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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: October 19, 2017

October 19th is Conflict Resolution Day * Evaluate Your Life Day Global Dignity Day * Seafood Bisque Day Hagfish Day * ________________________________________________________ MORE! Scipio, Annie Smith Peck and Auguste Lumière, click

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ON THIS DAY: October 18, 2017

October 18th is Alaska Day * Chocolate Cupcake Day No Beard Day Hard-Boiled Detective Day * Rocky Horror Picture Show Day * _________________________________________________________ MORE! Nicholas Culpeper, Mary Wroth and  Dashiell Hammett, click

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Poems for National Black Poetry Day

_____________________________________________ cutting greens by Lucille Clifton curling them around i hold their bodies in obscene embrace thinking of everything but kinship. collards and kale strain against each strange other away from my kissmaking hand and the iron bedpot. the pot … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 17, 2017

October 17th is Black Poetry Day * Mulligan Day * Wear Something Gaudy Day * International Day for the Eradication of Poverty * ________________________________________________________ MORE!  Jupiter Hammon, Elinor Glyn and Guglielmo Marconi, click

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ON THIS DAY: October 16, 2017

October 16th is National Dictionary Day * National Ether Day * National Feral Cat Day * National Liqueur Day World Food Day * _________________________________________________________ MORE! Oscar Wilde, Margaret Sanger and Bibliotheca Alexandrina, click

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TCS: Music for All Hallow’s Eve

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: October 15, 2017

October 15th is I Love Lucy Day * National Grouch Day * World Maths Day * World Students Day * International Day of Rural Women * _________________________________________________________ MORE! Virgil, Helen Hunt Jackson and Nelson Mandela, click

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