Tag Archives: Ebola

FMM 6 4 2021 Message in the Sky

“Music is the message of peace, and music only brings peace.” ~ Zubin Mehta. I don’t know when I first realized that my father could be many things to many people. On Sundays he was ‘Parson’, solemnly conducting the church service; bellowing out hymns with his strong tenor voice; quietly leading the church in prayer; […]

FMM 11 14 14 Strange Magic

“There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air”~Robert Nesta Marley.   For a long time I resented the author Terry McMillan (of Stella fame).   Her semi-autobiographical novel set in Jamaica came out not long after my first trip to my adopted home after fourteen years of exile.  I felt quite strongly that somehow the seed […]

FMM 10 17 14 Conspiracy of Silence

“In the end we will remember, not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.  One of the tragedies of abuse is the secrets and lies.  Children who are abused are sworn to secrecy by their abusers.  They come to believe that harm will come, to them or […]

FMM 10 10 14 Clanging Cymbals

“Ring the alarm, another sound is dying…” ~ Tenor Saw  There is a delicate balance that needs to be struck between informing the public and inciting panic.  We are seeing this played out in the media as they ramp up the rhetoric about Ebola.  To the outside world the US must appear to be extremely […]