Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Where Did Human Consciousness Come From?

  “What if”: we know those words as a prompt for creative writing—especially science fiction. But “what if” is an essential part of a well-lived life. “What if I date … Continue reading

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Government Stalkers

In the seventies, we used to joke that the FBI had files on us all—not merely Muhammed Ali. Why would they bother, we believed then. Today, you can search online … Continue reading

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Bring the Light to Belong

When I first saw Michelle Obama on TV, I thought she was from a privileged family because of her poise and ability to converse articulately. Her books—especially THE LIGHT WE … Continue reading

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The Heroes of Living

Many people agonize over their lives, trying to find a pattern that proves they’re making or have made a difference by being alive. If they can’t find one, they may … Continue reading

May 5, 2023 · 1 Comment

Is This Tomorrow?

Chiding elderly people about their struggles to keep up with change provides fodder for humor that’s sure to make younger people laugh. “Having trouble? Ask a kid.” The truth is, … Continue reading

April 28, 2023 · 1 Comment

Compassion Can Be Uncomfortable

Last week I had occasion to spend quantities of time in the waiting rooms of medical offices. During one such visit, I encountered an elderly lady who felt compelled to … Continue reading

April 21, 2023 · 1 Comment

They’re He-re!

When I was very young, my sisters and I had a competition over who would spot the arrival of our beloved grandmother first. When I was the lucky one, I … Continue reading

April 14, 2023 · 1 Comment

Cataract Clarity

Sometimes our bodies teach us lessons. We all know or should know that exercise is one. Use it or lose it is a truth. If you sit like a plant, … Continue reading

April 7, 2023 · 1 Comment

Computer Hiatus

My idea was to hurry and finish the final edits to my new novel RETURN TICKET before my cataract surgeries so I could conclude the process of being published before … Continue reading

March 30, 2023 · Leave a comment

Heroes R Us

We rarely know the whole story. When we watched the January 6th Investigation, we felt numbed by all the information we hadn’t known. Personal/political agendas had intervened. Happily, sometimes the … Continue reading

March 10, 2023 · 2 Comments

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