Category Global health and disparities

FMM 5 18 18 Angels on my Shoulder

“And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?”~ Khalil Gibran. One hundred and thirty years ago today, my paternal grandmother was born in Argentina.  She was born to a family of immigrants, Welsh settlers who had set […]

FMM 5 11 18 Live Until you Die!

“We been fighting for all the wrong stuff We better fight to stay in love.”~ Tanya Stephens. I went on a trip to Jamaica one year, the kind of trip where you don’t do any of the touristy things, yet you do those things which the average person who lives on the island doesn’t do.  […]

FMM 5 4 18 Intentional Appreciation

“Love is not just tolerance. It’s not just distant appreciation. It’s a warm sense of, ‘I am enjoying the fact that you are you.’” ~ N. T. Wright. Have you ever been asked, or asked yourself, ‘What is your purpose? Why are you here?’ I guess most of us, at some point, try to get […]

FMM 4 27 18 Adjudication Withheld

“Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”~ Jean de La Fontaine. Sometimes it is hard to imagine how far we have traveled in the past 60 years.  Even less than that. Nowadays you can tell the age of a movie from the presence (or absence) of cell phones, and […]

FMM 3 23 18 Mining your Life

“The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.”~ Mark Twain. I grew up in a family that made a joke of everything. My father had a wicked sense of humor, he would say the most outrageous things with a straight face, and it was only the hint of a dimple, or […]

FMM 3 9 18 Free to be Me

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” ~Soren Kierkegaard. I was once told that researchers can be either bees or butterflies.  Either they are attracted to many different topics, and flit from one tempting flower to another, sampling tasty nectar here and there; or they […]

FMM 2 9 18 Fusion not Fission

“Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world… Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.”~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. I am not sure how old I was when I started dancing.  I have memories of entertaining one of my aunts with my version of ballet, self-accompanied (some […]