I’d never heard of Jamila Lysicott, the tri-tongued orator, before watching her 3 ways to speak English TED Talk on YouTube. I was so inspired by the way she delivered her message, that I Googled her.  There was a great deal of press about her. Wow! Who is this person? Turns out, she’s a nationally renowned motivational speaker, a social justice education scholar, spoken word artist, and educational consultant.
Lysicott’s credentials are impressive; however, I wasn’t expecting to feel I’d crossed paths with a kindred spirit. When I visited her website my inner genealogist felt a real connection as I read the simple quote at the bottom of her website’s landing page:
“Live like you’re going to be someone’s ancestor one day.”
I guess that’s why she’s a motivational speaker.
In line with Lysicott’s inspiring words, it’s always my hope that what I write will stand the test of time.  I see writing as art no matter what the genre and I feel that what I write is more about the future and the past than the moment. 
 An ABC news article entitled, No Googling, says Google — unless you really mean it, states, “Google wants you — and the world — to stop using Google as a verb for looking up anything on the Internet — unless you actually used Google’s search engine to do so.” Dear Google, I’m sorry. I will try and do better.
 I can’t seem to break free of those darn idioms. Oh, idiom, how do I escape thee?
 Except for chatting and texting, of course.