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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 12, 2017

December 12th is Gingerbread Decorating Day * National Ambrosia Day National Ding-a-Ling Day * National Poinsettia Day * ___________________________________________ MORE! John Jay, Helen Frankenthaler and Tony Williams, click

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ON THIS DAY: December 11, 2017

December 11th is Angry Birds Day * UNICEF Founding Day * International Mountain Day * _________________________________________________ MORE! Naguib Mahfouz, Grace Paley and Salman Rushdie, click

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TCS: Burning the Clocks

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 10, 2017

December 10th is Worldwide Candle Lighting Day * Dewey Decimal System Day * National Lager Day International Human Rights Day * _________________________________________________ MORE! Ada Lovelace, Melvil Dewey and Hermes Pan, click

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ON THIS DAY: December 9, 2017

December 9th is Official Lost & Found Day * National Pastry Day Weary Willie Day * International Anti-Corruption Day * International Day of Veterinary Medicine * _____________________________________________________ MORE! John Milton, Grace Hopper and Lech Walesa, click

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ON THIS DAY: December 8, 2017

December 8th is National Brownie Day Official Lost & Found Day * Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day * __________________________________________________ MORE! Richard Carlile, Jean Ritchie and Bill Bryson, click

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Word Cloud: HIBERNAL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In the afternoons, it’s hard for me to believe that we are only thirteen days from the winter solstice. Day after day here in Southern California, the weather is sunny and exceptionally dry. Our fire season … Continue reading

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