Monthly Archives: February 2022

FMM 2 25 2022 Kindling

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ~ George Eliot. I was born in a cold and rainy city, in a cold December month.  At that time in England, the most common heating source in the houses was a coal fire-place.  Coal was dirty, full of dust, brought deep out […]

FMM 2 18 2022 Bang a Gong!

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” ~ Langston Hughes. When I relocated from the UK to Jamaica at the age of almost eight, one of my first friends who lived close by had the added bonus of a having a houseful of younger siblings.  […]

FMM 2 11 2022 Healing Power

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” ~ Desmond Tutu. I grew up hearing African freedom songs.  In my early years as a child in Jamaica, there was no television.  My parents had brought their eclectic record collection and a record player, and in the evening my father […]

FMM 2 4 2022 More than Conquerors!

“But I’d rather be a free man in my grave, than living as a puppet or a slave.” ~ James Chambers aka Jimmy Cliff. When you grow up in the country, (especially in Jamaica) the facts of life and in particular, death, are hard to avoid.  You can hear the sounds of a hog squealing […]