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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 Weed Appreciation Day

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was born in Maine, graduated from Vassar College in 1917, and became a well-known poet and playwright, with a strong feminist style. She was the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1923, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 28, 2020

March 28th is Barnum & Bailey Day * Black Forest Cake Day National Triglycerides Day * Something on a Stick Day Weed Appreciation Day * _______________________________________ MORE! Clara Lemlich, Laura Chinchilla and Iris Chang, click

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ON THIS DAY: March 27, 2020

March 27th is Celebrate Exchange Day * World Theatre Day * Spanish Paella Day Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day International Whisk(e)y Day * ___________________________________ MORE! Jane Colden, Julia Alvarez and Xuxa, click

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Word Cloud: ECSTASY

reposted in honor of Women’s History Month by NONA BLYTH CLOUD If you look up “complex” in the dictionary, you may find a picture of H.D. (1886-1961). Since most Americans and many people in the rest of the world have not … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 26, 2020

March 26th is Nougat Day Spinach Day Legal Assistants Day Live Long and Prosper Day * Epilepsy Awareness Purple Day _______________________________________ MORE! Mary Beale, Mahadevi Verma and Nancy Pelosi, click

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Poems for Tolkien Reading Day

Today is Tolkien Reading Day, started by the Tolkien Society in 2003. It is held annually on March 25, the day of the downfall of Sauron. In addition to writing The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Tolkien … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: March 25, 2020

March 25th is Mount Vernon Pecan Day * Tolkien Reading Day * National Medal of Honor Day * Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy * International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members International Day of … Continue reading

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