Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

They Called Her Toni

The tour de force that was Toni Morrison offers many bits of wisdom to those who watch her film biography TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM and sigh over her … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of the Survivors

The incredible waste of war and the astounding resilience of the human spirit are two sub-themes in the film TOLKIEN about J.R.R. Tolkien, author of THE HOBBIT and the LORD … Continue reading

June 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Mirror of Solitude

Before the chilling reality of Black Lives Matter made us all stop to face the fractured society we’ve allowed ourselves to be, someone on Facebook asked friends how their lives … Continue reading

June 13, 2020 · 3 Comments

Looking Through Corrective Lenses

Imagine, if you will, a world in which everyone looks alike, thinks alike, listens to the same songs, and follows the same religion. What if “free will” was meaningless because … Continue reading

June 6, 2020 · 1 Comment

To the Last Page

My dear friend’s mother died this week of COVID-19. She would’ve died sometime, anyway. We all will. But she died now because people in a retirement facility were infected. The … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 3 Comments

“It slides off me and sticks on you!”

(This blog applies to all living beings currently on Earth.) Awareness sometimes hurts. Most of us hate to think negative thoughts about things that can end badly—unless we’re directly threatened. … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

“…But they don’t fall down.”

In 1971, Hasbro/Romper Room introduced a line of roly-poly toys called Weebles. They were people and animals, egg-shaped and weighted in the center so if they were knocked off balance, … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · 1 Comment

“Beauty is truth; truth beauty…”

“Beauty is truth; truth beauty…” (by John Keats) These days, you don’t have to look at Facebook or Instagram to know people are feeling like unmatched socks in a clothes … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

In Love with Spring

Not merely America, but the world looks fabulous now that we can see it clearly. It isn’t smothered in smog. The rivers and oceans are much cleaner. The skies are … Continue reading

May 2, 2020 · 3 Comments

Working Toward the Happy Ending

Once upon a time, we believed in the essential goodness of people as a whole—or at least I did. Like Anne Frank, we trusted the majority would do what was … Continue reading

April 25, 2020 · 1 Comment
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