Category Archives: Art

A Sigh for the Whims of Male Historians (Redux)

Originally posted on December 8, 2016 It was recorded on November 23, 534 BC, that Thespis of Icaria became the first actor to step out of the chorus and portray a character onstage. Now celebrated as International Thespian Day. ______________________________________

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Word Cloud: SNOWBLIND (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD It’s an irony that the things I like best about Christmas are traditions from places where Winter means snow and ice. The smell of pine warmed by glowing lights, carols full of cold Decembers, and hot … Continue reading

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TCS: Ogden Nash and ‘The Common Cold’

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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Word Cloud: EARTHDRUM

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD For this final day of Native American Heritage Month, I offer you some poems by Joseph Bruchac (1942 –)  an Abenaki poet, storyteller and editor who won a Cherokee Nation Prose Award, the Hope S. Dean Award for … Continue reading

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TCS: BREVITY is the Soul of Wit

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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Word Cloud: TABLE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The Friday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Native American Heritage Day in the U.S. since 2008, but some Native Americans feel the day is a poor choice, since it coincides with the aggressive capitalism and greed … Continue reading

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A Poem for November 22, 2018

First of all, _________________________________ Consider the humble onion. It is so often the beginning of great meals. I hope that whatever you are eating today is truly a feast. Click for the poem:

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