“Love’s in need of love today” ~Stevie Wonder.  Life is an act of faith.  It is also fragile.  Each morning when we wake up, we go out into the world fully expecting to return safe and sound, even though (if we watch the news) we know there are so many things that could go wrong.  […]

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but our self can free our mind. ”Marcus Garvey.   Going back to school brings with it a host of challenges, one of which is a subject known as statistics.  The good news is, they don’t expect you to know formulae any more, and there are programs that run […]

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing” Elbert Hubbard. In order to teach a concept, you first have to understand it.  I must confess there are things that happen at the cellular level in our body that I never had to learn in school.  The English hospital based nursing program I attended over forty (shhh, […]

“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 […]

“Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear, I rise…” ~Maya Angelou Nursing school is hard.  It’s supposed to be.  The amount of information you need to obtain; the skills that you must develop; the understanding of the human body in sickness and in health that you have to grasp; it is not for the faint-hearted.  Then […]

“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”~Aristotle.  I moved from England to Jamaica as a child, at an age when I had no preconceived notions, no expectations.  It did not occur to me that I was supposed to see differences; in skin color, in […]

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein. Last Sunday I visited the Everglades.  It has been a while since I went, but it took me back to a time I went there with my parents, along with two of my children.  I remember sending my daughter into the Visitor’s […]


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