Tag Archives: prejudice

FMM 6 1 18 Lowest Common Denominator

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway. My husband was a fan of foreign cars.  In particular, he developed a fondness for the Italian Alfa Romeo.  In our early marriage we were ignorant of how to survive in the USA and so we soon lost the little […]

FMM Postponed 5 25 18 Teach the Children Well

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy. Children can be cruel.  Before we learn to be kind and thoughtful, we often say the first thing we think.  There are many ‘viral videos’ that are evidence […]

FMM 10 30 15 Skin Deep

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.” ~ Maya Angelou.  We are all guilty of snap judgments, of using a first impression to rush to a conclusions.  As a writer, my first sentence must entice, must draw you in, or you will quickly move on.  For […]

FMM 6 19 15 Embrace yourself!

“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others.  You will not be able to love others.  If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.”~Dalai Lama. This world can be a scary place, with examples of hate and violence evident in living color whenever we turn […]

FMM 11 1 13 The weight of our words

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”~ Mother Teresa. When you think about our ability to communicate, human beings are amazing.  We have evolved from grunting, finger pointing cavemen, to creators of iconic imagery and lyrical language.  The human brain processes thoughts faster and more creatively than […]

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 […]