Tag Archives: education

FMM 3 12 21 Will it go round in Circles?

“The longer one is alone, the easier it is to hear the song of the earth.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson. Every once in a while I will hear someone singing a song and say “Oh, that’s what that line says?” I’m sure it has happened to you too.  There used to be a segment on […]

FMM 9 27 19 Regeneration

“If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” ~ Maya Angelou.  Ninety-nine years ago, my father was born, the third child of a truck driver and his housewife.  He grew up in a working-class neighborhood knowing that the only way out of poverty was education.  […]

FMM 10 28 16 Baked in your DNA

“We must make good use of this life for the time that we have left. This brief flash of light, like the sun appearing through the clouds.”~Kalu Rinpoche. When I was about 15 I had my first perm.  Like most females I was convinced that my own look was not good enough, I had to […]

FMM 6 12 15 Leaving room for growth

“The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.”~John Dewey Do you remember how annoying it was, at the beginning of each school year, when you had to wear those baggy, too tall uniforms, specially designed for you to grow into?  There is that […]

FMM 10 18 13 Be on the Lookout

‘Never fall in love with your disease’~Luis Gaviero  I used to joke that education is expensive, thinking of the high price we have to pay for some lessons rather than the cost of schooling.  Whether it is a relationship that turns sour, or an adventure that puts us behind bars, it may be hard at […]

FMM 8 23 13 More Questions than Answers

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”  ~ Plutarch For some people, the purpose of going back to school is to obtain a piece of paper, some kind of documentation to improve your job opportunities.  For others, it is a way to prove something to yourself.  Perhaps as […]

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 […]