Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Stuck in the Shallows

What would you give to be famous? Your family? Your friends? Your sense of self? When A STAR IS BORN was first written in the materialistic 1930s, the lure of … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Liberators

As we see the cruel, dark side of people revealed, we also see their counterparts—those who shine with compassion and truth. How did these people who grew up in similar … Continue reading

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Don’t Ask–BECOME!

Recently, a friend told me I’m lucky my husband allows me to be myself. Allows? He loved and married me as myself. And no one asked him if I could continue … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

Cherishing Lady Slipper People

When I was in second grade, our assignment was to create a scrapbook of pressed wildflowers, labeling each. Since I loved wildflowers then as now—including those called weeds, I was … Continue reading

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Embracing the Complicated Mess of Individuality

“Who-o are you-oo?” puffs the caterpillar Absalem when confronted by Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Many people spend their lives defining the answer, because we are not only … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Lamp in the Dark

When children’s books that were scary or painfully honest first appeared on the market, protective parents kept them away from their precious young ones. After all, they reasoned, we have … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Snake Training!

“You need to train your dog to be afraid of rattlesnakes,” we were told. “Dogs are naturally curious, and unless a dog understands a rattlesnake is dangerous, he may approach … Continue reading

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A Battle between Ego and Values

What if human civilization hadn’t operated on “might makes right?” Graham Hancock believes the citizens of lost ancient civilizations sought spiritual advancement as their goal…before natural disasters ended their reign. … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Residue of Love

Mother’s Day is over. The kids and grandkids have gone home. My house is silent—but not empty. It’s filled with a contented sigh. I love the aftermath. Having friends or … Continue reading

May 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

That Sinking Feeling

Long ago, I planned to learn scuba diving because I grew up loving the silent, graceful universe beneath the waves of local lakes. I applied for a job teaching in … Continue reading

May 11, 2019 · 1 Comment
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