Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Running Away or Peeking into a Fresh Perspective?

Yes, there are days when I simply want to run away to… someplace where people are empathetic and loving to one another and the air is clean and all the … Continue reading

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I’m Flunking an Assignment in Nature!

  How does nature inspire creativity? Most of my ideas for writing come from bits of information I encounter in my reading or maybe in thought-provoking films. But recently, I … Continue reading

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Just Figures? A Woman’s Place

How would you be different if you had been born the opposite sex? Last week, I watched a YouTube video in which Dustin Hoffman discussed that question. He had recently … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

The us Cavalry: The Strength of the Many

We Americans are standing in the crowded elevator of our nation—staring at the numbers for someplace to look, holding our bodies stiff so we don’t offend anyone with our touch. … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Moving to the Front of the Line: When Your Mentors Pass On

One of the more sobering side effects of maturing is the gradual disappearance of the people you depended on to be wiser—parents, mentors, friends. Gadzooks! That means I’m at the … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Turn Your Face Toward the Sun and Grow

Slow motion photos of flowers pivoting toward the sun as it moves across the sky remind us that we grow best when we look for a bright side. Granted, these … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Repetitious Messages: Coincidence or Communication?

Can you see Thestrals? Harry Potter enthusiasts will read “Thestrals” and think of the winged, skeletal, horse-like creatures that pull carriages of students to Hogwarts School. The interesting thing about … Continue reading

July 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

FREEDOM! (From What?)

Which freedom do you yearn to express this Independence Day? Last week—under time duress—I bought a simple black dress with an asymmetrical hem that rises to mini-level in the front—a … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blood from a Turnip—Collecting Funds from the Don’t-Have-Much Folk

“If you could sign up for a monthly donation…” I haven’t bothered adding up the amount of money I would need to agree to all the pleas for funds I … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Courage to Write Your Truth

I think of myself as a writer—not with conviction and joy, but reluctantly, as one accepts a difficult assignment from which she knows she will walk away bruised and maybe … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment
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