Today’s word comes from First Reader. Follow me on Facebook: @jjshaunauthor. Today’s Word Part of Speech noun Definition The nearly simultaneous purchase and sale of securities or foreign exchange in different markets in order to profit from price discrepancies.The purchase of the stock of a takeover target especially with a view to selling it profitably … Continue reading Wednesday Word for March 4, 2020
“You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,to pick up a book and read to a child.”~Dr. Seuss Theodore Geisle, Dr. Seuss, was born on this day in 1904.
(C) 2020 JJ ShaunLeap Day Today is February 29th, a day that appears on the Gregorian calendar only once every four years. We call it Leap Day, which happens once every Leap Year. The math involved to determine what years contain a leap day gives me a headache, but there’s an algorithm for that. But, … Continue reading Leap Day
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.