To save for your writer’s notebook

You DO have a writer’s notebook, don’t you?


TIP: Corroded Batteries

Here’s a tip to save corroded batteries and battery connections:

Smear a paste made of baking soda powder on it.

WORD: Parament

This ecclesiastical term relates to an ornamental worship hanging or vestment.

It can be used as scarves used to adorn an altar or communion table, a hanging tapestry hung on a wall or a decoration for a worship space.

It can be used do describe an ecclesiastical vestment.

It comes to us from Middle English, from Medieval Latin (1350-1400)  paramentum, from parare to adorn, from Latin, to prepare —

First Known Use: 15th century

Example: “The original altar-front or parament (aurea tabula) was made of solid gold.”


How long has it been since you checked the batteries on all your devices that are battery powered? Older clocks, remote controls and things buried in drawers and cabinets can sit there and waste away, so be sure to check on them occasionally, replacing batteries as needed.

INK  it  –  Don’t  just  THINK  it


Waaaay back in 3114 BC the Maya/Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar (compared with our Julian Calendar) began. So much has happened since that day we celebrate as September 26 today.

September 26 is also a day we celebrate the birthday of English physicist Sir Edward Appleton, born in the year 1892. He is the one who wrote

“The history of science has proved that fundamental RESEARCH

is the lifeblood of individual PROGRESS and that the ideas that

lead to spectacular advances SPRING FROM IT.”

Because thinkers and doers practiced this in their efforts, we are richer today. There is great value to sharing research.

It has been said that in the broadest sense of the word, the definition of research includes gathering data, information and facts TO ADVANCE KNOWLEDGE, rather than just sitting in a file or on a shelf somewhere.

This “e-zine” was designed for just such a purpose: to share and put into practice what is of benefit to others. Change down through the centuries has increased exponentially in our own day, making increasing demands to keep up with creative ministry. As a journalist I maintain huge files of ongoing research and such growth amazes me.

Ah, it IS a special day for many.

Birthdays include comedian Jeff Foxworthy (1958); baseball player (Giants, Phils, Reds, Braves) Vincent DiMaggio (1912); the Cisco Kid’s “Pancho” Leo Carrillo (1881); Kennedy family patriarch (father of JFK, RKF and Teddy) Joseph Kennedy (1888); Lux Video Theater, High Noon actor Otto Kruger (1885); Nosferatu actor Max Schreck (1879); Laugh-in’s comedienne Jo Anne Worley (1937) and theatrical impresario Billy Rose – credited with many Ziegfeld and theatre productions that yielded such pop songs as “Me and My Shadow”, “Without a Song” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon” 1899).

Special events this day remind us how indebted we are to those who researched inventions we take for granted today, including the lathe . . . what would we do without this invention patented by Thomas Blanchard in 1819 . . .  or the train: the first westbound train arrived in San Francisco today’s date in 1869 . . .  or photos in print – in 1905 General Trade journal published the first Dutch photo (it was a train accident) . . .  or canned evaporated milk that Carnation first processed in 1899, or shopping at a supermarket? They all began with a Piggly-Wiggly in Memphis Tennessee in 1916 on – you guessed it – September 6th.

In broadcasting: the first radio broadcast of a prizefight featured Jack Dempsey in 1920 . . . Alan Freed played rock and roll on radio for the first time on WINS NYC in 1954  . . . Canadian TV began in Montreal in 1952.

In sports: Orioles’ Eddie Murray slugged out his 500th career homer (1996); Charles Turner became the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season (1888); Cal Ripken Jr broke Gehrig’s record to play in 2,131 straight games (1995); and in 1953 Roy Campanella set record for home runs by a catcher at 38. In 1975 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova sought US political asylum in New York City during the US Open. In 2010 the first College Football Crab Bowl Classic was hell (Maryland beat Navy 17-14 in Baltimore).

In geography:

In 1522 Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, first to circumnavigate the earth, returned to Spain without their captain in 1620. The Mayflower departed Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World and in 1991 the name Saint Petersburg was restored to Russia’s second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

Other September 6 events include:

In 1716 the first US lighthouse was built in Boston. In 1948 Juliana was crowned Queen of The Netherlands. 1953 Konrad Adenauer won elections in German Federal Republic. In 1997 the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales was held at Westminster Abbey in London.

In 1901 US President William McKinley was shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York, but a 1924 assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini failed.

In 1969 “Cabaret” closed on Broadway after 1166 performances, in 1981 “They’re Playing Our Song” closed there after 1082 performances, in 1993 “Will Rogers Follies” closed after 983 performances. In 1979 “Peter Pan” opened for 578 performances. In 2010 “The King’s Speech” (Best Picture 2011) premiered.

Paul E. Kealy, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Email: KealyPaul (at) LinkLings (dot) us


Copyright 2016, Paul E. Kealy


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