FYI July 03, 2018


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On This Day


1913 – Confederate veterans at the Great Reunion of 1913 reenact Pickett’s Charge; upon reaching the high-water mark of the Confederacy they are met by the outstretched hands of friendship from Union survivors.
The 1913 Gettysburg reunion was a Gettysburg Battlefield encampment of American Civil War veterans for the Battle of Gettysburg’s 50th anniversary. The June 29–July 4 gathering of 53,407 veterans (~8,750 Confederate)[1] was the largest ever Civil War veteran reunion, and “never before in the world’s history [had] so great a number of men so advanced in years been assembled under field conditions” (Chief Surgeon).[2]:60 All honorably discharged veterans in the Grand Army of the Republic and the United Confederate Veterans were invited, and veterans from 46 of the 48 states attended[3] (cf. Nevada).[citation needed] Despite concerns “that there might be unpleasant differences, at least, between the blue and gray”[4] (as after England’s War of the Roses and the French Revolution),[5] the peaceful reunion was repeatedly marked by events of Union–Confederate camaraderie.[6] President Woodrow Wilson’s July 4 reunion address summarized the spirit: “We have found one another again as brothers and comrades in arms, enemies no longer, generous friends rather, our battles long past, the quarrel forgotten—except that we shall not forget the splendid valor.”

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Born On This Day

1860 – Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist and author (d. 1935)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (/ˈɡɪlmən/); also Charlotte Perkins Stetson (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935), was a prominent American feminist, sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist and served as a role model for future generations of feminists because of her unorthodox concepts and lifestyle. Her best remembered work today is her semi-autobiographical short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” which she wrote after a severe bout of postpartum psychosis.





By Katie Rife: R.I.P. Richard Swift, producer, solo artist, and member of The Shins and The Arcs
Richard Swift (March 16, 1977 – July 3, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer[1] and short-film maker. He was the founder, owner, and recording engineer of National Freedom, a recording studio located in Oregon, and has worked as producer for such acts as The Shins, Damien Jurado, David Bazan, Foxygen, Jessie Baylin, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Mynabirds, Wake Owl, Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab, Gardens & Villa, Cayucas, and Guster.[2] Swift is a former member of indie rock band The Shins and The Arcs.[3] Swift was also a part of The Black Keys’ live band from 2014 until his death, performing as their touring bassist and backing singer.


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By Ryan F. Mandelbaum: A Tit, an Owl, and Some Parakeets: Winning Pics From the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards
Sahara Foley: July 2018 Discounted and FREE Ebook From Creativia Authors 1st to 15th
Medium: Trust Issues
In Medium’s first themed digital magazine, we’ll be publishing stories, from the exalted to the mundane, about the state of trust in 2018.
Cal Newport: On Passion and Its Discontents
Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds: Macro Monday And The Wonky Website Of Doom

That means I missed announcing the end of the Awkward Author photo contest — I’ve updated that page accordingly and extended the due date out. The contest submission period now runs till July 11th, Wednesday, since this week is a holiday. Get awkward and enter!
Chuck Wendig Terrible Minds: Laura Anne Gilman: On Writing Weird Alt-Westerns…

Last week, Laura Anne Gilman finished up the enviable task of writing and then publishing a whole trilogy of books, which is always a success that should be met with fireworks and whiskey and a Herculean nap. That book is Red Waters Rising, and you can check it out now where books are sold. Here she is, with some final thoughts on ending the series…
Black Rife Coffee Company: 3 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds
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By Sean Captain: Here are 5 key details in California’s new privacy law The law–which applies to companies well beyond the tech sector–is groundbreaking but also laden with confusing language that frustrates both critics and backers.
Debra Lynn Dadd Live Toxic Free: Progress Report + Independence from Toxic Chemicals
Lauren MacNeish- How Parkinson’s changed my perspective: 4 lessons by Ry Birge
By Taylor Blatchford: Digital literacy project sets an ambitious goal: Wikipedia pages for 1,000 local newspapers


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By Hometalk Highlights: 31 Brilliant Ways To Upcycle, Transform, and Fix Your Bathtub You and your rubber ducky are going to love these ideas.


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Chas’ Crazy Creations: Easy Slow Cooker Enchilada Stew

By Penolopy Bulnick: 20+ Lemonade Recipes

By Auroris: Home Beet-Cured Salmon

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