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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 21, 2018

August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day * National Spumoni Day Sweet Tea Day World P.O.E.T. Day (Aussie slang – Piss Off Early Today) _________________________________________ MORE! Count Basie, Jaymala Shiledar and Ninoy Aquino, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 20, 2018

August 20th is Chocolate Pecan Pie Day National Lemonade Day * National Radio Day World Mosquito Day * _________________________________________ MORE! Phan Khôi, Patricia Rozema and Alexis Tsipras, click

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TCS: What is the Most Annoying Sound on Earth?

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: August 19, 2018

August 19th is Coco Chanel Day * National Aviation Day * International Orangutan Day Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day World Humanitarian Day * World Photography Day _________________________________________ MORE! Daišan, Coco Chanel and José Zamora, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 18, 2018

August 18th is 19th Amendment Yellow Rose Day * Ice Cream Pie Day Mail Order Catalog Day * National Fajita Day * Bad Poetry Day * Pinot Noir Day Serendipity Day * World Honey Bee Day _________________________________________ MORE!  Francis McConnell, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: August 17, 2018

August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day * National I Love My Feet Day * National Non-Profit Day * National Thrift Shop Day Vanilla Custard Day _________________________________________ MORE! Mae West, George Orwell and Herta Müller, click

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Word Cloud: ZOO

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’m in the mood for a Trip to the Zoo, and I think Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) will be the perfect guide. His classic books, The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, and More Beasts for Worse Children, prove his knowledge … Continue reading

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