Tag Archives: technology

FMM 8 21 2020 Hear me

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” ~ James Baldwin. My mother was a talker.  Later in life we surmised that her childhood may have been difficult, parents who sometimes didn’t speak to each other for months, so perhaps the children developed the […]

FMM 10 31 14 Push Pause

 “We do not heal the past by dwelling there. We heal the past by living in the present.”~ Marianne Williamson.   We are addicted to technology.  Yesterday, I asked two different groups of students what something meant, and suggested that they look something up.  In both cases, a student immediately reached for their phone, not […]

FMM 6 7 13 Beyond 1984

‘Big Brother is watching you’ ~George Orwell.   Technology is amazing. When I started working as a nurse in this country, in order to control the rate of an intravenous drip we had to stand and count drops per minute. You would then be able to work out how many mL per minute, and thus […]

FMM 5 10 13 Lift up your hearts

“See something, say something”  Yesterday evening I did something I have not done for years. I got caught by one of South Florida’s tropical downpours. Now the rain itself is not unusual. I was in the Student’s Union of a local university, and was about to leave when I saw the rain. It was not […]