Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Gifts that Won’t Burn or Wash Away

Did you get the memo? I hope so, because the messages grow bigger and stronger each day—fires, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes. Perhaps somebody wants to grab our attention. “Hey, Dudes! You … Continue reading

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My Shelter Dogs Are My Heroes

As the silver bells ring, do you yearn for something pure and honest in your life, something that is precisely what it seems to be? I do. I look around … Continue reading

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Gratitude of the Heart

Okay, so we’re concentrating on being thankful…but where do we begin? Setting aside the history and mythology of the holiday, if we focus on gratitude, we need a starting point. … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

And Now a Word about Death?

What sense does it make to take death as a personal affront when no one…NO ONE…is excused? Hence we have upbeat depictions such as the Mexican celebration of the ancestors … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Try Falling on Your Face: Finding Balance and Perspective

The weekend before Halloween I stepped onto our rocky driveway, concentrating on how I would remove a package of planks from the bed of our pickup truck, when SPLAT. I … Continue reading

November 11, 2017 · 3 Comments

Who’s the Most Hateful of Them All? Is Nasty Secretly Worse Than Evil?

Recently, my grandchildren and I binge-watched the entire series of Harry Potter on DVDs. What fascinated me was discovering the character who repulsed them most wasn’t Voldemort (excuse me, “He … Continue reading

November 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Standing against the Storm: The Trials of Independence

I’m independent. I always have been—socially, intellectually, politically, even emotionally. I’m a little scary to people who are followers, because leading me is like herding cats. I start fracturing into … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

“When You’re Down and Troubled…”: The Essential Support of Friends

When I was directing high school plays, certain students would fawn over me for weeks before auditions. Others were nervous, fearing I’d succumb to the ego boost as many do. … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

October 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

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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