Category Inspirational

FMM 3 15 19 Real Talk

“I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it.” ~ Grace Jones. I don’t remember when (if ever) I got the ‘birds and the bees’ talk, but I heard about girls and periods early.  They didn’t want to tell […]

FMM 3 8 19 Envisioning

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ~ Jonathan Swift. Three is a magical number.  Don’t ask me why.  We all know that things happen in threes: deaths, births, weddings.  In art we have triptychs – a set of three paintings created to hang together.  In medicine you can have syndromes […]

FMM 3 1 19 Existential Filter

“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore. One of the features of growing up in a large family is the noise.  Shouting, laughing, arguing, crying, the only time the poor parents have peace is when all the children are asleep.  Which reminds me of the Jamaican t-shirt […]

FMM 2 22 19 Consonance, assonance, resonance

“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe. I am a pragmatist by nature.  It was when my children were finishing high school and thinking of college and their future careers that I realized that when it comes to job security, I favor the […]

FMM 2 8 19 Where do you put your eye?

“We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon” ~ Joni Mitchell. When I first decided I wanted to write I bought a subscription to a magazine called Writer’s Digest.  There were many helpful articles such as how to get published, how to jumpstart ideas, and other tips and suggestions.  I had […]

FMM 2 1 19 You in your small corner (Refurbished)

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” ~ Saint Augustine. Seventy-seven years ago today, a man in his early thirties made a promise that has been repeated over and over again since that Sunday in Salem Congregational Church: “Tomorrow, by God’s grace, I will light a […]

FMM 1 25 19 Scrambled eggs and handkerchiefs

“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~ Brene Brown. I have always admired poetry.  If I were a poet I would choose my words with care, then slice and dice and splice lines together so clean and pretty it would take your breath away.  Those words […]