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FMM 12 11 2020 Delicious December

“Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.” ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca. There was a very strict rule in our household growing up, regarding gifts (Christmas and Birthday). They were never to be opened before the day. I practiced the same thing as a parent, teaching my kids the […]

FMM 2 28 20 Perfect Balance

“To him who is in fear everything rustles.” ~ Sophocles. I have always been fascinated by my dreams.  I still have a clear memory of a dream I had as a child.  I was in a forest where all of the trees were ghostly white.  There may have been animals like statues, also white. The […]

FMM 11 29 19 Something to Smile for

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” ~ Aesop. We are at the time of year when days seem to crash into each other in their hurry to see the end of 2019.  In the USA, once we hit Thanksgiving, we may as well give up and start writing 2020 already, it is as if […]

FMM 7 6 18 I’m Only Human

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”~ George Orwell. The first time I visited Jamaica after an absence of over 14 years, I fell in love all over again.  It was not difficult.  For a start I was staying up in the verdant hills of St. Andrew, looking up at the […]

FMM 1 26 18 Blind Faith

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr. They say you should never discuss politics or religion.  After the past couple of years in American politics, you would have to be completely deaf, dumb and blind not to have been pulled into a conversation involving […]

FMM 11 18 16 Chant a Psalm

“Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”~Hans Christian Andersen.   My father was chaplain and teacher of Bible Knowledge at a high school in the heart of Jamaica.  Since the school was founded under the ‘auspices’ of a Christian School, the subject was not Religious Knowledge.  There was no […]

FMM 4 8 16 Breathtaking

“The poet doesn’t invent.  He listens.” ~ Jean Cocteau. April is National Poetry Month.  I heard a challenge on the radio, to create a poem based on the numbers in your zip code.  Each line should contain the same number of words as the numbers in your zip code.  Ever since I heard this challenge […]

FMM 1 22 16 Love Streaming

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”~Hebrews, 11:1.  Story telling comes naturally to the human race.  It is how we make sense of the world, of our lives, of relationships.  Even little children can spin a yarn as they tell you about a bee in the closet, or […]

FMM 2 20 15 Bumping into Ego

“I never learned anything while I was talking”~Larry King. I had been a nurse for almost 30 years when I finally decided to go back to school.  There were many reasons or probably excuses for this, but one of the biggest was my own ego.  What could they probably teach me about nursing?  I played […]

FMM 1 30 15 The Writer in Me

“Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper”~Ray Bradbury.   The other day I heard Oprah say something that clicked.  For those who don’t know, Oprah did not have the picture perfect upbringing surrounded by a loving supportive family.  Her childhood included molestation and rape, and a teenage pregnancy.  […]