Music October 18, 2018



Open Culture Colin Marshall: Haruki Murakami Became a DJ on a Japanese Radio Station for One Night: Hear the Music He Played for Delighted Listeners

Open Culture Josh Jones: A 26-Hour Playlist Featuring Music from Haruki Murakami’s Latest Novel, Killing Commendatore
Open Culture Colin Marshall: A 96-Song Playlist of Music in Haruki Murakami’s Novels: Miles Davis, Glenn Gould, the Beach Boys & More

FYI October 17, 2018

On This Day

2018 – Legalization of recreational use of cannabis in Canada.
The Cannabis Act[a] (also known as Bill C-45) is the law which legalized recreational cannabis use nationwide in Canada in combination with its companion legislation Bill C-46, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code.[2] The law is a milestone in the legal history of cannabis in Canada, alongside the 1923 prohibition.

The Act was passed by the House of Commons of Canada in late November 2017.[3] It was passed in the Senate of Canada on June 7, 2018, and the House accepted some Senate amendments and sent the bill back to the Senate on June 18.[4][5] The Senate then passed the final version of the bill on June 19,[6][7] and it received Royal Assent on June 21. Canada is the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis nationwide after Uruguay.


Born On This Day

1711 – Jupiter Hammon, American poet (d. 1806)
Jupiter Hammon (October 17, 1711 – before 1806) was a black poet who in 1761 became the first African-American writer to be published in the present-day United States. Additional poems and sermons were also published. Born into slavery, Hammon was never emancipated. He was living in 1790 at the age of 79, and died by 1806. A devout Christian, he is considered one of the founders of African-American literature.




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By Heather Chapman: Missouri weekly sheds light on violent bullying in small town
After rumors surfaced of sexual assaults involving the Knox County Middle School football team, Editor Echo Menges began investigating. Three seventh- and eighth-grade players had allegedly sodomized up to five fifth- and sixth-grade players with metal objects while other students watched; the assaults took place over the first several weeks of the football season.
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907 Updates October 17, 2018

By Melissa Frey: Seward flooding prompts emergency declaration, school closures
By Leroy Polk: Alaska woman charged with assaulting an officer after punching one in head
By Rebecca Palsha: After a tearful apology, an Anchorage man will serve 81 years for attempted murder
ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – After a tearful apology to his victims, Christian Beier was sentenced to 141 years with 60 suspended, 81 years to serve after being convicted of attempted murder charges.
By Chris Klint: School report leads to arrest in girl’s sexual abuse
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By Daniella Rivera, John Thain: Report: Alaska violent crime rates significantly higher than national average
By Cecily Hilleary: Congress: Alaska Natives to Expand Violence Against Women Act
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By Leroy Polk, Daniel Kirby: UPDATE: Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott resigns after making ‘inappropriate overtures’
By Joe Vigil: Alaska veterans leave for Honor Flight to Washington DC
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Military October 17, 2018

By Oriana Pawlyk: Air National Guard Pilot Killed in Ukrainian Fighter Jet Crash
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By Gina Harkins: Pair of Navy Helicopters Collide on Runway in Japan
By Matthew Cox: National Guard’s New SFAB Will Be Spread Across Six States
Navy Cmdr. Sean Robertson talks about the importance of Operation Inherent Resolve briefings.
By Cynthia Greenwood: Coast Guard Academy Begins New Study of Corrosion Rates on USS Arizona
By Tom Ricks: Coast Guard Policy, Sharks, And Poe: 3 Military Facts We Didn’t Know


Quotes October 17, 2018

“Happy Wednesday! Cast your love to all, trust in the team to which you are joined, and do not do wrong to others for your own self gratification. You are who you are; be happy with what you are called to do. Do not pretend to be like someone else for your gifts are unique to help lead you to the success as only you can define. Have a good day.”
Byron Pulsifer
I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me — I always feel that they have not said enough.
Mark Twain,
humorist and writer
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
Mario Andretti
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
Vince Lombardi
“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
Calvin Coolidge
“I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.”
Florence Griffith Joyner
“Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.”
Rashida Jones
“If you’re reading this… Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is.”
Chad Sugg
“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.”
Og Mandino
“Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?”
Marcus Aurelius
“Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.”
Neil Gaiman
“If you are hurt, whether in mind or body, don’t nurse your bruises. Get up and light-heartedly, courageously, good temperedly get ready for the next encounter. This is the only way to take life – this is also ‘playing’ the game!”
Emily Post
“Every time you stay out late; every time you sleep in; every time you miss a workout; every time you don’t give 100% – You make it that much easier for me to beat you.”

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FYI October 16, 2018

On This Day

1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Poland, although she is a woman.
Jadwiga ([jadˈvʲiɡa]), also known as Hedwig (Hungarian: Hedvig; 1373/4 – 17 July 1399), was the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland, reigning from 16 October 1384 until her death. She was the youngest daughter of Louis the Great, King of Hungary and Poland, and his wife Elizabeth of Bosnia. Jadwiga was a member of the Capetian House of Anjou, but she had more close forebears among the Polish Piasts. In 1997 she was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1375 it was planned that she would eventually marry William of Austria, and she lived in Vienna from 1378 to 1380. Jadwiga’s father is thought to have regarded her and William as his favoured successors in Hungary after the 1379 death of her eldest sister, Catherine, since the Polish nobility had that same year pledged their homage to Louis’ second daughter, Mary, and Mary’s fiancé, Sigismund of Luxemburg. However, Louis died, and in 1382, at her mother’s insistence, Mary was crowned “King of Hungary”. Sigismund of Luxemburg tried to take control of Poland, but the Polish nobility countered that they would be obedient to a daughter of King Louis only if she settled in Poland. Queen Elizabeth then chose Jadwiga to reign there, but did not send her to Kraków to be crowned. During the interregnum, Siemowit IV, Duke of Masovia, became a candidate for the Polish throne. The nobility of Greater Poland favored him and proposed that he marry Jadwiga. However, Lesser Poland’s nobility opposed him and persuaded Queen Elizabeth to send Jadwiga to Poland.

Jadwiga was crowned “king” in Poland’s capital, Kraków, on 16 October 1384. Her coronation either reflected the Polish nobility’s opposition to her intended husband, William, becoming king without further negotiation, or simply emphasized her status as queen regnant. With her mother’s consent, Jadwiga’s advisors opened negotiations with Jogaila, Grand Duke of Lithuania, who was still a pagan, concerning his potential marriage to Jadwiga. Jogaila signed the Union of Krewo, pledging to convert to Roman Catholicism and to promote his pagan subjects’ conversion. Meanwhile William hastened to Kraków, hoping to marry his childhood fiancée Jadwiga, but in late August 1385 the Polish nobles expelled him. Jogaila, who took the baptismal name Władysław, married Jadwiga on 15 February 1386. Legend says that she had agreed to marrying him only after lengthy prayer, seeking divine inspiration.

Jogaila, now in Polish styled Władysław Jagiełło, was crowned King of Poland on 4 March 1386. As Jadwiga’s co-ruler, Jagiełło worked closely with his wife. After rebellious nobles of the Kingdom of Hungary-Croatia had imprisoned her mother and sister, she marched into the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia, which had been under Hungarian rule, and persuaded most of the inhabitants to become subjects of the Polish Crown. She mediated between her husband’s quarreling kin, and between Poland and the Teutonic Knights. After her sister Mary died in 1395, Jadwiga and Jagiełło laid claim to Hungary against the widowed Sigismund of Luxemburg, but the Hungarian lords failed to support them.



Born On This Day

1908 – Olivia Coolidge, English-American author and educator (d. 2006)
Margaret Olivia Ensor Coolidge (October 16, 1908[1] − December 10, 2006[2]) was a British-born American writer and educator. She published 27 books, many for young adults, including The Greek Myths (1949), her debut; The Trojan War (1952); Legends of the North (1951); Makers of the Red Revolution (1963); Men of Athens, one runner-up for the 1963 Newbery Medal; Lives of Famous Romans (1965); and biographies of Eugene O’Neill, Winston Churchill, Edith Wharton, Gandhi, and Tom Paine. Olivia Coolidge was born in London to Sir Robert Ensor, a journalist and historian. She earned a degree in Classics and Philosophy at Somerville College, Oxford, in 1931 and a Master’s degree in 1940. In Germany, England and the U.S. she taught Greek, Latin, and English. In 1946 she married Archibald C. Coolidge of Connecticut, who had four children. [2]



By Harry McCracken: Paul Allen, 1953-2018: Microsoft’s cofounder and so much more He left Microsoft during its initial rise, then spent the next 35 years spending his billions of dollars in deeply personal ways.
Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He co-founded the technology company Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. In March 2018, he was estimated to be the 44th-richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of $21.7 billion, revised at the time of his death to $20.3 billion.[2][3][4] In January 2014 he still owned 100 million Microsoft shares.[5]

Allen was the founder and Chairman[6] of Vulcan Inc., which managed his various business and philanthropic efforts. He had a multibillion-dollar investment portfolio including technology and media companies, scientific research, real estate holdings, private spaceflight ventures, and stakes in other companies. He owned two professional sports teams: the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League[7] and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association,[8] and was part-owner of the Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major League Soccer in 2009.[9]

Allen was the founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science,[10] Institute for Artificial Intelligence,[11] Institute for Cell Science,[12] and Stratolaunch Systems. He gave more than $2 billion to causes such as education, wildlife and environmental conservation, the arts, healthcare, community services, and more.[13] He received numerous awards and honors in several different professions, and was listed amongst the Time 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007 and 2008.[14]

Excellent comments!
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As you know, from reading HOW TO BE INVISIBLE, I do not answer the door unless it is someone I am expecting. However, many burglaries are in the daytime, when everyone is away from home. The burglar may ring the bell or knock twice. If no answer, he may think that no one is at home. Remedies:

1. A sign that says DAY SLEEPER–DO NOT KNOCK!


3. Get a cheap radio at a yard sale (I paid $2 for each of mine, one in front and one in back.), Tune it to a talk station and leave it near the door. Just loud enough so it can be heard

I also have a big sign in a window at the back of my home:


If you have any other ideas about signs, let me know.

Best regards,

Jack Luna

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907 Updates October 16, 2018

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