Tag Archives: Christmas

FMM 12 27 19 Home Stretch

“You can be still and still moving. Content even in your discontent.” ~ Ram Dass. There was a time when I would unwind after a hectic night shift by sitting at my dining table reading the Miami Herald, cup of coffee at my side, kids on or off my lap.  Sundays were particularly special – […]

FMM 12 21 18 The long way home

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” ~ Matsuo Basho.  They say we form memories best by associating things with something else.  There are times when a long forgotten scene appears clearly in your mind, along with the associated smells and emotions, triggered by who knows what.  You may go to […]

FMM 12 14 18 True Confessions

“Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” ~ Karl Marx. I was taught how to be a Jamaican housewife by my Jamaican husband.  It was a bone of contention for quite a while.  For some reason it seemed implausible to him that I […]

FMM 12 7 18 You never know

“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” ~ Oscar Wilde. Nothing beats our memories of childhood Christmases.  One of the best parts of the tradition is the watching and the waiting.  The anticipation begins to build from the sighting of the first Christmas lights, the sound of the first carols on the radio.  […]

FMM 12 22 17 A Child is Born

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglass. We all have secrets. There may be those who declare that their life is an open book, but for the most part some things are best left to the imagination.  My siblings and I were amazed, when we were probably over […]

FMM 12 30 16 I am no Martha

“For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But how you played the Game.”~Grantland Rice. I grew up the youngest of five children, until we adopted an older sister, so then we were six.  And there were always miscellaneous others in […]

FMM 12 16 16 From Fairy Princess to Feminist

“A woman is like a tea bag, you can’t tell how strong she is till you put her in hot water.”~Eleanor Roosevelt.  As a child, I hated the color pink.  I don’t know how early this started, but I detested it.  There was a saying: ‘Pink to make the boys wink’.  I detested that too, […]