“The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell” ~Zora Neale Hurston. Jamaica is a land of contradictions.  It is however a special place, with unexpected beauty, and a people of unsurpassed talent.  You may only get a glimpse of this if you stay securely inside an all-inclusive […]

“People say I’ve had a difficult time in life, I think I’ve had an exciting time in life”~Iyanla Vanzant.   When my kids were young I attended a conference on educating our children.  One way to stimulate your child’s creativity is to suggest a scenario:  Suppose you had a space shuttle in your back yard […]

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”~Hebrews, 11:1.  Story telling comes naturally to the human race.  It is how we make sense of the world, of our lives, of relationships.  Even little children can spin a yarn as they tell you about a bee in the closet, or […]

“Rage, rage, against the dying of the light” ~ Dylan Thomas In one of life’s perfect ironies, at a time when I am awash in a sea of emotions, I am also full of a cold.  Not surprising that my body should find a way to remind me to slow down, take better care of […]

“People who need people, are the luckiest people in the world”~ Bob Merrill.   Apparently I need to learn lessons about grief and death.  Having to deal with the death of a former husband so close on the heels of the death of my mother is quite challenging.  And as everyone tells you, no matter […]

Guest FMM by Jabari I Powell “I hate math, but more accurately – I do not love division.” ~ #JonesGeneHumor HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Today is the beginning of a New Year, a symbol for new beginnings.  Often on this day we resolve to make our own personal changes and hope to keep true to them […]

“You can’t always get what you want…. but you just might find, you get what you need”~ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. My mother invented text speak.  Way before there were mobile phones she used innovation and efficiency to create her own set of shorthand terms, ways to get more words into a small space. […]

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