Monthly Archives: April 2013
FMM 4 26 13 More flowers than bombs
‘No more hurting people’ ~Martin Richard, age 8. It is easy to fall into the trap of believing that evil rules the world. We have recently been bombarded with images of loss of life and limb at the hands of a couple of young men, and an explosion in a fertilizer plant which killed […]
FMM 4 19 13 What Price Freedom?
“I write what I like” ~ Steve Biko. April is National Poetry month. The poet has a particular way with words, chooses them with care and precision so as to paint a picture with as few brush strokes as possible. I have been thinking recently how fortunate the writer is. An artist has to buy […]
FMM 4 12 13 ‘It is what it is.’ Or is it?
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr. Several things have happened recently to remind me how important your attitude to your life is. It may take us a while before we learn how to deal […]
FMM 4 5 13 What is holding you back?
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser men so full of doubts.” ~ Bertrand Russell. I have been teaching for over four years, yet my career choice still seems new and surprising. I find myself trying to analyze my students to determine what […]