FYI December 10, 2016


In 1905 during a 10-day trip to Alaska sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), a group he co-founded, he made unwelcome advances on four prominent librarians who informed Association officials. As a result, Dewey was ostracized from the ALA.


Casey Chan: This Aerial Footage of China Basically Teleports You There




Videos December 10, 2016




907 Updates December 10, 2016


One bullet.
Zaz Hollander: Another 4 charged in killing as vigil honors slain Palmer teen


Suzanna Caldwell:  Sold: State-owned Palmer slaughterhouse finally finds a buyer



Suzanna Caldwell: Acclaimed Tlingit weaver Clarissa Rizal dies at 60


Donna Freedman: Mr. Whitekeys finds plenty to lampoon in Christmas show – even outside Spenard

Shorpy December 10, 2016

Circa 1899. “Chicago & North Western Railway station, Elmhurst, Ill.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.



This is Rauleigh, previously seen in the colorful kitchen. He’s almost 10 (Edit: I made a mistake, he is about 8 in these 1951 photos) in this Kodachrome taken at the “south porch” door of a cabin in Running Springs, California in 1951. From a set found in a thrift store.

FYI December 9, 2016



Maddie Stone:  Oh My God, NASA Launched a GIPHY Page and It’s Glorious


Andrew Liszewski: I Would Happily Live in This Gigantic AT-ACT Playhouse


Casey Chan: Watching a Helicopter Whip Carry Christmas Trees Gets Me in the Holiday Spirit


vakaati: Smart Terrarium




Music December 9, 2016

RED Friday



907 Updates December 9, 2016

Culpability?   Also LWOP, is a consideration but that means the responsible party is alive and possibly reliving their crime(s) with joy while the victim’s quality of life is destroyed or they are dead.  I am a death penalty advocate when there is no room for doubt.   I say BS on the “adolescent brain”, degrees of responsibility for their action.  If this is the case, then driver’s licenses should not be issued until people are in their mid-20’s.  
Zaz Hollander: Family friend of slain Palmer teen suggests parents should be liable for crimes of children



Tegan Hanlon, Chris Klint: NTSB headed to Lake Clark after discovery of debris linked to missing plane



Erica Martinson: Obama administration offers parting protections for Alaska waters and tribes


Erica Martinson: Obama administration offers parting protections for Alaska waters and tribes



Erica Martinson: Congress passes defense bill expected to keep troops in Alaska and give them a raise




Shorpy December 9, 2016

“Tampa Pier, Fla.” The Port Tampa Inn, wharf and rail line circa 1898, captured on an 8×10 glass plate by William Henry Jackson.



October 1963. “Cars in parking garage at base of Marina Towers high-rise apartment building, Chicago.” 35mm acetate negative from photos for the Look magazine assignment “Living on the Top.”

Music December 8, 2016





Quotes December 8, 2016

Excerpt from For The Traveler:
May you travel in an awakened way,
Gathered wisely into your inner ground;
That you may not waste the invitations
Which wait along the way to transform you.

May you travel safely, arrive refreshed,
And live your time away to its fullest;
Return home more enriched, and free
To balance the gift of days which call you.
John O’Donohue



The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
Annie Dillard

One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen, can change the world.
Malala Yousafzai

“Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.”

A person’s a person, no matter how small.
Dr. Seuss

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
Laurence Sterne

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
Albert Einstein

If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.
Ray Davis

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
Bryant H. McGill

Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given.
Hussein Nishah

Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered.
Stephen Cosgrove

Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it, you’ve got to give it.
R.G. Risch

Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.
Thomas Paine

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?

I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.
Herbert H. Lehman

I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.
Julius Erving

He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me, and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.
Max Nordau

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Albert Camus

Never take a person’s dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.
Frank Barron

Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around comes around

Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human.
John Cogley