Kev’s Daily Take On 01/10/2023

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands,
One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

A Tip of the Hat Goes to…

NATIONAL SHAREHOLDERS DAY recognizes the people who take stock of a situation – literally.  They invest in companies and hope to earn a nice return.  They allow the corporations to operate and keep our economy moving.  Thank you for what you do.

Our Feathered Friends

Digital Collegian

SAVE THE EAGLES DAY is actually a love story between the Village of Ridgefield, New Jersey and a pair of bald eagles, Alice and Al.  The eagles had been nesting  near Overpeck Creek since 2011, but they had chosen a spot next to a landfill, which posed some health risks.  An agreement between the developer and the community resulted in setting aside land for an eagle park for Alice and Al to continue living there.  Thanks to the work of various organizations the bald eagle is no longer on the endangered species list.  Nice job on that one.

Our Potted Friends

HOUSEPLANT APPRECIATION DAY gives us the time to admire the potted plants that make our indoors look lovely.  Houseplants are said to help boost production, reduce anxiety and improve humidity.  If you are a novice to taking care of plants, might I suggest a cactus to start with.  They are a hardy plant, require minimal care and are quite forgiving of errors on the plant keeper’s part.

Education and Information

CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY is out to save the environment as well as money in your pocket. Keeping lights turned off when you don’t need them, setting your thermostats so they don’t kick on the heat or AC as much and making sure your home is well insulated will save on resources and energy usage.  Maintaining your energy systems helps too as well as carpooling and keeping up to date with the latest energy-saving technology.

For Fun

Here is a not so good example – this style uses 5 lines in a 1-2-3-4-1 format


Is hard

But is softened

With a loving heart

Grace – Kev

On Today’s Menu…

OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY celebrates a dish that is so rich, it could only be named after the famous billionaire, so says the chef who created it.  Originating in Antoine’s in New Orleans, only they have the original recipe and if you happen to order this meal at their restaurant you will get a number – they have assigned a particular number to each order since they started serving them in 1889. The sauce is the key, and while there are many places to dine on these oysters, only Antoine’s has the genuine recipe.

BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY is not for the faint of heart but could be for the faint hearted.  This not so sweet treat has some health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and helping to protect the heart.  That doesn’t mean we can go hog wild and start binging on this stuff, just use a little moderation and enjoy.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Heritage Treasures Day

Paget’s Awareness Day

National Milk Day

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day

National Hot Toddy Day

On this day…

1878 – Senator A.A. Sargent (R-CA) introduces legislation to give women the right to vote

1901 – The first major oil field in Texas is discovered

1920 – The League of Nations is created

1946 – The first United Nations General Assembly meets in London

1949 – RCA introduces the 45-rpm record

1971 – Masterpiece Theater debuts on PBS

1984 – After 117 years, the U.S. and the Vatican resume diplomatic relations

2000 – AOL buys Time Warner for $182 billion to create a $350 billion mega-corporation

Happy Birthday to…

Famous People
Ethan Allen (1738-1789)
Revolutionary War patriot
Katherine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979)
She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from Cambridge as well as the first female scientist hired by General Electric

The New York Times
Max Roach (1924-)
This outstanding drummer had a huge impact on jazz, activism and culture

Little Things
Jim Croce (1943-1973)
His hits include Time in a Bottle and Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Rod Stewart (1945- )
He gave us hits like Maggie May, Every Picture Tells a Story, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy and Just My Imagination among many others
George Foreman (1949- )
76 wins (68 by KO), 5 losses, two Heavyweight titles and an Olympic gold medal define his career as well as having the distinction of being the oldest heavyweight champion at 45

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Pat Benatar (1953- )
Her hits Love is a Battlefield, We Belong and Hit Me with Your Best Shot, put her on the road to success

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, we ask for healing when it comes to this epidemic of diabetes.  Teach us to refrain from unhealthy habits and to choose healthier ones.  May You give us understanding and fortitude to live healthier lives.  I ask this in your name, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipedia; on this

#Savetheeaglesday, #NationalShareholdersDay, #CutYourEngergyCostsDay, #HouseplantAppreciationDay, #BittersweetChocolateDay, #OystersRockefellerDay, #PoetryatWorkDay, #ShopforTravelDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy birthday to Ethan Allen, Katherine Burr Blodgett, Max Roach, Jim Croce, Rod Stewart, George Foreman and Pat Benatar


One response to “Kev’s Daily Take On 01/10/2023”

  1. Kev, I appreciate the link and kind words about my poetry.


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