Category Archives: Georgia


by NONA BLYTH CLOUD On Friday, July 24, 2015, my very first “Word Cloud” appeared at Flowers for Socrates. There’s been another one every Friday since, so I’ve now posted 52 profiles at this site. The first poet I wrote about … Continue reading

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Official U.S. State Dogs: GEORGIA

This year, Georgia joined the growing list of states with an official State Dog, but their choice was not a particular breed, as most previous states have chosen. Instead, they chose ‘Adoptable Dogs’ as the official State Dog.   The … Continue reading

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First Read of a Literary Blockbuster

  The worst years of the Great Depression were 1932 and 1933. In 1932, the Gross National Product fell a record 13.4%  and unemployment rose to 23.6%. FDR was elected in 1932, and took office in March 1933. He worked … Continue reading

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by Nona Blyth Cloud Alice Walker (1944 – ) is famous for her novels, especially her third novel, The Color Purple. Since it was first published in 1982, The Color Purple earned the National Book Award  for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop – The Coca Cola carillon at Stone Mountain, GA

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. The Coca Cola company had a special carillon built especially for the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. The instrument has a staggering 762 bells. … Continue reading

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Nature Rebels . . . Kinda

What to do with an invasive and annoying animal species is an issue for us humans. Sometimes it is a legitimate concern. Exploding and/or invading animal populations can pose health risks for humans in the forms of spreading disease, dangerous … Continue reading

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