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
“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
“Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve.”~Edward Albee Edward Albee, American playwright, was born on this day in 1928.
Today’s word comes from a random word generator. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech adjective Definition Telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; lying; untruthful.Deception, falsehood, or divergence from absolute truth.Insincere; inclined to tell falsehoods. History First used in 1616, from the Latin mendac-, mendax. Synonyms dishonest, lying, untruthful Antonyms honest, truthful, veracious … Continue reading Wednesday Word for March 11, 2020
“I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn.~Juliette Binoche Juliette Binoche, French actress, artist, and dancer, was born on this day in 1964.
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunTo be read pile I’ve been trying to catch up on my reading. My TBR pile keeps growing, mostly with the magazines I subscribe to. Admittedly, the magazines focus on the American publishing industry, but they do sometimes have articles that discuss international publishing requirements. I have been reading Writer’s Digest for … Continue reading Reading to Improve Writing
“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”~Albert Einstein