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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: February 18, 2019

February 18th is (U.S.) Presidents Day Battery Day * Crab Stuffed Flounder Day National Drink Wine Day Pluto Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Toni Morrison, Ray Charles and Audre Lorde, click

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TCS: A Poem for Pluto Day

. 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 … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: February 17, 2019

February 17th is Cabbage Day Café au Lait Day My Way Day World Human Spirit Day * National Public Science Day National PTA Founders Day _______________________________________ MORE! Huey Newton, Mary Frances Berry and Barak Obama, click

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ON THIS DAY: February 16, 2019

February 16th is Do a Grouch a Favor Day Kyoto Protocol Day * National Almond Day National Innovation Day _______________________________________ MORE! Isaiah Mays, Bessie Smith and Otis Blackwell, click

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ON THIS DAY: February 15, 2019

February 15th is International Angelman Day * Gumdrop & Chewing Gum Day Remember the Maine! Day * Singles Awareness Day * Susan B. Anthony Day * _______________________________________ MORE!  Sarah Roberts, Lewis Hayden, and Angella Ferguson, click

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Word Cloud: EMPATHY (Black History Month Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’ve read a lot of statements by writers about writing, and they are all true, but many of them are only true for that one writer and their particular ‘process.’ I like this comment by Nikki Giovanni (1943 – … Continue reading

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Two Poems for Valentine’s Day 2019

William Shakespeare has been a very important part of my life, especially my married life. My husband proposed on April 23, Shakespeare’s birthday, and we were married a year later on April 23. We decided, instead of the traditional vows, … Continue reading

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