Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Seeing By Gaslight?

We’re off-balance. First, the weather blows warm and then freezing and everyone is either sick or fighting off somebody else’s illness. We’re drinking water we don’t trust, eating foods corporations … Continue reading

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A Look at the Bright Side

“Always look on the bright side of life.” Anyone of a certain age or taste in humor recognizes those words from the 1979 comic film THE LIFE OF BRIAN. We … Continue reading

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Same Old, Same Old

The gas fireplace stopped working. The damper on the woodstove insert rusted shut. A few friends suffered health issues. I couldn’t deny how much all of us rely on the … Continue reading

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String Along with Me

The Science Channel program I was watching described a supernova—when a star suddenly increases in brightness due to an immense explosion that shoots most of the star’s matter into space. … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Should We Consider Electing a Female President?

“The female Amazon warriors were not a myth.” I turned on the TV in time to hear a professor who had unearthed graves of the infamous, fierce tribe described by … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

My Word is My Con

My dad told me “Your word is your bond.” He was an invariably honorable man who never lied. He believed in proving your character through both your speech and deeds. … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

With One Eye Shut

Recently I’ve been critical of people who look away from truths they find disagreeable, squinting one eye shut. Ah, the danger of pointing fingers! My husband and I rented a … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cautiously Optimistic About 2019

Some years our wishes for the new year can be slightly overblown, as wishes often are. And, while I believe in thinking positive, dreams that are more like fantasies can … Continue reading

December 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

The Sunshine of a Mind Freshly Cleaned for the Holidays

The holidays are infamous for mythical images—unerringly loving families gathered before a perfectly formed, well decorated tree, eating a sumptuous, beautifully prepared feast. The folks around the table bow their … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Holiday Hope on a Turtle Shell

Faster! FASTER! Beguiled by instant gratification? We all have too much to do—especially before holidays or special events—so we surrender to fast food or packaged food or take-out. Our lives … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · 2 Comments
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