Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Stepping into the Sun; Risking the Burn of Truth

The outstanding talent of your daughter finally earns her an audition for a major motion picture. You’re so proud, you could burst. But then she suddenly returns home, tearfully reporting … Continue reading

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Breaking Out of a Sexual Prison

Have you ever been abruptly awakened from a deep sleep—except your body didn’t wake up? You were consciousness within a shell you didn’t command. I felt that experience only once. … Continue reading

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What is it like to write a second novel? What is it like to write novels at all?

My second novel is venturing into the world. I can’t say I’m surprised to be in this spot, because I’ve held being a professional novelist as a goal since I … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Line Between Humans and Less-Thans

Thumbs? Religion? Poetry? What is it that makes us human? “What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, … Continue reading

September 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Heart of a Decent People

Truth, compassion, and honor. Some say those words are obsolete in 2017 America. Our lives have become a game of bullying and self-obsession—living for the moment strictly for personal gain. … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vanquishing Evil Clowns: Rising into Courage

This week I answered a frightened social media plea from someone in Irma’s path. “Pray for me!” she begged. I agreed to send prayers, but I also sent her a … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Giving Yourself a Hand: The Blow-back from Helping

Modern people spend HUGE amounts of time looking in the mirror. Am I smart enough? Am I attractive enough? Am I successful enough? Do people like me? Who cares? Really, … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Useful or Being Used? How Can You Tell the Difference?

A dear friend who was dying, took my hand. “People told me I used you,” she said tearfully. “I guess they were right. But I didn’t mean to. I love … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

August 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

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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