Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Post-War Redemption?

I’ve taught several war vets in my college classes, and they helped me understand a little more about PTSD.  My first exposure was to a man who had served in … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Un-knowing

This week as I watched film of terrorists gleefully destroying ancient art, my heart sank.  How many times have people across the globe–people who thought of themselves as revolutionaries or … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

If You’re Too Safe, You’re Sorry

We begin taking risks when we’re born into this world.  Many wish it weren’t so.  We wish we were simultaneously swaddled in a warm blanket and handed a contract guaranteeing … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Working the Craft: Reading

Speaking of journeys, here’s a book I recently enjoyed: Have you ever stopped for a moment to consider what has happened in your life and silently asked yourself, “What was … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Laugh—You’re Going to Form Wrinkles, Anyway!

This year, the biggest tattletales of aging wiped their feet all over me.  My hair thinned, my genetic wrinkles appeared, and I retired.  Some younger people started talking around me, … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

QUESTION: What is it like to have a “teen” grandchild; is it difficult or is it fun?

Gramma’s Answer: Having a teen grandchild is fun.  The teenage years are times when young people start to explore and discover who they are, what’s different or the same between them and … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

True Love—The Greatest Valentine

The greatest Valentine’s Day gift is pure love itself.  We use love to frame and enrich the blows and joys of living.  Romantic love can mature into a multi-faceted relationship … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment
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