“Life's short. Anything could happen, and it usually does, so there is no point in sitting around thinking about all the ifs, ands, and buts.”~Amy Winehouse English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse was born on this day in 1983.
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun As writers, we all want to write the next Great American Novel. But why? What made you realize that you wanted to be a writer? I can only answer for myself. I’m a life-long reader, even though I haven’t been as much of a reader lately as in the past. When … Continue reading Why Do You Write?
Today is National Rocky Road Day.Rocky Road is a candy that was first invented in mid-nineteenth century Australia. As an ice cream, though, that was pure American ingenuity. In 1929, ice cream maker William Dreyer teamed up with candy maker Joseph Edy to create the original Rocky Road ice cream. Why the name Rocky Road, … Continue reading Trivia: National Rocky Road Day
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun I spent the first half of my life searching for “family.” Yes, I have my immediate blood family, but I always knew there was more to it than just my parents and siblings. I have a boatload of aunts, uncles, and cousins, at least half of whom are on the other … Continue reading The Comfort of Family
"There's nothing, repeat, nothing to be ashamed of when you're going through a depression. If you get help, the chances of your licking it are really good. But, you have to get yourself onto a safe path."~Mike Wallace American journalist and newscaster Mike Wallace was born on this day in 1918.
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunDressed for some wind therapy. Our governor downgraded the “Stay at Home” order to “Safer at Home.” Hence, we decided to get a little wind therapy yesterday. It was a perfect day. Not too hot, not too cold, not too windy.Having not ridden since last fall, I expected to have an issue … Continue reading Wind Therapy
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun When I was in junior high, my best friend Sue tried to get me to keep a journal. I never got the hang of keeping a daily diary. Instead, I learned to write hard feelings on paper and just ignore the carefree days. I wish I had some of those early … Continue reading Snapshots in Time
(C) 2020, JJ ShaunMy most recent crayon coloring and my box of crayons Today is National Crayon Day. What is a crayon? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “crayon” as “a stick of white or colored chalk or of colored wax used for writing or drawing.” Artists have used one form of crayon or another for millennia. … Continue reading It’s National Crayon Day
“I've been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone. You know, you don't have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied. Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms.”~Lady Gaga Lady Gaga , American singer, songwriter, … Continue reading Random Quote for March 28, 2020
(C) 2019, JJ ShaunApril, 2019 I spent yesterday trying to think of a topic for today’s post. My blogging process goes something like this. I look at what day of the week it is (keeps me aware of the date, but that’s a whole ‘nother blog post), and what I previously posted on that day … Continue reading Staying Sane During Insane Times