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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen was born, reared, and now resides in Florida.  She is a down to earth kind of woman with a nurturing love for her fellow man.  Dane's quests for knowledge throughout her life, and her curious desire for adventure have blessed her endlessly.  She is the mother of three wonderful children, who grew up all too soon.  Why must they do that?  She currently basks in her role as a “doting grandmother...and a plant fiend!”



 “Renaissance Woman” as one of her former professors called her fits Dane rather well.  She has so many interests in the ordinary things of life as well as a very BROAD BASED formal education, including: two college degrees, a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Sciences and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  Dane also earned many post baccalaureate credits (60+ in Fine Art and about 27 in Education.) 

Besides the great diversity in her education, Dane is multi-talented in the arts and loves gardening.  She enjoys the four P’s: photography, painting, poetry and plants.  Some of Dane’s paintings and photography are posted on  The following link will take you directly to her art and digital design gallery.  

Her family, friends, photography and plants may be seen on facebook

Please also visit her plant exchange group as well.  Especially if you live in the Suwannee Valley area. SuwanneeValleyFlowerandPlantExchange/.com 



Last, but not least, Dane is a published poet.  Her book, “100 Poems for Life” is available through and Publish, at:  Email Dane directly at with your inquiries  about signed copies.

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Carolyn's Computer Crashed!

Blog Posted:1/30/2012 3:59:00 PM
Hi Super Soupers!
     I am sorry to say that Carolyn Devonshire's computer has crashed.  You will undoubtedly miss her many thoughtful and consistent comments of encouragement.  She is a true poetry trooper when it comes to supporting poets.  Send happy thoughts her way.  She will not be able to post or comment for awhile.  She loves you all and asked me to let you know what is going on.  God be with you.  Sincerely, Dane Ann
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  1. Date: 2/1/2012 1:04:00 PM
    Best of wishes Carolyn,for a speedy recover on your health and your Pc, Girl. Take care, and God bless. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 3:09:00 PM
    Oh,that sucks!Hope she get it fixed,or gets a new one soon.We really find out how much we relay on these little techno-wonders the day they quit on us.Tell her to keep the spirit,and we`re all here when she gets back!Arild

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 1:30:00 PM
    Great friend you are, Dane Ann..Carolyn..gotta be stressful to have your computer on the fly..hope you don't pay all your bills online too bc then it could spell double trouble. Yeah, I am with Catie,'s not as expensive as you might think to repair these things. Hang in there, gurlie. Love, Gwendolen

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 12:15:00 PM
    Sorry to hear's always a pleasure to see a comment or to receive an email from dear Carolyn. Thanks, Dane Ann, for letting us know. Best, iolanda

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 11:49:00 AM
    Hi Dane Ann, Thank you for letting us know. Tell Carolyn that the repairs are not nearly as costly as she may think. I hope they can restore all her files. hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 9:14:00 AM
    Thank you Dane Ann....for letting us know! Good luck Carolyn....So sorry to hear it, and she will be missed until she can return. Just hope it is very soon!!

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 7:53:00 AM
    I am so sorry. I hope she is up and running soon. Tell her I will contact her someway soon if she isn't back on line. Love to you and her. Joyce

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 7:18:00 AM
    GAH!! I must phone her! Thanks Dane & you two phone me!

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  1. Date: 1/31/2012 5:09:00 AM
    Oh no !!! Thanks Dane Ann for letting everyone know. Love, Carol

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 10:43:00 PM
    Oh shucks, another souper with computer problems, sorry to hear about Carolyn's computer-- I hope she gets to have it fixed soon and that she'd retrieve all her important files... thanks for letting us know, Dane Ann

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 8:24:00 PM
    Dane, you look very lovely in your picture.. and yes.. she is a trooper...Thank you 4 letting us know.. always,..pd

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 7:51:00 PM
    thanks for letting us know Dane, hopefully she will return to us soon

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 7:32:00 PM
    Carolyn's computer crashing is like taking Michaelangelo's paint brush away. Hope she's up and running soon.

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 6:02:00 PM
    Hi, Dane. So sad to hear the bad news...I will miss Carolyn's poems and sweet comments. Please tell her to try this free program: Spybot Search & Destroy.It's free...hoping she can go to that site. Also, she should use Microsoft Security Essentials to get rid of spyware and other harmful viruses. It could be a vicious hacker attack! My computer crashed last year, and I took to the nearest computer shop for repair. I hope my suggestions will be of help to her. I wish the best for her and a speedy return to the Poetry Soup. Thanks for letting us know and God bless you. Love and hugs, Andrew.

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 5:40:00 PM
    POOR thing. What else to go wrong? Tell her I can't wait for her to get it back up and running!!!

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 4:21:00 PM
    Hi Dane, tell Carolyn I am thinking and willing her computer back to life..David

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  1. Date: 1/30/2012 4:13:00 PM
    Thanks, Dane, for letting us know. I am beginning to wonder... many are talking about computer problems! Hopefully, Carolyn can either get hers repaired or purchase a new one at a good price. Let Carolyn know we will miss her, send her happy thoughts, but she can still write long hand and then post,post,post!

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