Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Making Do in a Pinch—Are We Losing the Capacity?

In these days of blizzards, flooding, closed highways and power outages, we are reminded we may need to invent novel solutions to our household dilemmas.  It’s time to make do—if … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

If You’re an Adult Who Has Trouble Reading, You Aren’t Weird!

Almost weekly, I hear stories from people who know an adult—often a family member—who has trouble reading or cannot read at all.  Sometimes the person who’s talking with me speaks … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Question: How does it feel to be a gramma?

Gramma’s Answer: Inside each of us is a self.  You have one.  It’s like a blank canvas when you’re born.  It comes with a few outlines like a picture in … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

When a Carpenter Loves a Cloud: Concrete and Abstract Brains in Love

If you were a carpenter and I were a cloud, what would our chances of true love be?  If this carpenter is a concrete person who likes to deal in solid … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Concrete Brains: Why Can’t You Understand How I Feel?

How can you live with someone — maybe for years — and still not “get” each other — especially when you’re dealing with feelings?  Many of us thought we simply … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s the Point in Being Sick?

Have you ever looked forward to a break only to spend it staggering between the bedroom and the bathroom?  At some point, you might have moaned, “Why do I have … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Sing for the Enchanted Rats!

Did you see the movie Enchanted?  Remember the scene when the Cinderella-type character sings and all the little animals of New York—including mice, rats, pigeons, and squirrels—rush in to clean … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

WELCOME 2014!

No year is ever entirely horrible.  In 2013 some great people were born.  People extended kindnesses to strangers.  Heroes emerged.  My daughter and I found a way to reach out … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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