"Grieving, like being blind, is a strange business; you have to learn how to do it. We seek company in mourning, but after the early bursts of tears, after the praises have been spoken, and the good days remembered, and the lament cried, and the grave closed, there is no company in grief. It is … Continue reading Random Quote for October 21, 2020
First Reader and I tried to get to our home today and were turned back. We were told the conditions were still too unpredictable to allow entry. As of this post, we still do not know how much of our community survived.
"Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving."~John Lithgow American actor, musician, poet, author, and singer John Lithgow was born on this day in 1945.
First Reader and I are going on our fifth day of home displacement. After an already tense few days, we learned that the fire roared through our community yesterday. As of this posting, we have no idea whether or not we still have a home to which to return. We are keeping a positive outlook, … Continue reading Evacuation Day 4
Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.Mae Jemison American engineer, physician, and former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison was born on this day … Continue reading Random Quote for October 17, 2020
This week we were evacuated due to wildfire. A small fire was spotted less than a mile from our home and we had to leave. I will be posting more quotes until we are allowed back home and can assess any damage we might have to face.
“The past is always with you. Some people want to be protected from this truth.”~Roxane Gay American writer, professor, editor, and social commentator Roxane Gay was born on this day in 1974.
Today’s word comes from First Reader. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition The act of discomfiting. The state of being discomfited. Archaic: Defeat in battle; rout. History This word was first used in the 14th century, as meaning to find discomfiting. From the Middle English, from Anglo-French descumfit, past … Continue reading Wednesday Word for October 14, 2020
On Friday, October 13, 1307, the King of France, Philip IV, ordered the French Knights Templar be arrested. He claimed that the Templar initiation ceremonies forced recruits to deny Christ, spit on the Cross, worship idols, and engage in homosexual practices. The next month, Philip pressured Pope Clement V into arresting the remaining Knights Templar, … Continue reading Trivia: The Templar’s Doom
“As Romeo and Juliet found to their cost, marriage is never just about two people falling in love, it is about families.”~Marina Lewycka British novelist Marina Lewycka was born on this day in 1946.