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FYI April 05-07, 2024

On This Day

1242 – During the Battle on the Ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights.[3]
The Battle on the Ice,[a] alternatively known as the Battle of Lake Peipus (German: Schlacht auf dem Peipussee; Russian: битва на Чудском озере, romanized: bitva na Chudskom ozere), took place on 5 April 1242. It was fought largely on the frozen Lake Peipus between the united forces of the Republic of Novgorod and Vladimir-Suzdal, led by Prince Alexander Nevsky, and the forces of the Livonian Order and Bishopric of Dorpat, led by Bishop Hermann of Dorpat.

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402 – Stilicho defeats the Visigoths under Alaric in the Battle of Pollentia.[2]
The Battle of Pollentia was fought on 6 April 402 (Easter) between the Romans under Stilicho and the Visigoths under Alaric I, during the first Gothic invasion of Italy (401–403). The Romans were victorious, and forced Alaric to retreat, though he rallied to fight again in the next year in the Battle of Verona, where he was again defeated. After this, Alaric retreated from Italy, leaving the province in peace until his second invasion in 409, after Stilicho’s death.[1]

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1788 – Settlers establish Marietta, Ohio, the first permanent settlement created by U.S. citizens in the recently organized Northwest Territory.
Marietta is a city in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Ohio, United States. It is located in southeastern Ohio at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers, 11 miles (18 km) northeast of Parkersburg, West Virginia. As of the 2020 census, Marietta has a population of 13,385 people. It is the principal city of the Marietta micropolitan area, which includes all of Washington County, and is the second-largest city in the Parkersburg–Marietta–Vienna combined statistical area.

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Born On This Day

1219 – Wonjong of Goryeo, 24th ruler of Goryeo (d. 1274)
Wonjong of Goryeo (5 April 1219 – 23 July 1274), personal name Wang Chŏng, was the 24th ruler of the Goryeo dynasty of Korea, reigning from 1260 to 1274. His rule was briefly interrupted by that of King Yeongjong in 1269, although the legitimacy of the latter is disputed by scholars.

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1342 – Infanta Maria, Marchioness of Tortosa
Maria of Portugal (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐˈɾiɐ]; 6 April 1342, in Évora, Kingdom of Portugal[1] – 1377, in Genoa, Republic of Genoa, Italy[2]) was a Portuguese infanta (princess) member of the House of Burgundy and by marriage Marchioness of Tortosa and Lady of Albarracín.

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1330 – John, 3rd Earl of Kent, English nobleman (d. 1352)
John (7 April 1330 – 26 December 1352), an English nobleman, was the Earl of Kent (1331–52) and 4th Baron Wake of Liddell (1349–52). His promising career was cut short by an untimely death at the age of twenty-two.


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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

By Open Culture: Nobel Prize-Winning Psychologist Daniel Kahneman (RIP) Explains the Key Question Every Investor Must Ask, and Why It’s a Fool’s Errand to Pick Stocks

 
 

Daniel Kahneman (/ˈkɑːnəmən/; Hebrew: דניאל כהנמן; March 5, 1934 – March 27, 2024) was an Israeli-American author, psychologist, and economist notable for his work on hedonism, the psychology of judgment, and decision-making. He is also known for his work in behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences shared with Vernon L. Smith. Kahneman’s published empirical findings challenge the assumption of human rationality prevailing in modern economic theory.

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By Stephen Johnson, LifeHacker: Ways to Stay Safe (and Impress Your Coworkers), According to Former CIA Agent Stay safe and advance your career using these CIA techniques.
 
 
 
 
By Jim Ryan, Forbes: Creed Bratton On ‘The Office,’ The Grass Roots And Crafting ‘Tao Pop’
 
 
 
 

By Ben Marks, Collectors Weekly: Rise of the Synthesizer: How an Electronics Whiz Kid Gave the 1980s Its Signature Sound Bob Moog may have blazed the trail in 1964 with his modular synthesizer, but Dave Smith made the machine an instrument.

 
 
 
 

The Hustle: Let’s cut to: Hungry for avocados? You can thank marketers
 
 
 
 
Wynning History: CSI: Lincoln Assassination – Reviewing Manhunt Episodes 1-2

 
 
 
 

Michael Dexter Hankins: MESQUITOS “Sounds reason enough for government to begin select extermination, much like the State of Arizona did with feral pigs, and the State of Alaska initiated on wolves.”

 
 
 
 

The Marginalian by Maria Popova: William James on love, Marie Howe’s stunning hymn of humanity, Nick Cave reads an animated poem about black holes, eternity, and how to bear our lives
 
 
The Marginalian by Maria Popova: An ecology of intimacies, Carl Jung’s legacy and the countercultural courage to reclaim the deeply human in a posthuman age

 
 
 
 

By Matt Goff: Sitka Nature Show #306 – Joanna Young (encore)
The January 14th show featured a conversation with glaciologist Joanna Young, who studies the effects of retreating glaciers on watersheds downstream. Originally recorded and aired in October 2022, we spoke about glaciers, and her work with Girls on Ice Alaska.
 
 
 
 
Cleared Hot Podcast: Inner Battles and Global Shadows
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Lauren Miyashiro, Delish: Crunchwrap Supreme Recipe Say goodbye to the drive-thru—make this iconic fast-food meal right at home with our copycat recipe.
 
 
By Penolopy Bulnick: Easy Chicken Quesadillas – Taco Bell Copycat Recipe
 
 
By Rachel Seis, Taste of Home: 45 Ballpark Copycat Recipes
 
 
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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?

FYI April 04, 2024

On This Day

1268 – A five-year Byzantine–Venetian peace treaty is concluded between Venetian envoys and Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.[5]
In 1268, the Byzantine Empire and the Republic of Venice agreed to temporarily end hostilities which had erupted after the Byzantine recovery of Constantinople by Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos in 1261.

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Born On This Day

1436 – Amalia of Saxony, Duchess of Bavaria-Landshut (d. 1501)
Amalia of Saxony (4 April 1436 – 19 November 1501) was a princess of Saxony and by marriage Duchess of Bavaria-Landshut.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 
James Clear: 3-2-1: On discarding old commitments, handling disappointments, and how to go from vision to reality
 
 
James Clear: 3-2-1: On muddy puddles and leaky ceilings, the secret to productivity, and how to spoil a great relationship

 
 
 
 

By Ernie Smith, Tedium: The Venue’s Too Small A popular indie-pop band announces just ahead of the beginning of a major arena tour that their show can’t fit in the minor-league hockey venue they chose.

 
 
 
 

Mia McPherson’s On The Wing Photography: Save Owls By Not Using Rodent Poisons

 
 
 
 
The Backyard Naturilist: Hummingbirds are here! Are your feeders ready?

 
 
 
 
Open Culture: Sun Ra Plays a Music Therapy Gig at a Psychiatric Hospital & Inspires a Patient to Talk for the First Time in Years
 
 

By Colin Marshall, Open Culture: Download 9,200+ Free Films from the Prelinger Archives: Documentaries, Cartoons & More

 
 
 
 

Lucky Lou Coco Too: That Is One SMART Bird ~ Cockatoo Opens A Peanut Butter Jar
 
 
 
 

CBS Morning: Sierra Ferrell’s unconventional journey to new album “Trail of Flowers”
 
 
 
 

Team Never Quit Podcast: CHRIS CASSIDY: NASA Chief Astronaut, Navy SEAL, National Medal of Honor Museum CEO

 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

Ideas

By makefailrepeat: Tiny Wooden Laptop
 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Margaret Wong, Food Network Recipe: 24 Rose Recipes That Taste as Good as They Look

 
 
Beauty Cooks Kisses: Ultimate Moist & Delicious Sour Milk Chocolate Cupcakes (Easy Recipe!)

 
 
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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?

FYI April 02-03, 2024

On This Day

1755 – Commodore William James captures the Maratha fortress of Suvarnadurg on the west coast of India.[2]
Suvarnadurg (Marathi: सुवर्णदुर्ग – translation: Golden Fort, also spelt Severndroog in English, a spelling sometimes also used for Savandurga[2][3]) is a fort that is located between Mumbai and Goa on a small island in the Arabian Sea, near Harnai in Konkan, along the West Coast of India, in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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1559 – The second of two treaties making up the Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis is signed, ending the Italian Wars.[4]
The Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis or Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis in April 1559 ended the Italian War of 1551–1559, the last of the Italian Wars (1494–1559). It consisted of several separate treaties, the main two signed on 2 April by Elizabeth I of England and Henry II of France, and on 3 April between Henry and Philip II of Spain. Although he was not a signatory, the agreements were approved by Emperor Ferdinand I, since many of the territorial exchanges concerned states that were part of the Holy Roman Empire.


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Born On This Day

747 – Charlemagne, Frankish king (d. 814)[21]
Charlemagne[b] (/ˈʃɑːrləmeɪn, ˌʃɑːrləˈmeɪn/ SHAR-lə-mayn, -⁠MAYN; 2 April 748[a] – 28 January 814) was King of the Franks from 768, King of the Lombards from 774, and Emperor of the Carolingian Empire from 800, holding all these titles until his death in 814. Charlemagne succeeded in uniting the majority of Western Central Europe, and was the first recognized emperor to rule in the west after the fall of the Western Roman Empire approximately three centuries earlier. Charlemagne’s rule saw a program of political and social changes that had a lasting impact on Europe in the Middle Ages.

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1016 – Xing Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1055)
Emperor Xingzong of Liao (3 April 1016 – 28 August 1055), personal name Zhigu, sinicised name Yelü Zongzhen, was the seventh emperor of the Khitan-led Liao dynasty of China.


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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 


Nextdoor app!

An internet post and a stranger’s kindness lead to a life-changing friendship
Lyn Story is a retiree whose mission is to be the “bad weather friend,” someone who is there for you in a time of need. David Begnaud shows how her kindness and huge heart led to life-changing friendships.

 
 
 
 
ILSR’s Community Broadband Initiative: Recently in Community Networks… Week of 4/2

 
 
 
 
By MessyNessy, 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. 689): Abkhazia, the Lost Paradise by Pierpaolo Mittica; The Absurd History of Smoking Banana Peels; The Hotel Guest Who Wouldn’t Leave; The Hidden Life Within by Giuseppe Penone; Pust: An ancient festival to chase away winter and more ->

 
 
 
 

By James D. Walsh, Intelligencer staff writer: What Led a New York Midwife to Fake 12,499 Vaccine Records? And what, exactly, did parents know?

 
 
 
 

By: Jessica Pearce Rotondi, History: 8 Ciphers That Shaped History These secret codes enabled secure communication—at least until others found ways to crack them.
 
 
 
 

Rare Historical Photos: Haunting Photos of the Bison Extermination in 19th Century America

 
 
 
 

YUKA: Make the right choices for your health Yuka deciphers product labels and analyzes the health impact of food products and cosmetics.
 
 
 
 

Mr. Max T.V.: Max Health Update – Know Your Cockatoo ????

 
 
 
 

2CAN TV – My Life With Toucans!: These birds are BLIND! Touring the Magnolia Exotic Bird Sanctuary
 
 
 
 

Fox News: Florida sheriff issues stark warning to squatters in his state
 
 
 
 

Evan Hafer Talks Business & The Story of Black Rifle Coffee | BRCC #311

 
 
 
 

Recipes

Little House Big Alaska: Chocolate Cake Mix Brownies and more ->
 
 
Little House Big Alaska: Best Oreo Rice Krispie Treats
 
 
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.
 
 
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E-book Deals:

 

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Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

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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?

FYI March 28-31, April 01, 2024

On This Day

1795 – Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, a northern fief of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.[8]
The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (Latin: Ducatus Curlandiæ et Semigalliæ; German: Herzogtum Kurland und Semgallen; Latvian: Kurzemes un Zemgales hercogiste; Lithuanian: Kuršo ir Žiemgalos kunigaikštystė; Polish: Księstwo Kurlandii i Semigalii) was a duchy in the Baltic region, then known as Livonia, that existed from 1561 to 1569 as a nominally vassal state of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and subsequently made part of the Crown of the Polish Kingdom from 1569 to 1726[1] and incorporated into the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1726.[2] On March 28, 1795, it was annexed by the Russian Empire in the Third Partition of Poland.

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1461 – Battle of Towton: Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England, bringing a temporary stop to the Wars of the Roses.[2]
The Battle of Towton took place on 29 March 1461 during the Wars of the Roses, near Towton in North Yorkshire, and “has the dubious distinction of being probably the largest and bloodiest battle on English soil”.[4] Fought for ten hours between an estimated 50,000 soldiers in a snowstorm on Palm Sunday, the Yorkist army achieved a decisive victory over their Lancastrian opponents. As a result, Edward IV deposed the Lancastrian Henry VI and secured the English throne.


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1818 – Physicist Augustin Fresnel reads a memoir on optical rotation to the French Academy of Sciences, reporting that when polarized light is “depolarized” by a Fresnel rhomb, its properties are preserved in any subsequent passage through an optically-rotating crystal or liquid.[6]
Optical rotation, also known as polarization rotation or circular birefringence, is the rotation of the orientation of the plane of polarization about the optical axis of linearly polarized light as it travels through certain materials. Circular birefringence and circular dichroism are the manifestations of optical activity. Optical activity occurs only in chiral materials, those lacking microscopic mirror symmetry. Unlike other sources of birefringence which alter a beam’s state of polarization, optical activity can be observed in fluids. This can include gases or solutions of chiral molecules such as sugars, molecules with helical secondary structure such as some proteins, and also chiral liquid crystals. It can also be observed in chiral solids such as certain crystals with a rotation between adjacent crystal planes (such as quartz) or metamaterials.


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1521 – Ferdinand Magellan and fifty of his men came ashore to present-day Limasawa to participate in the first Catholic mass in the Philippines.[3]
The first documented Catholic Mass in the Philippines was held on March 31, 1521, Easter Sunday. It was conducted by Father Pedro de Valderrama of Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition along the shores of what was referred to in the journals of Antonio Pigafetta as “Mazaua”.


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1572 – In the Eighty Years’ War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Seventeen Provinces, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.[4]
The Capture of Brielle by the Watergeuzen, on 1 April 1572 marked a turning point in the uprising of the Low Countries against Spain in the Eighty Years’ War. Militarily the success was minor as the port of Brielle was undefended, but it provided the first foothold on land for the rebels at a time when the rebellion was all but crushed, and it offered the sign for a new revolt throughout the Netherlands which led to the formation of the Dutch Republic.


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Born On This Day

1515 – Teresa of Ávila, Spanish nun and saint (d. 1582)[35]
Teresa of Ávila, OCD (Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda Dávila y Ahumada; 28 March 1515 – 4 or 15 October 1582),[a] also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, was a Carmelite nun and prominent Spanish mystic and religious reformer.

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1187 – Arthur I, Duke of Brittany, grandson of King Henry II of England (d. 1203)[48]
Arthur I (Breton: Arzhur 1añ[a]; French: Arthur 1er de Bretagne) (29 March 1187 – presumably 1203) was 4th Earl of Richmond and Duke of Brittany between 1196 and 1203. He was the posthumous son of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, and Constance, Duchess of Brittany. His father, Geoffrey, was the son of Henry II, King of England.

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1326 – Ivan II of Moscow (d. 1359)
Ivan II Ivanovich the Fair (Russian: Иван II Иванович Красный, tr. Ivan II Ivanovich Krasnyy) (30 March 1326 – 13 November 1359) was the prince of Moscow and grand prince of Vladimir in 1353. Until that date, he had ruled the towns of Ruza and Zvenigorod. He was the second son of Ivan Kalita, and succeeded his brother Simeon the Proud, who died of the Black Death.


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1519 – Henry II of France (d. 1559)[22]
Henry II (French: Henri II; 31 March 1519 – 10 July 1559) was King of France from 1547 until his death in 1559. The second son of Francis I and Duchess Claude of Brittany, he became Dauphin of France upon the death of his elder brother Francis in 1536.

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1282 – Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1347)
Louis IV (German: Ludwig; 1 April 1282 – 11 October 1347), called the Bavarian (Ludwig der Bayer, Latin: Ludovicus Bavarus), was King of the Romans from 1314, King of Italy from 1327, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1328 until his death in 1347.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 
Condolences
Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. (May 27, 1936 – March 29, 2024) was an American actor. Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, he made his stage debut at the age of 17.[2] Shortly thereafter, he successfully auditioned for the Broadway play Take a Giant Step. Gossett continued acting onstage in critically acclaimed plays including A Raisin in the Sun (1959), The Blacks (1961), Tambourines to Glory (1963), and The Zulu and the Zayda (1965). In 1977, Gossett appeared in the popular miniseries Roots, for which he won Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series at the Emmy Awards.

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By Katrina Miller, The New York Times: A Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming. Here’s What You Need to Know. These are answers to common questions about the April 8 eclipse, and we’re offering you a place to pose more of them.

 
 
 
 
Wirecutter: The Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks for Phones and Tablets

 
 
 
 

By MessyNessy 13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. 688): Paris Waiters Race as Storied Contest Returns; Life before TV, internet and social media; A nun with a rather interesting wikipedia page; She might have inspired one of Netflix’s biggest shows. She died last month. No one wrote about it.; Easter Witches and more ->

 
 
 
 

The Marginalian by Maria Popova, The Universe in Verse 2024: Totality (Free Livestream April 7)
 
 
 
 

Hannah Howe: Movies ‘48 #12 and More

 
 
 
 
Wisdom
Charlie Kirk Reveals The Most IMPORTANT Thing You Can Teach Young People
 
 
Charlie Kirk: How You Can Stick it to Woke Colleges
 
 
 
 

Identify as Invincible!

Tom McDonald: The world is a funny place…I hope you’re laughing with me ????????????

 
 
 
 
Colion Noir: Home Invasions Plummet After Florida Sheriff Says Shoot Home Invaders To Save Tax Payers Money

 
 
 
 
Lewis Howes: Gabriel Iglesias Opens Up About MENTAL HEALTH, Moving On From RELATIONSHIPS, & Why He Almost RETIRED

 
 
 
 

Jocko Podcast 431: You’ll Get The Political Leadership You Deserve. With Robert F. Kennnedy Jr.

 
 
 
 
Cleared Hot Podcast: Michael Montoya – I Left my Foot in Ukraine
 
 
Cleared Hot Podcast: When the Mirror Lies
 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Stacy Adimando, Saveur: Pie Will Never Be the Same After This Ground Beef and Cheese Version With provolone, potatoes, and broccoli rabe, it’s a family-style brunch, lunch, or dinner—between two crusts.
 
 
Food Network Kitchen: 35 Eggplant Recipes You’ll Want to Eat Every Day
 
 

By Kiersten Hickman, the kitchn: I Tried Dolly Parton’s Famous No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie, and It’s So Good, I Want to Make It Every Weekend
 
 

 
 
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?

FYI March 25-27, 2024

On This Day

410 – The Southern Yan capital of Guanggu falls to the Jin dynasty general Liu Yu, ending the Southern Yan dynasty.[1][2]
Yan, known in historiography as the Southern Yan (Chinese: 南燕; pinyin: Nán Yān; 398–410), was a dynastic state of China ruled by the Murong clan of the Xianbei during the era of Sixteen Kingdoms. Its territory roughly coincided with modern Shandong. Its founder Murong De (Emperor Xianwu) was a son of Murong Huang (Emperor Wenming) and brother of Murong Jun (Emperor Jingzhao) and Murong Chui (Emperor Chengwu), and therefore was an imperial prince of both the Former Yan and Later Yan dynasties.

All rulers of the Southern Yan declared themselves “emperors”.

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624 – First Eid al-Fitr celebration.
Eid al-Fitr (/ˌiːd əl ˈfɪtər, -trə/ EED əl FIH-tər, -⁠trə; Arabic: عيد الفطر, romanized: ʿĪd al-Fiṭr, lit. ’Holiday of Breaking the Fast’,[4] IPA: [ʕiːd‿ul ˈfɪtˤr]) is the earlier of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Adha). Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.[5] Eid al-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar; this does not always fall on the same Gregorian day, as the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities. The holiday is known under various other names in different languages and countries around the world. The day is also called Lesser Eid, or simply Eid.[6]


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Born On This Day

1252 – Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268)
Conrad III (25 March 1252 – 29 October 1268), called the Younger or the Boy, but usually known by the diminutive Conradin (German: Konradin, Italian: Corradino), was the last direct heir of the House of Hohenstaufen. He was Duke of Swabia (1254–1268) and nominal King of Jerusalem (1254–1268) and Sicily (1254–1258). After his attempt to reclaim the Kingdom of Sicily for the Hohenstaufen dynasty failed, he was captured and beheaded.

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1584 – John II, duke of Zweibrücken (d. 1635)
John II the Younger (German: Johann II. der Jüngere) (26 March 1584 – 9 August 1635) was the Duke of Zweibrücken from 1604 until 1635.

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1638 – The first of four destructive Calabrian earthquakes strikes southern Italy. Measuring magnitude 6.8 and assigned a Mercalli intensity of XI, it kills 10,000–30,000 people.[4]
A series of four mainshocks struck Calabria on March 27–28 and June 9, 1638. The first three earthquakes had moment magnitudes estimated to be Mw 6.6–7.1.[3] On June 9, another mainshock estimated at Mw  6.7 struck the same region, causing further damage and casualties. The four earthquakes resulted in as many as 30,000 fatalities.


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1401 – Albert III, duke of Bavaria (d. 1460)
Albert III the Pious of Bavaria-Munich (German: Albrecht III. der Fromme, Herzog von Bayern-München; 27 March 1401 – 29 February 1460), since 1438 Duke of Bavaria-Munich. He was the son of Ernest, Duke of Bavaria and Elisabetta Visconti,[1] daughter of Bernabò Visconti.

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NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
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Officials give update after Baltimore Bridge collapses | Full press conference

 
 
 
 

KPRC 2 Click2Houston: ‘It’s almost unbelievable’: Texas EquuSearch Tim Miller describes horrific moment of recovering …
 
 
Tim Miller founded Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team in August 2000 with the purpose of providing support to families of lost and missing persons. The organization is dedicated to the memory of Tim’s daughter, Laura, who was abducted and murdered in north Galveston County in 1984.

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Just A Car Guy: Since 1924, Camp Richardson Resort has been in one of the last old-growth forests on the southwest shore of Lake Tahoe
In 1884, Alonzo Richardson, a Civil War veteran, arrived at Lake Tahoe, he established a rustic summer camp in 1924

Richardson purchased the property which was to become Camp Richardson in 1923 from Comstock and Lawrence, who had used the land as far back as the 1870s for logging.

An additional parcel along the lakeshore was purchased from Copeland’s Grove Resort.

Captain Richardson would travel from Placerville in his Piece Arrow touring car and transport guests to his idyllic haven in the towering pines on the shores of the “Lake of the Sky.”

All the guest cabins were named after popular automobiles or oil and gas companies since, beginning in 1911, Richardson owned and operated the first auto stage line between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.
 
 
 
 
By Craig Medred: No Penis Zones

With Alaskans and the rest of America confused, sometimes angry and arguing over humans with penises being allowed to use spaces once reserved for humans without penises, maybe it’s time to update the old standards for designating facilities for use by males or females.

 
 
 
 
By Ari Daniel, NPR News: How do we halt the next pandemic? Be kind to critters like bats, says a new paper

 
 
 
 
By Angie Martoccio, Rolling Stone: A Lotta Love to Give: The Brilliant Voice and Too-Short Life of Nicolette Larson
She sang on some of Neil Young’s most enduring records and scored a Top 10 hit with one of his songs. Why didn’t her career live up to its early promise?
 
 
 
 
Fun!
Ben Shapiro: Tell Me Your Dad Is a Lawyer Without Telling Me

 
 
 
 
The Importance of Family
Candace Owens Reveals the Top Issue Facing Black America

 
 
 
 

Forbes Breaking News: BREAKING NEWS: DeSantis Signs Into Law Hardline Property Rights Bill To Crack Down On Squatters
 
 
 
 
Clint Trial – Recon Marine and Purple Heart Recipient | BRCC #310
 
 
 
 
Cleared Hot Podcast: Dustin Diefenderfer – Beyond the Summit and Shaping Lives through MTNTOUGH
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Lauren Jarvis-Gibson, Taste of Home: 40 Easy Breakfast Ideas with 5 Ingredients or Less
 
 
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FYI March 23-24, 2024

On This Day

1568 – The Peace of Longjumeau is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion.
The Peace of Longjumeau (also known as the Treaty of Longjumeau or the Edict of Longjumeau) was signed on 23 March 1568 by Charles IX of France and Catherine de’ Medici. The edict brought to an end the brief second French Wars of Religion with terms that largely confirmed those of the prior edict of Amboise. Unlike the previous edict it would not be sent to the Parlements to examine prior to its publication, due to what the crown had felt was obstructionism the last time. The edict would not however last, and it would be overturned later in the year, being replaced by the Edict of Saint-Maur which outlawed Protestantism at the beginning of the third war of religion.

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1387 – English victory over a Franco-Castilian-Flemish fleet in the Battle of Margate off the coast of Margate.[4]
The Battle of Margate (/ˈmɑːɡeɪt/), also known as the Battle of Cadzand (not to be confused with the 1337 Battle of Cadzand), was a naval battle that took place 24–25 March 1387 during the Caroline War phase of the Hundred Years’ War between an English fleet and a Franco-Castilian-Flemish wine fleet.


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Born On This Day

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1430 – Margaret of Anjou (d. 1482)[10]
Margaret of Anjou (French: Marguerite; 23 March 1430 – 25 August 1482) was Queen of England by marriage to King Henry VI from 1445 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. Through marriage, she was also nominally Queen of France from 1445 to 1453. Born in the Duchy of Lorraine into the House of Valois-Anjou, Margaret was the second eldest daughter of René, King of Naples, and Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine.

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1441 – Ernest, Elector of Saxony, German ruler of Saxony (d. 1486)[88]
Ernest (24 March 1441 – 26 August 1486) was Elector of Saxony from 1464 to 1486.

Ernst was the founder and progenitor of the Ernestine line of Saxon princes.[1]


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Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

By Maggie Shayne: Lunar Elipse Monday

 
 
 
 

Rare Historical Photos: Historical Photos of Expeditions to Mesoamerica and South America in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries
 
 
 
 

I like to write junk…: MAKE A LIVING

 
 
 
 

The Marginalian by Maria Popova: Love anyway
 
 
 
 
Good lord, what questions did he answer intelligently?

Forbes Breaking News: John Kennedy Has Tense Questioning Of Olympic Athlete Who Ultimately Refuses To Answer

(Gus) Schumacher was born in Madison, Wisconsin and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.[7] He learned to ski as soon as he could walk, using strap-on skis in his backyard.[8] By the time he reached middle school, Schumacher had begun to show an interest in competitive racing.[9] After moving through the ranks with the Anchorage Junior Nordic League, he joined the Alaska Winter Stars program.[10] He graduated from Service High School in 2018 and is currently enrolled as a part-time student at the University of Alaska Anchorage in pursuit of a Civil Engineering degree.[11][9]

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Recipes

By In The Kitchen With Matt: Crispy Air Fryer Onion Rings

 
 
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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.

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FYI March 22, 2024

On This Day

235 – Roman emperor Severus Alexander is murdered, marking the start of the Crisis of the Third Century.[1]
The Crisis of the Third Century, also known as the Military Anarchy[1] or the Imperial Crisis (235–285), was a period in which the Roman Empire nearly collapsed. The crisis ended due to the military victories of Aurelian and with the accession of Diocletian and his implementation of reforms.

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Born On This Day

1212 – Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
Emperor Go-Horikawa (後堀河天皇, Go-Horikawa-tennō) (March 22, 1212 – August 31, 1234) was the 86th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1221 through 1232.[1]

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
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This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

Wickersham’s Conscience: It Just Ticks You Off

 
 
 
 

CutterLight: Sack Lunch: Spruce Trees & Kinglets

 
 
 
 

Rare Historical Photos: Old West Saloons: Rare Photos Reveal the Vibrant Culture of Cowboy Saloons in the 19th Century
 
 
 
 

By Jancee Dunn, New York Times: How to Bargain Like a Kidnap Negotiator One tip: Keep your cool.

 
 
 
 

By Laurel Dalrymple, NPR Goats and Soda: Can a picture make you happy? We asked photographers and here’s what they sent us
 
 
 
 
National Science Foundation News: 2024 Eclipse, Scheduled for Apr 8, 2024
 
 
US National Science Foundation: National Science Foundation prepares activities and educational resources for April’s solar eclipse

 
 
 
 

The Marginalian by Maria Popova: Midweek pick-me-up: Rebecca Solnit on writing, gardening, and the life of the mind
 
 

The Marginalian by Maria Popova: Midweek pick-me-up: The Lost Words — an illustrated dictionary of poetic spells reclaiming the language of nature

 
 
 
 

Good Morning America: Homeowner arrested after standoff with alleged squatter
 
 
 
 

U.S.S. Arizona – “Operation 85”: EP5: Don Francisco Fifer, US Army Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
 
 
 
 

Cleared Hot Podcast: Andy Vs Michael – Round 5

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

Suzanne Podhaizer, Taste of Home: How to Make Colorful Deviled Eggs for Easter
 
 
By Betty Crocker Kitchens: Deviled Eggs for Every Party

 
 
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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?

FYI March 21, 2024

On This Day

717 – Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
The Battle of Vincy (or Vinchy, now Les Rues-des-Vignes) was a battle of the Frankish civil war of 715–18 fought near Cambrai, in the modern département of Nord. It was a contest between Charles Martel and the Austrasians on one side and the king of the Franks, Chilperic II, and his mayor of the palace, Ragenfrid, on the other.

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Born On This Day

1521 – Maurice, Elector of Saxony (d. 1553)
Maurice (21 March 1521 – 9 July 1553) was Duke (1541–47) and later Elector (1547–53) of Saxony. His clever manipulation of alliances and disputes gained the Albertine branch of the Wettin dynasty extensive lands and the electoral dignity.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

James Clear: 3-2-1: My advice for writers, what silence says, and the chapters of your life

 
 
 
 

Craig Medred: Non-farm problems

 
 
 
 

Mia McPherson’s On The Wing Photography: American Coot On The Last Day Of Winter

 
 
 
 

By Dwight Garner, Alexandra Jacobs and Jennifer Szalai Illustrations by Cari Vander Yacht, The New York Times: 22 of the Funniest Novels Since ‘Catch-22’ Because we could all use a laugh.
 
 
 
 

Open Culture: Free Coloring Books from Libraries & Museums: Download & Color Thousands of Free Images (2024)
 
 

Open Culture: OpenVertebrate Presents a Massive Database of 13,000 3D Scans of Vertebrate Specimens
 
 
 
 

Karen Morgan Comedy: Why 70s Kids Are The Strongest Generation
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

Food Network Recipe: 16 Hamburger Casseroles That Are Easy Enough to Make Any Night of the Week

 
 
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Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

Alaskan Book Cafe

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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?

FYI March 20, 2024

On This Day

1760 – The Great Boston Fire of 1760 destroys 349 buildings.
The Great Boston fire of 1760 was a major conflagration that occurred on March 20, 1760, in Boston in the Province of Massachusetts. The fire destroyed 349 buildings in the area between the modern Washington Street and Fort Hill, as well as several ships in port, and it left more than a thousand people homeless.

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Born On This Day

1253 – Magadu, renamed Wareru, founder of Ramanya Kingdom, renamed Hanthawady Kingdom of Pegu (d. 1307)
Wareru (Mon: ဝါရေဝ်ရောဝ်, Burmese: ဝါရီရူး, Burmese pronunciation: [wàɹíjú]; also known as Wagaru; 20 March 1253 – c. 14 January 1307) was the founder of the Martaban Kingdom, located in present-day Myanmar (Burma). By using both diplomatic and military skills, he successfully carved out a Mon-speaking polity in Lower Burma, during the collapse of the Pagan Empire (Bagan Empire) in the 1280s. Wareru was assassinated in 1307 but his line ruled the kingdom until its fall in the mid-16th century.

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FYI

 
 
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
 
 
EarthSky News
 
 
This Day in Tech History
 
 
This Day In History
 
 
Interesting Facts
 
 
Word Genius: Word of the Day
 
 

By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, The Verge: We’re one step closer to a global cybersecurity standard for smart home devices
 
 
 
 
By Emily Stewart, Business Insider: The shame of LinkedIn
 
 
 
 

Wynning History: Masters of the Air – Episode 9 Recap

 
 
 
 

Sharing is Caring Book Blog: Who is loving these author interviews?
 
 
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Big Pharma, Big Lies – R & D
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: And Sometimes, Surprise and Delight
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Ducktionary, Part 3
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Ducktionary, Part 2
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience: Ducktionary, Part 1
 
 
 
 
By Mike McGroarty: 22 Edible Plants You Can Grow and Sell From Home
 
 
 
 
Wishing the best for the time he has left. Thank you Ford!
Just A Car Guy: (kleenex alert, ok, you were warned) Why buy an 18yr old son a 330hp Mustang? Aggressive cancer. He’s been given months to live and can’t work long enough to buy one himself. (told you so, ya gotta trust me on these things) But that’s not the end of the story
 
 
Just A Car Guy: on the tv show Northern Exposure, late in the 5th season, they had the character Chris (John Corbett) makes a half track doodlebug

 
 
 
 

The cops screwed up and got the wrong guy (Unthinkable) #movie #shorts #unthinkable
 
 
 
 
fly_pro: Aircraft Lands Without Clearance | Air Canada | MSFS
 
 
 
 
By J.One.8: This Dad Is Setting The Bar High! ????
 
 
 
 
Mike Ritland: Former Secret Service Agent Evy Poumpouras Part One
 
 
 
 
Joe Kent – Ret. Green Beret Combat Veteran and GOP Candidate for Congress | BRCC #309
 
 
Joe Kent (born 1980) is an American far-right political candidate[2][3] and former officer of the United States Army Special Forces.[2][3]
 
 
 
 
Jack CarrUSA: Man Up with Ryan Michler
 
 
 
 
Buffalo Toronto Public Media: The Warrior Tradition
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Recipes

By Nick Evans, Simply Recipes: Shipwreck Casserole: This Retro Casserole Is Just as Easy and Delicious Today
 
 
Taste of Home: 38 Recipes to Make on a Rainy Day
 
 
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E-book Deals:

 

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Indie Bound

Love Swept & The Smitten Word

Mystery & Thriller Most Wanted

Pixel of Ink

The Rock Stars of Romance

Book Blogs & Websites:

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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?

FYI March 15-19, 2024

On This Day

474 BC – Roman consul Aulus Manlius Vulso celebrates an ovation for concluding the war against Veii and securing a forty years truce.[1]
Aulus Manlius Vulso was a Roman politician in the 5th century BC, and was a member of the first college of the decemviri in 451 BC. In 474 BC, he may have been elected consul with Lucius Furius Medullinus.[1][2] Whether or not the decemvir is the same man as the consul of 474 BC remains unknown.

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1355 – Amidst the Red Turban Rebellions, Han Lin’er, a claimed descendant of Emperor Huizong of Song, is proclaimed emperor of the restored Song dynasty in Bozhou.[3]
Han Lin’er (simplified Chinese: 韩林儿; traditional Chinese: 韓林兒; pinyin: Hán Línér; d. 1367) was one of the leaders of the Red Turban Rebellion. From 1355, he was the emperor of the rebel Song dynasty. However, he only ruled the empire formally; his minister Liu Futong had the actual power. From 1363, he was only a puppet of Zhu Yuanzhang.

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1400 – Turko-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.[3]
The siege of Damascus (also known as the Sack of Damascus and the Capture of Damascus) was a major event in 1400–01 during the war between the Timurid Empire and Mamluk Egypt.

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1068 – An earthquake in the Levant and the Arabian Peninsula leaves up to 20,000 dead.
Two major earthquakes occurred in the Near East on 18 March and 29 May, AD 1068. The two earthquakes are often amalgamated by contemporary sources.[1] The first earthquake had its epicentre somewhere in the northwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula around Tabuk, while the second was most damaging in the city of Ramla in Palestine, some 500 km to the northwest.[1]


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1812 – The Cortes of Cádiz promulgates the Spanish Constitution of 1812.
The Political Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy (Spanish: Constitución Política de la Monarquía Española), also known as the Constitution of Cádiz (Spanish: Constitución de Cádiz) and as La Pepa,[1] was the first Constitution of Spain and one of the earliest codified constitutions in world history.[2] The Constitution was ratified on 19 March 1812 by the Cortes of Cádiz, the first Spanish legislature that included delegates from the entire nation and its possessions, including Spanish America and the Philippines. “It defined Spanish and Spanish American liberalism for the early 19th century.”[3]


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Born On This Day

1493 – Anne de Montmorency, French captain and diplomat (d. 1567)[44]
Anne de Montmorency, duc de Montmorency (c. 1493 – 12 November 1567) was a French noble, governor, royal favourite and Constable of France during the mid to late Italian Wars and early French Wars of Religion. He served under five French kings (Louis XII, François I, Henri II, François II and Charles IX). He began his career in the latter Italian Wars of Louis XII, seeing service at Ravenna. When François, his childhood friend, ascended to the throne in 1515 he advanced as governor of the Bastille and Novara, then in 1522 was made a Marshal of France. He fought at the French defeat at La Bicocca in that year, and after assisting in rebuffing the invasion of Constable Bourbon he was captured at the disastrous Battle of Pavia. Quickly freed he worked to free first the king and then the king’s sons. In 1526 he was made Grand Maître (Grandmaster), granting him authority over the king’s household, he was also made governor of Languedoc. He aided in the marriage negotiations for the king’s son the duc d’Orléans to Catherine de Medici in 1533. In the mid 1530s he found himself opposed to the war party at court led by Admiral Chabot and therefore retired. He returned to the fore after the Holy Roman Emperor invaded Provence, leading the royal effort that foiled his invasion, and leading the counter-attack. In 1538 he was rewarded by being made Constable of France, this made him the supreme authority over the French military. For the next two years he led the efforts to secure Milano for France through negotiation with the Emperor, however this proved a failure and Montmorency was disgraced, retiring from court in 1541.


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1445 – Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg, Swiss priest and theologian (d. 1510)[39]
Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg (16 March 1445 – 10 March 1510) was a priest, considered one of the greatest of the popular preachers of the 15th century. He was closely connected with the Renaissance humanists of Strasbourg, whose leader was the well-known Jakob Wimpfeling (1450–1528), called “the educator of Germany”.[1] Like Wimpfeling, Geiler was a secular priest; both fought the ecclesiastical abuses of the age, but not in the spirit of Martin Luther and his adherents. They looked, instead, for salvation and preservation only in the restoration of Christian morals in Church and State through the faithful maintenance of the doctrines of the Church. However the moral reforms of Johann Geiler laid the groundwork for the Protestant reformation in Strasbourg.[2]

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763 – Harun al-Rashid, Abbasid caliph (d. 809)
Abu Ja’far Harun ibn Muhammad al-Mahdi (Arabic: أَبُو جَعْفَر هَارُون ٱبْنِ مُحَمَّد ٱلْمَهْدِيّ, romanized: Abū Ja’far Hārūn ibn Muḥammad al-Mahdī) or simply Harun ibn al-Mahdi (Arabic: هَارُون ٱبْنِ ٱلْمَهْدِيّ; c. 763 or 766 – 24 March 809), famously known as Harun al-Rashid (Arabic: هَارُون ٱلرَّشِيد, romanized: Hārūn al-Rashīd), was the fifth Abbasid caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate, reigning from September 786 until his death in March 809. His reign is traditionally regarded to be the beginning of the Islamic Golden Age. His epithet al-Rashid translates to “the Orthodox”, “the Just”, “the Upright”, or “the Rightly-Guided”.


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1075 – Al-Zamakhshari, Persian scholar and theologian (d. 1144)
Abu al-Qasim Mahmud ibn Umar al-Zamakhshari (Arabic: الزمخشري; 1074 –1143) was a medieval Muslim scholar of Iranian descent.[1] He travelled to Mecca and settled there for five years and has been known since then as ‘Jar Allah’ (God’s Neighbor).[2] He was a Mu’tazilite theologian, linguist, poet and interpreter of the Quran. He is best known for his book Al-Kashshaf, which interprets and linguistically analyzes Quranic expressions and the use of figurative speech for conveying meaning. This work is a primary source for all major linguists; however, some of its Mu’tazila philosophical ideas were rejected by Ibn Kathir (d.1373). [3]

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1434 – Ashikaga Yoshikatsu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1443)
Ashikaga Yoshikatsu (足利 義勝, March 19, 1434 – August 16, 1443) was the seventh shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1442 to 1443 during the Muromachi period of Japan. Yoshikatsu was the son of 6th shōgun Ashikaga Yoshinori with his concubine, Hino Shigeko (1411–1463).[1] His childhood name was Chiyachamaru (千也茶丸). Hino Tomiko, wife of Ashikaga Yoshimasa, at first was betrothed to Yoshikatsu.

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