Tag Archives: childhood

FMM 12 19 14 No assembly required

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” ~ Dale Evans For mothers of small children, Christmas can be a challenging time.  To read the words ‘batteries not included’  as a present is being opened on Christmas morning sends a tingle of panic as you realize […]

FMM 4 25 14 If Poets Ruled the World

“Most joyful let the poet be, it is through him that all men see.”~ William Ellery Channing. When last did you read a good poem?  Today is the last Friday in April, National Poetry Month.  Many of us can recite from heart poems learned in our childhood.  Whether they are the traditional celebration of nature […]

FMM 4 11 14 Barbed Words

“Poetry: the best words in the best order.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge   I envy poets.  They choose their words with care, sifting through adjectives and verbs until they find just the right one.  A poem may be reworked and reworded; tweaked and tightened until it has just the right impact and effect.  In real life […]

FMM 2 7 14 Are we there yet?

“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself…” ~ Viktor Frankl It is a long drive to get to the north coast from the center of Jamaica.  A journey of perhaps 30 miles (or […]