Tag Archives: peace
FMM 7 15 16 Power Positive
“Love’s in need of love today.”~Stevie Wonder. The father of my children was a complex man. He could argue all day on a variety of topics: sports, politics, injustice, you name it. What animated him was the history of injustice perpetrated on Africa and people of African descent world over. He was not a fan […]
FMM 7 8 16 He Ain’t Heavy
“Each man’s joy is joy to me; each man’s grief is my own.”~Joan Baez. When I was a child I held my (only, older) brother in high esteem. I basically thought he was the expert on everything. He broke my heart when he told me the truth about Santa Claus (Father Christmas in our tradition). […]
FMM 1 2 15 A New Attitude!
“And there is no new thing under the sun” ~Ecclesiastes 1:9 I woke up this morning to the sound of a rooster crowing. This is unusual since I am currently in Bolton, a town on the outskirts of Manchester, England. As I enjoy my annual trip to the land of my ancestors, I am struck […]
FMM 7 11 14 Disconnect
“They say the world is spinning around; I say the world is upside down.” ~ Jimmy Cliff. There are times when the world just does not make sense. Last week one of my students explained that she was late because of traffic. On the main street in front of the college, traffic had been […]
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 7 19 13 Truth and Reconciliation
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. At the end of an emotional week, it helps to try to pull back and look at the big picture. Despite the tragedy and frustration of the realities of life in the USA in general, and in Florida in particular, there are also […]
FMM 12 21 12 “…and study war no more”
Last Friday the peace and joy of our Christmas season was shattered by a shooter in Newtown, Connecticut. Much has been said and written about this. But we have to face the fact that we are living in a violent world, and that there are is much work to be done. Mass shootings draw twenty-four/seven […]