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FMM 8 9 19 Yardism

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” ~ Marcus Garvey.  I was a young teenager when Rastafarianism began to come out of the corners and into the light of day.  It was mostly (if I remember correctly) due to Bob Marley, who not only […]

FMM 8 2 19 Self-inflicted pain

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” ~ Ekhart Tolle.  One of the hardest lessons to learn, or at least to put into practice, is the art of living in the present.  I can remember, even as a child, trying to prepare for new events by seeing them in my […]

FMM 5 10 19 Mirror Mirror

FMM 5 10 19 Mirror Mirror “Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-brake on.” ~ Maxwell Maltz. One of the joys of genetics is that you never know what features a baby will have.  Will he/she be a ‘mini-me’ of one parent, or a blend of both?  I don’t know what age […]

FMM 3 29 19 Mother and Child Reunion

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver.  I am the youngest in my family.  I found that to be frustrating as a child, as I had no baby brothers or sisters to play with.  My mother was unmoved by my requests.  She often declared herself to ‘have no maternal […]

2 15 19 Mulling and stewing

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.” ~ Joseph Campbell. When I was young, one of my aunts sent me a book of poetry.  At first I was a little upset.  I loved to get books of short stories, fairy tales, children’s magical adventures.  Poetry not so much!  It was […]

FMM 12 15 17 Creating Traditions

“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.”~ Dalai Lama. ‘Tis Christmastime…that time of the year when we see, hear and smell those familiar sensations that take us back to a simpler, more innocent time.  A […]

FMM 7 28 17 The Repurposed Life

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.  It is to enjoy each step along the way.” Wayne Dyer. One activity sure to generate creative ideas is to change your routine. Travel, for the writer, fills the mind with an abundance of images that provide fodder for […]