Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

I’m Flunking an Assignment in Nature!

  How does nature inspire creativity? Most of my ideas for writing come from bits of information I encounter in my reading or maybe in thought-provoking films. But recently, I … Continue reading

August 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Moving to the Front of the Line: When Your Mentors Pass On

One of the more sobering side effects of maturing is the gradual disappearance of the people you depended on to be wiser—parents, mentors, friends. Gadzooks! That means I’m at the … Continue reading

July 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Repetitious Messages: Coincidence or Communication?

Can you see Thestrals? Harry Potter enthusiasts will read “Thestrals” and think of the winged, skeletal, horse-like creatures that pull carriages of students to Hogwarts School. The interesting thing about … Continue reading

July 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

You’re Getting Warmer! Thermography and Me

Remember playing games in which you’d give clues to a searcher according to how close (warmer) or how far (cooler) the searcher was from a hidden object? Of course, today … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Letting Go of Stuff…Why Does It Hurt So Much?

Soon my husband and I are going to participate in a community flea market, selling off what has become unbearable clutter. But it was also a mass of memories. How … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

On Love and Death: Happy Anniversary to Us!

Thirty-nine years ago (depending on when you read this), my husband and I were officially joined as a married couple—for the good of his children. Neither of us was sure … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · 4 Comments

Everybody Changed and Didn’t Tell Me?

Have you ever had the dream in which you’re walking along a familiar street, turn a corner, and discover you’re suddenly hopelessly lost in a strange place? At least in … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tech-Dependence Betrayed Me!

How proud I was to be able to make Christmas dinner without power! Too proud. “Pride goeth before a fall…” This past week, the southern part of Colorado was smooshed … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Dinner That Almost Wasn’t: Finding Alternative Routes

You have a favorite route to work—the fastest, easiest way, a way you could almost drive in your sleep. And then it happens. You’re moving along, assuming once again you’re … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bully for You?

My young granddaughter has been sick with fevers off and on recently, and I wondered what could be affecting her immune system. Tearfully, she told me some boys at school … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · 2 Comments
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