“I greatly fear some of America's greatest and most dangerous enemies are such as think themselves her best friends.”~Nathan Hale American Revolutionary War soldier and spy Nathan Hale was born on this day in 1755.
“The problem with some truth-tellers is that they don't do it in a way that makes people want to listen.”~Kathleen Kennedy American film producer and current president of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy was born on this day in 1953.
“We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn us. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we're able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves.”~Angelina Jolie Humanitarian, actress, … Continue reading Random Quote for June 4, 2020
Today’s word comes from conservative columnist George Will in the Washington Post. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition A vulgar person, especially one whose vulgarity is the more conspicuous because of wealth, prominence, or pretensions to good breeding.A person who makes an ostentatious display of wealth and is often … Continue reading Wednesday Word for June 3, 2020
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
“I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”~Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer Marilyn Monroe was born on this day in 1926.
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun Sometimes when I write, I get lost in the story my characters are telling, much like when I read a good book. Other times, it’s like forcing every word through clenched teeth. Recent events have my head spinning. I’m sure I’m not the only writer whose mind is reeling with the … Continue reading Imagine A New (Hi)Story
“What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.”~Boris Pasternak Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator Boris Pasternak died on this day in 1960.
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun Most of my ideas are set in some fantasy world or another. One notable exception is a story I wrote in college. The script I had penned for a class stayed with me over the decades. After reading It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, a story idea began to percolate. … Continue reading When Characters Have More to Say
“That's part of your life lesson to be afraid. The bigger question is how you deal with being afraid. Do you have to summon courage or something else to live with that fear without letting it take you over?”~Gladys Knight American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and author Gladys Knight was born on this day in … Continue reading Random Quote for May 28, 2020