(C) 2020, JJ Shaun For the past six months, the “tweens” of the family have been clambering for me to play Dungeons & Dragons with them. For various reasons, the timing hasn’t worked—until now. This coming weekend, I will introduce six novices to the world of the Forgotten Realms. I decided to use a pre-generated … Continue reading Introducing D&D to a New Generation
Today’s word came from a newspaper article. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech adjective and noun Definition Lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory.Lasting one day only.Being of temporary value or passing interest. History The first known use of ephemeral as an adjective was circa 1576 and as a noun in … Continue reading Wednesday Word for May 25, 2022
“Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.”~Anna Brownell Jameson Anglo-Irish writer, feminist, and art historian Anna Brownell Jameson was born n this day in 1794.
“The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.”~Edward R. Murrow American broadcast journalist and war correspondent Edward R. Murrow was born on this day in 1908.
(C) 2022, JJ Shaun I am a product of my diet. And I don’t mean just the nourishment I consume. I am a product of every book, board game, video game, news story, magazine article, and television show I have devoured. I am a product of the people I spend time with and the experiences … Continue reading Watch Your Diet
I decided to mix it up during the week and offer some fiction writing in addition to a Word of the Week. (Yes, my adult ADHD has me, so the stories might jump around a little.) For the last two weeks, I’ve been using the daily writing prompts on a site called Writing.com to flesh … Continue reading Welcome to Wednesday Writing
“One man's bane is another's bliss.”~Robert E. Howard American sword and sorcery author Robert E. Howard was born on this day in 1906.
“To take for granted one's blessings is a damage to the soul, and in time one will lose them, simply from lack of care. One should never tire of nourishing and treasuring all that is lovely.”~Anne Perry English author Anne Perry was born on this day in 1938.
“Sometimes painful things can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know.”~Amy Poehler American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director Amy Poehler was born on this day in 1971.
The World Trade Center I was driving to work when the first plane struck. The radio, set to the local National Public Radio station, reported a scene from a disaster movie as American Airlines Flight 11 impacted the North Tower of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Only this wasn’t a disaster … Continue reading Twenty Years Later