September 14th is National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day!

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Doughnuts :

  1. In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year.
  2. Between our 27 locations, LaMar’s Donuts produces 344,700 donuts per week, which is 17.9 million donuts per year.
  3. A Ray’s Original Glazed Donut has only 220 calories, while a bagel and cream cheese averages 450 calories.
  4. Per capita, Canada has more donuts shops than any other country.
  5. The Dutch are often credited with bringing donuts to the U.S. with their olykoeks, or oily cakes in the 1800s.

Today’s Food History

  • 1752 Yesterday was September 2, 1752. No, really!
  • 1849 Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was born. Pavlov’s work with dogs actually started as a study of digestion. He theorized that digestion was controlled in part by sensory inputs of sight, smell and taste – and as he discovered, sound; ‘conditioned reflex.’
  • 1976‘Play That Funky Music’ by Wild Cherry…

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NO FEE Submission call + interview – Pretty Owl Poetry, DEADLINE: Sept. 22, 2017

Trish Hopkinson

Pretty Owl Poetry “is a journal that publishes new, emerging, and established writers in poetry, fiction, and the visual arts.” The issues are published in PDF format and are free to read online. Last year I reviewed Pretty Owl Poetry’s Summer issue for The Review ReviewHere’s a snippet from my review:

The poems continue with sonic pleasure and dense descriptions to pull the reader through, make them stop to chew a bit, review, go back, move forward some to the end of each poem with a yearning for more. 

Read my complete review of Pretty Owl Poetry here: Sonic Pleasure and Lyricism in Online Poetry Magazine

Pretty Owl Poetry is open year round for submissions previously unpublished poems, fiction, and art. For possible publication into their next issue, submit by September 22, 2017. Pretty Owl is under the umbrella of Sundress Publications.

I wondered how and why this poetry…

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