Monthly Archives: October 2015

FMM 10 30 15 Skin Deep

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.” ~ Maya Angelou.  We are all guilty of snap judgments, of using a first impression to rush to a conclusions.  As a writer, my first sentence must entice, must draw you in, or you will quickly move on.  For […]

FMM 10 23 15 Learning from failure

“Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear, I rise…” ~Maya Angelou Nursing school is hard.  It’s supposed to be.  The amount of information you need to obtain; the skills that you must develop; the understanding of the human body in sickness and in health that you have to grasp; it is not for the faint-hearted.  Then […]

FMM 10 16 15 Acceptance

“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”~Aristotle.  I moved from England to Jamaica as a child, at an age when I had no preconceived notions, no expectations.  It did not occur to me that I was supposed to see differences; in skin color, in […]

FMM 10 9 15 Spirit Trails

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein. Last Sunday I visited the Everglades.  It has been a while since I went, but it took me back to a time I went there with my parents, along with two of my children.  I remember sending my daughter into the Visitor’s […]

FMM 10 02 15 Carved in your DNA

“Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson The fascinating thing about watching your grandchildren grow, is that you get to see a personality develop.  You can study how we learn and develop as humans; how we manipulate things and information to make sense of the world; how we learn about […]