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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: June 25, 2019

June 25th is National Catfish Day Color TV Day * Global Beatles Day Strawberry Parfait Day World Vitiligo Day * International Day of the Seafarer ______________________________________ MORE! Rose O’Neill, Ho Chi Minh and Nisha Ganatra, click

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ON THIS DAY: June 24, 2019

June 24th is Celebration of the Senses Day * Pralines Day Swim a Lap Day Day of the Seafarer International Fairy Day _____________________________________ MORE! Anita Desai , Hopalong Cassidy and Mindy Kaling, click

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TCS: History Within Breathing Distance

. . 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 … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 23, 2019

June 23th is National Hydration Day * Plastic Pink Flamingo Day * Pecan Sandies Day UN Public Service Day * International Widows Day * International Women in Engineering Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Verena Holmes, Jean Anouilh and Wilma Rudolph, click

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ON THIS DAY: June 22, 2019

June 22nd is Chocolate Éclair Day Journey’s End Day * Onion Rings Day Worldwide VW Beetle Day * World Rainforests Day _________________________________________ MORE! H. Rider Haggard, Mei Zhi and Joe Papp, click

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ON THIS DAY: June 21, 2019

June 21st is World Make Music Day * Atheist Solidarity Day Daylight Appreciation Day * Day of the Gong * Go Skateboarding Day International Yoga Day * National Seashell Day Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day World Humanist Day UN World Hydrography … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ONYX (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I sometimes wonder if what critics condemn in the writers they review are really the motes and beams which blind them in their own work. When reviewer Peter Craft “damns with faint praise” the first published … Continue reading

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