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FMM 1 1 2021 New Day Dawning

“We must continue to go forward as one people, as brothers and sisters.” ~ John Lewis. Seeing in the New Year in my childhood meant you went to church.  There were no New Year’s Eve parties, no huge ball dropping in Times Square, no fireworks or worse, gun shots in the night.  There was the […]

FMM 11 20 2020 Light it up!

“The stone that the builders refuse shall be the head corner stone” ~ Robert Nesta Marley quoting Psalms 118. There is something about an unassuming man, a man (or woman) who enters a room without fanfare, without drawing attention to themselves.  Nowadays we do everything for attention, hoping someone is watching and recording so we […]

FMM 11 13 2020 Weightlifting

“I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.” ~ Zig Ziglar. When I was a young child in the UK, there was a prime minister called Harold McMillan.  I have no knowledge about him, was too young to know anything about politics. However I had picked up enough from my parents reaction […]

FMM 11 6 2020 Laybys and Overlooks

“The English language has 112 words for deception, according to one count, each with a different shade of meaning: collusion, fakery, malingering, self-deception, confabulation, prevarication, exaggeration, denial.” ~ Robin Marantz Henig. A feature of a road trip along the back roads of the UK is the laybys.  Not as necessary in these modern times, they […]

FMM 10 30 2020 Evocation

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus. When I was a child, before the family moved to Jamaica, we would spend each summer by the beach.  Before you picture some idyllic tropical island paradise, hold that thought.  This was in North Wales, we […]

FMM 10 23 2020 Hard Rain

FMM 10 23 2020 Hard Rain “Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” ~ John Updike. For the past two days it rained solidly as I drove in to work (yes, we are partially working on campus, following guidelines, masks in place).  It was […]

FMM 10 9 2020 Kindness is a boomerang (Recycled)

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”~Dalai Lama. I am a nurse first. When I think of the roles I play in life, I know in my heart that my passion is nursing. One of the many wonderful things about being a nurse is that it encompasses many job descriptions. For the past […]

FMM 9 11 2020 5 o’clock Somewhere

“What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.” ~ Saint Augustine. It was impossible this week not to feel nostalgic and emotional. Yesterday marked 100 years since the birth of my father. It was a […]

FMM 9 4 2020 Pocomaniac

“Like clouds and winds without rain    is the man who brags        about gifts he never gave.” ~ Proverbs 25: 14. I have always been attracted to things that are a little quirky, off center, not the norm.  I blame my father, he was the one who taught me to see life from a slanted perspective, recognizing that […]

FMM 5 29 2020 No Jestering

“Let justice roll down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.“ ~ Amos 5:24 and Martin Luther King Jr., (Letter from the Birmingham Jail). Growing up and attending a school in Jamaica (as in any country associated with the British Colonial past) included studies in ‘Bible Knowledge’ (BK, or some variation on that name).  […]