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Happy Birthday Miss Zora Neale Hurston


Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd Birthday

In a place called Notasulga, Alabama  on January 7, 1891, Zora Neale was born  the fifth of eight children, to John Hurston, a carpenter and Baptist preacher, and Lucy Potts Hurston, a former schoolteacher. The family moved to the historic Town of Eatonville. Established in 1887, the rural community near Orlando was the nation’s first incorporated black township. It was, as Hurston described it, “a city of five lakes, three croquet courts, three hundred brown skins, three hundred good swimmers, plenty guavas, two schools, and no jailhouse.” http://zoranealehurston.com/about/

Today marks the 123rd birthday celebration of the prolific writer and anthropologist. A true Renaissance Woman, Miss Zora was always adding layers to colorful life. I am glad I was introduced to her as a young girl growing up in LA (lovely Augusta, Georgia) and I am glad to say I live a stone’s  throw away from Eatonville the place she called home for many years.

During the 1930’s and ’40’s Miss Zora was at the height of her  literary career she penned ,Their Eyes Were Watching God, in 1937; Tell My Horse, in 1938; Moses, Man of the Mountain, in 1939.  In 1942, Dust Tracks on a Road, was published and Miss Zora was getting some recognition for her brilliant works of art. Also in 1942,  Hurston  was profiled in Who’s Who in AmericaCurrent Biography and Twentieth Century Authors. In 1948, Miss Zora published another novel, Seraph on the Suwanee.

Miss Zora wrote many thought-provoking articles during the 1950’s that spoke to her outlook and insight on the plight and experience of the American Negro. After she had stroke in 1959, Miss Zora and was forced to live in a welfare home in St. Lucie and sadly died a year later. Unable to be properly laid to rest, Miss Zora was buried in an unmarked grave in the Garden of Heavenly Rest, in Fort Pierce, Florida. In the early ’70’s author Alice Walker gave this great lady, Miss Zora Neale Hurston back her dignity back by properly marking her burial site.

Today we salute your life, your living and your amazing legacy, Happy birthday Miss Zora!

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YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Friday, January 28,2011-LIVE (Vol.1, Iss.12)


LIVE your best life by celebrating the beauty of all that life has to offer.” 1/28/11~~YoTrip

Let us EMBRACE the infinite possibilities of on the horizons anew, realizing and recognizing that what you can achieve goes well beyond our arms length.” 12/25/2008

Freedom Friday-Today marks the 25th Anniversary of the Challenger tragedy. Can you recall where you were when the space shuttle exploded in the sky? Participate in a moment of silence and rememberance at 9:00 a.m. EST. 

Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/

  
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.
http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.

 

****Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival January 28th-30th in historic Eatonville, Florida. The Writer Guild is sponsoring a Multi-Cultural College Day for Poetry and Spoken on Friday, January 28th, go to www.ZoraFestival.com for details.****
 
“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011”
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda Clay Triplett
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results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for January 27, 2011-Are you Challenging Life or is Life Challenging you? (Vol.1, Iss.4)


“Are you Challenging Life or is Life Challenging you?
“The world is falling down around you. This is the place where so many currently reside aimlessly desiring an EVICTION NOTICE. I challenge you to push up and out.” 9/24/08 ~~YoTrip“Narrow is the road of things deemed too hard or difficult, few take the challenge to travel that path. Decide that you will be a trailblazer.” 12/23/08 ~~YoTrip“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
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results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Life has a way of being challenging for all who are living it. The challenges presented can be large or small, good or bad, uplifting or down-trodding, pushing or pulling when it lands on your doorstep. Challenges do not always send a calling card, show up nice and tidy, or are what you are expecting. When challenges come you make a decision about how to handle them or the challenges make a decision about how to handle you. Are you challenging life or is life challenging you?

 

When life’s challenges come front center to you, it forces you to decide which path to take. You can choose to let the challenge consume you and take control of your life. Or you can choose evaluate the situation and determine it a temporary station on your journey and you will get past it, go over it, move through it to get to your destination. Life’s challenges will come to you but they cannot be your center.

You can choose to challenge life in such a way that you handle it and the elements it brings. When you know what you want, where you are going and how you plan on getting there, you challenge life. Your outlook on life has to be that you cannot always control the challenges but you are not fearful of facing them. By challenging life you stay ready and open to moving forward.

So when faced with a challenge in life take the time and determine: Are you challenging life or is life challenging you?

~~YoTrip

  

 ****Join the Orlando Renaissance  Writers Guild for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival January 28th-30th in historic Eatonville, Florida. The Writer Guild is sponsoring a Multi-Cultural College Day for Poetry and Spoken Word on Friday, January 28th, go to www.ZoraFestival.com for details.****

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for January 26, 2011-Keep Your Focus (Vol.1, Iss.11)


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“Keep your focus on your immediate goals, but never stop thinking about your future plans. You will never get to where you want to be if you do not have a clear plan of arrival.” 1/26/11 ~~YoTrip
  
Wisdom Wednesday-Do not be afraid to change lanes, it could lead to learning something new.
Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/

 

   

       

  
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.
http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.
 
****Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival January 28th-30th in historic Eatonville, Florida. The Writer Guild is sponsoring a Multi-Cultural College Day for Poetry and Spoken Word on Friday, January 28th, go to www.ZoraFestival.com for details.****

 “Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…

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

 
Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
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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”

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Monday, January 24, 2011-JOIN (Vol.1, Iss.10)


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JOIN a movement connected to a cause that drives your passion. When you feel good about what you do,it shows in the things you output to the world.” 1/24/11 ~~YoTrip
 
Motivational Monday-Settling for less than the best should not be an option in your plans. Keep striving for greatness.
 
Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
  
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.
http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.
  
****Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival January 28th-30th in historic Eatonville, Florida. The Writer Guild is sponsoring a Multi-Cultural College Day for Poetry and Spoken Word on Friday, January 28th, go to www.ZoraFestival.com for details.****

 

“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…

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

Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Friday, January 21, 2011-IMPACT (Vol.1, Iss.9)


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IMPACT your world by leaving a lasting impression on those you encounter.” 1/21/11 ~~YoTrip
 
Fantastic Friday-Make the day count by giving the best you have to offer.
 
Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
  
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.
http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.
 
****Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival January 28th-30th in historic Eatonville, Florida. The Writer Guild is sponsoring a Multi-Cultural College Day for Poetry and Spoken Word on Friday, January 28th, go to www.ZoraFestival.com for details.****

 

“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com
Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Wednesday, January 19, 2011-HEALING (Vol.1, Iss.8)


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HEALING of the head, the heart, and the spirit starts from the inside out. Your thoughts, your feelings, and your soul work best when they are in great working order.” 1/19/11 ~~YoTrip

 
Wisdom Wednesday-Knowing what you know are the life experiences that help you grow.
 
Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
  
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.
http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.
 
****Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival January 28th-30th in historic Eatonville, Florida. The Writer Guild is sponsoring a Multi-Cultural College Day for Poetry and Spoken on Friday, January 28th, go to www.ZoraFestival.com for details.****
 

“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com
Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Monday, January 17, 2011-GIVE (Vol.1, Iss.7)


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GIVE the very best of yourself in time, talent and treasure, as you offer service to others. Let your giving be a testament to your living.” 1/17/11 ~~YoTrip
 
Meaningful Monday-The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been officially celebrated for  25 years in the United States. Dr. King lived and died giving unselfishly of himself to make the world a better place for others.
 
Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
  
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.
http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY” at the listed website.
 
****Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival January 28th-30th in historic Eatonville, Florida. The Writer Guild is sponsoring a Multi-Cultural College Day for Poetry and Spoken on Friday, January 28th, go to www.ZoraFestival.com for details.****
 

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

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com
Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett

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

YoTrip-Words and Thoughts for Friday, January 14,2011-FOLLOW-UP (Vol.1, Iss.6)


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FOLLOW-UP on your goals to accomplish your hopes and dreams. You must first be accountable to yourself before you can be accountable to others.” 1/14/11 ~~YoTrip
 
Fantastic Friday- Nothing better than a long weekend to makeup for a long week! Enjoy the holiday and remember to give back…
 
Please continue to keep Haiti, Chile, the Gulf Region, and all areas impacted by destruction and disaster in your thoughts and prayers. Give to http://www.newmissions.org/
  
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.
http://www.orwriters.org/. Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “ANTHOLOGY at the listed website.
 
****Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival January 28th-30th in historic Eatonville, Florida. The Writer Guild is sponsoring a Multi-Cultural College Day for Poetry and Spoken on Friday, January 28th, go to www.ZoraFestival.com for details.****
“Soaring Towards Heaven In 2011″
The Sky Is Limitless…

 

 

    

        

    

 

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com
Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebook: facebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
“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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