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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: August 13, 2020

August 13th is International Lefthander’s Day * Filet Mignon Day Prosecco wine Day _________________________________ MORE! Lucy Stone, Felix Adler and Joycelyn Elders, click

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A Poem for World Elephant Day

The question is, are we happy to supposethat our grandchildren may never be ableto see an elephant except in a picture book? – David Attenborough The elephant is the largest land animal on earth. There has been some form of … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 12, 2020

August 12th is International Youth Day * World Elephant Day * Julienne Fries Day Middle Child Day Vinyl Record Day * Personal Computer Day * __________________________________ MORE! Gladys Bentley, Robin Williams and Heather Heyer, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 11, 2020

August 11th is Ingersoll Day * Daughter and Son Day Play in the Sand Day Presidential Joke Day * Raspberry Bombe Day __________________________________ MORE! Louise Bogan, Alex Haley and Hadiqa Kiani, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 10, 2020

August 10th is International Biodiesel Day World Lion Day * S’Mores Day National Lazy Day Skyscraper Appreciation Day * Smithsonian Charter Day * ____________________________________ MORE! Era Bell Thompson, Leo Fender and Haifaa al-Mansour, click

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TCS: The Way to Treat a Lion

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

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ON THIS DAY: August 9, 2020

August 9th is International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples * Book Lover’s Day National Veep Day * Rice Pudding Day ___________________________________ MORE! Janie Porter Barrett, Jean Piaget and Mary Ross, click

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A Poem for Happiness Happens Day

Judith Viorst (1931 – ) American author, poet, newspaper journalist, and psychoanalysis researcher, known for her humorous observational poetry and children’s books. She was honored with the 2011 Foremother Award for Lifetime Achievement by the National Research Center for Women … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 8, 2020

August 8th is Dalek Day * National Dollar Day * Frozen Custard Day Happiness Happens Day International Cat Day * Sneak Some Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day _______________________________________ MORE! Sara Teasdale, Emiliano Zapata and Janis Joplin, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 7, 2020

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day * National Purple Heart Day * Professional Speakers Day Raspberries n’ Cream Day Sea Serpent Day * _________________________________________ MORE! Mata Hari, Abebe Bikila and Elinor Ostrom, click

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