Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Those Pesky Standardized Tests

You don’t like standardized tests.  Parents across the nation have been protesting about them for years.  We know schools use them to sort students and report achievement to the government.  … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s Wrong with Education? Is It the Teachers?

What has gone wrong with education?  Why are students shooting one another and their teachers or professors?  Why do so many businesses complain that an education means they have to … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Do You Want a Toilet or a Bath? Learning A New Language Online

  Why learn a new language?  We can all guess that being able to communicate with people from cultures not our own would be helpful.  “Where is the ladies’ room, … Continue reading

May 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Camo for White Hair

As Nature highlights and then totally removes the hair color with which we’ve become accustomed as our own natural hue, we find different remedies. After all, the aging person peering … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

When Too Much Protection is Neglect

When I was young, my parents decided the best way to raise a family of girls was to protect them from the evil of the world. We were sheltered from … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reading and Writing Those Crazy English Letter Sounds–for People from Here or There

The U.S.A. was created by people from all over the globe and our language is just as mixed up as our population. As a result, we have words we like … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Accidentally Healthy: Bumping into Magic Potions in the Kitchen

Would you like to hear about some kitchen staples that may work to combat medical issues? I’m not Dr. Oz or some charlatan who’s willing to exploit frightened people to … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

American English Punctuation for Those Who Hate It!

“My only question is how do you use a capital comma?”  Yes, there are many people who are forced to write in English who have no clue what the peculiar … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pessimism is Over-Rated as a Way of Life

What worries you today?  What’s not so good in your world?  How easy it is to create a long, long list. After each of the many workshops I’ve conducted, I … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

If You Can’t Remember What You Read…What Then?

You can read aloud beautifully.  But when it comes time to talk about what you read, you can’t recall what it was.  No, you aren’t weird.  The experts at Lindamood-Bell … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 24 Comments
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