Tag Archives: South Africa

FMM 7 10 2020 It’s an Illusion

“The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.” ~ Bodhidharma.   In my youth I was an avid reader.  From the simple fairy tales of childhood, through girl detective stories to historical romances, I read them all.  Short stories were special treats, you […]

FMM 11 22 19 Acknowledging

“’We, The People’ is more than a statement of purpose. It is an acknowledgement of an obligation to each other.” ~ Charlie Pierce. There are many traditions that have been lost in this technological, smart phone driven era.  My family was fortunate to be blessed with many aunts, all of whom were very good about […]

FMM 6 26 15 A Consequential Life

“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” ~ Viktor Frankl  When I was about 12 years old, there was a teacher who made an impact on me, by declaring one of my classmates ‘inconsequential’.  I forget what provoked the comment, but it was handed down in a […]

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 […]