FYI May 01, 2021

On This Day

880 – The Nea Ekklesia is inaugurated in Constantinople, setting the model for all later cross-in-square Orthodox churches.
The Nea Ekklēsia (Greek: Νέα Ἐκκλησία, “New Church”; known in English as “The Nea”) was a church built by Byzantine Emperor Basil I the Macedonian in Constantinople between 876 and 880. It was the first monumental church built in the Byzantine capital after the Hagia Sophia in the 6th century, and marks the beginning of the middle period of Byzantine architecture. It continued in use until the Palaiologan period. Used as a gunpowder magazine by the Ottomans, the building was destroyed in 1490 after being struck by lightning.



Born On This Day

1864 – Anna Jarvis, American founder of Mother’s Day (d. 1948)[16]
Anna Maria Jarvis (May 1, 1864 – November 24, 1948) was the founder of Mother’s Day in the United States. Her mother had frequently expressed a desire for the establishment of such a holiday, and after her mother’s death, Jarvis led the movement for the commemoration. However, as the years passed, Jarvis grew disenchanted with the growing commercialization of the observation (she herself did not profit from the day) and even attempted to have Mother’s Day rescinded. She died in a sanitarium, her medical bills paid by people in the floral and greeting card industries.





By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Low Tide at Totem Park
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Rainy Day Walks at Totem Park
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Spring Birds on a Record Setting Warm Day
By Matt Goff, Sitka Nature: Sunny Spring Day Outings
Wickersham’s Conscience: Return of Bird of the Week: Andean Flicker
Paranormal Romantics: Festivals & World Building by Diane Burton
The Passive Voice, From The Literary Hub: The Long Road to Publication
The Passive Voice, From CrimeReads, the Mystery Writers of America nominees for the 75th annual Edgar Awards discuss the state of crime fiction in 2021: The State of the Crime Novel in 2021: Writing During the Pandemic
Gastro Obscura: Why apple farmers in Italy are coating their orchards in ice; A historic Boston dessert recipe that’s big in Japan; When soldiers pick a new name for meat on bread and more ->

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The Blonde Abroad: The Ultimate Land Rover Defender Camping Setup
A Cup of Jo: Have a Lovely Weekend.
The Guardian: ‘It was so gripping I read it in two sittings’: 11 books to pull you out of a reading rut
By Todd Furniss, Grit Daily: Spending More on Primary Care Doctors is Key to Cutting Healthcare Costs







Everything Pretty: How to Make Pillow Mist For Sleep


By SuperMom Shuffle: Easy One-Pot Cheesy Meat Bake
My Recipe Treasures: Southwestern Chicken and Rice
Taste of Home: 30-Minute Mexican Dinners and more ->
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By Sara’s Tiny Kitchen: Peanut Butter Chocolate Marshmallow Cups





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