Today’s words come from Facebook contributor David Brin. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition A farmer's cart, especially one for hauling manure, that can be tilted to discharge its load.A vehicle carrying condemned persons (such as political prisoners during the French Revolution) to a place of execution.Obsolete. A two-wheeled … Continue reading Wednesday Word for February 26, 2020
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunMardi Gras mask. Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, is the day of celebration that takes place before Lent. Lent is a Western Christian tradition that begins with Ash Wednesday, and winds up on Easter. The forty days of Lent commemorate the days that Jesus spent fasting in the desert. Shrovetide, or the … Continue reading Trivia: Mardi Gras
“He who helped you when you were in trouble ought not afterwards be despised by you.”~Wilhelm Grimm Wilhelm Grimm, German folklorist and storyteller, was born on this day in 1786.
I spent the last 25 or so years concentrating on my career as a Technical Writer and dabbling in fiction writing. Needless to say, I’ve missed a lot. I am just now discovering things like Critical Roll, Writing Excuses, and Trope Talk. Since I’ve found these treasures, I’ve been madly listening to and watching what … Continue reading Late to the Party
“Be Americans. Let there be no sectionalism, no North, South, East or West. You are all dependent on one another and should be one in union. In one word, be a nation. Be Americans, and be true to yourselves.”~George Washington George Washington, 1st president of the United States, was born on this day in 1732.
(C) 2000, JJ ShaunThe Adaran continent. I spent this week combing the Internet looking for information on how to build a better fantasy world. I created an account with the Dungeon Master’s Guild and went trolling for information. The DM’s Guild is a site on which a bunch of DM-created guides and play modules are … Continue reading Building Adara
“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”~Ansel Adams Ansel Adams, nature photographer and environmentalist, was born on this day in 1902.
Today’s word come from this week’s news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech verb Definition To abolish by authoritative action.To abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal.To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority. History First used in the meaning defined above, abrogate is … Continue reading Wednesday Word for February 19, 2020
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun As I perused the Internet looking for something to post today, I discovered that today is National Drink Wine Day. Wine has been around since people learned that fermented fruit would give them a buzz. It is generally made from grapes, but some wines are made from different fruits like apples, … Continue reading Trivia: National Drink Wine Day
I’ve spent this week working on maps. I finished coloring the regional map and started on the compound. When I finish that one, I’ll draw the main floor of the tavern itself. (C) 2020, JJ ShaunRegion surrounding the Happy Harpy. Drawing the region and the outpost helps me put the area in perspective. I have … Continue reading Sketching a Region