(C) 2020, JJ Shaun Typically, I limit Sundays to writing about writing. Today I’m stepping out of my publishing schedule to make yet another pandemic-related public service announcement. Why? Because new data is hitting the presses every day, and a lot of that information is false and put out to generate fear. I try to … Continue reading Facts for a Pandemic
“I think what children need is love, security, stability, consistency, and kindness.”~Rosie O'Donnell Rosie O’Donnell, American comedian, actress, and producer, was born on this day in 1962.
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunPainting D&D miniatures while practicing "social distancing." People around the world are about to spend more time with their loved ones than they ever thought possible. In some cases, that will be okay, in others, not so much. Some people will be spending more time alone than anticipated. In all cases, now … Continue reading Pandemic, Week 1
“This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.”~Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke, British writer, inventor, and futurist, died on this day in 2008.
Today’s word comes from First Reader. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition A term during which a ship arriving in port and suspected of carrying contagious disease is held in isolation from the shore, usually forty days.A restraint upon the activities or communication of persons or the transport of … Continue reading Wednesday Word for March 18, 2020
(C) 2020 JJ Shaun Aye, and begorrah, ‘tis the day we’re all a little Irish as we celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Saint Patrick’s Day started as a commemoration of the death of Patrick of Ireland. But who was the man that later became known as Saint Patrick? Patricius, or Patrick, is believed to have lived … Continue reading It’s St. Paddy’s Day
“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”~James Madison James Madison, Founding Father of the United States and fourth American President, was born on this day in 1751.
I first heard the term, “beware the Ides of March” back in high school. But what does that mean, exactly? The Ides of March is a date from the Roman calendar that referred to the first full moon in March. It was also a deadline for settling their debts. Because the Romans used a lunar … Continue reading The Ides of March
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”~Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was born on this day in 1879. Oh, and happy Pi Day.
The news for the last few weeks has been dominated by talk of a new virus not seen before in humans—coronavirus disease 2019 (SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV), commonly called COVID-19. What is a coronavirus? According to WebMD, “A coronavirus is a type of common virus that can infect your nose, sinuses, or upper throat.” Think, the … Continue reading Thoughts on a Pandemic