Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Sensations of Christmas

  How do you choose a favorite Christmas movie? For humor, A CHRISTMAS STORY has to win. For nostalgia, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE takes top honors. After that, making the … Continue reading

December 8, 2023 · Leave a comment

Winners and Losers

Recently, I was watching the playoffs of THE VOICE as the mentors sent home talented person after talented person. Some hopefuls tried too hard. Some didn’t try hard enough. Some … Continue reading

December 1, 2023 · Leave a comment

Not Exactly a Writer’s Biography

When I decided to write—not long after I was born—I wanted to take myself out of my mundane existence into adventure. I wasn’t allowed to read anything not in the … Continue reading

November 24, 2023 · Leave a comment

What Lies Beyond?

When you say “after-life,” some people grow nervous and believe they’re beginning to smell sulfur. If that describes you, stop reading now and have a nice day. When I wrote … Continue reading

November 17, 2023 · 2 Comments

Accepting the Help of Buddies

Have you seen the TV PBS series SPY IN THE OCEAN by the BBC? In it, humans have created incredibly believable camera-eye spy robots that look and act like the … Continue reading

November 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

After Near-Death, What Then?

Most of us wonder what’s waiting when we “shuffle off this mortal coil,” as Shakespeare would say. We figure we’ll spend more time dead than we did living, so we … Continue reading

November 2, 2023 · Leave a comment

Pride and Tradition Behind Prejudice

If you’re a White person in the South, how would you feel about being a defendant facing an all-Black jury? Or a Black person facing an all-White jury? Would you … Continue reading

October 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

Searching for New Answers

When the war in Vietnam was first televised, most believed seeing the violence and its aftermath would dissuade us from acting out against one another. Now our entertainment features greater … Continue reading

October 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

Feeling a Hand in Yours

What greater delight than to reach out and feel a hand in yours…or a paw, if that’s the case. In these times in which hate, violence, and distrust are defaults … Continue reading

October 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

Developing the Part You Play

Long ago when I was directing high school plays, I used to tell the actors who made up the background, dancers, or chorus, “You may not be the lead, but … Continue reading

October 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

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