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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 This Fourth of July

This 4th of July I don’t feel much like celebrating. The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is in trouble, more divided, more unequal, and certainly less free, than ever. In November, I do believe we … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 4, 2020

July 4th is: Happy U.S. Independence Day! Barbecued Spareribs Day Caesar Salad Day Country Music Day Sidewalk Egg Frying Day  Independence from Meat Day ___________________________________ MORE! Pilar Barbosa, Bill Withers and Sonia Pierre, click

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ON THIS DAY: July 3, 2020

July 3rd is: Chocolate Wafer Day Disobedience Day Fried Clam Day Stay Out of the Sun Day International Plastic Bag Free Day * ____________________________________ MORE!  M.F.K. Fisher, Dr Charles Drew and Gloria Allred, click

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Word Cloud: INDEPENDENCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Tomorrow is the 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States of America. This will not be a Fourth as usual. Many of us will be spending it inside our homes, waiting for it … Continue reading

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A Poem for I Forgot Day

Billy Collins (March 22, 1941 – ) dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, was a two-term U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003), and has published many poetry collections, including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning and Nine Horses: Poems. It … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July, 2, 2020

July 2nd is: Anisette Liqueur Day I Forgot Day World UFO Day * Salvation Army Founding Day * 2nd Half of the Non-Leap Year Day ________________________________ MORE! Lily Braun, Thurgood Marshall and Evelyn Lau, click

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A Perfect Poem for Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

When I was a kid, I used to think, ‘Man, if I could ever affordall the ice cream I want to eat, that’s as rich as I ever want to be. – Jimmy Dean Jack Prelutsky (1940 – ), American poet and … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 1, 2020

July 1st is: Gingersnap Day International Joke Day Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day National Postal Workers Day * U.S. Postage Stamp and Zip Code Days * _______________________________ MORE! Amber Reeves, Seretse Khama and Ela Gandhi, click

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A Poem by Czeslaw Milosz in Honor of His Birth Day

Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004) was born on June 30 in Šeteniai, Lithuania, the son of a Polish civil engineer, at a time of great upheaval. He became a Polish-American poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat, regarded as one of the great … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 30, 2020

June 30th is: Asteroid Day/ Meteor Watch Day * Disabled Veterans Day Mai Tai Day Social Media Day * National Organization for Women Day * __________________________________ MORE! Lena Horne, Eugene V. Debs and Assia Djebar, click

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