“Half the story has never been told…” ~ Robert Nesta Marley. Superstitions are funny things.  For whatever reason, human beings hold on to unreasonable beliefs, even after science refutes them.  Whenever my mother spilled salt, she would always pick up a pinch and throw it over her left shoulder.  I am not sure what that […]

“I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.” ~ Khalil Gibran. My Auntie Elsie remained unmarried until she died. She was the eldest of six children, and we don’t know if it was because she stayed home to take […]

“For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But how you played the Game.”~Grantland Rice. I grew up the youngest of five children, until we adopted an older sister, so then we were six.  And there were always miscellaneous others in […]

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.”~George Carlin.  I have no definitive memory of when I saw my first full moon.  Spending my first seven years mostly in a city was one factor.  Even when we went on vacation to the less light polluted seaside, I have no recollection of […]

“A woman is like a tea bag, you can’t tell how strong she is till you put her in hot water.”~Eleanor Roosevelt.  As a child, I hated the color pink.  I don’t know how early this started, but I detested it.  There was a saying: ‘Pink to make the boys wink’.  I detested that too, […]

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing, but of reflection.”~Winston Churchill.  December has always been my favorite month of the year.  Not only because of Christmas, but because it is my birth month.  So of course I am prejudiced.  Even though I have lived in warm zones for most of my life, I always […]

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”~Margaret Mead.  Many years ago, when I was a child in England, I somehow got drawn into a small playground game.  This older girl was pulling the caps off the younger boys’ heads and throwing them up in the air.  I have no idea how […]