Category Global health and disparities

FMM 2 9 18 Fusion not Fission

“Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world… Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.”~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. I am not sure how old I was when I started dancing.  I have memories of entertaining one of my aunts with my version of ballet, self-accompanied (some […]

FMM 2 2 18 Good for You

“The right to protect the health and well-being of every person, of those we love, is a basic human right.”~ Elizabeth Holmes. Country children in Jamaica (I don’t know if it happened in ‘Town’ – Kingston also) were subject to a particular tradition.  At the end of every summer vacation, in order to be ready […]

FMM 1 26 18 Blind Faith

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr. They say you should never discuss politics or religion.  After the past couple of years in American politics, you would have to be completely deaf, dumb and blind not to have been pulled into a conversation involving […]

FMM 1 19 18 The Nosebleed Section

“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” ~ Maya Angelou.  I first felt the full force of racism in Jacksonville, Florida.  It was 1978.  I had driven there to take my Nursing Boards, what is now known as the NCLEX-RN.  At that time there were three sites […]

FMM 12 29 17 Breaking Out

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”~ Edward de Bono. I just awoke from a terrible dream.  I won’t bore you with the details, but it involved having multiple simultaneous responsibilities and no way to accomplish all of them in any meaningful way.  Oh yes, […]

FMM 12 22 17 A Child is Born

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglass. We all have secrets. There may be those who declare that their life is an open book, but for the most part some things are best left to the imagination.  My siblings and I were amazed, when we were probably over […]

FMM 12 1 17 Choices

“Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.” ~Epicurus. In the 1980’s, Jamaica went through some challenging times.  The Prime Minister (Michael Manley, a self-declared Socialist) had aligned himself too closely to Cuba’s Fidel for the US to be comfortable, and actions were taken to squeeze the country.  The IMF and the […]