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YoTrip Presents A Poetic Expression “I Cannot But If I Could…”


English: Breat Cancer ribbons

English: Breast Cancer ribbons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I Cannot But If I Could…

I cannot speak your pain
I cannot speak your pain
I cannot speak your pain
I cannot even imagine what it means to hear those words
Those words
Those words
Those words
You have BREAST CANCER
CANCER OF THE BREAST
CANCER IN YOUR CHEST
CANCER yes BREAST CANCER
CANCER no BREAST CANCER
I cannot hear your pain
I cannot hear your pain
I cannot hear your pain
It came like a thief in the night no warning
No alarm tripped to alert you of its arrival
Never made a sound above a whisper, yet it’s results speaks volumes
I cannot feel your pain
I cannot feel your pain
I cannot feel your pain
The perilous poison crept in like the invasion of the body snatchers
Cancer connected itself to one of the life centers of your body, your breast
Cancer grabbed you and sought to hold you hostage
I cannot see your pain
I cannot see your pain
I cannot see your pain
Cancer is not always visible to those looking outside in
Your courage to go on, gives you strength when your body is weak and wants to give up
What appears to be perfection resting upon your chest is the pathway to your pain
I cannot heal your pain
I cannot heal your pain
I cannot heal your pain
The sad sickness of Cancer it never looks the same one from another
The Oncologist determine a treatment plan radiation, chemotherapy, medication or just cutting cancer out of your body
It is your faith in the great Physician that helps you, that holds you, that heals you

But if I could…
If I could speak your pain I would cry out to God on your behalf
If I could hear your pain I would tell it to be silent and never to utter a word again
If I could feel your pain I would take it on so you could rest
If I could heal your pain-I would clear this world of breast cancer and all it has done
If I could see your pain I would be more aware beyond these 31 days, 744 hours, 44,640 minutes, 2,678,400 seconds and more moments than we can ever count!

Let what you speak, what you hear, what you feel, what you heal, and what you see make a difference in the lives of others….
I pray to God that He sends us a cure for Breast Cancer, until then let’s turn the pain into a reason to praise The Lord Jesus who rules and reigns forever in our lives!
~~YoTrip  10/20/2013

 

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“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!

Make the Moments Matter”
 
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
  
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YoTrip Presents: September is Gynecologic Cancers Awareness Month


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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 Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
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“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 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 10/30/2012-Beyond October (vol.10, Iss.5)


Breast cancer awareness

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Beyond October

As we close the month of October and National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we can sit and wonder was enough said and done to help the cause. Until there is a cure for breast cancer we must commit to do more beyond thirty-one days in the fall of the year. Breast cancer is a bold disease that has found its way into every segment of society and is spreading like wildfire.  Because breast cancer is not stopping, slowing down or taking a break, we must be very diligent to stay in the fight to find a cure. As we speak, somewhere in the world someone has been given a diagnosis of breast cancer, and they do not know how to deal with the road ahead. Knowing that someone is in need of  ways to cope with breast cancer is reason enough to keep working to find a cure.  
Now is the time to make the effort to do your part to keep breast cancer awareness relevant and in the forefront of people’s hearts and minds. Do your part by connecting with local or national organizations that promote breast health. It is vital that everyone remembers to education, empower and encourage others about breast cancer. 
Until we see that breast cancer is not taking over at alarming rates to women, men, young and old people we have to work hard by going out and telling others we support breast cancer health and awareness. So be challenged, be courageous, be committed to the cause of finding a cure for breast cancer.
~~YoTrip
**Rest Peacefully my friend, Monica Harris-Spires****
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“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
“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  

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for October 16, 2012-The Silence Must Be Broken, Men And Breast Cancer (Vol.10, Iss.3)


English: Bradie James at the Susan G. Komen Ra...

English: Bradie James at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Silence Must Be Broken, Men And Breast Cancer

 

The face of breast cancer has historically been that of women, lately there has been an increase in the number of men who are diagnosed with breast cancer. The silence must be broken on men and breast cancer. Now more than ever the rising number of men who are facing breast cancer, is a call to continue to bring about awareness to all who are affected by this disease.

 

According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, there will be approximately 2,190 new cases and 410 deaths due to male breast cancer in 2012. While the majority of breast cancer victims are women, there are still 1.2 men out of every 100,000 that will be diagnosed with the disease. 

 

While survival rates are about the same for both genders, men are often diagnosed at a later age because most men don’t recognize or complain about the symptoms.

 

The main types of breast cancer are the same for men and women, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. About 75 percent of the cases start in the cells lining the milk ducts and are known as ductal carcinomas. The other 25 percent are lobular carcinomas, which are cancers that begin in the lobules, or milk-producing glands. However, the majority of male breast cancer are known as infiltrating ductal carcinomas (IDC), meaning they have spread outside the duct and into the surrounding tissues.

 

Age is a major risk factor for male breast cancers, with the majority of cases diagnosed in men ages 65 to 75, Susan G. Komen for the Cure reported. In addition, women and men who inherited a BRCA2 gene mutation are at a higher risk, with seven percent of these men going on to develop breast cancer by the age of 70. Other risk factors include heavy alcohol use, chronic liver disease and obesity. Some hormone drugs used to treat prostate cancer and exposure to large amounts of radiation can also be a factor. http://cbsn.ws/SZN5XD

 

In the fight for bringing about more education, empowerment and encouragement for breast cancer awareness and how it affects men is the right reason to let the silence be broken on men and breast cancer.

 

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 10/11/12 Guest Post by Dr. Darcova Triplett, STRUT FOR A CURE CELEBRATIONS (Vol.10, Iss.2)


STRUT FOR A CURE CELEBRATIONS  

Guest Post by Dr. Darcova Triplett 

 

Dr. Darcova Triplett  is the Editor-in-Chief of STRUT! The Magazine. This magazine was created to provide the platform for women to walk in confidence, competence and conviction. What started out as a magazine has transformed into a movement that empowers women to explore their gifts and talents and then use them to positively influence and impact the world. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Triplett will be recognized in history as the brainchild for STRUT FOR A CURE. Under the direction of Dr. Triplett, on Saturday, October 6, 2012, supporters in Nevada, California, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and New York will simultaneously declare victory over this disease that directly affects 1 in 8 women. STRUT FOR A CURE has been created to educate women about this devastating disease that carries the following statistics:

1)      For women in the United States of America, breast cancer is the most common cancer.

2)      African American women under the age of 45 are more likely than any other ethnic group to develop and die from breast cancer.

3)      About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.

STRUT FOR A CURE stands on the shoulders of Annie Doris Brown and Bieace Brown- King. Through this endeavor, Dr. Triplett celebrates the life of her grandmother, Annie Doris Brown, who traded in her PINK boxing gloves for Angel Wings in 2010. She also supports her mother, Bieace Brown- King, who is a one year breast cancer Survivor. “Watching that disease spread through my grandmother’s body was overwhelming. And when my mother was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, I felt compelled to do something,” proclaims Darcova. Thus, STRUT FOR A CURE. When Dr. Triplett reached out to family and close friends throughout the United States of America, they eagerly took on the vision and agreed to serve as hostesses. Thanks to Candice Lockhart Smith (California), Keisha Clark  (Louisiana), Yolanda Triplett and Wanda Winston (Florida), Trinette Collier (Georgia) and La Verne Newton (New York), STRUT FOR A CURE is destined to reach the masses.

Monetary contributions collected during the STRUT FOR A CURE extravaganza will be donated to Mothers, Daughters and Sisters Against Breast Cancer, Inc. where the focus is on helping uninsured and underinsured women pay for mammograms. Dr. Triplett is on the Board of Directors for this nonprofit organization and her mother, Bieace Brown-King, is the Co-Founder. 

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YES! Social Networking Event, “Global Exposure: How to Start Your Online Radio Broadcast” at O’Charley’s Restaurant on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.
 
 
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“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
“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 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 10/2/12-I AM GOING PINK FOR OCTOBER (Vol.10, Iss.1)


I AM GOING PINK FOR OCTOBER

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS during the month of October has taken place for more than 25 years. Even as I write this post someone is feeling the effects of what breast cancer does to try to rob countless women and men of their lives and their living. I do not have the reasons as to why breast cancer has invaded so many people, but I do know that I vow to do my part to help keep it relevant.  

What can we do to keep BREAST CANCER as a focus? We can educate, empower,  and emphasize how important it is to be aware of breast cancer. Education is critically key to everyone’s understanding of BREAST CANCER and its causes, symptoms, treatments and care. Empower the women and men (yes I said men) who face the personal struggles of BREAST CANCER. When a person is dealing with BREAST CANCER they need to know they can go from suffering to surviving via empowerment. Emphasize that BREAST CANCER awareness month is OCTOBER, but this disease is on the job 365 days a year.  

Use the month of awareness of BREAST CANCER to get involved in efforts that you can pursue year around and help with keeping hope alive for the living and honoring those whose life is worth remembering.  Join me by GOING PINK FOR OCTOBER!

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~~YoTrip

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*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ***********

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“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“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 

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip- Speak Courageously in the Crisis of Breast cancer


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Speak Courageously in the Crisis of Breast cancer

Breast cancer invades the lives of women and men year round. October is the month designated to heighten awareness and educate the masses about this awful disease. The face of Breast cancer is varied, as it has found its way into every segment of society and is does not have personal preferences. Breast cancer screams and is silent in the same breath. Breast cancer cripples and cuts in the same steps.Breast cancer harms and hurts in the same touch.

A dear friend, a coach and a cheerleader of mine, Yvette Register was diagnosed with Breast cancer in February of this year. Yvette was scared, shocked and stunned at the doctor’s words, she thought of her family( her son AJ, Mom and others) and her business (a successful State Farm agency). Yvette found herself at crossroads of decision: fight for her life or let the “c” word win.

Yvette has decided to speak candidly about her journey as she wrote a five-part series in The Orlando Times  (http://www.Orlando-Times.com). the article chronicles Yvette steps as she displays courageous in the crisis of Breast cancer. Reading Yvette’s story offers information and insight as her journey with Breast cancer is unfolding. Yvette’s voice in telling her story is raw, is real, and is remarkable. When Yvette decided to share her story she opened the door of opportunity to help and heal many who are facing the crisis of Breast cancer.

I salute and honor Yvette for deciding to not remain silent in her journey with Breast cancer. A few weeks ago, I along with a room full of others I was blessed to hear Yvette give her personal testimony at the 3rd Annual Pink Ribbon of Hope Tea. The Pink Ribbon of Hope Tea, is sponsored by the Health Ministry at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida. Each year this gathering  of the Pink Ribbon of Hope Tea, celebrates the life of the survivors, brings attention to education and awareness of breast health and honors those who passed on in their fight against Breast cancer.

The attendees at the tea listened as Yvette used heart and humor to tell her story of courage and crisis with Breast cancer. Yvette let it be known that she is fighting and not folding to Breast cancer, she is her own advocate  and seeks the advice of those who have experienced as a survivor or a healthcare provider. The path that Yvette has taken in her journey with Breast cancer is uniquely her’s but she understands her calling and desire to tell all who will hear how important it is to know your body and do not be afraid to seek help.

Yvette is one of my “sheroes”, I love her spirit, her strength and her sound advice. It is so “awesome” to watch Yvette activate her faith in God as she continues on her journey with Breast cancer. Trusting God  has been a place of comfort and care for Yvette, she looks the Word to keep and carry her when times are rough. Yvette is still smiling with a smile that lights up any space she inhabits and touches all who are in her mist. I am glad that our paths crossed and that Yvette has left a beautiful impression in my life.

~~YoTrip

October is National Breast Cancer Awarenesshttp://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html & http://www.nbcam.org/andDomestic Violence Awareness Monthhttp://dvam.vawnet.org/.  Be open to education on your health. Be informed on matters that deal with your health and well-being.

 
                                          
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“Soaring Towards Heaven in 2011”
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda “YoTrip” Triplett
2011 Writer Of The Year
Orlando Renaissance Writer’s Guild, Inc.


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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for October 4, 2011-I Am Tired (Vol.10, Iss.1)


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I Am Tired

I must admit and I say it loud, I Am Tired. I know my body has caught up with my mind. Here me when I tell you I Am Tired, I Am Tired and I am seeking a place of rest. It is only Tuesday and it feels like I have worked up a week’s work of work, I Am Tired. I push and go and rarely stop, but now my spirit is seeking to slow it down, I Am Tired. Excuse me, forgive me please know I Am Tired and I need to rest!  It is alright to say I Am Tired. I am going to get some rest! How about you? ~~YoTrip

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness, http://ww5.komen.org/AboutUs/AboutUs.html and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, http://dvam.vawnet.org/.  Be open to education on your health.

 

 

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Friday, October 29, 2010-ABSORB Life (Vol.10, Iss.12)


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ABSORB life like a sponge. Soak up all the greatness and release all that does not work for your success plan.” 10/29/10 ~~YoTrip
 
Freedom Friday– Feel free to be the best that you can be today and always!
 
Celebrate 25 years of Breast Cancer Awareness. Visit the National Breast Cancer Awareness site: http://www.nbcam.org/
 
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“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, Motivate

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

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

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for October 28, 2010-Awareness Spreads Knowledge (Vol.5. Iss.3)/10/25/12


Inflammatory Breast Cancer Association

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Association (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is still relevant enough to send this blog out again and share information on Breast Cancer Awareness
AWARENESS SPREADS KNOWLEDGE
 
For over 25 years the month of October has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness month. During the 31 days of October emphasis is focused on the importance of education, empowerment, and encouragement for breast health. The color pink and banded ribbons are the symbols of Breast Cancer awareness and are seen everywhere. Breast Cancer is a disease that does not discriminate by race, sex, national origin, living conditions, or income levels. The disease of Breast Cancer makes its presence known in the manner of solely invading the breast and surrounding tissue or spreading from the breast to other parts of the body. The preventative and prescriptive use of mammograms  and sonagrams as methods of detection of Breast Cancer have been a saving grace for countless women. Breast Cancer is a disease of many types and stages, there is not a one-size-fits all formula.
 
One type of Breast Cancer that has been deemed the “silent killer” is Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). IBC is a rare type of Breast Cancer but its potential consequences deems it worthy of no longer remaining silent in order to save lives. Please read the information contained below on IBC and share it with others.
 
Inflammatory breast cancer and common treatments (Source: NCI)Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare but very aggressive type of breast cancer in which the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed.” IBC accounts for 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States.Symptoms
Inflammatory breast cancer often does not include a distinct lump in the breast, so it is important to be aware of the symptoms, which may include:

  • Skin of the breast appearing red, pink, reddish purple, or bruised
  • Skin having ridges or appearing pitted, like the skin of an orange (called peau d’orange)
  • Swelling, warmth, heaviness, burning, aching and/or tenderness
  • Increase in breast size
  • A nipple that is inverted (facing inward)

These symptoms usually develop quickly, over a period of weeks or months. Swollen lymph nodes may also be present under the arm, above the collarbone, or in both places. However, it is important to note that these symptoms may also be signs of other conditions such as infection, injury, or other types of cancer.

Diagnosis
Diagnosis of IBC is based primarily on the results of a doctor’s clinical examination. Biopsy, mammogram, and breast ultrasound are used to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment
Treatment consisting of chemotherapy, targeted therapy, surgery, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy is used to treat IBC:

  • Chemotherapy – Chemotherapy (anticancer drugs) is generally the first treatment for patients with IBC, and is called neoadjuvant therapy. The purpose of chemotherapy is to control or kill cancer cells, including those that may have spread to other parts of the body.
  • Surgery and Radiation Therapy – After chemotherapy, patients with IBC may undergo surgery and radiation therapy to the chest wall. Both radiation and surgery are local treatments that affect only cells in the tumor and the immediately surrounding area. The purpose of surgery is to remove the tumor from the body, while the purpose of radiation therapy is to destroy remaining cancer cells. Surgery to remove the breast (or as much of the breast tissue as possible) is called a mastectomy. Lymph node dissection (removal of the lymph nodes in the underarm area for examination under a microscope) is also done during this surgery.
  • Additional Treatments: Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy, Targeted Therapy – After initial systemic and local treatment, patients with IBC may receive additional systemic treatments to reduce the risk of recurrence (cancer coming back). Such treatments may include additional chemotherapy, hormonal therapy (treatment that interferes with the effects of the female hormone estrogen, which can promote the growth of breast cancer cells), targeted therapy (such as trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin®), or all three. Trastuzumab is administered to patients whose tumors overexpress the HER-2 tumor protein.

Patients may also receive supportive care to help manage the side effects of the cancer and its treatment.

For further information:
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research organization

Breast Cancer Awareness month helps spread the word to all who will listen about this disease. No one is exempt from being touched by Breast Cancer either personally or by a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker. This is a fight everyone has an opportunity to participate in and help educate and save the lives of others.

 

****Rest Peacefully my friend, Monica Harris-Spires****
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Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on 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

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

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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“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 

 

“A.I.M. To Win In 2010”
Aspire, Inspire, MotivateYolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

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