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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By Shoaib Mehedi, devgenious: As a tech guy, you will thank me for these websites Every day we do some technical things that we can fully handover to these websites
 
 
 
 
Kathryn’s Report: Landing Area Undershoot: de Havilland DHC-2T, N456SF; accident occurred May 03, 2019 in McCarthy, Alaska
 
 
Kathryn’s Report: Angered by dust cloud, soccer fans prevent helicopter ambulance from landing
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
Swiss Miss: GIF Art by Romain Laurent
 
 
Swiss Miss: Glowing Geometric Light Paintings
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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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Love Swept & The Smitten Word

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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 May 02, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s New Source: Cybersecurity attack forces Alaska Court System to temporarily go offline; Senator Dan Sullivan steps in after FBI raid couples home in Homer and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Could rising timber prices aid the Tongass transition to second-growth logging?; Juneau Assembly committee OKs budgets for another year of proactive medical services team, child care subsidies and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Wasilla Teen Arrested for Impersonating an Officer Saturday; This Day In Alaska History May 2nd, 1778 and more ->
 
 
 
 
By Michael R Dougherty, Anchorage Genie Chance Memories Do you remember Anchorage’s Genie Chance? She was one of the very first in Anchorage to start reporting on the radio after the 1964 earthquake.

Military May 02, 2021

Military.com: NKorea Warns US of ‘Very Grave Situation’ over Biden Speech; Seven Rescued by Coast Guard on Savannah River After Boat Crashes into Jetty and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: No Easy Day in Whoville,’ ‘Goodnight, Boom’ and other potential titles for Adm. William McRaven’s new children’s book Osama Bin Laden and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and more ->
 
 
 
 
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Quotes May 02, 2021

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

 
 
“All battles in life serve to teach us something, even the battles we lose.”
Paulo Coelho
 
 
 
 
Everyone you know is drowning right now. Breathe. Be kind.
 
 
 
 
Kindness is love in action. Be kind. Share your love.
 
 
 
 
Life is so beautiful when you look at it closely. Take a moment to notice the beauty. Be kind to you.
 
 
 
 
Your path is kindness. Kindness is your path.
 
 
 
 
What are you drawn to? Where do you find yourself landing? Be kind. You’ll attract all kinds of attention.
 
 
 
 
Hold a quiet space in your head and your day will feel less crazy.
 
 
 
 
Hey you, get the message! Be kind!
 
 
 
 
Everything is new. Everything is different. We’re all in shock. Be kind to everyone, including yourself.
 
 
 
 
Spring is here. Grow the seeds of the kindness if your life.
 
 
 
 
Cut ties with the nasty chatter in your head. Be kind to you.
 
 
 
 
Whoever you meet, however you meet them, be kind.

Music May 02, 2021

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.

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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.

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FYI

 
 

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 ->
 
 
 
 

Where does this door lead to, or what is behind it?

Zillow Anchorage: 4101 Galactica Dr, Anchorage, AK 99517

 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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Ideas

Everything Pretty: How to Make Pillow Mist For Sleep
 
 

Recipes

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 ->
 
 
By Grace Elkus, The Kitchn: I Tried the DoubleTree Signature Cookie Recipe
 
 
My Recipe Treasures: Cheesecake Brownie Cupcakes with Frosting
 
 
By Sara’s Tiny Kitchen: Peanut Butter Chocolate Marshmallow Cups


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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 May 01, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Homer couple whose home was searched by FBI says it was a case of mistaken identity Marilyn Hueper says the FBI seized computers, cell phones; 6 people being treated at hospital following hazmat exposure at Wasilla shopping center; Human remains found on beach in Nikiski’; Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announces finalists for Pride of Alaska Youth Awards and more ->
 
 
 
 
KTOO Public Media: Lawsuit challenging Indian Child Welfare Act remains a case to watch for Alaska legal experts, despite split decision in federal court; Juneau seventh grader wins Alaska State Spelling Bee, will compete nationally this summer and more ->
 
 
 
 
KYUK Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta: Rep. Zulkosky Introduces Bill For State To Recognize Alaska’s Tribes; Diné Food Advocate Touts Sugary Drink Tax Opposed By ONC and more ->
 
 
 
 
Alaska Native News: Governor Dunleavy Ends Alaska COVID-19 Emergency Declaration, Signs House Bill 76; DEC Expanding Testing of Alaska Seafood for Gamma Radiation; The Taylor Highway is Open to Eagle; This Day In Alaska History May 1st, 1914 and more ->
 
 
 
 
Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Ranked Choice Voting ordinance defeated in Borough Assembly and more ->
 
 
 
 
Craig Medred: The good news
 
 
 
 

The 4.8 magnitude earthquake was centered 9 miles north of Anchorage, at a depth of 26 miles (Alaska Earthquake Center). This quake is actually an aftershock of the 2018 earthquake, a magnitude 7.1. There have been more than 11,000 aftershocks since that November 30, 2018 event. Our Streamtime Live camera had quite the shake!

Military May 01, 2021

Military.com: Jury Awards 3 Army Veterans $7.1M in Damages Over Defective 3M Earplugs; Every Grunt a Swimmer: Behind the Marine Corps’ New Focus on Water Skills; The Operation That Took Out Osama Bin Laden and more ->
 
 
 
 
Task & Purpose: A stunning 21 Army leaders will be disciplined over Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and death “We are committed to [rebuilding] our bond among our soldiers.” And more ->
 
 
 
 
DoD: Defense Secretary Says ‘Integrated Deterrence’ Is Cornerstone of U.S. Defense and more ->
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Quotes May 01, 2021

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin Moment of Happiness

 
 
“Here is my box of new crayons at your feet.”
Marge Piercy, “Colors Passing Through Us”
 
 
 
 
“Now and then it is a joy to have one’s table red with wine and roses.”
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis
 
 
 
 
“A red flower placed in a window may expand its influence over all the area of your sight.”
Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
 
 
 
 
“Long have you timidly waded holding a plank by the shore,
Now I will you to be a bold swimmer,
To jump off in the midst of the sea, rise again, nod to me, shout, and laughingly dash with your hair. ”
“Not I, not any one else can travel that road for you,
You must travel it for yourself.
It is not far, it is within reach,
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born and did not know,
Perhaps it is everywhere on water and on land.”
Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself, 46”
 
 
 
 
“One does not ‘find oneself’ by pursuing one’s self, but on the contrary by pursuing something else and learning through some discipline or routine (even the routine of making beds) who one is and wants to be.”
May Sarton, The House by the Sea
 
 
 
 
“The surest way to discipline passion is to discipline time.”
W. H. Auden, The Dyer’s Hand and Other Essays
 
 
 
 
“It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
 
 
 
 
“Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
 
 
 
 
“Neither does the tree hold back its leaves but lets them flow open or glide away when the time is right.”
Mary Oliver, “Habits, Differences, and the Light That Abides,” Long Life
 
 
 
 
“I didn’t know when I was coming back, but I knew I wouldn’t be the same on my return…If there was anyone I needed to get away from, it was me.”
Sandra Cisneros, A House of My Own: Stories from My Life
 
 
 
 
“If you don’t live the only life you have, you won’t live some other life, you won’t live any life at all.”
James Baldwin, James Baldwin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
 
 
 
 
“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years go. The second best time is now.”
Proverb
 
 
 
 
“Home is a physical space; it’s also a state of mind.’
Gretchen Rubin

Music May 01, 2021