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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

Quickly: Is anyone else having this problem?

Blog Posted:1/22/2014 9:11:00 AM
When I go to comment to someone's blog, I will write my comment and then type in the Captcha, but often when i do this, the captcha puts an extra number at the end of what I typed OR it won't take my catpcha and I have to start all over. Sometimes I noticed if I would highlight my comment, I could make the captcha go through. But that little trick did not work for me today. It is annoying because it takes a while for me to post blog comments now. Am I the only one it happens to??
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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 3:24:00 AM
    sometimes, when i enter the code, it brings me to the captcha website.. huh??

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 4:12:00 PM
    I have had the issue on all of the different platforms I use on different devices. Those being Mozilla, Linux, Explorer, and Google so I don't think it is the browser lol

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    Thomas Avatar F. J. Thomas Date: 1/23/2014 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL sorry Andie; but I was different systems/devices for many of the errors. So that straw is out. lol
    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 1/22/2014 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hey, maybe it is the computer we are using or the security system we have in place. Could that be possible?? I have a very good one called Kaspersky. Maybe having something like that hinders us?? I am clutching at straws!!
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 3:23:00 PM
    hey it went thru easily!! I just never know how it will be.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 3:16:00 PM
    thanks for your replies, guys. sounds like it's just david and Flo who know what I am talking about. I changed to google chrome a long time ago and it really worked much better than explorer, so I am surprised this is happening while I am using googlechrome. Here I go right now to see if the Captcha works for me.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 2:44:00 PM
    Never ran into that one before...

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 1:04:00 PM
    I have had issues when I use my Linux box, but I have found that refreshing the captcha before entering it seems to correct the issue.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 12:54:00 PM
    No problems here, dear Andrea.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 12:38:00 PM
    I have always used Mozilla Firefox (for browser). It has never happened to me and my PCs.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:28:00 AM
    Some of the 'browsers' have been updating like internet explorer 11 [ten works with soup 11 doesn't] are you using explorer?

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:21:00 AM
    Hi dear...I dnt think its happening to me

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 10:23:00 AM
    Yes; for some time now. I often copy my comment, close out the browser, go back and paste it. This usually helps.

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:51:00 AM
    Hi Andrea yep same with me...

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:34:00 AM
    Sorry, No problem like that here...

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  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:33:00 AM
    YES! You are the only one... LOL... JK... Andrea, I'm having no problem with the soup... Just the tons of poets, I'm visiting this morning, on my free will of course... Sending morning hugs and smiles.. LINDA

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8/26/2014The Superb CommentLimerickhumorous,
8/25/2014Where Once We PlayedKyrielleplaces,
8/24/2014Through the MistOttava rimanature,
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8/14/2014Oh Goddess MoonVersemoon,
8/12/2014Balancing the LoadRhymeclothes,
8/12/2014The Wife with Flavored EyesSonnetwife,
8/11/2014Sweet Sonnet BirdSonnetwriting,
8/10/2014In the Reflection of the ShadowsFree versedeep,nature,
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8/5/2014The Lovely CruiseLyriclife,love,
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