Tag Archives: change

FMM 6 16 17 Pause for a Poem

“Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into  the making of bread.”~Pablo Neruda. I traveled through London the day of the Moorgate Disaster, a crash of an underground train (London’s Tube) that killed 48 people.  In fact I traveled by tube that day.  My friend and I had to get across […]

FMM 12 2 16 Moving out, Moving in, Moving On.

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”~Margaret Mead.  Many years ago, when I was a child in England, I somehow got drawn into a small playground game.  This older girl was pulling the caps off the younger boys’ heads and throwing them up in the air.  I have no idea how […]

FMM 1 1 16 One World One People

Guest FMM by Jabari I Powell “I hate math, but more accurately – I do not love division.” ~ #JonesGeneHumor HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Today is the beginning of a New Year, a symbol for new beginnings.  Often on this day we resolve to make our own personal changes and hope to keep true to them […]

FMM 7 3 15 Unexpected Blessings

“There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it hardly behooves any of us, to speak ill of the rest of us.” ~ Edward Wallis Hoch.  We are living in some interesting times.  At times of great change and uncertainty, some of us get […]

FMM 5 22 15 Easier said than done

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard Shaw.  I am waking up this morning in the Big Easy, city of sin, city of jazz.  I came in for a conference, and so far have not seen any sin, or heard any jazz!  And this […]

FMM 8 22 14 Kicking and Screaming

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.   Being a teacher means you have to be an unself-conscious performer.  A big part of the job is holding the attention of the class, and to do that you have to be an entertainer.  […]

FMM 6 13 14 Wake Up!

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness” ~James Thurber How often have you said “I didn’t realize…”  We usually have to say it in apology, when we neglected to pay attention to the world around us, or the pain someone else is going through.  When we meet […]