Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

The Throw-Away People

Now and then I encounter a book or film that lends new experience. Sometimes, my heart is torn. Sometimes I glimpse a moment in history that had previously been only … Continue reading

April 30, 2021 · 1 Comment

A Novel for Intellectual Orphans

Just before COVID-19 hit the U.S. hard, I wrote/published a novel for intellectual orphans like me—the people who went to work one day and discovered some of their warm-hearted friends … Continue reading

April 23, 2021 · 3 Comments

Are You as Human as I am?

Recently I read about another controversy—this time over graphics on student t-shirts and hats that were photo-shopped out of yearbook pictures. The t-shirt allegedly said “Feminism is the radical notion … Continue reading

April 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Irony of Hemingway, the Man’s Man

Research has suggested that men who are the most homophobic may secretly harbor homosexual feelings they deny. Such findings don’t surprise me, since research also tells us the behaviors that … Continue reading

April 9, 2021 · 1 Comment

Good Omens for the Future

Edmund Wilson is credited with saying, “No two persons ever read the same book.” Of course, we behave as though there can be single interpretations that are absolute, although we read as … Continue reading

April 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

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