Added by Lydia Boddie-Rice on July 31, 2011 at 7:34pm — No Comments
If you are reading this blog please cue up the song “Public Service Announcement” by S.Carter. This is a public service announcement Sponsored by Myself and the good folks at...I did a little thinking today. I serve the public. I provide a great service. In fact, I am proactive to keep the quality of my work high and try to solve problems quickly, fast, with no pain and complaints. The general public is something else. These days, I hear all types of…Continue
Added by Robeson White on July 30, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments
From USRowing.org, by Ed Moran:
The boat bay at the Genesee Waterways Center was already warm and muggy before it started to fill with USRowing and Rochester city representatives.
It hadn’t rained in Rochester in almost two months, but this morning the rain came down hard. The…
Added by DAP News on July 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
From Chron.com, by Lauren Mathis:
|Johnnie Means is the heart of this facility, which was dedicated in his honor late last month. Director and…|
August is when many families pack up and head off - whether it’s a planned trip far away or just a day at the beach, pool or water park - anything to keep kids and tempers cool.
As a single mom who has traveled solo across multiple continents with two kids since they were babies, I’ve learned a few things about…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on July 27, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments
I used to burden myself with the notion that I must teach my children all things. I am, after all, homeschooling mother. The bigger the challenge, bring it on!
That was back when I was schooling two children and having babies and what not.
I found out that I can’t legally teach everything, (hello, driver’s ed!), and I physically can’t teacher other things, not the least of which is swimming!
I can’t do much more than get the kids to the pool and…
Added by Angela Gray on July 22, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments
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Added by Angela Gray on July 18, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments
I intended to blog after every practice. I intended to document my progress (or lack of). Not only in planning and executing a major national event, but to chronicle my own training. Good intentions have made way for God’s intentions. The amount of detail required to manage a diverse and demanding group of people have made it necessary for divine intervention every day. Imagine practicing twice a day three times a week and once the other two days, managing the group’s training and planning a…Continue
Added by Lydia Boddie-Rice on July 15, 2011 at 7:18am — No Comments
Discovery Channel's show, Surviving the Cut makes you wonder what you thought you were doing in the pool. The show follows wannabe elite naval forces through intense training, including swimming in 45 degree water at night.
In a recent episode, we watched a black man, Guy Smith swim over a mile in 45 degree water with an injured leg. The group of SWCC candidates started out with 40 and ended up with 10 men over the course of 50 days of grueling basic training.
Added by Angela Gray on July 14, 2011 at 11:06pm — No Comments
While in Detroit this past weekend I took some down time to check out the Motown Museum- Hitsville, USA!! As I was learning more about Mr. Gordy, how he inspired artists and built the Motown empire I couldn't help but see the correlation in mentoring, teaching, coaching and building a team. I think this quote speaks to the idea of helping provide the tools for children to maximize their potential and reach for greatness in any endeavor.
“Every day I watched how a bare…Continue
Every day for four years now I have gotten up and worked towards ending childhood drowning.
I have been blessed in my life, particularly with two amazing kids that are legally mine, and two more incredible kids who I added to my family in recent years. My passion has always been empowering and…Continue
Added by Rebecca Wear Robinson on July 13, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
On my last post, I mentioned the embarrassment that was the black chef on Extreme Chefs. I hadn’t seen the worst yet. When the show ran again hours later, I saw how the eager brother ran to the lake, beat the other two chefs to the punch, and dove in. He proceeded to go nowhere fast, but down. Blaming the seaweed and the fact that he was wearing clothes, the chef floundered in the same place for a minute, before lifeguards on the scene dove in to rescue…
Added by Angela Gray on July 11, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Added by Lydia Boddie-Rice on July 8, 2011 at 5:14pm — No Comments
It does seem like a stretch for Food Network to combine Survivor and Chopped, but hey, why not? I was happy to give it a try.
When I tuned in, three chefs had to swim out to a spot in the cold body of water, catch a fish, (which had already been trapped for them), and then get in a boat and row back to a cooking station.
While the two non-black chefs gamely dove in and tried their hand at the aquatic challenge, the black chef chose to stay on shore and add 5 minutes to his…Continue
Added by Angela Gray on July 7, 2011 at 10:25pm — No Comments