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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 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 and a bewildered Border Collie.

ON THIS DAY: December 13, 2018

December 13th is National Cocoa Day National Day of the Horse * U.S. National Guard Birthday * National Popcorn String Day * National Violin Day _______________________________________ MORE! Ana Néri, George Gershwin and Türkan Saylan, click

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ON THIS DAY: December 12, 2018

December 12th is Gingerbread House Day * National Ambrosia Day National Ding-a-Ling Day * National Poinsettia Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Edvard Munch, Ulrike Tillmann and Jomo Kenyatta, click

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ON THIS DAY: December 11, 2018

December 11th is Have a Bagel Day Kaleidoscope Day * UNICEF Founding Day * International Mountain Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Kamehameha V, Mildred Cleghorn and Che Guevara, click

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ON THIS DAY: December 10, 2018

December 10th is Dewey Decimal System Day * National Lager Day Nobel Prize Day * International Human Rights Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Isaac Newton, Nelly Sachs and Albert Luthuli, click

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TCS: Love and Joy Come to You . . .

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 … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: December 9, 2018

December 9th is National Pastry Day Weary Willie Day * International Anti-Corruption Day * International Day of Veterinary Medicine * International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims * _______________________________________ MORE! John Milton, Dolores Ibárruri and Lech Walesa, click

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A Sigh for the Whims of Male Historians (Redux)

Originally posted on December 8, 2016 It was recorded on November 23, 534 BC, that Thespis of Icaria became the first actor to step out of the chorus and portray a character onstage. Now celebrated as International Thespian Day. ______________________________________

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