Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition A political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and … Continue reading Wednesday Word for July 15, 2020
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech verb Definition To wear off the skin of.To censure scathingly.To denounce or berate severely. History Excoriate, which first appeared in English in the 15th century, comes from "excoriatus," the past participle of the Late Latin verb excoriare, meaning "to … Continue reading Wednesday Word for July 8, 2020
“I greatly fear some of America's greatest and most dangerous enemies are such as think themselves her best friends.”~Nathan Hale American Revolutionary War soldier and spy Nathan Hale was born on this day in 1755.
The last few days I’ve been prying information out of my characters. After the initial round of talkativeness, they left while I got my notes caught up (and some of my reading). The twins came back to talk to me again last night. They let me know that they are modern kids, so I dove … Continue reading Interview with an Antagonist
A century ago, the world was seized by a pandemic known as the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu pandemic. Global infectious disease events have occurred throughout history, with one of the earliest recorded around 1200 B.C. Pandemics of the past were limited to a city, a region, or an empire because of limited travel … Continue reading Echoes of the Past
“Where words fail, music speaks.”~Hans Christian Andersen Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was born on this day in 1805.
(C) 2019, JJ Shaun "History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."~Martin Luther King, Jr.Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/ Today is Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a … Continue reading Random Quote for January 20, 2020
"Don't ever empty the bucket of mystery. Never let people define what you do. It's not about zigging when you should zag. It's not about doing something unprecedented and unpredictable. It's just about never being a word, or something that is not in the process of transformation.~Marilyn Manson Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/ Folks, I apologize … Continue reading Random Quote for January 5, 2019
Today is National Trivia Day. Trivia is a noun that means “unimportant matters, facts, or details.” In other words, useless and pointless information. Trivia games have been popular for more than a century. In 1902, Logan Pearsall Smith used the title Trivia for his collections of epigrams and aphorisms. That publication became popular in the … Continue reading Trivia about Trivia
(C) 2019 JJ Shaun Today is New Year’s Eve. We are at the cusp of a new year and a new decade. A lot of us make resolutions that might last a week, sometimes more, rarely long enough to make an impact. So, what are my resolutions for the new year? Well, because I’m not … Continue reading Dawn of a New Decade