Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

The Invisible Force Field of My Magic Song

In the last couple of weeks, I began singing a refrain from a song I never really knew:  “Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride/Nobody gonna slow me down/Oh no, oh … Continue reading

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Expressions of Love

As an antidote to these depressing times, let me tell you a couple stories of love I encountered lately. First, as I define it, love is an action verb—much deeper … Continue reading

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Protecting Private Lives Outside the Tabloids? A Political Question

The film THE FRONT RUNNER was based on the book ALL THE TRUTH IS OUT: THE WEEK POLITICS WENT TABLOID by Matt Bai. Long ago, in what feels like another … Continue reading

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She Did What She Could

What could I do? Most of us ask that question when we see wrongs being done to people around us. We want to make a difference, but we suspect we … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Too Darned Hot

The musical KISS ME KATE featured a song/dance number called, “Too Darned Hot,” that sizzled with energy. But actually being too darned hot isn’t fun. When I taught at a … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 3 Comments

Walking Through Fire to Goodness

Occasionally, you meet someone who feels special—more peaceful, more loving, more giving—wiser—than usual. Or you listen to a TV interview of such a person. Their goodness is almost palpable as … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

“Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink.”*

Have you ever tasted really great water? Once upon a time in my life, that question would’ve made me laugh. I was ignorant then…more ignorant. Two molecules of hydrogen, one … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · 7 Comments

Not Like Me, I Presume

In a Jesuit school, my husband was taught “Assumptions make an ass out of u (you) and me.” History is rife with them—assuming the world is flat because you can’t … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Living Lives in a Game of Life

Did you ever watch something absurd and suddenly have a flash of a serious thought? The remake of Jumanji titled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle caught me unaware. The first … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

July 13, 2019 · Leave a comment
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