"As my father used to tell me, the only true sign of success in life is being able to do for a living that which makes you happy.""Weird" Al Yankovic American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, and author "Weird" Al Yankovic was born on this day in 1959.
"Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving."~John Lithgow American actor, musician, poet, author, and singer John Lithgow was born on this day in 1945.
First Reader and I are going on our fifth day of home displacement. After an already tense few days, we learned that the fire roared through our community yesterday. As of this posting, we have no idea whether or not we still have a home to which to return. We are keeping a positive outlook, … Continue reading Evacuation Day 4
“As Romeo and Juliet found to their cost, marriage is never just about two people falling in love, it is about families.”~Marina Lewycka British novelist Marina Lewycka was born on this day in 1946.
At dawn, Master Henrick bellowed orders to the drovers and guards as the camp stirred. As men, dwarves, and elves moved around the wagons, a short, squat figure approached the area where the group had laid their heads the previous night. “Top o’ th’ morn’, to ye,” a gravelly voice hailed with a slight bow … Continue reading Chapter 8: Blessings
“It's so easy for propaganda to work, and dissent to be mocked.”~Harold Pinter British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor Harold Pinter was born on this day in 1930.
Think about some of your favorite books. What makes the story memorable? Was it the non-stop action? Maybe it was the extraordinary way a tired old plot was presented. Or maybe, it was the protagonist. Who were those characters? Why did they out in your mind? One of the most standout protagonists for me was … Continue reading DIY MFA: What’s in A Character?
“Don't depend on other people's encouragement. It's never enough and never when you need it.”~Sigourney Weaver American actress Sigourney Weaver was born on this day in 1949.
Today’s word comes from the news. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition Government by the wealthy.A controlling class of the wealthyA class or group ruling, or exercising power or influence, by virtue of its wealth. History This word was first used in 1631, as meaning government by the wealthy. … Continue reading Wednesday Word for October 7, 2020
On this day in 1876, the American Library Association is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.