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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: August 24, 2019

August 24th is Pluto Demoted Day * Sack Like a Visigoth Day * Strange Music Day * Vesuvius Day * William Wilberforce Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Sophie Brahe, George Stubbs and Edith Sampson, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 23, 2019

August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition * Ride the Wind Day * Spongecake Day Valentino Day * ______________________________________ MORE! Nazik Al-Malaika, Frank Capra and Halimah Yacob, click

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Word Cloud: GOLDEN (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD A poet with an MBA from the Stanford Business School who became a Vice President at General Foods and marketed Kool-Aid? Doesn’t sound very promising, does it? Even more damning, he’s written literary criticism, in books and … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 22, 2019

August 22nd is Be an Angel Day * Eat a Peach Day Pecan Torte Day Tooth Fairy Day Take Your Cat to the Vet Day _______________________________________ MORE! Dorothy Parker, Ray Bradbury and Althea Gibson, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 21, 2019

August 21st is Senior Citizens Day * National Spumoni Day Sweet Tea Day World P.O.E.T. Day (Aussie slang – Piss Off Early Today) _______________________________________ MORE! Nat Turner, Lili Boulanger and Count Basie, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 20, 2019

August 20th is Chocolate Pecan Pie Day National Lemonade Day * National Radio Day World Mosquito Day * _______________________________________ MORE! ‘Noni’ Jabavu, Akira Kurosawa and Connie Chung, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 19, 2019

August 19th is Coco Chanel Day * National Aviation Day * International Orangutan Day Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day World Humanitarian Day * World Photography Day _________________________________________ MORE! Mary Ellen Pleasant, Joaquim Nabuco and Patricia Scotland, click

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