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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: February 11, 2019

February 11th is Get Out Your Guitar Day Make a Friend Day National Inventors’ Day Peppermint Patty Day Shut-In Visitation Day White Shirt Day * International Day of Women and Girls in Science _______________________________________ MORE!  Josh White, Hazel Johnson and Cliff Alexander, … Continue reading

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TCS: Love in Short-ish Poems

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 add a … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: February 10, 2019

February 10th is ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’ Day * Cream Cheese Brownie Day Plimsoll Day * Umbrella Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Roberta Flack, Andrew Brimer and Ron Brown, click

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CROCODILE’S TOOTHACHE – Poem for Toothache Day

Shel Silverstein (1930-1999), beloved children’s book author, poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, and screenwriter, has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages. ________________________ To read Shel Silverstein’s poem, Crocodile’s Toothache, click here:

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ON THIS DAY: February 9, 2019

February 9th is Pizza Day Toothache Day Read in the Bathtub Day _______________________________________ MORE! Alice Walker, Satchel Paige and Eric Holder, click

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ON THIS DAY: February 8, 2019

February 8th is Boy Scouts Day * Kite Flying Day Molasses Bar Day Opera Day * Potato Lover’s Day _______________________________________ MORE! Kate Chopin, Harry McAlpin and Oprah Winfrey, click

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Word Cloud: CALL-AND-RESPONSE (Redux)

First posted for Black History Month – February 26, 2016.  Updated and expanded – February 8, 2019 by Nona Blyth Cloud Call-and-response is one of the most ancient forms of human expression  — in music, it is a phrase played by … Continue reading

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