Monthly Archives: May 2021

FMM 5 28 2021 Never say Never

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” ~ James Cromwell. When I was around seven years of age, I was allowed to have my first pet.  Actually, it was pets, plural.  It had taken some work to persuade my mother. It […]

FMM 5 21 2021 Comfort over Fashion

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” ~ Aristotle. I don’t remember being very fussy about clothes as a child.  As the youngest I inherited most of my ‘gently worn’ outfits. I remember one dress in particular. It had not been handed down from my […]

FMM 5 14 2021 A Ubiquity of Photographs

“Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” ~ Rosa Parks. When you are the youngest of five children, you tend to feel left out of family reminiscing. One of my plaintive cries on such occasions was: ‘Was I born?’ Of course, you don’t appear in many of the […]

FMM 5 7 2021 You better ‘preciate!

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ~ Karl Barth. This week I am wrapping up a ‘Spring Break’ – a week off between semesters, where it is often hard to truly ‘break’ away.  Finals’ week is always hectic, with unexpected slowdowns and distractions.  Can electronic gradebooks be trusted? Out come calculators and old-fashioned computations, […]