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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.

A Poem for the Summer Solstice

In Summer by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 – 1906) Oh, summer has clothed the earth In a cloak from the loom of the sun! And a mantle, too, of the skies’ soft blue, And a belt where the rivers run. And now for … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 21, 2018

June 21st is Atheist Solidarity Day Daylight Appreciation Day * Day of the Gong * International Day of Yoga * National Seashell Day Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day World Make Music Day * _________________________________________ MORE! Daisy Turner, Jean-Paul Sartre and Shirin Ebadi, click

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Word Cloud: FABLES

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD ONCE UPON A TIME, in a country so big that it stretched for many miles, all the way between two oceans, a woman wrote a poem. This poem was put in the base of a statue … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 20, 2018

June 20th is American Eagle Day * Kouign Amann Day * Lambrusco Wine Day Vanilla Milkshake Day World Refugee Day * _________________________________________ MORE! Samuel Morse, Lillian Hellman and Muhammad Ali, click

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Reaping the Whirlwind

This administration may quote the New Testament in a desperate attempt to sanctify their illegal and immoral Border War Against Children and Families, they may claim what they are doing is different from the Third Reich because the Nazis were … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 19, 2018

June 19th is Garfield the Cat Day * National Watch Day National Martini Day Sauntering Day * World Sickle Cell Day * International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict * _________________________________________ MORE! Blaise Pascal, Laura Hobson and Abe Fortas, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 18, 2018

June 18th is Autistic Pride Day * Go Fishing Day International Sushi Day * International Picnic Day National Splurge Day Sustainable Gastronomy Day * _________________________________________ MORE! Li Yuan, Susan B. Anthony and Gamal Nasser , click

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