Quotes July 09, 2020

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
M. Scott Peck
“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time.
If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”
Andy Rooney
“You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.”
Tom Wilson
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
Diane Ackerman
“After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently?”
Brian Tracy
“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.“
Leo F. Buscaglia
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
Albert Ellis
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Winston Churchill
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt
Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.
Zig Ziglar
You can’t be real with others if you’re not real with yourself.
Be strong and move on. It’s time for you to be happy again.
When you really love someone, age, distance, height, and weight are just numbers.
Common sense is not a gift. It’s a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it.

Music July 09, 2020

Military July 09, 2020

Military.com: Audie Murphy: American War Hero, Actor, Advocate; Navy Captain Who Oversaw Embattled Carrier Ford Program Reassigned; ‘Heroes Linked’ Connects Veterans with Mentors, Job Opportunities and more ->

Task & Purpose: These incredible colorized photos capture life on the front lines of WWII; We salute this Marine vet for catching a 3-year-old dropped from burning building and more ->
DOD: Cal Guard’s vocalist makes dreams a reality through service and more ->




Quotes July 08, 2020

It’s a sign of the time…. it’s like being 16 again…

Gas is cheap and I’m grounded again!
My son asked me if a punch bowl is a place where you keep names of people you want to punch…

I usually keep them in my head but, keeping them in a fancy crystal bowl seems classy.
We cannot allow this year to end!

That would be admitting that 2021!!!
Danny Jackson
If you love something, set it free.

If it comes back, it will always be yours.

If it doesn’t come back, it was never yours to begin with.

But, if it just sits in your living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food, uses your telephone, takes your money, and doesn’t appear to realize that you had set it free… You either married it or gave birth to it.
Ralph was towing his boat home from a fishing trip in Jamaica Bay when his car broke down. He didn’t have his cell phone with him, but he thought maybe he might be able to raise someone on his marine radio to call for roadside assistance. He climbed into his boat, clicked on the radio and said, “Mayday, mayday.”

A Coast Guard officer came on and said, “State your location.”

“I-95, two miles south of Cranston.”

After a very long pause, the officer asked, “How fast were you going when you reached shore?”
Harry Finkelstein
In the daily briefing for the weather the weather man suggested with 100% certainty that the forecast for the afternoon call for heavy rains.

Assistant: “Are you positive, sir?”

Weatherman: “Yes indeed. I’ve lost my umbrella, I got my car washed on the way in, I’m going golfing, and my wife’s giving a lawn party.”
My diary has had some very interesting entries during Corona-virus. As a sportsman, many of my entries during the suspension of sports have been sport oriented…

For example, here is my entry for April 17, 2020: “Day 37 of no sports. Watching birds fight over worms. Cardinals lead the Blue Jays 3-1.”
Arthur Art Will Williams

Music July 08, 2020


FYI July 07, 2020

On This Day

1575 – The Raid of the Redeswire is the last major battle between England and Scotland.
The Raid of the Redeswire, also known as the Redeswire Fray,[3] was a border skirmish between England and Scotland on 7 July 1575 which took place at Carter Bar, the Cheviot pass which enters Redesdale. The skirmish was between (on the English side) the English Warden of the Middle Marches, Sir John Forster, with Sir George Heron, Keeper of Redesdale, Keeper of Liddesdale and Scottish Warden and (on the Scottish side) Sir John Carmichael, the Lord Warden of the Marches, with George Douglas of Bonjedworth. It was the last major battle between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland.[4]



Born On This Day

1861 – Nettie Stevens, American geneticist (d. 1912)[3]
Nettie Maria Stevens (July 7, 1861 – May 4, 1912)[1] was an American geneticist credited with the discovery of sex chromosomes. In 1905, soon after the rediscovery of Mendel’s paper on genetics in 1900, she observed that male mealworms produced two kinds of sperm, one with a large chromosome and one with a small chromosome. When the sperm with the large chromosome fertilized eggs, they produced female offspring, and when the sperm with the small chromosome fertilized eggs, they produced male offspring.[2] The pair of sex chromosomes that she studied later became known as the X and Y chromosomes.[2][2][3][4]




Joe Porcaro (April 29, 1930 – July 6, 2020) was an American jazz drummer.




By Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone: Read and Watch Our New Ringo Starr Interview on His 80th Birthday “We’re sort of saying I’m still 79, because we’re hopefully celebrating properly next year,” Starr says
By Chris Ciaccia, Fox News: Scientists discover diminutive dinosaur ancestor: a 4-inch ‘tiny bug slayer’ The fossil was first spotted in 1998 in Madagascar
By Krisztin Salaky, Delish: Dunkin’ Is Closing 450 Of Its Locations Inside Of Speedway Gas Stations They’re all expected to be shuttered by the end of 2020.
By Kevin Leland, Fast Company: How Dixie cups became the breakout startup of the 1918 pandemic Dixie cups were like the Zoom of the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918, which helped the product become a household name.
By Lauren Steele, Fast Company: I’ve worked ‘from home’ while camping, road-tripping, and traveling to remote places. Here’s my setup. The best chargers, inverters, and power banks for working from home—or anywhere.
Gastro Obscura: Even master bakers joined the pandemic’s sourdough craze and more ->
By Open Culture: The Ayn Rand Institute Takes a Loan from Paycheck Protection Program
By Josh Jones, Open Culture: Vintage Science Face Masks: Conquer the Pandemic with Science, Courtesy of Maria Popova’s BrainPickings
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907 Updates July 07, 2020

KTVA The Voice of Alaska: 3 Anchorage residents indicted for Wasilla armed robbery; Study puts price tag on motherhood; Mat-Su School District offers at-home learning model this fall; Frontiers: Exploring waterways in the Mat-Su and more ->

KTUU: AWAIC reports more requests for assistance during pandemic; A group of High School girls are making masks for the community; Roadtrippin’ RV style! Jackie Purcell brings you along on our first adventure and more ->

KTOO Public Media: Update: California hiker dies after apparent fall near Juneau’s Perseverance Trail; Tlingit cultural items could be headed back to Alaska; It’s official: Alaska won’t see any large cruise ships this year and more ->

KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Entire Kuskokwim River Mainstem Open To Gillnets; Third Commercial Opening Of The Season Announced For Kuskokwim Bay and more ->

Alaska Native News: Fairbanks Man Jailed on Multiple Charges after Serious Domestic Violence Incident Tuesday; Anchorage Escapee Garners 14 Additional Charges after July 4th Incident and more ->

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Suspect arrested, body found in Wasilla missing persons case from 2015 and more ->
Juneau Empire: First Friday offers virtual and in-person arts events
By Samarys Seguinot-Medina, DrPH, MSEM, Boricua living in Alaska & Environmental Health Program Director at Alaska Community Actions on Toxics, Peninsula Clarion: Opinion: Breast cancer, chemicals and environmental justice Prevention is badly needed.
By Casea Peterson, Only In Your State Alaska: This Beautiful And Unusual Garden Proves That Alaska Is More Than Just Tundra

Military July 07, 2020

Task & Purpose: Japanese coast guard recovers body of Marine sergeant who drowned off Japan coast; Pentagon announces death of soldier in Kosovo; Shelter in place lifted after active shooter reported at Marine Corps base in 29 Palms, California; Meet the first and only Air Force pilot to shoot down a satellite; ‘Walk a mile in my legs’ — Army vet Sen. Tammy Duckworth fires back after Fox News’ Tucker Carlson questions her patriotism and more ->
Military.com: Military’s Top Appeals Court to Consider Whether Retirees Can Be Court-Martialed; Sailor Under Investigation After Recanting Claims He Rescued Kids from Burning Building; Air Force F-15 Pilot Makes 1st Flight Since Near-Death Electrocution Experience and more ->
DOD: Feature Know Your Military Sports Heroes Who Served: WWI Soldier Helped Desegregate Baseball and more ->




Quotes July 07, 2020

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“The dark night of the soul is a journey into light, a journey from your darkness into the strength and hidden resources of your soul.”
Caroline Myss
“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.”
Brené Brown
“Wherever you are, be there. Lifestyle is not something we do; it is something we experience. And until we learn to be there, we will never master the art of living well.”
Jim Rohn
“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”
Dan Millman
“Disneyland is the star, everything else is the supporting role.”
Walt Disney
“Use only that which works and take it from any place you can find it.”
Bruce Lee
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
Maya Angelou

Music July 07, 2020