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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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Adeleke's Computer

Blog Posted:8/23/2012 9:23:00 AM
Thank you to everyone who contributed to help send money to Adeleke so he could buy a computer.  I was able to send $210.00 to him yesterday and the fee was only $12.00.  He hasn't picked the money up yet, but will let us know when he does.  He is thinking about a laptop.  We did good!  Way to go poets.  And thanks for that last $10.00 know who you are.  Big Smiles.
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  1. Date: 8/27/2012 11:47:00 PM
    Thanks a lot.

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  1. Date: 8/27/2012 11:46:00 PM
    Good morning Dane & everyone who helped me get a computer. I got the computer yesterday for $550 with internet connection for a month. I want to say a very big thank you to you. There has been power (electricity) failure and I haven't been able to charge the laptop, I am required to charge it with real power supply and get it fully charged before first use, I am waiting for power supply meanwhile I had to post this to clear shadows of doubt. Thanks a lot Dane. I am highly indebted to you, Ruben, Joyce, Joann, Paula & Rhonda:) I will upload the photos and update my poetrysoup profile when there's power supply. I will be glad to use skype with you and Ingrid:) and share my humble hut here with you all. (tears rolling from my eyes). Have a blessed nite rest/great day . It's 6:25 a.m. here in Nigeria. Hope to get online soon. Big smiles:) Lovingly, Adeleke

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  1. Date: 8/27/2012 11:46:00 PM

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  1. Date: 8/24/2012 7:19:00 AM
    Thanks, this would make a good write, ''The Soup Seed and Dane's Deed''! Watch out. I am speechless at the moment but I must extend an unparallel appreciation to all those who contributed towards the purchase of a computer for me. Due to the dynamics of the internet, Dane advised I don't publish their names but I sure would get to them via soupmail, the amount I have on me now would get me a mini laptob/notebook which is a way-to-go and I am planning to get it on monday with an internet data modem. I am glad I would have it before my birthday which comes up on Wednesday, I plan to celebrate this one though! Thanks, Thanks and Thanks again to those who believed in, bought and supported this cause, I pray the Almighty God will always support, sustain and suprise you. I am still dumbfounded. I am not a PM, so I can't blog but I can post poems and comments and that I will do when I get the laptop, that's for Andrea. Thanks again. On Monday, I will update you all. Lovingly, Adeleke Adeite.

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  1. Date: 8/24/2012 4:22:00 AM
    Attention Contributors: I sent you an important soupmail yesterday. If you have not already responded, please do so. Thank you, each and every one, for helping with this project.

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  1. Date: 8/24/2012 3:01:00 AM
    Joann, I hope so, too. I hope we hear from him soon, too. He wasn't on facebook much yesterday. I think he must be out shopping for a computer! Big Smiles. I am sure he will let us know about his computer experience, Andrea, pretty soon. We were a little short of our $250.00 goal. So, he is trying to find a computer...laptop, probably and get the extra from a friend to pay for Internet service for the month. Thanks from me to everyone.

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 10:26:00 PM
    I hope to read some of his poems soon.

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 9:22:00 PM
    I hope maybe he can blog about his laptop or something and let us know how it all worked out. That was sweet of the people who helped you out, Dane Ann

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 8:40:00 PM
    Awesome Dane Ann! I look forward to reading his poetry again...hugs, Rhonda...Soupmail!

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 12:27:00 PM
    He has picked it up and hopes to buy the computer in the next day or so. He wants to thank each and every one of you who contributed and helped make this possible. As soon as he has Internet service hooked up, we'll be seeing him posting more. Hopefully very soon on that, too. I am happy.

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 9:43:00 AM
    Great news, Dane Ann!.... (Soup Mail)

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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
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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
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Date Posted: 1/2/2012 12:42:00 PM
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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)
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The North Pole Diet Dilemma (Our Collaborative Poem, Final Version!)
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Join the Fun and Name Our Poem
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1/17/2014The Child that Stood One Starry NightRhymeart,death,emotions,life,p
1/15/2014Myself in Urban ChaosFree verseangst,change,city,depress
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1/14/2014The Fire GlowsOttava rimachildren,death,family,inn

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