Tag Archives: African Americans

FMM 1 3 20 Respect and Reciprocity

“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.” ~ Albert Schweitzer. For my mother, sending cards at Christmas was a serious affair.  With her organizational and secretarial skills, the task received the best of her talents.  Each year her list would be carefully reviewed.  Who […]

FMM 12 22 17 A Child is Born

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglass. We all have secrets. There may be those who declare that their life is an open book, but for the most part some things are best left to the imagination.  My siblings and I were amazed, when we were probably over […]

FMM 7 19 13 Truth and Reconciliation

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.  At the end of an emotional week, it helps to try to pull back and look at the big picture. Despite the tragedy and frustration of the realities of life in the USA in general, and in Florida in particular, there are also […]

FMM 12 14 12 In everything you do, give thanks

Have you ever really thought about the gift of life? This week I was forced to think about it. I took a group of nursing students to the office of Life Alliance, the local Organ Procurement Organization. The staff of Life Alliance work tirelessly to ensure that those in need of an organ transplant, can […]