Category Archives: Countries

Word Cloud: DIGGER (Redux – National Poetry Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD April is a good month for poetry-lovers. Just a partial list of April’s birthdays includes: Edmond Rostand, Maya Angelou, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Wordsworth, Louise Gluck, Charlotte Brontë, Robert Penn Warren, Walter del la Mare, Ted … Continue reading

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TCS: An Enchanted Cottage

. 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 … Continue reading

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TCS: A Very Long Journey – Remaking Detroit

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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A Poem for Dia da Saudade

I was intrigued by the Brazilian Dia da Saudade, which was roughly translated as “Longing for What is Absent Day” so I went in search of a poem which might illustrate the feeling, and found “Before” by Ada Limón, which I … Continue reading

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Russia profits from Trump tariff policies as US farmers continue to suffer

by ann summers The recent Chinese soybean purchase from the US made prior to US-China trade talks might only give the impression of reversing a claim made by Putin in November that the US had “given up” on the Chinese soybean … Continue reading

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A Very British Holiday: BOXING DAY

Originally posted on December 26, 2017, as part of The Coffee Shop series ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ Boxing Day is December 26, the day after Christmas, and is celebrated in Great Britain and in most areas settled by the English (the U.S. is … Continue reading

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Summer Poem for the Southern Hemisphere

It’s Winter in the top half of the world, but south of the equator, the Sun is smiling. Hone Tuwhare (1922 -2008) was born in Kaikohe, Northland, New Zealand into the Maori Ngapuhi tribe. Well-known and much-loved in his own country, … Continue reading

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