“Whosoever diggeth a pit shall fall in it” ~ Robert Nesta Marley.  Two phrases puzzled me when first I moved to Jamaica.  School friends would offer to either ‘carry’ me home, or ‘follow’ me home.  Neither of those offers sounded very appealing to me.  We were kids, so they were not offering to give me […]

“Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.”~  Sojourner Truth. What is your comfort food?  We humans have some very strange practices, often wasting energy on activities that have no tangible benefits.  The compulsive repetitive practices of people with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) begin with basic healthy principles (such as hand washing, checking to see […]

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway. My husband was a fan of foreign cars.  In particular, he developed a fondness for the Italian Alfa Romeo.  In our early marriage we were ignorant of how to survive in the USA and so we soon lost the little […]

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy. Children can be cruel.  Before we learn to be kind and thoughtful, we often say the first thing we think.  There are many ‘viral videos’ that are evidence […]

“And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?”~ Khalil Gibran. One hundred and thirty years ago today, my paternal grandmother was born in Argentina.  She was born to a family of immigrants, Welsh settlers who had set […]

“We been fighting for all the wrong stuff We better fight to stay in love.”~ Tanya Stephens. I went on a trip to Jamaica one year, the kind of trip where you don’t do any of the touristy things, yet you do those things which the average person who lives on the island doesn’t do.  […]

“Love is not just tolerance. It’s not just distant appreciation. It’s a warm sense of, ‘I am enjoying the fact that you are you.’” ~ N. T. Wright. Have you ever been asked, or asked yourself, ‘What is your purpose? Why are you here?’ I guess most of us, at some point, try to get […]