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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.

ON THIS DAY: October 6, 2020

Dear Readers: This is my last post at Flower for Socrates. Please see yesterday’s TCS: Some Last Thoughts   October 6th is American Libraries Day * Mad Hatter Day * National Badger Day National Noodle Day Physician Assistant Day _______________________________ MORE! Settimia … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 5, 2020

October 5th is Apple Betty Day Chic Spy Day * Do Something Nice Day World Teacher’s Day * International Day of No Prostitution * _______________________________ MORE! Bing Xin, Chief Joseph and Zahida Hina, click

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TCS: Dear Readers – Some Last Thoughts

All good things must come to an end – Geoffrey Chaucer, 1380s My very first post at Flowers for Socrates, in July 2015, was a Word Cloud about James Dickey, a poet better known for his novel Deliverance. My very last … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 4, 2020

October 4th is World Animal Day * National Taco Day National Vodka Day Golf Lover’s Day * Ship in a Bottle Day * Improve Your Office Day _____________________________________ MORE! Violetta Parra, Leonard Bernstein and Diahann Carroll, click

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ON THIS DAY: October 3, 2020

October 3rd is National Techies Day * Boyfriend Day Pumpkin Seed Day Walk to School Day National Soft Taco Day ______________________________ MORE! Eleonora Duse, Thomas Wolfe and Buket Uzuner, click

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ON THIS DAY: October 2, 2020

October 2nd is Custodial Workers Day Fried Scallops Day Guardian Angels Day * Name Your Car Day World Farm Animals Day * International Day of Non-Violence * _____________________________________ MORE! Elizabeth Montagu, Nat Turner and Joan Baez, click

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Word Cloud: AIR

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD AIR — it’s all around us, but invisible unless combined with something else. We must have it to live, yet air becomes an alien environment the moment we lift off into it, separating from the Earth. It is … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 1, 2020

October 1st is Homemade Cookies Day Black Dog Day * Fire Pup Day * International Music Day * International Coffee Day * U.N. International Day of Older Persons * Raccoon Appreciation Day * _______________________________ MORE! Annie Besant, Paul Dukas and … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: September 30, 2020

September 30th is Ask a Stupid Question Day Hot Mulled Cider Day Chewing Gum Day National Mud Pack Day International Translation Day * _________________________________ MORE! Thelma Terry, Cesar Chavez and Cecile Richards, click

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A Prose Poem in Honor of International Coffee Day

Ron Padgett (1942 – ) American poet, essayist, fiction writer, and translator. His first collection, a mix of poetry and prose called Bean Spasms, was written with Ted Berrigan, and published in 1972. Padgett has since produced over 20 collections of … Continue reading

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