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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: March 24, 2017

March 24th is International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for Dignity of Victims Chocolate Covered Raisins Day Red Nose Day * World Tuberculosis Day * _______________________________________________________________ MORE! Matilda Joslyn Gage, Isabel Perón and Halle Berry, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CONTRARY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD ‘Light Verse’ – one of those labels like ‘children’s book’ that makes a many people assume a writer’s work is not quite good enough to be called poetry or literature. But labels, like the covers of books, are far … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 23, 2017

March 23rd is Chip and Dip Day National Puppy Day * National Chia Day OK Day World Meteorological Day * _______________________________________________________________ MORE! Fannie Farmer, Emmy Noethe and Helene Hale, click

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ON THIS DAY: March 22, 2017

March 22nd is As Young As You Feel Day Brain Injury Awareness Day Goof-off Day World Day for Water * North American Wildlife Celebration _______________________________________________________________ MORE! Anne Hutchinson, Greta Kempton and Barbra Streisand, click

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WORLD POETRY DAY: A Billy Collins Poem

It’s World Poetry Day again. Even if you think you don’t like poetry, I’m betting that you will like Billy Collins. ________________________________________________________________  Here’s a poem he wrote about what he’d like people to get out of his poems, and what … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 21, 2017

March 21st is International Day of Forests * Common Courtesy Day French Bread Day National Memory Day Single Parent Day * Twitter Day * World Poetry Day * World Down Syndrome Day * International Day for the Elimination of Racial … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 20, 2017

March 20th is Alien Abduction Day * Atheist Pride Day Proposal Day Ravioli Day UN French Language Day * World Storytelling Day * Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day * Great American Meat Out Day * World Day of Theatre … Continue reading

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