Kev’s Daily Take On 03/23/2023

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.

Our Furry Friends

Our Awww moment of the day belongs to NATIONAL PUPPY DAY.  Wagging tails, bundles of fur and energetic playfulness brings out the cuteness that is hard to match.  This day was started as a way to showcase how important pet rescue and adoption can be.  We can’t take them all home, but none of them should be left out in the cold.

Education and Information

Whew!  That was a close one.  NEAR MISS DAY breathes a sigh of relief as we recall the mountain sized asteroid, Asclepius, that came within 500,000 miles of Earth in 1989.  Scientists predict that if it would have hit our planet, the impact would have been equivalent to a 600-megaton atomic bomb going off.  We all have had close calls and are thankful that’s all they were.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL CHIA DAY comes to us all the way from Mexico.  The Aztecs and Mayans would eat nothing but these tiny seeds as they traveled for days.  This seed is truly a superfood and one of the most wholesome grains on Earth.  Packed with vitamins, minerals, omega-3, fiber, and antioxidants, it was fairly recently, with the vegan trend, that they caught the eye of the general public.  They are easy to work into your diet and will do your body good.

NATIONAL MELBA TOAST DAY was born out of love.  Chef Auguste Escoffier was taken with Nellie Melba, an Australian opera singer, and created this thin dry wafer just for her.  It is a lighter carb, and that’s just what she needed.  Top off these crunchy little loaves with spreads, fruits, or veggies and if you have a teething toddler, they make for a great soothing biscuit.

We also have Mexico to thank for NATIONAL TAMALE DAY.  Made from a special cornmeal called masa and stuffed with meat, cheese, veggies or even fruit, these savory morsels can also be turned into sweet desserts.  Authentic tamales are cooked or steamed in banana leaves or corn husks until they are just right.  The only tamales I have had, have come out of a can.  I need to try some authentic ones.

While we are dining on our tamales, melba toast, and spreading chia seeds on them let’s go ahead and reach into our snack bowl and celebrate NATIONAL CHIPS AND DIP DAY.  No boundaries here.  Pick your favorite chip, grab your favorite dip, and take the plunge.  Lipton soup put dips on the map with their Onion Soup Dip back in the 1950’s.  We got some chips and French onion dip calling my name now.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Each Person is a Person of Worth Day

National Cheesesteak Day

National Cocktail Day

Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

On this day…

1775 – Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty or give me death”

1806 – After reaching the Pacific Ocean, Lewis and Clark start the return trip back to St. Louis

1857 – The first public elevator is installed at a 5-story department store in New York

1875 – The deepest place on Earth, Mariana’s Trench in the Pacific Ocean, is discovered – at 36,201 feet deep

1950 – The World Meteorological Organization is established

1957 – The U.S. Army sells the last of its homing pigeons

1998 – “Titanic” sails away with 11 Academy Awards

2021 – The world realizes how important the Suez Canal is after a mega-freighter blocks it for 6 days

Happy Birthday to…

Five College Constortium
Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884-1966)
She was the first female judge to sit on a state supreme court

Hub Pages
Joan Crawford (1904-1977)
Brilliant dancer and actress, one of the few to make the transition from silent movies to talkies
Bette Graham (1924-1980)
Invented liquid paper – also had a pretty famous son – Michael Nesmith of The Monkees

The Quint
Roger Bannister (1929-2018)
He was the first runner to break the 4-minute mile barrier

Robert C. Gallo (1937- )
Discovered HIV in 1984

Moses Malone (1955-2015)
At 6’10” he was quite the imposing figure on the basketball court – 12-time NBA All Star

Enjoy the day and make it your own

LORD, we pray for those who are suffering from depression.  I would ask that You break through their darkness and let them know that they are loved and that they matter and have purpose.  Thank you, Jesus, Amen.

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

#NationalPuppyDay, #ChipsandDipDay, #NearMissDay, #NationalTamaleDay, #MelbaToastDay, #NationalChiaDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #FlorenceEllinwoodAllen, #JoanCrawford, #BetteGraham, #RogerBannister, #RobertGallo, #MosesMalone 


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 03/23/2023”

  1. Kev, I appreciate your prayer. These thoughts are part of my daily prayer journey as some of my family deals with the dark challenges of depression and anxiety. May God encourage others to treat these people with grace and understanding.

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  2. Amen Big Sky.


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