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Military August 18, 2022

Military.com: The Amazing Story of a Marine Vet Who Delivered Frosty Brews to Vietnam Is Now a Movie and more ->

 
 
 
 
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DoD: NCO, Welder Selected as Winner for Dragon’s Lair 7 and more ->
 
 
 
 

Willis Newton Moore’s interview for the Veterans History Project at Atlanta History Center
 
 
 
 
Warrior Poet Society: John Lovell HOME Security Breach | Could’ve been BAD

Quotes August 18, 2022

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

 
 
I’d once been like that, so lonely that I craved further loneliness. Even after I’d made a few friends in college, I would still go out of my way to create whatever conditions I needed that might allow me to be alone.
YAA GYASI
Transcendent Kingdom
 
 
 
 
Only that day dawns to which we are awake.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Walden
 
 
 
 
That is Morning. To cease for a bright hour to be a prisoner of this sickly body and to become as large as the World.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Journals, March 27th, 1838
 
 
 
 
In a curious way spirit must sometimes follow body, just as at other times spirit leads.
PEARL BUCK
A Bridge for Passing
 
 
 
 
Hurry, hurry, open every door! says my heart.
MARY OLIVER
“Habits, Differences, and the Light That Abides,” Long Life: Essays and Other Writings
 
 
 
 
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.
ZORA NEALE HURSTON
Dust Tracks on a Road
 
 
 
 
I’m glad to report that even now, at this late day, a blank sheet of paper holds the greatest excitement there is for me—more promising than a silver cloud, prettier than a little red wagon. It holds all the hope there is, all fears. I can remember, really quite distinctly, looking a sheet of paper square in the eyes when I was seven or eight years old and thinking, ‘This is where I belong, this is it.’
E. B. WHITE
Letter, January 1947
 
 
 
 
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility; they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
CHARLOTTE BRONTE
Jane Eyre
 
 
 
 
Color is the most sacred element of all visible things.
JOHN RUSKIN
Modern Painters
 
 
 
 
I would never have chosen this path, but I am very glad to be who I am, here.
AUDRE LORDE
The Cancer Journals
 
 
 
 
First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.
OCTAVIA E. BUTLER
“Furor Scribendi,” Bloodchild: and Other Stories
 
 
 
 
There is in the soul a taste for the good, just as there is in the body an appetite for enjoyment.
JOSEPH JOUBERT
Pensées

Music August 18, 2022

Old Country Gospel Songs Of All Time – Inspirational Country Gospel Music – Beautiful Gospel Hymn

FYI August 17, 2022

On This Day

309/310 – Pope Eusebius is banished by the Emperor Maxentius to Sicily, where he dies, possibly from a hunger strike.
Pope Eusebius was the bishop of Rome from 18 April 310 until his death on 17 August 310.

Difficulty arose, as in the case of his predecessor, Marcellus I, out of Eusebius’s attitude toward the lapsi.[1][2] Eusebius maintained the attitude of the Roman Church, adopted after the Decian persecutions (250–51), that the apostates should not be forever debarred from ecclesiastical communion, but readmitted after doing proper penance. This view was opposed by a faction of Christians in Rome under the leadership of Heraclius. Johann Peter Kirsch believes it likely that Heraclius was the chief of a party made up of apostates and their followers, who demanded immediate restoration to the Roman Church. Emperor Maxentius intervened and exiled them both.[3]

Eusebius died in exile in Sicily very soon after being banished and was buried in the catacomb of Callixtus.[4] Pope Damasus I placed an epitaph of eight hexameters over his tomb because of his firm defense of ecclesiastical discipline and the banishment which he suffered thereby.[3][2] His feast is celebrated on 17 August. The feast had previously been observed on 26 September.[4]

 
 

Born On This Day

1153 – William IX, Count of Poitiers (d. 1156)
William (17 August 1153 – 1156) was the first son of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.[1] He was born in Normandy on the same day that his father’s rival, Eustace IV of Boulogne, died.

William either died aged 3 on 2 December 1156,[2][3] or aged 2 in April 1156.[4] This was due to a seizure at Wallingford Castle, and he was buried in Reading Abbey at the feet of his great-grandfather Henry I.[4]

At the time of his death, William was reigning as Count of Poitiers, as his mother had ceded the county to him. For centuries, the dukes of Aquitaine had held this as one of their minor titles, so it had passed to Eleanor from her father; giving it to her son was effectively a revival of the title, separating it from the duchy. Some authorities say he also held the title of “Archbishop of York”, but this is probably an error. His half-brother Geoffrey (died 1212), who was born a year before William, later held that office, causing the confusion.

 
 

FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 

Jenny’s Forrest Bird Aviary: Sun Conure Parrot taking a nap while I was working | JC042

 
 
 
 
By Rachel Friedman, Vox: An end-of-life doula’s advice on how to make the most of your time on earth Life is short. Here’s how to cherish every day of it.

 
 
 
 

By Nick Duerden, The Guardian: ‘That’s It? It’s Over? I Was 30. What a Brutal Business’: Pop Stars on Life After the Spotlight Moves On Musicians from Bob Geldof to Robbie Williams and Lisa Maffia reveal what they did—and how they felt—after the hits dried up and the crowds vanished.
 
 
 
 

By Nathaniel Lubin & Thomas Krendl Gilbert, MIT Technology Review: Social media is polluting society. Moderation alone won’t fix the problem Companies already have the systems in place that are needed to evaluate their deeper impacts on the social fabric.
 
 
 
 
Team Never Quit: KEVIN HINES: Mental Health Advocate, Best Selling Author, Survivor
 
 
 
 
Periscope Films: “ CAVALCADE OF AVIATION ” 1930s AVIATION HISTORY FILM w/ STUNT PILOTS & EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT 26874
 
 
 
 
Karin Slaughter | Friends & Fiction #134 August 17, 2022

 
 
 
 
By Elroy E. Hilbert II & Bryan Neal: Nosewheel Man (A Parody of ‘Nowhere Man’ by the Beatles)
 
 
 
 

Ideas

By Kiteman: Finger Monsters
 
 
By fatmaarafa48: No-sew Sock Puppet With Recycled Martials
 
 
By PliskinAJ: Making a Flatbed Off Grid Camper.
 
 
By Rachwilhelm: Doggie Blueberry Pie
 
 

Recipes

By robbincooks: Tofu Pad Thai
 
 
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DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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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?

907 Updates August 17, 2022

KTUU: Last of accused Grunwald murderers sentenced and more ->
 
 
 
 

KTOO: Garden Talk: Creative solutions for controlling weeds — like eating them; Alaska-based pilots intercepted Russian aircraft 3 times in a week and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: CleanCapital invests in Alaska solar developer Renewable IPP; will build largest solar project in the state; DOT&PF Seeks Public Review of Winter Ferry Schedule; Thawing Arctic hillsides are major climate change contributors; This Day in Alaska History-August 17th, 1896 and more ->
 
 
 
 

KINY: New Seadrome development tops Docks & Harbors agenda Wednesday; North Slope Pikka Project moves to Phase 1; USFS announces Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center schedule shift and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Seward Journal August 17 to August 23, 2022
 
 
 
 

KFSK: Petersburg assembly moves forward with changes to spending limits and more ->
 
 
 
 
KRBD: Dog killed by wolves in Metlakatla was defending its family, owner says; KRBD Board Openings and more ->
 
 
 
 

KUCB: Want to run for City Council or school board? Deadline to declare candidacy is Aug. 22 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: Gone & forgotten?
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: The Charming Small Town In Alaska That Was Named After A Creek

 
 
 
 
Simple Living Alaska: Harvesting Huge Vegetables from Our Summer Garden

Military August 17, 2022

Military.com: Dueling Views Remain a Year After Afghan Pullout; Judge Rejects Plea Agreements from Ex-Navy Engineer, Wife in Nuclear Submarine Espionage Case; The History of Aviator Call Signs and How Pilots Get Their New Name and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: Here’s all the US military equipment that ended up in Taliban hands during the fall of Kabul Money well spent!; This Marine wasn’t about to let his Afghan interpreter get captured by the Taliban Iraq War veteran reviews new memoir about a former Marine’s quest to rescue his Afghan interpreter.; An Air Force captain with top secret security clearance vanished. He resurfaced 35 years later Former Air Force Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. disappeared in 1983, and was found in 2018, but the exact details for why he deserted are still unknown.; Here’s how the US military can win a war against China To win against China, the United States must develop its ability to project power far from established bases using small, mobile teams.; The first US destroyer sunk by enemy fire has been found after 105 years The USS Jacob Jones went down in 1917, with 64 of its 110-person crew dying with it. And more ->
 
 
 
 
Dod: 80 years later, Marine remembers Guadalcanal and more ->
 
 
 
 
The Untold Past: The JUSTIFIED Execution Of The Old Crone Of Auschwitz
 
 
 
 
Periscope Film: NASA SPACE TAXI & MANEUVERING WORK PLATFORM SIMULATION APOLLO ERA SPACECRAFT MOCK-UPS XD47184

 
 
 
 
VOICES OF HISTORY PRESENTS – LtGen Rick Zilmer Iraq III Marine Expeditionary Force
 
 
 
 
Jack CarrUSA: Kara Frederick: Big Tech’s Totalitarianism

 
 
 
 

Quotes August 17, 2022

Courtesy of Henrik Edberg The Positivity Blog

 
 

“A good friend is a connection to life — a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.“
Lois Wyse
 
 
“One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, they lie concealed in the silence between the words or in the depth of what is unsayable between two people.”
John O’Donohue
 
 
“A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself.”
Heidi Wills
 
 
“Awards become corroded. Friends gather no dust.”

Jesse Owens
 
 
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
Jim Morrison
 
 
“Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.“
Samuel Butler
 
 
“Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.”

Baltasar Gracian
 
 
“Friends are the family you choose.“

Jess C. Scott
 
 
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”

Henry Ford
 
 
“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.”
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
“Friends are relatives you make for yourself.“
Eustache Deschamps
 
 
“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God’s greatest gifts. It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one’s self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.”

Thomas Hughes
 
 
“Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.”
Khalil Gibran
 
 
“A friend to all is a friend to none.”

Aristotle
 
 
“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.“

Markus Zusak
 
 
“Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.”
Anna Cummins
 
 
“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”
Orson Welles
 
 
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”
Henri Nouwen

Music August 17, 2022

Bijan Mortazavi – Boghz

 
 
 
 
Bill McClintock: Smokey Robinson & the Armored Saints – “Mutiny at the Go-Go”

 
 
 
 

Harry Belafonte performs “Try to Remember” and “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” | The Kennedy Center

 
 
 
 
Marian Anderson performs “Didn’t It Rain” and “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands” (1962)

FYI August 15 & 16, 2022

On This Day

636 – Arab–Byzantine wars: The Battle of Yarmouk between the Byzantine Empire and the Rashidun Caliphate begins.
The Battle of the Yarmuk (also spelled Yarmouk) was a major battle between the army of the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim forces of the Rashidun Caliphate. The battle consisted of a series of engagements that lasted for six days in August 636, near the Yarmouk River, along what are now the borders of Syria–Jordan and Syria-Israel, southeast of the Sea of Galilee. The result of the battle was a complete Muslim victory that ended Byzantine rule in Syria. The Battle of the Yarmuk is regarded as one of the most decisive battles in military history,[4][5] and it marked the first great wave of early Muslim conquests after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, heralding the rapid advance of Islam into the then-Christian Levant.

To check the Arab advance and to recover lost territory, Emperor Heraclius had sent a massive expedition to the Levant in May 636. As the Byzantine army approached, the Arabs tactically withdrew from Syria and regrouped all their forces at the Yarmuk plains close to the Arabian Peninsula, where they were reinforced, and defeated the numerically superior Byzantine army. The battle is widely regarded to be Khalid ibn al-Walid’s greatest military victory and cemented his reputation as one of the greatest tacticians and cavalry commanders in history.[6]

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942 – Start of the four-day Battle of al-Mada’in, between the Hamdanids of Mosul and the Baridis of Basra over control of the Abbasid capital, Baghdad.[1]
The Battle of al-Mada’in was fought near al-Mada’in in central Iraq between the armies of the Hamdanids and the Baridis, for control over Baghdad, the capital and seat of the Abbasid Caliphate, that was around 22 kilometres (14 mi) away and then under control of the Hamdanids. In a fiercely contested battle over four days (16–19 August 942) that cost both sides many casualties, the Hamdanid army prevailed. They were too exhausted to pursue, however, which allowed the Baridis to withdraw to Wasit and then Basra.

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Born On This Day

1195 – Anthony of Padua, Portuguese priest and saint (d. 1231)
Anthony of Padua (Italian: Antonio di Padova) or Anthony of Lisbon (Portuguese: António/Antônio de Lisboa; born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 – 13 June 1231)[2][3] was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history, being canonized less than a year after his death. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XII on 16 January 1946.

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1355 – Philippa, 5th Countess of Ulster (d. 1382)
Philippa of Clarence (16 August 1355 – 5 January 1382) was a medieval English princess and the suo jure Countess of Ulster.

Biography
She was born at Eltham Palace in Kent on 16 August 1355, the only child of Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, and Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster.[2] Her father was the third son, but second son to survive infancy, of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault.[3] She was the eldest grandchild of King Edward and Queen Philippa, her namesake.

Philippa married Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March, at the age of fourteen, in the Queen’s Chapel at Reading Abbey,[2] an alliance that would have far-reaching consequences in English history. Her cousin, King Richard II, remained childless, making Philippa and her descendants next in line to the throne until his deposition. In the Wars of the Roses, the Yorkist claim to the crown was based on descent from Edward III through Philippa,[4] her son Roger Mortimer, and granddaughter Anne Mortimer, who married Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge, a son of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York.

Philippa died in 1382 and was buried at Wigmore Abbey, Herefordshire.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 

Associated Press: ‘The Horse Whisperer’ author, Nicholas Evans, dies ‘suddenly’ after heart attack Evans’ debut novel sold more than 15 million copies and was adapted into a Hollywood movie starring Robert Redford and Scarlett Johansson in her breakout role.
 
 
 
 

Corrie Evanoff: Great Reads for Bird Nerds Journey into the fascinating and bizarre world of our feathered friends, from the mystery of avian irruptions to the multi-million dollar industry spurred by bird poop.

 
 
 
 
CBS Sunday Morning: Life for the left-handed

 
 
 
 
Why You Never See a BIDEN FLAG at a BOAT RALLY! | Buddy Brown
 
 
 
 

GeoBeatsAnimals: Man adopts a deaf and blind dog. Then came surprises.

 
 
 
 
The History Guy: Podcast Episode 38 Video

Today the history guy tells two stories of state borders in the US. The first is the long history of Missouri’s borders, which were deeply entwined with American politics of the period. Then the history guy will tell you about the time that Ohio and Michigan went to war over the border between them – and how despite not participating, Wisconsin lost the most.
 
 
 
 


 
 

 
 

Recipes

 
 
Just the Recipe: Paste the URL to any recipe, click submit, and it’ll return literally JUST the recipe- no ads, no life story of the writer, no nothing EXCEPT the recipe.
 
 
DamnDelicious
 
 


 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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 August 15 & 15, 2022

KTUU: Farmers face difficult decisions amidst high hay prices, shortages As ranchers eliminate their herds due to lack of feed, some fear the long-term effects on the livestock industry in Alaska; Petersburg’s Cannery Park gives glimpse into history of town, early canneries; Telling Alaska’s Story: ‘It tastes like the ocean’ — chefs taste the importance of Indigenous foods and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK: Bethel Police charge suspect in AVCP Rural Housing Authority fire that killed 3 and more->
 
 
 
 

Alaska Native News: Troopers Search for, Find Intoxicated, Suicidal Woman in Woods behind Healy Bar; Funds Can be Set Aside for Schools, but Future Revenues Cannot, Alaska Supreme Court Says; This Day In Alaska History August 15th, 1935, August 16th, 1920 and more ->
 
 
 
 
KINY: JPD: Be aware, extra careful on the roads with school back in session and more ->
 
 
 
 

KRBD: Three people stabbed by strangers in two separate incidents in Ketchikan; In an incident rare for the area, wolves took a dog from its family near a Metlakatla beach and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: Take The Marine Highway In Alaska For An Unbeatable Adventure

 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Bear attack
 
 
Craig Medred: Bear dance?
 
 
 
 
Come support your Alaska SPCA at Bernie’s! We’re having a Puppy Pageant Show that will showcase adoptable pups as well as SPCA success stories. August 20, 2022 @5pm

 
 
 
 

By Matt Smythe, Free Range American: Fatherhood, Sammy Hagar, and Salmon Fishing in Alaska

 
 
 
 
By Megan McDonald, Only In Your State Alaska: 7 Tiny Towns In Alaska That Come Alive In The Summertime