Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see […]

FMM 12 28 12 Turn, Turn, Turn

It is almost time to turn the page on 2012, and start afresh, a brand new slate. 2013 beckons us, and invites us to think about new beginnings, new opportunities. Some people do this through New Year’s Resolutions, but I have never joined that club. In fact my joke is that I resolve each year […]

FMM 12 21 12 “…and study war no more”

Last Friday the peace and joy of our Christmas season was shattered by a shooter in Newtown, Connecticut. Much has been said and written about this. But we have to face the fact that we are living in a violent world, and that there are is much work to be done. Mass shootings draw twenty-four/seven […]

FMM 12 14 12 In everything you do, give thanks

Have you ever really thought about the gift of life? This week I was forced to think about it. I took a group of nursing students to the office of Life Alliance, the local Organ Procurement Organization. The staff of Life Alliance work tirelessly to ensure that those in need of an organ transplant, can […]

FMM 12 7 12 Keeping it Simple

‘Tis the season, and sometimes we may wonder what ever happened to the real meaning of Christmas. We are bombarded on every side with somebody else’s vision of what Christmas should look like. A consumer driven society only runs well when consumers are spending. So everywhere we look we get the impression that it is […]