Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Losing Everything

      Long ago when Hurricane Katrina did the unthinkable by flooding much of New Orleans, I couldn’t imagine the psychological trauma of losing your home, your neighborhood, your … Continue reading

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Erasing the Other

In the 1870’s, a man named Richard Pratt decided to use his Army training and experience (setting up a prison program) to design American schools for indigenous youth who were … Continue reading

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Karma Will Get You?

As I write, lightning is flashing above our house, occasionally slashing sideways through a fury of wind that pelts our tortured trees with stinging, needle-stripping rain.  This fragment of Armageddon … Continue reading

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Hail to the Boss!

Remember when, if someone told you multi-national corporations run the world, you would’ve laughed?  But the idea was never funny.  Back then, the guilty corporations disguised their influence and their … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Optimism

Times can become so dark that you start feeling like you’re walking around in emotional shadow, waiting for the next disappointment.  Too much bad news.  Too much corruption and degradation … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · 1 Comment

When You Turn On the Lights…

Usually when a film talks about what lies beneath, the thing below is demonic, a vampire mutant, or commandos waiting for the signal to destroy.  I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · 1 Comment

Don’t Hear This!

The moment in the film A FEW GOOD MEN when Jack Nicholson declares, “You can’t handle the truth!” is a classic.  Personally, I’m severely annoyed when anyone intimates there’s something … Continue reading

August 7, 2020 · 3 Comments

Laughing When Nothing Seems Funny

One way to stay sane in an insane world is to laugh.  Laughter eases tensions and gives us better wrinkles.  However, with the dire specters of death and domination looming … Continue reading

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Memories or Miracles

Memories.  The word conjures images of times and people gone by—hopefully happy memories.  But memories don’t have to be happy.  Neither do they have to be true.  We store our … Continue reading

July 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Self-Destruct!

In the sci-fi parody GALAXY QUEST, Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver struggle to activate the manual shut-off for self-destruct that aliens have set in motion to blow up their spaceship. … Continue reading

July 18, 2020 · 1 Comment
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