supposed to come, sometimes not. Get through them no matter what, ’cause the good life is always on the other side.
F.C.
 
 
 
 
When setbacks arise – and they will from time to time – regroup, recharge, refocus and refine.
Rasheed Ogunlaru
 
 
 
 
Nothing or no one is going to rescue you from your current situation. You must take control of your own well-being and forge your own path to happiness and fulfillment.
Germany Kent
 
 
 
 
One of the things is we tend to give up too soon. We get knocked down a couple of times, and we stay down. It’s so important to get back up again.
Og Mandino
 
 
 
 
If one dream dies, dream another dream. If you get knocked down, get back up and go again.
Joel Osteen
 
 
 
 
Sometimes you fall down, but you have to pick yourself back up.
Vitor Belfort
 
 
 
 
It’s really sad sometimes that you have to go to that extreme bottom to find your way back up, but it’s true.
Ivan Moody
 
 
 
 
Everybody, at some point in their life, has fallen down and not felt like getting back up, but you have to, no matter how difficult it is.
Charlie Hunnam

Music December 01, 2020

FYI November 30, 2020

On This Day

2018 – A magnitude 7.0 earthquake with its epicenter only 15 miles from Anchorage, Alaska causes significant property damage but no deaths.
On November 30, 2018, at 8:29 a.m. AKST (17:29 UTC), a magnitude 7.1[1] earthquake hit South Central Alaska.[3] The earthquake’s epicenter was near Point Mackenzie, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Anchorage, and occurred at a depth of 29 miles (47 km). It was followed six minutes later by a magnitude 5.7 aftershock centered 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north-northwest of the municipality.[4][5] The earthquake could be felt as far away as Fairbanks.[6]

The National Tsunami Warning Center—itself located inside the quake zone, in Palmer, Alaska, 42 miles (68 km) northeast of Anchorage—issued tsunami warnings for nearby coastal areas, including Cook Inlet and the Kenai Peninsula, but they were lifted shortly after.[4][7]

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Born On This Day

1843 – Martha Ripley, American physician (d. 1912)[11]
Martha George Rogers Ripley (November 30, 1843 – April 18, 1912) was an American physician, suffragist, and professor of medicine. Founder of the Maternity Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ripley was one of the most outspoken activists for disadvantaged female rights. A prominent leader in the American Woman Suffrage Association, Ripley also served six years as president of the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association.[1]

Early years
Martha George Rogers was born November 30, 1843, in Lowell, Vermont, the oldest of five children of Esther Ann (George) and Francis Rogers, a stock farmer.[2][3] The family moved to the Iowa frontier, where she attended high school (leaving without a diploma).[3] She was awarded a first-class teacher’s certificate and taught elementary school for a time.[2] In 1867 she married rancher William Warren Ripley, son of a well-known Massachusetts mill-owning family. Shortly thereafter they moved back to his home state of Massachusetts, where he took up a job as manager of his uncle’s paper mill in Lawrence.[2] The couple had three daughters, Abigail, Clara, and Edna May.[3] Within a few years, William had bought his own mill and moved the family to Middleton.[2]

Ripley joined the suffragists in 1875 and worked to establish an active suffrage group in Middleton, becoming close friends of Boston suffragettes Lucy Stone and Henry Browne Blackwell.[1] The success of her efforts gained her a place in the statewide suffrage movement, and she was elected to both the central committee and the executive committee of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, serving in both capacities until 1883.[2] It is known that Ripley was an excellent public speaker and often outspoken, leading her to be well-known and liked by many professional women and several doctors.[4]

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FYI

STORIES OF THE FAR NORTH: After the War
 
 
 
 

By Josh Jones, Open Cultre: An Animated Stan Lee Explains Why the F-Word Is “the Most Useful Word in the English Language” (NSFW)
 
 
 
 
By Sandra Azzollini McKinley, Beyond Bylines Blog Profiles: Blog Profiles: Holiday Decorating Blogs, 2020
 
 
 
 
By MessyNessy 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. DXXXI): A “Wee House” that sits on Loch Shin in the Highlands; One of the most overlooked dance sequences in the history of American film-making; Participants in the Beautiful Leg Contest at Palisades Amusement Park, NJ in 1951; The Underrated Typography of Pencils; This House Listing in New Jersey; Ford Aurora concept interior 1973 and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Awesomer: Bossa Nova Kid; The Biggest Frog That Ever Lived and more ->
 
 
The Awesomer: The Story of Silver Apples and more ->

 
 
 
 
Atlas Obscura: Renovating a Masonic Temple; Memorial to Félicette; The Witch’s Castle and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice: DIY Book Covers Have Come a Long Way — How to Create Professional-Quality Covers with Design Apps
 
 
 
 Girl Meets Farm: Full Episodes

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Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

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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 November 30, 2020

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Troopers investigate 4 deaths that occurred in the Mat-Su Monday morning; Orthodox archbishop of Sitka and Alaska has passed away; Nonprofit adapts to offer virtual ski lessons in rural Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Not even the eagles came to the canceled Alaska Bald Eagle Festival; New Gunnuk Creek hydro plant reduces Kake’s reliance on diesel and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Two Men Charged with Burglary on Prince of Wales Island on Saturday; Coast Guard medevacs man 170 miles northwest of Saint Paul Island, Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Vital overreach
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Dowing, Must Read Alaska: Statement of Edie Grunwald at Austin Barrett sentencing
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Must Read Alaska: Must Read Alaska Monday – Make it a double, bartender

Military November 30, 2020

DOD: Medal of Honor Monday: Army Staff Sgt. Allan Ohata
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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