(C) 2020, JJ ShaunPainting D&D miniatures while practicing "social distancing." People around the world are about to spend more time with their loved ones than they ever thought possible. In some cases, that will be okay, in others, not so much. Some people will be spending more time alone than anticipated. In all cases, now … Continue reading Pandemic, Week 1
“This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.”~Arthur C. Clarke Arthur C. Clarke, British writer, inventor, and futurist, died on this day in 2008.
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
(C) 2020 JJ Shaun Aye, and begorrah, ‘tis the day we’re all a little Irish as we celebrate St. Paddy’s Day. Saint Patrick’s Day started as a commemoration of the death of Patrick of Ireland. But who was the man that later became known as Saint Patrick? Patricius, or Patrick, is believed to have lived … Continue reading It’s St. Paddy’s Day
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
(C) 2020, JJ Shaun I’ve been staring at a blank page for the last hour or so trying to think what to write. It’s not that my mind is empty, it’s not. Right now, my thoughts are a whirl of the events happening not just in the greater world, but events closer to home. I’m … Continue reading Anticipation