Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

“Out of the Night That Covers Me/ Black as The Pit from Pole to Pole…”

“Out of the Night That Covers Me/ Black as The Pit from Pole to Pole…” (Invictus by William Ernest Henley) The coronavirus pandemic is raging worldwide, and people are asked … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

To Sing or To Moan?

When the citizens of a town in Italy, quarantined in their homes against terrifying contagion, recently came onto their balconies to sing to one another or maybe to themselves, the … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Loneliness of Isolation

A friend I’ll call Debbie was losing her sight. As an infant, she had been incubated with pure oxygen which would eventually destroy her optic nerve. Others victimized by the … Continue reading

March 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Roulette of Living

The end of my ulna is shattered—which sounds like a naughty personal problem to me. It actually means my dominant arm can’t escape from its over-the-elbow splint for at least … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

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