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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 Redbubble.com.  The following link will take you directly to her art and digital design gallery.  http://daneann.redbubble.com/works  

Her family, friends, photography and plants may be seen on facebook http://www.facebook.com/Daneann

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 Amazon.com and Publish America.com, at: http://www.publishamerica.net/product87773.html.  Email Dane directly at DaneAnn@aol.com. with your inquiries  about signed copies.

Life is Wonderful!  I'm alive and loving it!



 

Most Recent Blog Post


Footles Contest
Blog Posted:2/15/2012 6:21:00 AM

 

I saved the thrill of judging footles until last night...Valentine's Day.  They were all great!  Some were very funny...others were very romantic...lots of cute footles.  I selected best poems and was about to do placements, but ran into a system error.  I have written to poetry soup.  Sorry for the delay.  I wanted to post them yesterday.  I can hardly wait to share them.
 
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  1. Date: 2/18/2012 2:48:00 PM
    Even though I did not place in your contest I enjoyed the opportunity to learn a new form

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  1. Date: 2/16/2012 10:52:00 AM
    Dane Ann....Thank you for choosing my poem to be part of the winners list. To be listed with some of the best poets on PS is a humbling honor. This is why I don't sponsor contests, I don't think I could choose, they were all awesome. You had a tough job and you did it well. It's been over 5 months since I entered a contest and this was the first one judged, since that time. I am happy to make the list, anywhere. Well done and I am looking forward to your next challenge................S.Ronthorpe

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  1. Date: 2/16/2012 7:32:00 AM
    HURRAY!!! the results should be in...the DATE THINGIE WAS MY ERROR. SORRY. Congratulations to all the winners. Now, I'm going to go see who they were! Big Smiles.

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  1. Date: 2/16/2012 7:29:00 AM
    The judging is done, but the system gives me an error when I type in the date...JUDGING WAS VERY DIFFICULT. I TRIED TO PICK THE TOP 10 WITHOUT DUPLICATES EXCEPT FOR THE 2ND PLACE SINGAL FOOTLES There were so many beautiful Valentine Footles that Honorable Mentions were a must. They could have easily placed in the top 10, also...ORIGINALITY counted a lot! Thank you to everyone who participated and supported my contest. Sincerely, Dane Ann

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  1. Date: 2/16/2012 7:17:00 AM
    I'M WORKING ON IT

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  1. Date: 2/16/2012 2:19:00 AM
    Yes, Andrea...It still won't let me place the winners. Frustrating! Carol, I don't read them until they are all in. I love the surprises when I see who the winners are, too. I often judge blind. This time, names were ok. I can hardly wait to finalize the judging, myself. If they don't fix it soon, I am thinking about posting the winning poems on here...maybe.

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  1. Date: 2/16/2012 12:19:00 AM
    Are you still having problems with the system error? I hate when that happenes, DAne Ann!!! (I don't know how you will judge. I saw so many great entries)

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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 5:07:00 PM
    Can hardly wait to see who your winners are. I haven't read many poems of late so will be interesting reading them the first time as winners in your contest. Wishing everyone the best. Love, Carol.

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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 3:20:00 PM
    I'm excited too! And best of all...if mine doesn't make the cut I can just blame it on a system error :)

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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 10:11:00 AM
    an exciting waiting game, dane.. more power to you and hope sysytem errors gets fixed..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 8:20:00 AM
    Can't wait to read your winners list! Hugs, catie :)

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My Past Blog Posts

 
I Skyped with Adeleke!
Date Posted: 8/28/2012 5:46:00 AM
Adeleke's Computer
Date Posted: 8/23/2012 9:23:00 AM
Update on Helping Adeleke
Date Posted: 8/12/2012 3:03:00 AM
Update on Adeleke's Computer
Date Posted: 7/13/2012 6:21:00 PM
Update on Helping Adeleke
Date Posted: 6/28/2012 12:11:00 AM
Shall We Help Adeleke Adeite?
Date Posted: 6/21/2012 5:28:00 AM
Rusults Are In!
Date Posted: 3/4/2012 6:43:00 AM
A Didactic poem Contest!
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 1:19:00 PM
Footles Contest
Date Posted: 2/15/2012 6:21:00 AM
VALENTINE Footles
Date Posted: 2/7/2012 4:27:00 AM
Carolyn's Computer Crashed!
Date Posted: 1/30/2012 3:59:00 PM
Haiku 5-7-5 or NOT?!?
Date Posted: 1/29/2012 5:10:00 PM
Happy New Year, Friends
Date Posted: 1/2/2012 12:42:00 PM
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Date Posted: 11/16/2011 6:35:00 PM
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Date Posted: 8/28/2011 11:35:00 AM
SCHOOL IS OUT FOR SUMMER!
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 9:53:00 AM
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER! Good Deed Contest Results Are In!
Date Posted: 5/27/2011 5:59:00 AM
STRESS (Be Blessed)
Date Posted: 5/8/2011 3:25:00 AM
DREAMS (A collaboration)
Date Posted: 5/4/2011 10:01:00 AM
ADVERSITY (A colaboration)
Date Posted: 5/3/2011 3:20:00 AM
Happy Easter!
Date Posted: 4/23/2011 11:55:00 PM
A Quick Christmas Survey
Date Posted: 12/26/2010 6:02:00 PM
The North Pole Diet Dilemma (Our Collaborative Poem, Final Version!)
Date Posted: 12/23/2010 10:22:00 PM
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Date Posted: 12/21/2010 10:52:00 AM
Join the Fun and Name Our Poem
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