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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.

ON THIS DAY: September 29, 2020

September 29th is National Biscotti Day World Heart Day * V.F.W. Day * International Coffee Day _______________________________ MORE! Barbara Mertz, Lech Wałęsa and Gwen Ifill, click

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ON THIS DAY: September 28, 2020

September 28th is Freedom from Hunger Day * Drink a Beer Day National Good Neighbor Day * Strawberry Cream Pie Day World Rabies Awareness Day * International Right to Know Day * ___________________________________ MORE! Isis Pogson, Victor Jara and Sheikh … Continue reading

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TCS: So With My Neighbor I Rejoice – Good Neighbor Day

. . .Good Morning!      ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: September 27, 2020

September 27th is Ancestor Appreciation Day Chocolate Milk Day Crush A Can Day (recycle) World Tourism Day * Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day * _________________________________________ MORE! Grazia Deledda, Bud Powell and Fatema Mernissi, click

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ON THIS DAY: September 26, 2020

September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day * Lumberjack Pancake Day * World Contraception Day * U.N. International Day for TotalElimination of Nuclear Weapons*  _____________________________________ MORE! Matilde Camus, Albert Einstein and Bessie Smith, click

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ON THIS DAY: September 25, 2020

September 25 is First Comic Book Day * One-Hit Wonder Day World Dream Day * National Quesadilla Day National Psychotherapy Day * Research Administrators Day Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims * _________________________________ MORE! Lilian Ngoyi, Shel Silverstein and Doris … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EARTH

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Religion and Science — two different approaches to the questions, How Does Stuff Work? and Why Do Things Happen? When you start with the same questions, you often uncover similar answers. The Elements, for example. The “basic four”— … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: September 24, 2020

September 24 is Bluebird of Happiness Day Cherries Jubilee Day * Punctuation Day * _______________________________ MORE! Frances Harper, Jim Henson and Baleka Mbete, click

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A Poem by Irving Feldman on the Day After His Birthday

Yesterday, the power company turned off our electricity for most of the day in order to replace some equipment, and so I was unable to post this piece on the actual date of Irving Feldman’s birthday. But I’m taking the … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: September 23, 2020

September 23rd is Checkers/Dogs in Politics Day * Celebrate Bisexuality Day * Great American Pot Pie Day Restless Legs Awareness Day * International Day of Sign Languages * _____________________________________ MORE! Asima Chatterjee, John Coltrane and Floella Benjamin, click     

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