Tag Archives: civil rights

FMM 2 14 20 Sing me a Song

“My music had roots which I’d dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.” ~ Ray Charles. The road trips of my early childhood included many a song.  My family had a repertoire of songs which distracted and entertained on the long journey which would take us from the city […]

FMM 4 13 18 What about the Half?

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” ~ Marcus Garvey. My father loved to tell stories.  Whether from pulpit or stage, in front of a crowd or a small group, his melodious voice would weave a tale that never failed to entertain, amuse or teach.  Those of us who lived […]

FMM 9 29 17 Zip-lining Away!

“The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. There are many beautiful places in Jamaica. The name itself is descriptive: Land of wood and water (Xaymaca was the Arawak name for the island). It is said that when Christopher Columbus […]

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 8 16 13 ‘My cup it overflows’

‘I cried that I had no shoes til I met a man who had no feet’~Mahatma Gandhi By Tuesday of this week I had already convinced myself I was exhausted.  I worked a twelve hour shift with students at a clinical site on Monday, taught all day Tuesday – life was indeed hard.  In fact […]