Tag Archives: Gandhi

FMM 1 16 15 What’s your Excuse?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~ Marianne Williamson   As a child I was raised with the expectation that no matter what, I would always do my best.  That gave me a work ethic that demanded that any job I was […]

FMM 12 12 14 Lose the Conditions!

“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.”~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross We all agree that love is a wonderful thing. If we are lucky we grow up surrounded by a loving family, and take love for granted. When we become adolescents it becomes […]

FMM 12 5 14 Where Healing Begins

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” ~Mahatma Gandhi. It is troubling to live in a world where injustice appears to be the norm. Where bad news is distressing but not surprising; where people of color (especially the males) have to think defensively and act as if anything they […]

FMM 2 14 14 Speed and Accuracy

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well” ~ Catherine Jones I learned to touch-type on a manual typewriter in a class taught by my mother.  She didn’t joke, that lady, you came into her class to gain a skill, and if your intentions were to fool around and waste an hour, […]

FMM 12 13 13 Long Time Coming

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”~ Leo Tolstoy.   I am an impatient person, of this I am fully aware.  I have to consciously make myself wait, breathe, and allow things to happen.  We are often dissatisfied with our life, our jobs, the people we share space with, […]

FMM 8 30 13 Living the Dream?

“We will continue to despise people until we have recognized, loved, and accepted what is despicable in ourselves” ~ Jean Varnier, paraphrasing Martin Luther King Jr. Images of 1963: a peaceful ocean of faces, steadfast and hopeful, marching, standing, working for a better future.  A short man elevated by his own rhetoric, rhetoric so powerful […]

FMM 6 21 13 One Drop

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield.” ~ Lao Tzu. I wasn’t great at Chemistry when I was in high school. Neither Chemistry nor Physics really got me excited. But I never forgot the concept of quantitative analysis versus qualitative analysis. We had burettes […]