Quotes October 7, 2016

“The child is in me still and sometimes not so still.”
Mr. Rogers

Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out.
Randall Munroe, xkcd: volume 0

Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having.
D. H. Lawrence

If you try, you risk failure. If you don’t, you ensure it.
Anonymous

Let life be an adventure. Live your life to the fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghosts and goblins of what might occur. Calamity and death happen as well to those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop of zest from it.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you do what you need, you’re surviving. If you do what you want, you’re living.
Unknown

Music October 7, 2016

 

 

 

907 Updates October 7, 2016

 

I hope the Supreme(s) allow the voters wishes.  Two votes?  How much money/time was spent on this? How much money/time will be spent on the appeal?
Nathaniel Herz: Judge overturns results in northern Alaska election, declaring Nageak the winner

 

I have listened to scanner’s and the broadcasts are not crystal clear. Maybe the sound quality has improved over the years. I enjoy the scanner page. I understand both sides of the issue. If Nixle alerts are best for safety, then that is what will have to be.
By: Jacki Tigg Mathis TURN THE ANCHORAGE POLICE SCANNER BACK ON NOW!!!

 

Congratulations Vivian Korthuis
Lisa Demer: For the first time, a woman leads this big Alaska Native organization. Her grandfather was a founder.

 

Liz Meredith; Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughter
Book signings
October 7
Cabin Fever Gifts
650 W. 4th Ave.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Book signing/Benefits AWAIC
October 8
Fireside Books (Palmer)
Time: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Benefits Eva’s Program/Victims for Justice
October 20
Barnes and Noble (Anchorage)
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Talk/Book signing
October 21
Seward Library w/ Seaview Community Center
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Haunted History

 

 

Mavis Muller, Annika Niebuhr (left)

Mavis Muller, Annika Niebuhr (left)

Mavis Muller’s Burning Basket Project
Meet Annika Niebuhr (left) from Berlin, Germany. Annika has been doing an artist-in-residency with me and the Burning Basket project for 7 weeks in full theme immersion. She was an invaluable assistant for Homer Burning Basket, EXPAND – Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening which was ignited and burned on Sept. 11. Then we journeyed on to Ketchikan to create this beauty as a gift for that unique community. RUNS DEEP – Basket of Respect & Appreciation was ignited and burned on Oct.1. My cup runneth over with gratitude, respect, appreciation, and love for this beautiful, fun, capable & viable person. Thanks for the laughs & tears as we merged our creativity & imagination with intense hard core strenuous labor of love to give a good gift. Oceans of emotions there at the terminal in Ketchikan as she departed to go back to Berlin. Annika, my friend, YOU inspire me. I look forward to future collaborations and until we meet again keep a fire burning in your heart.

 

 

 

 

Alaskan Viewpoint: Bill Beudoin's Lowhigh cabin #2. — at East Fork of the Chena River.

Alaskan Viewpoint: Bill Beudoin’s Lowhigh cabin #2. — at East Fork of the Chena River.

FYI October 7, 2016

RED Friday

F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert

F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert

Remains of fighter pilot hero return home after 10 years
By Mike Martin, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — This week, nearly 10 years after he was killed in combat operations in Iraq, U.S. forces brought home the remains of F-16 pilot Maj. Troy Gilbert, who died saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies.

 

Jane Doyle is honored as ” Veteran of the Game” on Oct 1, 2016 at the UM-Wisconsin game

 

General Lori Robinson

General Lori Robinson

General Lori Robinson
By Tom Roeder: How America’s Highest Ranking Woman In Uniform Defied The Odds

 

 

 
Earl Granville
Two weeks ago, my former army unit, the 28th Infantry Division, had their annual 28 mile ruck called March for the Fallen; which honors those who have passed away serving with the Iron Division Warriors….this was their fifth time holding the event. Unfortunately, I had other obligations and I couldn’t attend this time.

Back in 2013 when my life was very different than it is now, MFTF fell on April 28th which would of been the birthday of my buddy, SPC Derek Holland (just watch the video below).
ABC27 of Harrisburg came out and interviewed myself and Derek’s mother, Kathy.
Besides this year, every year my teammates in OEW now come out and support the event. The hospitality from the PA Guard in having Operation Enduring Warrior is beyond words.
Looking forward to next year, OEW and Keystone soldiers. Honored to still be apart of this units rich history.
And thank you Megan Healey for sending this link.
SPC Derek Holland
Published on May 30, 2013
At the annual “March for the Fallen” at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers walk/run in full uniform and 35-pound rucksacks for a grueling 28 miles in honor of members of the 28th Infantry Division who have died in action since September 11, 2001.
At the annual “March for the Fallen” at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers walk/run in full uniform and 35-pound rucksacks for a grueling 28 miles in honor of members of the 28th Infantry Division who have died in action since September 11, 2001.

 

 

tayakyle

Chris and Taya Kyle
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is wade through the suffering. My experience has been in marriage and independently, you walk slowly through the pain being careful not to make things worse, and brave enough to humble yourself to make it better. As humans, we don’t have all of the answers but we generally have a gut feeling on what can make things better and what can make them worse. Being vulnerable isn’t easy. But if we can be humble, vulnerable, and acknowledge our own imperfections, we can see more clearly and certainly survive. When we come out the other side, we see how God will keep his promise to bring beauty through ashes. For every hurt, there is an opportunity for strength.

 

Shorpy October 7, 2016

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Frazier, James C., Mrs., group" is all it says here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. “Frazier, James C., Mrs., group” is all it says here. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

March 1943. "American and British engineers taking time out for a smoke. They are standing on an American locomotive somewhere in Iran." Medium-format negative by Nick Parrino for the Office of War Information

March 1943. “American and British engineers taking time out for a smoke. They are standing on an American locomotive somewhere in Iran.” Medium-format negative by Nick Parrino for the Office of War Information

Images October 7, 2016

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Music October 6, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1GbUo6rQEs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUVvsrMGx6A

Images October 6, 2016

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907 Updates October 6, 2016

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Thank you Gov. Walker for trying to keep the PFD going.
Nathaniel Herz: Alaska today pays each qualified resident a $1,022 oil wealth dividend

 

 

Erica Martinson:  Alaska gets $1M federal grant to process backlog of sex-assault evidence kits

FYI: Rape kit, Cost and Backlog

Cost
The cost of rape kits is a barrier to use in many locations where the victim is billed for the collection of forensic evidence. Collecting a rape kit reportedly costs upwards of $1000.[40] In some countries, reimbursement for the cost is contingent on the victim reporting the crime to police. In Japan, for example, a sexual assault victim must pay for the rape kit upfront, but police will reimburse medical fees if the victim reports the assault.[41]

Victims of sexual assault in the United States faced similar hurdles until the 2005 reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which requires states to pay for the cost of the rape kit regardless of the victim’s decision to report the assault to the police.[42] Under the more recent 2013 VAWA reauthorization, which took effect in March 2015, victims also cannot be required to pay the upfront cost of the exam. States may still require victims to submit claims for the rape kit exams to their personal insurance providers, as long as they are not billed for a deductible or a copay.[43]

 

Facts are the child let go of the leash, dog ran out into traffic and the driver did report hitting the dog. Not the fault of the driver, unfortunately he now lives with hitting and killing the animal.
Jerzy Shedlock: Anchorage police will not cite driver in death of boy’s service dog in training

 

UAA Fees  “It varies~”  How much bloat is in UAA’s costs? The Univeristy can not support itself, can UAA have an accredited accounting program? Make the courses pay for themselves and charge the students accordingly. How would you cut university costs?
Tegan Hanlon:  Here are the next academic, administrative programs up for review at the University of Alaska

 

FYI October 6, 2016

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Dr. Bronner’s Arnica-Menthol Organic Magic Balm $9.99

 

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