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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.

TCS: Under Deeper Skies Than Mine – World Tourism Day

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ You … Continue reading

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Enzo the Dog

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.” – Mark Twain ______________________________ Good morning everyone and welcome.   Whatever your preferred flavour of life is – sweet, savoury, spicy or … Continue reading

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TCS – September: Of Red Notes, Dissembling Breezes, and the True World’s Cold

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ Another … Continue reading

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Afghan and Texan Women – More-Not-Less

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Woman, thy names are: Trouble, Temerity, Triumph! _________________________________________ Good morning everyone and welcome. Whatever your preferred flavour of life is – sweet, savoury, spicy or somethin’ else, welcome to the melting pot. I am on West … Continue reading

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TCS: Stand and Deliver – Poetry Out Loud

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ You … Continue reading

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The Greatest

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13.13 Good morning everyone and welcome. Whatever your preferred flavour of life is – sweet, savoury, spicy or … Continue reading

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A Poem by Jack Prelutsky on His Birthday

Jack Prelutsky was born September 8, 1940, in Brooklyn, NY. American poet and singer-songwriter, most often writing for children, he has published over 50 poetry collections. Before becoming a writer, he worked odd jobs including driving a cab, moving furniture, … Continue reading

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TCS: Across a Cultural Cosmos – Three Poets

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ “Looking … Continue reading

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A Poem for Newspaper Carrier Day

September 4th is Newspaper Carrier Day.  In 1833, New York Sun editor Benjamin Day ran an ad for “steady men” to vend the paper. When 10-year-old Barney Flaherty applied for the job, he impressed Day, and was hired, becoming the … Continue reading

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Summer Youth Camp With Denmark’s Princess Benedikte II

by IRENE FOWLER, Guest Blogger The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker Good morning everyone and welcome. As a Director of a private secondary school for girls, in Nigeria, … Continue reading

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