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And It Went Tumbling Down…


The LG G2 the shattered face edition

The LG G2 the shattered face Edition

On Christmas eve I broke down and purchased a new cellphone. I was planning on getting a phone but when a friend could not get information off my old Samsung HTC because the cord was not connecting. I looked shocked yet I knew the end was past near, it was OVA! I was simply told, “Go get a phone!”

I was so excited to get the newest phone on the market, the LG G2! I am an Android Woman, so this phone fit the bill for my needs. Sleek, Solid, and Sound this LG G2 was  a great choice for a Smartphone. As the salesman spoke of all its bells and whistles, I read up on and 0 compared it to the Galaxy 4.  The salesman had his own LG G2 in his pocket, it fit perfectly and he did not mind flashing it at me to close the deal. After some 45 minutes, I was studying and contemplating, don’t judge the madness in my method!

In an effort to add on to the  sale of the phone, I was offered this contraption to hold the phone and protect it from all hurt, harm and danger. I politely declined. The case costed more than what I was paying at this point of sale, so I would go online to find a case and car charger.

I left the store and realized I did not even find out how to answer the phone. I needed to get home and pack for my trip to LA (lovely Augusta) for the holidays. I went home had  an enjoyable holiday and learned little about my new toy.

New Year’s Day, I decided to  stay the course of my commitment to keep my body moving  and went for a morning walk at Rose park. I had added the app to track my time and distance, on my new phone. I was so proud of  myself for going the distance and finishing the course. I went to do some stretching and cool down when that LG G2 decided to tumble out of my pocket.  The face of the screen had a diagonal  crack line that ran right to left. I was crushed and kicking myself for not getting that case.

Since it was a holiday, the stores were opened but I was directed to the insurance claim company for assistance. I have insurance so it could be replaced.once I went through the prompts on the phone  only to be sent to the website to make a claim. I was looking at 48 hours  or longer (due to the holiday) with no communication in quick access. How would I make it?

Well I was being tested for endurance. At first I thought I would go crazy. Well I survived, I got a new phone after 5 days! I struggled but I made it through! The tumble was my trying time, that turned in to my testimony of patience in the process. Yes I did get a case for covering  and protection.

~~ YoTrip

“Fit and Lean in 2014!
Mind, Body, Spirit” 
Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~

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Nelson Mandela…The Servant Father of South Africa In His Own Words


 

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The world took a pause as we learned of the death of  Nelson Mandela. We can say a great deal about him but I found it most fitting to let his own words speak volumes to what he has said in his 95 years of living. Take your rightfully earned place of rest…as we honor and salute you Mr.

“One day I will be the first black president of South Africa.” 1952

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” Rivonia trial on 20 April 1964

“Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one-armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.” Letter to Winnie Mandela, 1 February 1975

Friends, comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands.” Speaking on his release from Robben Island from the balcony of Cape Town city hall on Sunday 11 February 1990

“Since my release, I have become more convinced than ever that the real makers of history are the ordinary men and women of our country; their participation in every decision about the future is the only guarantee of true democracy and freedom.” The Struggle is My Life 1990

“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Interview for the documentary Mandela, 1994  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/06/nelson-mandela-life-quotes

“This is a war. It has killed more people than has been the case in all previous wars and in all previous natural disasters. We must not continue to be debating, to be arguing, when people are dying.” — On HIV/Aids.

“Nobody knows when they are going to die. Even though I am an old man I do not dwell on the possibility of death. Death comes when it is ready.” — Three days before it was announced that he had been diagnosed with microscopic prostate cancer in 2001. http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/mandela/2013/12/06/one-hundred-quotes-from-nelson-mandela

Rest on Servant Father of the Nation!

 

It’s All In A Name


I was excited to read the BlogHer NaBloPoMo Prompt from yesterday: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it?

I saw this as a great opportunity to tell the world about my connection to my namesake, the late Yolanda Denise King. If you are not familiar with the name Yolanda Denise King, she is the first-born daughter of Civil Rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King. An actress, activist, and ambassador for health disparities in the black community, Yolanda Denise King walked in her own way to uphold the legacy of her father. I was so proud of Yolanda Denise King, because it was a major thing for me to share her name!

As I prepared to write this post, I shared with my Mom that I was glad they named me after Yolanda Denise King. Mom chuckled and replied, “You were not named after Yolanda King. Your name was supposed to be Casey, because your Daddy liked that name.” Casey Clay was almost my name until my Mom took to studying the baby names book and they decided on Yolanda Denise Clay. All this time I feed into my own dream about the origin of my name. Now I realize that, It’s All In A Name.

I did a Google search on my name and  one of the entries from the site SheKnows.com that gave me a detail on my name, Yolanda. I read it to my Mom and she was like, “I could not have named you better. It is dead on and so you!”

Check it out! Is it speaking of the Yolanda Denise Clay Triplett that you know?

Yolanda

The name Yolanda is a baby girl name.

Spanish Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is a Spanish baby name. In Spanish the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet.

American Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet.

Greek Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet flower.

French Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet flower; strong.

SoulUrge Number: 8People with this name have a deep inner desire to lead, organize, supervise, and to achieve status, power and wealth.Expression Number: 9People with this name tend to be passionate, compassionate, intuitive, romantic, and to have magnetic personalities. They are usually humanitarian, broad-minded and generous, and tend to follow professions where they can serve humanity. Because they are so affectionate and giving, they may be imposed on. They are romantic and easily fall in love, but may be easily hurt and are sometimes quick-tempered. http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/yolanda

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~~YoTrip

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
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or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

YoTrip Presents: Hey Men! It Is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month


September Is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

A light blue ribbon is the symbol for prostate...

A light blue ribbon is the symbol for prostate cancer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As the month of September brings prostate cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated prostate cancer information throughout the year.

Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer death in men, second only to lung cancer. According to American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 192,280 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 27,360 deaths in the United States during 2009.[1] Staying informed with the latest news on prevention and screening is an important step in reducing your risk of developing prostate cancer. And, should a diagnosis occur, access to current, in-depth treatment information can help you find the best care.

http://news.cancerconnect.com/september-is-national-prostate-cancer-awareness-month-2/

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You are invited to attend The YES! Network Social Event on September 21, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm at O’Charley’s  Restaurant in Orlando Florida. Guest Speaker Suzonna Warrenton, will be speaking on the topic, How to Turn Your Passion into Profit. Suzonna is the CEO and Owner of Tatin International Marketing. Suzonna is a Marketing Consultant and her experiences include assisting Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals achieve greater recognition in the marketplace. My Video Talk Media Solutions will show you the latest creative and innovative communications technologies to help you achieve global marketing success! Learn how to use live video streaming broadcasts, schedule virtual boardroom meetings, design and customize email video messages, and on-demand video web channels to compliment your professional brand.

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to The Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

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“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

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YoTrip Presents: September is Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month


Get In The Know About Down Below

Do you recognize that your health is your wealth? You can have riches beyond your imagination but all the things (houses, cars, and real estate) cannot keep you alive and well! Your health matters and that means your total health.  September is a month filled with health related awareness. Let me draw your attention one of them.

Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month highlights the five different types of cancers that plague the reproductive area. Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic cancer. (A sixth type of gynecologic cancer is the very rare fallopian tube cancer.)

The Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer campaign raises awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. It encourages women to pay attention to their bodies and know what is normal for them, so they can recognize the warning signs of gynecologic cancers and seek medical care. When gynecologic cancers are found early, treatment is most effective.   http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/knowledge/  

Be informed and help spread the word about Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month

Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Vaginal, Vulvar. Get the facts about gynecologic cancer.

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You are invited to attend The YES! Network Social Event on September 21, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm at O’Charley’s  Restaurant in Orlando Florida. Guest Speaker Suzonna Warrenton, will be speaking on the topic, How to Turn Your Passion into Profit. Suzonna is the CEO and Owner of Tatin International Marketing. Suzonna is a Marketing Consultant and her experiences include assisting Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses and individuals achieve greater recognition in the marketplace. My Video Talk Media Solutions will show you the latest creative and innovative communications technologies to help you achieve global marketing success! Learn how to use live video streaming broadcasts, schedule virtual boardroom meetings, design and customize email video messages, and on-demand video web channels to compliment your professional brand.

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to The Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

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Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild http://.orwriters.org/  Join us on Facebook 

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

YoTrip Presents: The Word of the Day PERSPECTIVE


perspective

perspective (Photo credit: spoony mushroom)

per·spec·tive  (pr-spktv)

n.

1.

a. A view or vista.
b. A mental view or outlook: “It is useful occasionally to look at the past to gain a perspective on the present” (Fabian Linden).
2. The appearance of objects in depth as perceived by normal binocular vision.
3.

a. The relationship of aspects of a subject to each other and to a whole: a perspective of history; a need to view the problem in the proper perspective.
b. Subjective evaluation of relative significance; a point of view: the perspective of the displaced homemaker.
c. The ability to perceive things in their actual interrelations or comparative importance: tried to keep my perspective throughout the crisis.
4. The technique of representing three-dimensional objects and depth relationships on a two-dimensional surface.
adj.

Of, relating to, seen, or represented in perspective

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/perspective

 

PERSPECTIVE has to do with how you see the world from your mind’s eye. The who, the what, the where, and the when  in your life is shaped by your vision.”  7/1/13 ~~YoTrip

Everyone has the ability to form an opinion decision based on what you think,  see, hear, touch and feel. Your mind’s eye can set or change the course of your journey in life. Two people can view an event at the very same time and they will have different outcomes based on their perspective.

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Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to The Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Triumphant Living Workshop
O’ Charley’s Restaurant, 
July 20, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm
 
Central Florida’s premier workshop, “Developing the Business Professional” is hosted at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando Florida on August 17, 2013, 10 am – 2 pm. This workshop provides foundational training, tools, and resources to enhance the business professionals’ speaking, writing, and presentation skills, which will lead to an overall successful professional branding experience.

REGISTER Today: http://dbp4.eventbrite.com

 
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Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild http://.orwriters.org/  Join us on Facebook  
 
 
“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
 
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts  

YoTrip’s Word For The Day: Blessings


Blessed

Blessed (Photo credit: Nastassia Davis [www.nastassiadavis.com])

BLESSINGS: AN ACT OF ENCOURAGEMENT
 
Do you realize the blessings in your life? Most people will say yes without even thinking about it. We wake up in the morning and our minds are filled with all that we have to complete on our to do list. Did you say “thank you Lord” for my life, health and seeing another day? No you were so consumed with all the things that you wished you had. You forgot about the roof that covers your head at night, the closets you have busting over with clothes, you cannot see the floor for all the shoes that cover it. There is a choice of food items in your refrigerator, you have multiple bathrooms in your home, you drive a vehicle to your destinations and you have a job! All that is a blessing!
This morning as I was on my way to work I went off the normal path and stopped at a different place for coffee. The parking lot was busy with cars coming in and going out in a hurry. I looked out my passenger window and saw her slowing approaching the entrance of the store. This woman was wearing a heavy coat, a hat on her head and layers of tattered clothes in this Florida heat. The woman’s slowness was probably due to the fact that she pulled all her belongings behind her in an old suitcase.
 I rushed into the store unfamiliar with the setup seeking coffee. I found the coffee counter and looked for my favorite flavor. Begin to assemble the perfect blend of Joe, and looked for the bananas. I did not see the bananas around the coffee and asked the attendant who directed me to the front counter. I walked toward the front counter and encountered the woman as she carried a 64 oz cup of some red juice and looking at the change in her hand as if she did not have enough for this drink to quench her thirst. As our eyes met, I spoke and so did she, I asked if she would like something else to go with the drink. The woman nodded yes and pointed to the wings in the warmer. I asked the attendant to get her some wings. The woman looked back at me and I said get something else if you like, she whispered “one more thing” my heart danced at that moment. I received the blessing as I gave a blessing to the woman.
The blessing was the act of encouragement I received from the woman. The humility I saw in this woman’s eyes brought me to a place to acknowledge that we must recognize our blessings one by one. Our blessings may seem small but they are the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. I am thankful for each and every blessing that I received today?
Can you share a story of a blessing you received recently? Let me hear back from you, comment below.
~~YoTrip
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Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to The Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris

 

Triumphant Living Workshop

O’ Charley’s Restaurant, 

July 20, 2013, 11:30-1:30 pm

Central Florida’s premier workshop“Developing the Business Professional” is hosted at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando Florida on August 17, 2013, 10 am – 2 pm. This workshop provides foundational training, tools, and resources to enhance the business professionals’ speaking, writing, and presentation skills, which will lead to an overall successful professional branding experience.

REGISTER Todayhttp://dbp4.eventbrite.com

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Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/  Join us on Facebook  

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
 
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
Find me on Facebookfacebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip

 
Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words
 
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

YoTrip Presents: Dr. Wachell McKendrick “A Woman People Should Know”


YoTrip Presents: Dr. Wachell McKendrick “A Woman People Should Know”

Dr. Wachell McKendrick

Below is my eighth feature blog post in honor of Women’s History Month.  It is important that we celebrate the beauty and brains of women. Please enjoy learning about these fascinating women and then make sure you support them in their passions, projects, and products

Who are you? Please share something about yourself and your business.

I am Dr. Wachell McKendrick and I am currently a college professor of Social Work at Florida A&M University.  I like to say that my career has been via the “scenic route” as I was a teen mother when I graduated high school as an Honors student at 17 years old, and entered college (Florida State University). After becoming a military spouse (my daughter’s father) at 19 I continued my education and completed my bachelor’s degree with two children at age 21. While in the military I counseled military personnel and their families who had substance abuse issues. My work continued to be in the Social work arena (elderly, substance abuse, domestic violence victims, program development, and clinical supervision) for the next 20 years. At that time I was going through a divorce, left Miami (with my youngest child now, age 9), my hometown, and returned to school to pursue my dream of a PhD. I completed my PhD in 2011 at the school I began in, Florida State University. So, I guess you can say that I had come full circle. My current focus is Family relations and empowering women.

What makes you a “Woman People Should Know”?

Having experienced many of the same issues I was counseling others for, my ability to sympathize and empathize with others and their plight in life add a personal dimension to my work (I consider it my life’s ministry). My determination and passion for reaching goals I have set for myself which also impact the lives of others, literally. My dedication to social justice, the family, and their healthy functioning is why people should know me. I have a passion for social work and not just for social work’s or social work research’s sake, but for social action and change in the lives of people I teach, counsel, and encounter in my community

When did you find out that you had that something special that you wanted to share with the world?

I would guess I realized this at an early age, being an older sister. I have always felt a responsibility to others and their welfare. If I could change it, defend it, then I was at the front doing so. I was called “Hercules” as a young girl, I think it went deep into my psyche (J). I realized that counseling was a mechanism for effecting change while in high school. While remaining in my assigned school while I was pregnant (a choice I made with the encouragement of my father), the school psychologist (a woman and role model)and the sessions we had weekly were impactful and I wanted to provide the same. I was naturally a caretaker and listener, so it made sense to major in psychology.

Where can people find out more about you?

Wachell.mckendrick@famu.edu and on Facebook

How do you make it all happen?

As alluded to earlier, my family’s support from my adolescence, women mentors (Church Secretary, Sunday School teacher, Choir Directress, and others) in my church, in my family ( my aunts on both sides of my family tree who were learned women despite not having degrees), and  in my profession. Ultimately, my belief in God as directing my steps and somewhere in all of it, belief that with Him guiding I could reach goals I set for myself.

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/14/13- The Greensboro Four (Vol.2, Iss.2)


The Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-in

On February 1, 1960, four young African-American men, freshmen at the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina, entered the Greensboro Woolworth’s and sat down on stools that had, until that moment, been occupied exclusively by white customers. The four—Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., Joseph McNeil and David Richmond—asked to be served, and were refused. But they did not get up and leave. Indeed, they launched a protest that lasted six months and helped change America. A section of that historic counter is now held by the National Museum of American History, where the chairman of the division of politics and reform, Harry Rubenstein, calls it “a significant part of a larger collection about participation in our political system.” The story behind it is central to the epic struggle of the civil rights movement.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Courage-at-the-Greensboro-Lunch-Counter.html#ixzz2KwNBlmNC
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Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter

The courageous act of four young college students changed the course for access to retail outlets and places of public accommodations. Peaceful protests began to occur all over the segregated south.  Over fifty years have come and gone yet the actions of the Greensboro Four must be remembered when you sit in fancy restaurants or flowery mom and pop shops.

~~YoTrip

Celebrate all the heritage, history, and highlights of African-Americans during the month of February
Valentines is all about the LOVE!!!
 
Happy Celebrate Life Day, Greta Clay-Way! You beat the stroke to make great things happen!
 
***Attend the The YES! Network Social Event on February 16, 2013, 11:30-1:00 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant with Guest Speaker, Sonya Thompson speaking on, “Integrity: The Key to Business Success.” Learn the fundamentals for successful business development; Keeping your word and watching your words, how to avoid enticement, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people of Integrity.***
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/7/13-Tice Davids & The Underground Railroad


Origin of the Term Underground Railroad

The origins of the Underground Railroad go back before the 18th century, but the terminology dates to around 1831. One version states that an enslaved, Tice Davids, crossed the Ohio River in the vicinity of Ripley, Ohio, a ferryboat ride from the slave state of Kentucky, to escape from his owner. As Tice Davids swam the river, his owner kept him in sight as he pursued him in a small rowboat. He could see Tice’s head bobbling in the river, but once Tice reached the Ohio side, he was lost from view. His owner searched diligently around Ripley, “a town that hated slavery,” but was unable to find his human property. Bewildered and tuckered out, the slave owner could only conclude that Tice Davids “must have gone on an underground road.”

It was subsequent to this incident that those conspirators involved in the escape of Tice Davis, and others, began to use such terms as conductors, firemen, brakemen, stationmaster, depots/stations, and such phrases as “catching the next train” to describe their clandestine, though morally driven, efforts in assisting refugees to escape a morally bankrupted slave-owning South. The terminology used was in line with the country’s early use of steam to propel passenger-carrying vehicles, in this case the railroads. http://www.undergroundrailroadexperience.cuny.edu/origin.html

~~YoTrip

Historic Underground Railroad

Historic Underground Railroad (Photo credit: HystericalMark)

 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
 
Attend the The YES! Network Social Event on February 16, 2013, 11:30-1:00 pm at O’Charley’s Restaurant with Guest Speaker, Sonya Thompson speaking on, “Integrity: The Key to Business Success.” Learn the fundamentals for successful business development; Keeping your word and watching your words, how to avoid enticement, and the importance of surrounding yourself with people of Integrity.
 
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
 
 
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