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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: October 17, 2019

October 17th is Black Poetry Day * Mulligan Day * National Pasta Day Wear Something Gaudy Day * International Day for the Eradication of Poverty * _____________________________________ MORE! Elinor Glyn, Jupiter Hammond and Sathima Benjamin, click

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Total Black: A Poem for Black Poetry Day

Coal  by Audre Lorde I Is the total black, being spoken From the earth’s inside. There are many kinds of open. How a diamond comes into a knot of flame How a sound comes into a word, coloured By who … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 16, 2019

October 16th is National Dictionary Day * National Feral Cat Day * National Liqueur Day World Food Day * Ether Day/ World Anaesthesia Day * _____________________________________ MORE! Wu Zetian, Günter Grass and Hema Malini, click

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ON THIS DAY: October 15, 2019

October 15th is International Rural Women’s Day * I Love Lucy Day * World Maths Day * Breast Health Day * National Grouch Day * World Students Day * White Cane Safety Day * Global Handwashing Day Latino AIDS Awareness … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 14, 2019

October 14th is Peace Corps Speech Day * Indigenous Peoples Day Columbus Day (U.S.) Be Bald and Free Day National Dessert Day World Standards Day * _____________________________________ MORE! Lillian Gish, Spencer Williams and Shula Marks, click

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TCS: In Beauty – Poems for Indigenous Peoples 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 … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 13, 2019

October 13th is U.N. International Day for Disaster Reduction * English Language Day * U.S. Navy’s Birthday * National M&M Day Yorkshire Pudding Day _____________________________________ MORE! Luisa de Guzmán, Naguib Mahfouz and Mollie Katzen, click

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