Tag Archives: bigotry

FMM Postponed 5 25 18 Teach the Children Well

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy. Children can be cruel.  Before we learn to be kind and thoughtful, we often say the first thing we think.  There are many ‘viral videos’ that are evidence […]

FMM 1 19 18 The Nosebleed Section

“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” ~ Maya Angelou.  I first felt the full force of racism in Jacksonville, Florida.  It was 1978.  I had driven there to take my Nursing Boards, what is now known as the NCLEX-RN.  At that time there were three sites […]

FMM 9 29 17 Zip-lining Away!

“The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. There are many beautiful places in Jamaica. The name itself is descriptive: Land of wood and water (Xaymaca was the Arawak name for the island). It is said that when Christopher Columbus […]

FMM 8 18 17 Isms and Schisms

“All the world is full of suffering.  It is also full of overcoming.”~Helen Keller. I grew up in a tradition of caring for others.  But more than that, we were taught to respect our common humanity, and recognize that all human beings deserve respect.  My parents were practicing Christians, and they lived their beliefs.  At one […]

FMM 7 8 16 He Ain’t Heavy

“Each man’s joy is joy to me; each man’s grief is my own.”~Joan Baez.  When I was a child I held my (only, older) brother in high esteem.  I basically thought he was the expert on everything.  He broke my heart when he told me the truth about Santa Claus (Father Christmas in our tradition).  […]

FMM 12 11 15 Balancing Act

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony”~ Thomas Merton.  In case you didn’t know, with or without your help, your body always strives for balance.  There is even a word for it: homeostasis.  It is the drive to keep things in check, to correct what life, illness, and […]