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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!



Update on Helping Adeleke


Blog Posted:6/28/2012 12:11:00 AM
I am happy to say that we have several commitments to help raise the rest of the money that Adeleke needs in order to buy a computer so he can post more easily and more often on the Soup like he used to do before he lost use of a computer.  It is not so easy on a phone with limited word usage.

Anyway, I promised in the blog, " Shall We Help Adeleke Adeite? " that I posted last week, that I would keep you posted on progress.  I have communicated with several by soupmail who have promised to send a contribution to help out with our endeavor.  I don't know whether you know it or not, but my little town has made National News because of the flooding in our area.  At this time, do to excessive flooding and the inability of the postal service to get to our mail box, postal delivery as temporarily ceased.  So, I am unable to let anyone that already sent their contribution know how much we have received.  I think it will be in the neighborhood of $60.00+ if everyone has sent what they committed to send.  I am very excited about this.
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If you did not see the earlier blog, I am going to repost it below:
Our Poet friend,  Adeleke Adeite used to be writing on Poetry Soup often for all of us to enjoy his excellent poetry.  But he no longer has access to the computer he used to use. He has been trying to save up for a new computer and is about two-thirds there.  He has been saving for so long that I was thinking that if 25 poets sent him $10.00 each, he would have enough to buy the computer and get connected to Internet.  (I think.)  I would actually be willing to send $50.00, but I could not send more.  I was wondering whether anyone else could help, too.  

So, I thought I would check with you poets to see what you think about the idea.  Shall we help Aeleke?

Adeleke Posts through poetrysoup mobile once in a while and I have remained in contact with him over the years through facebook.  We have co-written a few poems and I consider him a friend.  That is why I am trying to help him.
What do you all think? 

If you wish to help Adeleke, please contact me via soupmail.

Thank you all for reading...and caring. 
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If you have not already helped, Please do, if you are able.  Debbie G. suggested that due to the cost of sending money through Western Union that the checks be sent directly to me.  I will hold the checks until we have the amount we need.  Then, I will cash the checks and send the money to Adeleke via Western Union.  One Transfer would be easier. So, that is the way it is being handled.  Soupmail me for my address.

Thank you all who have already helped.  Thank you all who will choose to help.  May your days be blessed, greatly.

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  1. Date: 6/30/2012 5:23:00 AM
    Soupmail, PD

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  1. Date: 6/29/2012 7:47:00 PM
    Dane help me understand what is going on... please...

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  1. Date: 6/29/2012 1:30:00 AM
    Thanks Debbie, Reuben and everyone who have made commitment to this cause, I am overwhelmed and speechless, I am indeed grateful. Thanks a lot Dane, you are simply a true definition of boundless friendship!

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  1. Date: 6/28/2012 7:15:00 PM
    Don't let me forget I will do it soon Danie!

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  1. Date: 6/28/2012 1:42:00 PM
    Good news, The mail carrier made her way back to our property and the first check has arrived! Soup mail will be sent individually as checks arrive. Big Smiles! Dane Ann. PS Remember, Soupmail me if you need my address. I will promptly respond. Thanks to those who have already asked for it. I will update weekly and will post when we reach the goal if it is before the week.

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  1. Date: 6/28/2012 7:22:00 AM
    Thanks for the update, Dane Ann.

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  1. Date: 6/28/2012 12:47:00 AM
    I would be honored to help with this wonderful project...Great ideas from the heart! :) gwendolen

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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
Debbie's Computer Crashed!
Date Posted: 11/16/2011 6:35:00 PM
DEBBY GUZZY AND HURRICANE IRENE!
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
Brainstorms for a Title...Please VOTE now!
Date Posted: 12/21/2010 10:52:00 AM
Join the Fun and Name Our Poem
Date Posted: 12/20/2010 12:34:00 PM

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2/8/2014EmmaRhymename,tribute,
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GENOCIDEABClife,love,peace,philosoph
SaxonRhymefaith,for children,forgiv
Before the Rain is GoneRhymefantasy,imagination,natur
Ever Turning CirclePantoumfaith,inspirational,natur
Recording/Re-playing/Recording/Re-playingFree verselife,people,philosophy,ti
Profond intérieurVillanellelost loveheart,heart,
Hocus MoonRhymelovelight,light,moon,
palletteLight Poetryloveworld,child,
Spring FeverHaikunature
Rebuild AnewRondeausympathy
Scroll of an OracleVersehistorymen,men,
Bewitching Free verseimagination,nature
Spinning Prayer WheelFree verseon writing and words
Barbara JeanFree versededication,girlfriend-boy
sequence-LEGACYLanternecaregiving,family,love
Disposable WisdomRhymeage,cat,life,wisdom,
FACETSFree versesocial
THE HUNTRESSEpyllionfantasy,passion
WindowpanesQuatraincaregiving,friendship,hop
Mackenzie TrailQuatrainadventure,cowboy-western,
I DoFree verselove,passion,sisterlove,
Gettysburg HauntingsCouplethistory,mystery,visionary
I Keep My Visions to MyselfRhymemystery,on work and worki
Toys of Our MemoriesRhymeintrospection,love
Career MoveRhymefunny,
The RavenRhymeallegory,animals,nature,p
Who I AmList life
Empty NestFree verse 
VioletKimonature
Breathing in ShiversRhymelove
What is it Good For?Free versewar
Ramadan:First VerseVersefaithallah,
Dane AnneNarrativepassionbeauty,beauty,
RagDollFree versepassionme,body,me,
Come to harvest homeVersedevotion,faith,holiday,th
Cool summer forestHaikunature,peace
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Gauguin’s ChairChokaart,depression,history
It's Never BlandHaikunature
Like a Viper in Lamb's ClothingRhymeallegory
Melting years like will-o´-the-wispsProse Poetryepic
UniqueLight Poetryfunnylonging,
PictureFree verseinspirational
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PhasedFree verseimagination,nature
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PABLO PICASSOFree versededicationgod,god,
Der Sepik Fluss / The Sepik RiverVersenature
Kiss MeLight Poetrypassion
RenewalCinquainlife,nature
Carolyn Devonshire's gestFree verseon writing and words
Sounds of MemorabiliaFree versefamily,life,nature
Baby DillRhymefunnybaby,baby,green,
Prayer for Dane AnnBlank versefaithgod,god,
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The Season InsideLyricintrospection,nature,seas
"Life's Absolute Epigrams" (for 2010)Didacticinspirational,introspecti
Preparing for BlastoffCoupletfunny,satire,space
A Harvest of MusicRhymemusicmusic,prayer,music,
I Touched The Wall Today (The Vietnam Memorial Wall)Rhymehopeprayer,may,
To a CrispTankaeducation,funnymay,
A Tribute to GoldaRhymeanimalshusband,dog,cat,do
TulipsHaikuimagination,nature,war
an orange peel scent Haikuchildhood,devotion,nature
The Rose Said YesHaikulove
ENCOURAGEMENTLanterneart,education,music,on wo
A Wild AwakeningRhymenaturerain,blue,rain,
Story TimeI do not know?for childrenwater,blue,si
Busy BirdsNarrativenaturelove,
The Flowers FriendI do not know?fantasyfriend,silver,
MeditationImagismfaith,love
* on the horizonI do not know?animals,dedication,funny,
ANOTHER BOOK OF GENESISMcWhirtlefunny
Armano the AuracanoCoupletanimals,family,loss,natur
Favs of mine Rhymededication
A List: I'm the Poet -To CarrieList dedication,
Wavelets On The PoolImagismnaturewater,water,
Day of ReckoningChokanature
DesiringGhazallost love,loveurdu,heart,
A Lullaby for a grandsonVersecaregiving,childhood,love
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CatharsisTetractyson writing and words
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