Tag Archives: Bob Marley

FMM 2 9 18 Fusion not Fission

“Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world… Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.”~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. I am not sure how old I was when I started dancing.  I have memories of entertaining one of my aunts with my version of ballet, self-accompanied (some […]

FMM 6 17 16 One Blood

“Fighting against isms and schisms”~ Robert Nesta Marley. Jamaica is a land of diversity.  Some are not prepared for the range of colors and races that co-exist in that small island.  The country’s motto is: “Out of many, one People”.  The outward appearance may reflect an origin in India, China, Africa, the Middle East, or […]

FMM 7 26 13 Reflect before you react.

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”~Frank A. Clarke. One of the questions we ask our prospective nursing students is: How do you handle constructive criticism? Sometimes I wonder why we need to put the word ‘constructive’ in front, shouldn’t all criticism be constructive? If you […]

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 3 8 13 The Movie of your Life

Jamaicans have a way with words. Whether it is a created word like ‘irie’; an old word used in a new and original way, ‘wicked!’ or a phrase like ‘One love’, Jamaicanisms have entered the language of countries from Alaska to Zimbabwe. I have always loved the way a Jamaican will tell you that they […]

FMM 1 25 13 “Lively up yourself!” Bob Marley

FMM 1 25 13 “Lively up yourself” Bob Marley   Is there anything as unattractive as a slouch? Someone who walks with no energy, arms folded or hands in pockets, looking as if they would rather be anywhere than where they are? It has always made me crazy to see people who approach their job […]

FMM 08/10/12: Music hits you

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley There is something about the power of music that is almost supernatural. The sound of a long forgotten tune can bring back clear memories of years gone by. A song that was a big part of your formative years can evoke […]