FYI May 02, 2021

On This Day

1876 – The April Uprising breaks out in Ottoman Bulgaria.
The April Uprising (Bulgarian: Априлско въстание, Aprilsko vǎstanie), called the Bulgarian Horrors or Bulgarian atrocities in Britain, was an insurrection organised by the Bulgarians in the Ottoman Empire from April to May 1876, which was brutally suppressed. It indirectly resulted in the re-establishment of Bulgaria in 1878.[2] The regular Ottoman Army and irregular bashi-bazouk units brutally suppressed the rebels, resulting in a public outcry in Europe, with many famous intellectuals condemning the atrocities by the Ottomans and supporting the oppressed Bulgarian population.

The 1876 uprising involved only those parts of the Ottoman territories populated predominantly by Bulgarians. The emergence of Bulgarian national sentiments was closely related to the re-establishment of the independent Bulgarian Orthodox Church in 1870.

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Born On This Day

1882 – Isabel González, Puerto Rican activist who helped pave the way for Puerto Ricans’ American citizenship (d. 1971)
Isabel González (May 2, 1882 – June 11, 1971)[1] was a Puerto Rican activist who helped pave the way for Puerto Ricans to be given United States citizenship. As a young unwed pregnant woman, González had her plans to find and marry the father of her unborn child derailed by the United States Treasury Department when she was excluded as an alien “likely to become a public charge” upon her arrival in New York City. González challenged the Government of the United States in the groundbreaking case Gonzales v. Williams (192 U.S. 1 (1904)). Officially the case was known as Isabella Gonzales, Appellant, v. William Williams, United States Commissioner of Immigration at the Port of New York No. 225, argued December 4, 7, 1903, and decided January 4, 1904. Her case was an appeal from the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York, filed February 27, 1903, after also having her Writ of Habeas Corpus (HC. 1-187) dismissed. Her Supreme Court case is the first time that the Court confronted the citizenship status of inhabitants of territories acquired by the United States. González actively pursued the cause of U.S. citizenship for all Puerto Ricans by writing letters published in The New York Times.[2]

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FYI

By Nate Berg, Fast Company: ‘Home Depot architecture’: How one developer is turning farm storage into sleek apartments In Detroit, one developer has turned Quonset huts—better known for their use on farms and military bases—into affordable, efficient housing.
 
 
By Mark Wilson, Fast Company: Apple AirTags could enable domestic abuse in terrifying ways AirTags are powerful surveillance technology. And the National Network to End Domestic Violence believes Apple has more work to do to fix them.
 
 
By Michael Grothaus, Fast Company: How Apple designed AirTags to be privacy-first and stalker-proof AirTag users, owners of other Apple devices, and even people who don’t own a single Apple product—the company wants its new tracker to respect everybody’s privacy.
 
 
 
 
STORIES FROM NORTHERN CANADA AND ALASKA: Grievous Error–Mine
 
 
 
 
Wickersham’s Conscience, The William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge: Finley NWR Notebook: April 2021
 
 
 
 
The Passive Voice, From The Niagara Gazette: Time for a woman’s view with Miss Ann Powell
Moving along to 1789 and a trip involving a Miss Ann Powell. Her journal is a graphic description of the difficulties and inconvenience of travel in her day. I found it interesting enough to select some her writings, as they were found to be of great value historically, not only for the light which it throws upon the general state of the country, about Niagara and for the description of the Falls, but for the information which it contains relative to the Indians whom Miss Powell was so fortunate as to see in council assembled on the present site of Buffalo and for evidence as to conditions on the Niagara frontier just after the Revolution.
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The Passive Voice, From Writers Helping Writers: Relationship Thesaurus Entry: In-laws
 
 
Nuance of sarcasm…
The Passive Voice, From Writer Unboxed: The Seven Habits of Successful Writers
 
 
 
 
Dave’s True Stories (Dave Grohl): Bonebrake
Upon returning home to my mother’s little house in Springfield, Virginia after Nirvana’s 1992 world tour, I followed my usual homecoming routine of dumping my entire suitcase full of soiled clothes into her old washing machine in the garage, rooting through her fridge full of delicious, comfort-food leftovers like a raccoon in a dumpster, and sitting down to months and months’ of mail that had been sent to her address for me while I was away. This was the house that I grew up in, after all, so my mother’s mailbox was always the best bet if you wanted to…

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Brain Pickings by Maria Popova: Love and symmetry, David Whyte on poetry and silence, the woman who saved the hawks and catalyzed conservation
 
 
 
 
By Jay Wallis, 11Alive: VERIFY: Yes, the Blue Cross Blue Shield settlement is real Blue Cross Blue Shield reached a $2.67 billion settlement in a class-action antitrust lawsuit in October 2020.
 
 
 
 
JOAN REEVES aka SlingWords: Need an Attitude Adjustment? Try These 5 Videos
 
 
 
 
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Ideas

By seamster: Backyard Guardian: Steel Drum Fire Pit
 
 
 
 

Recipes

By PieBaby89: Creamy Cheese Nuggets
 
 
By ElisesEats: Delicious Cheesy Garlic Bread
 
 
By Exzerin: How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese)
 
 
Food Network Recipes: Our Very Best Rhubarb Recipes
 
 
By Diana Rattray, The Spruce Eats: Southern Tuna Salad for Sandwiches
 
 
Taste of Home: Stir-Fry Chicken Lo Mein
 
 
By Betty Crocker Kitchens: Budget-Friendly Mexican Dinners
 
 
By Patty Catalano, The Kitchn: I Tried the Glossy Fudge Brownies Reddit Is Obsessed With. Spoiler Alert: They’re Perfect.


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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