Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

“You can do it!”

Have you ever felt starved for encouragement–hungry for even a solitary kind word to gnaw on?  How important is encouragement? Recently, I watched the documentary CASTING BY (by Tom Donahue), … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a 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

Accepting What Is

What is it like to be a child genius?  I would guess it could easily be lonely.  Whenever you’re different from the norm in any noticeable way–size, intelligence, physical appearance, … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

And another thing about females in Congress…

In the private feedback I received after the “You Go, Girls!” article, a reader commented that not all the women in Congress voice opinions to be admired.  I agree.  My … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

You Go, Girls!

Last evening—after the elections—PBS presented a program called “Makers.”  Women in politics were the focus.  What I didn’t know was that the women of Congress periodically ignore party lines to … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s Good about Arguing?

Let’s say you and someone who is important to you NEVER disagree.  Does that mean your relationship is perfect?  Probably not.  No matter how much you care for one another, … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Can I Listen When I Don’t Want to Hear?

Blah, blah, blah.  Sometimes my ears hear a lot of blah, so I don’t want to listen.  Sadly, the person saying the blah blah may be somebody I shouldn’t ignore—a … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free Will Isn’t, Is It?

What’s free in this world?  Promotional stuff?  Clean water?  Clean air?  Maybe the fact that nothing seems to be without some kind of cost is a good thing.  Reality check.  … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cannibalism for the Dumb of Brain

Long ago, my sister had a toy robot that could walk.  Walking was a big deal for toys back then, and we all watched in awe as the toy whirred … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daring to Look “…Where the Eye Does Not See”

We don’t need the research to tell us that we see only what we want to see.  Of course, it’s easier to notice other people doing it, but deep down … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment
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