Last weekend, I went to the funeral of an extended family member who died by his own hand. He was a United States Army veteran. His mom shared a story he had written while home on leave mid-rotation. While the story started full of promise, the ending left me disturbed. It wasn't about a battle … Continue reading Twenty-Two A Day
“Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.”~Elsa Maxwell American gossip columnist and author, songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and professional hostess, Elsa Maxwell was born on this day in 1883.
“Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.”~Margaret Fuller American journalist, editor, critic, translator, and women’s rights advocate Margaret Fuller was born on this day in 1810.
Friday, I reached out to our contractor to check the status of our building plans. Lo and behold, the response was positive. Now, until we have proof that the plans are in the hands of the county, I’m skeptical. I’ll let you know next week whether his plans come to fruition or not. First Reader … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 86
“The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.”~Maria Semple American novelist and screenwriter Maria Semple was born on this day in 1964.
“It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business.”~Dolley Madison First Lady of the United States from 1809 to 1817, Dolley Madison was born on this day in 1768.
(C) 2019, JJ Shaun With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I would devote another week to the issue. The world has a lot going on right now. Much of it feels like the proverbial train wreck. Price goug … I mean inflation is putting the economy at risk. The stock market is … Continue reading Flip Your Script
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun I recently got some feedback on the first part of an old story I had posted on a writing website a few years ago. So, I went back and looked at the comments from the reader. I decided it needed a new coat of polish. I began editing the piece. Having … Continue reading Revisiting Old Writing
“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.
“Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.”~Liberace American pianist, singer, and actor Liberace was born on this day in 1919.