FYI February 26, 2021

On This Day

1979 – The Superliner railcar enters revenue service with Amtrak.
The Superliner is a type of bilevel intercity railroad passenger car used by Amtrak, the national rail passenger carrier in the United States. Amtrak ordered the cars to replace older single-level cars on its long-distance trains in the Western United States. The design was based on the Budd Hi-Level vehicles, employed by the Santa Fe Railway on its El Capitan trains. Pullman-Standard built 284 cars, known as Superliner I, from 1975 to 1981; Bombardier Transportation built 195, known as Superliner II, from 1991 to 1996. The Superliner I cars were the last passenger cars built by Pullman.

Car types include coaches, dining cars, lounges, and sleeping cars. Most passenger spaces are on the upper level, which features a row of windows on both sides. The Sightseer Lounge observation cars have distinctive floor-to-ceiling windows on the upper level. Boarding is on the lower level; passengers climb up a center stairwell to reach the upper level.

The first Superliner I cars entered service in February 1979, with deliveries continuing through 1981. Amtrak assigned the cars to both long-distance and short-distance trains in the Western United States. The first permanent assignment, in October 1979, was to the Chicago–Seattle Empire Builder. Superliner II deliveries began in 1993; the additional cars enabled the retirement of the aging Hi-Level cars and the assignment of Superliners to trains in the Eastern United States. Tunnel clearances prevent their use on the Northeast Corridor.

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Born On This Day

1893 – Dorothy Whipple, English novelist (d. 1966)
Dorothy Whipple (née Stirrup) (26 February 1893 in Blackburn, Lancashire – 14 September 1966, Blackburn, Lancashire) was an English writer of popular fiction and children’s books.[1] Her work gained popularity between the world wars and again in the 2000s.

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FYI

Al Cross and Heather Chapman at The Rural Blog: Patchwork federal oversight makes CAFO reform difficult; public transit inequalities hurt rural residents . . .
 
 
 
 
By Jatt Goff: Visiting Solitaire – Swans Departing?
 
 
 
 

By Ted Mills, Open Culture: Watch The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys, a Free Film Documenting the Making of the 1980s Super Group
 
 
Open Culture: Journey’s Road Crew Performs a Pretty Flawless Version of “Separate Ways”
 
 
 
 
Courtesy of my friend George!

It occurred to me that the number of Americans who have died from Covid is about the same as the number of Americans who attended Woodstock in 1969.
It looked like this.


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

Lisa Kaminski, Taste of Home: 21 Breakfast Recipes Cowboys and Cowgirls Will Love
 
 
Food Network Kitchen: The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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Love Swept & The Smitten Word

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The Rock Stars of Romance

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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?

Music February 26, 2021

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

907 Updates February 26, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: ‘It’s not just me’: Rasmussen says sexist remarks by fellow Anchorage lawmaker highlight culture women face; AWAIC shelter adds new beds with completed expansion; 36th Ave. & New Seward Hwy. interchange plan seeks public input; Pipeline Vocal Project hopes to breathe new life into the vocal scene in Alaska and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Alaska’s New Source: LISTEN: In Alaska crab boat’s deadly sinking, expert witnesses point to flawed stability calculations; ‘Something pure and good’: Anchorage hospital workers step up to cuddle Alaska’s tiniest babies; For Alaska’s railbelt, electric vehicle charging corridor may be on road to reality and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Outside Investment Firm Acquires Grant Aviation; Indigenous Leaders Hopeful US Rep. Debra Haaland Will Protect Yuuyaraq and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Shooting Shotgun off Porch and Threatening Neighbor with the Weapon Lands Wasilla Woman in Jail; Malaspina Glacier Gets Up and Goes; This Day In Alaska History February 26th, 1917 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Alaska Law Enforcement agencies arrest suspect in December drug shooting; Fairbanks school district to receive new fleet of buses and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Arctic Sounder: Reflections on Alaska’s last serum run; George, Schachle win Iron Dog; Internet firms look to space for the Last Frontier and more ->
 
 
 
 
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska’s Friday Newsletter, in honor of Bud Fate edition
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Winning losers
 
 
 
 

Military February 26, 2021

Military.com: Militia Official: US Strike in Syria Kills 1, Wounds Several; With Fewer US Troops in Europe, MQ-9 Reaper Drones Are Filling the Gap; Federal Court Awards $2.3 Billion to USS Pueblo Crew Members, Families in Terrorism Case Against North Korea and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Why it took 16 years for this Marine to finally receive his Purple Heart Another case of lost paperwork.; Contractor steals 2,500 pages of secret documents from Air Force Research Lab
“No one checks your bags or folders or anything when you leave the office.” And more->

 
 
 
 
DoD: U.S. Conducts Defensive Airstrikes Against Iranian-backed Militia in Syria; Texas ANG delivers water, aid after winter storm and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Quotes February 26, 2021

“I don’t know what awaits us on the other side of that berm,” 22-year-old Joe DaSilva told his troops. “But I’ll tell you this. If I have to give my life for any of you I will do it in a heartbeat.”
 
 
 
 
“The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”
Eisenhower’s “in case of failure” contingency D-Day message
 
 
 
 
“A passion for life is contagious and uplifting. Passion cuts both ways… I want to create passion in my own life and with those I care for. I want to feel, experience and live every emotion. I will suffer through the bad for the heights of the good.”
Pat Tillman, football star who joined the Army Rangers after 9/11 and was killed in action in Afghanistan
 
 
 
 
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
Thucydides” – Dave Grossman, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
 
 
 
 
I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.
Jim Mattis
 
 
 
 
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston S. Churchill
 
 
 
 
“These Marines left their home–all these great Americans left their home–signed up during a time of war and said, ‘I wanna do that.’ And we owe them so much gratitude. I am so, so proud. And they understand that in our profession there can be no second place. There can be no losing. Because the weight of our nation rests on their shoulders.”
Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal
 
 
 
 
“I was thinking really of future generations of women that I would like them to have that opportunity so I had that pressure on myself And not letting people down that I knew believed in me, people that were supporting me.”
Capt. Kristen Griest, one of the first two women to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School
 
 
 
 
“There’s no quitting, I can’t have quit in me. There was never an option to stop and quit.”
Major Lisa Jaster, third woman to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School
 
 
 
 
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”
George S. Patton
 
 
 
 
“In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life, you don’t get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.”
Adam Driver, actor and Marine Corps veteran
 
 
 
 
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy
 
 
 
 
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
Woodrow Wilson
 
 
 
 
“The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow.”
General Colin Powell

Music February 26, 2021

FYI February 25, 2021

On This Day

1939 – As part of British air raid precautions, the first of 2​1⁄2 million Anderson shelters is constructed in a garden in Islington, north London.[14]
Air raid shelters, are structures for the protection of non-combatants as well as combatants against enemy attacks from the air. They are similar to bunkers in many regards, although they are not designed to defend against ground attack (but many have been used as defensive structures in such situations).[citation needed]

Prior to World War II, in May 1924, an Air Raid Precautions Committee was set up in the United Kingdom. For years, little progress was made with shelters because of the apparently irreconcilable conflict between the need to send the public underground for shelter and the need to keep them above ground for protection against gas attacks. In February 1936 the Home Secretary appointed a technical Committee on Structural Precautions against Air Attack.

By November 1937, there had only been slow progress, because of a serious lack of data on which to base any design recommendations and the Committee proposed that the Home Office should have its own department for research into structural precautions, rather than relying on research work done by the Bombing Test Committee to support the development of bomb design and strategy. This proposal was eventually implemented in January 1939.[1]

During the Munich crisis, local authorities dug trenches to provide shelter. After the crisis, the British Government decided to make these a permanent feature, with a standard design of precast concrete trench lining. Unfortunately these turned out to perform very poorly. They also decided to issue free to poorer households the Anderson shelter, and to provide steel props to create shelters in suitable basements.[1]

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Born On This Day

1908 – Mary Locke Petermann, cellular biochemist (d. 1975)[71][72]
Mary Locke Petermann (February 25, 1908 – December 13, 1975) was an American cellular biochemist known for her key role in the discovery and characterization of animal ribosomes, the molecular complexes that carry out protein synthesis.[1] She was the first woman to become a full professor at Cornell University’s medical school.[2]

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The Awesomer: Honest Trailer: The Simpsons Movie; Bat Out of Hell on Banjolele; Side-by-Side Swing and more ->
 
 
 
 

Atlas Obscura: Before Plymouth and the pilgrims, there was Patuxet and more ->

 
 
 
 

Wickersham’s Conscience: Book Review: In Wild Trust, by Jeff Fair and Larry Aumiller
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: A Perfect Lesson: U.N.A.
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice, From The Los Angeles Review of Books: Lesya Ukrainka’s Revisionist Mythmaking
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Ideas

By B_Free42: Ice Arch – 6′ Freestanding
 
 

Recipes

By Chocolate Covered Katie: English Muffin French Toast
 
 
By nirL: No-Knead Festive Braided Bread (Challa)


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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 25, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: ‘It did happen’: APD claims stories in controversial posts were real, resists efforts to verify claims; ‘What my whole graduate career has amounted to’: University of Alaska students help research the virus; Artist’s ‘Portraits of Hope’ raising money for MyHouse, Mat-Su homeless youth center; Inside the Gates: F-4 Phantom moved from JBER gate for maintenance work and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO Public Media: Mt. Edgecumbe High School honors Tlingit elder and historian Gil Truitt; Alaska lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: How The Y-K Delta Became One Of The Nation’s COVID-19 Vaccination Leaders and more ->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Natve News: Alaska Senate Passes Bill to Combat Opioid Overdose; This Day In Alaska History February 25th, 1997 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: State of the University Address: UA system discusses future plans; Gov. Dunleavy tests positive for COVID-19 and more ->

 
 
 
 
STORIES FROM NORTHERN CANADA AND ALASKA: New Equipment Gets Old
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Yor State Alaska: Fly High Above Winter In Alaska As You Watch This Breathtaking Drone Video
 
 
 
 

Quotes February 25, 2021

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positvity Blog

 
 
“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’
Eckhart Tolle

“No price is too great to pay for inner peace.”
Sri Chinmoy

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”
John Lubbock

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.”
Najwa Zebian

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”
Ovid

“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Doug Larson

“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.”
Diane Von Furstenberg

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”
Germany Kent

“Respect yourself enough to say – I deserve inner peace – and walk away from people and things that prevent you from attaining it.”
Jerico Silvers

“Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.”
Roy T. Bennett

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master. He told me to go slow to go fast. I think that applies to everything in life. We live as though there aren’t enough hours in the day but if we do each thing calmly and carefully we will get it done quicker and with much less stress.”
Viggo Mortensen

“In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life—no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.”
Wayne Dyer

“The best fighter is never angry.”
Lao Tzu

“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”
Renee Jain

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
Sydney J. Harris

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
John Newton

“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”
Eckhart Tolle

”People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.”
George Bernard Shaw

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
James Allen

“That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.”
Chinese Proverb

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. “
Lily Tomlin

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell

“Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.”
Mike Ditka

“How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.”
Spanish proverb

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. “
Aesop

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.”
George Burns

“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”
Dean Smith

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Military February 25, 2021

Military.com: House Measure Would Waive Citizenship Fees for Families of Purple Heart Recipients; Paratroopers in Alaska Are Wearing Wrist Sensors to Track Their Stress Levels; Tricare Launches Mental Health Services for Sexual Trauma Victims; See Iraq Veteran Drama ‘Cherry’ for Free, Then Watch a Panel Discussion About PTSD and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: 52 years ago, this airman threw himself on a burning flare to save his crew After his aircraft was hit by an enemy mortar round, John Levitow saved his entire aircrew from certain death.; How letters from home carried this Medal of Honor recipient through his deployments “I really enjoy that physical feeling of getting a letter from someone or sending one.”; US troops just got their asses handed to them by Lithuanian infantrymen “We couldn’t see them even when we were right on top of them.”; The Wizards of War, Shrimp Boats, and Hillbilly Express — The best (and weirdest) Army unit nicknames The “Hillbilly Express” nickname existed and no one told me?
 
 
 
 
DoD: WWII Paratrooper, 99, Awarded Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal; One Man’s Passion Leads to Successful Police Hiring Rate and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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