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About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 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.

A Poem for Pluto Day

Pluto is as far across as Manhattan to Miami, but its atmosphere is bigger than the Earth’s.  – Alan Stern, American planetary scientist On February 18, 1930, the planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: February 18, 2020

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

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ON THIS DAY: February 17, 2020

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 Barack Obama, click

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TCS: Protein Dancing – Poems for Public Science 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 a comment. … Continue reading

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From the Snow-Remembering Heart: a Poem for Almond Day

Today is National Almond Day, so I went in search of a poem in honor of the occasion. English author D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) is far more famous for his novels, especially Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which was considered quite shocking. It … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: February 16, 2020

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, 2020

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

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