Tag Archives: healthcare

FMM 8 16 19 Nursology

“They don’t want to see us live together.” ~ Robert Nesta Marley.  My first official job as a registered nurse in this country was at a large private hospital on Miami Beach.  In those days (and perhaps still, for all I know), non-residents had to apply for a police identification when working on the Beach.  […]

FMM 6 7 19 An Inconvenient Life

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernard Shaw. Childhood memories are often unreliable.  They say that the only true memory is the first time we remember something.  After that, each time we recall, we are remembering the memory – like making a copy of a copy of a copy.  […]

FMM 729 16 In Spiration

“And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides That it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?”~Kahlil Gibran.  Human connections are amazing.  Although we are born into one family, we may find ourselves, if we are lucky, as comfortable in the homes of our friends as […]

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 […]

FMM 11 16 12 The wrong side of the bed

For the past 2 months I have had a front row seat at a drama involving a friend of mine and the tragically broken and dysfunctional health care system we have in the USA. It has provided me with many important lessons which I feel I must share with others. Many of us pride ourselves […]