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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry, and also, entering poetry contests herself.

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems have appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry is published in eight chapbooks (the most recent one soon to be published is called Prosies), which can be purchased at Shadowpoetry.com.


Good Grief, why didn't I know? (For You Oldies!!)


Blog Posted:10/8/2012 3:08:00 PM
I am going to be on my way home from work and just wanted to do a short blog on something kind of funny. Remember all my whining I was doing about not having a back clicking ability anymore here at Soup? WEll, thanks to Kashinath , my problems are solved. He explained it to me and it was such an EASY thing.... why did I not know about this before?? I simply have to RIGHT click my mouse on a person's name, and their list of poems will appear for me in another tab. (have to click on the thing that says other tab too). Hey, you "modern" guys, why didn't you ever just tell me that when I was B--ching about it? hahaha. 

So all you oldies out there like me who never were taught computers in school or in college, there ya go. You don't have to use a reverse arrow to get back to comments or page three or four of comments. You only have to right click and view the poet's poem in another tab (something like that). And then when you want to go back to your comment page, just go to top right and click on the X. I figure there is someone out there that would not know that either. hahaha. (oh, and don't forgot to make the new tab page big enough to scroll down it. That's the figure at top of screen next to the X. I learned THAT tidbit only three years ago!)

So just for your entertainment, I'm a silly goose.

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 1:11:00 PM
    that's the neginner of a kashi, andie.. i'll try it as well... gawdd, life isn;t realy difficult, we just make ot so sometimes, lol!..;)huggs!

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    poet Avatar kash poet Date: 10/11/2012 3:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Those words are only found in Nette's Dictionary!
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/9/2012 10:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nette, you are making many strange words. What's up? are you on a tiny smartphone? heehee
  1. Date: 10/9/2012 12:03:00 PM
    Hi goosey a quick hello from sunny Spain , you know them bits we talked about on soup mail, well burnt lol xx

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/9/2012 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hahaha. wish mine were
  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:19:00 AM
    I was getting some ink for my old computer printer when I spied a new solid state laptop that doesn't get hot because it's solid state... Thin as a mirror and no mouse... Help.... The technology is coming... The technology is coming... Run for you lives!!!! (I'm computer- not so good---I can't keep up with so much) Tho it looks cool.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/9/2012 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hear you I hear you. I am still using a dumb phone. would not even know how to handle a smart one.
  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:12:00 AM
    Thanks, Kash, and Chris, no thanks to you. hahahaha.

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 2:34:00 AM
    then in that new tab you type www.hotmail.com. And then check your hotmails.

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 2:32:00 AM
    suppose we want to check your Email.

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 2:31:00 AM
    You can also open another site in that new tab.

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 2:26:00 AM
    And I will send Debbie that soupmail explaining her how to open a new Tab by right clicking.

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 2:20:00 AM
    I am very glad that you have understood what I explained to you!Surfing the internet will be much easier for all of you who are learning it now.It is a good idea by you to share it thru this blog.It seems Debbie,Joann were not used to it.

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  1. Date: 10/8/2012 7:53:00 PM
    Well, by golly-gee-willikers, just look at you savvy computer whizzes go!

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  1. Date: 10/8/2012 7:04:00 PM
    well I don't have a mouse on my apple, and if I click on right side of my pad it doesn't do the list of poetry... and I consider myself pretty adept at computers, been using one since 1983... not sure ...Lee

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/9/2012 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    dang, no mouse on the apple!!!
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 3:51:00 PM
    there's a goose loose aboot this hoose, Andrea, thanks for that, i once did that, and couldn't rememberr how i did it....

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/9/2012 8:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Harry, thanks for your fun comment. You can do this stuff, right?
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 3:40:00 PM
    Well, thanks for sharing. I am very computer illiterate.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/9/2012 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    gosh, and you having your own website, I figured you knew all this stuff!!
    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti Date: 10/8/2012 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It works. Thanks, I just went to read a poem of Debbies and came back.
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 3:39:00 PM
    gahhhhhhhhhhhhh I still do not get it grrrrrrrr

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/9/2012 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    debs, let me know if you ever got it. I figured you were so much more savvy than I. Because you can do all the pictures at the blogs, etc.
    Grisetti Avatar Joann Grisetti Date: 10/8/2012 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    right click on my name. selecy open in another tab. voila!

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