Category Food and health

FMM 6 10 17 Fret not, nor fear

“In a time of destruction, create something.”~Maxine Hong Kingston. I have never been fond of scary movies.  I prefer to escape into a light comedy, to be amused for a while.  I remember accompanying a friend to watch a couple of movies that were outside of my comfort zone (Jaws, and Carrie).  For her punishment […]

FMM 5 12 17 Push comes to Shove

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”~Napoleon Hill. My parents were married for 66 years when my father died.  Theirs was a partnership that endured through many struggles and across many miles and left a legacy of enduring lessons along with a large family.  But it was one which could easily have not […]

FMM Canary in the Coal Mine

“Ring the alarm, another sound is dying (woh-oh, hey!)”~Tenor Saw.  I don’t remember birds making a particular impact on me in childhood.  Although I remember quite clearly a couple of songs from those days.  One was about a robin in winter (poor thing), another about the exotic Australian kookaburra sitting in the old gum tree […]

FMM 1 20 17 Sense of Adventure

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”~Dorothy Day.  I once got lost in the fog.  England used to be famous for its fog – ‘pea-soupers’ they used to call them.  Fog so thick you could […]

FMM 01 06 17 Silence is Golden

“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 […]

FMM 12 9 16 Reflections

“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 […]

FMM 10 28 16 Baked in your DNA

“We must make good use of this life for the time that we have left. This brief flash of light, like the sun appearing through the clouds.”~Kalu Rinpoche. When I was about 15 I had my first perm.  Like most females I was convinced that my own look was not good enough, I had to […]