Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Native Americans at the Table

When someone says Native American, what do you envision? Now that we have Native American representatives poised to be seated in Congress, it’s time to look at the cultures of … Continue reading

November 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Invisible Heroes: Are You One?

In times of disaster, we glimpse the heroic acts of people we never knew were out there—ordinary women and men who wanted to help. But those people don’t magically appear … Continue reading

November 10, 2018 · 3 Comments

Hang on to Your Hope

When I was a child, my older sister asked me if I’d like to play “52 Pickup” with her. I was delighted to have a chance to be included, since … Continue reading

November 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Killing Hostiles

The biggest lie in the old western movies was there are good guys and bad guys. Of course, westerns weren’t and aren’t the only institutions to pretend someone can be … Continue reading

October 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

What Will Your Legacy Look Like?

When we speak of legacies, we think of trust funds passed to descendants—or, at least, the handing down of Great Aunt Hattie’s antique vases. But all that we do or … Continue reading

October 20, 2018 · 1 Comment

Judged by Skills and Talent Alone

The premise of the NBC-TV reality hit THE VOICE is the worthiness of the contestants to be included in the competition is determined solely on the quality of their singing. … Continue reading

October 6, 2018 · 3 Comments

To All the Men Who Didn’t

These days many of us women could easily come to the conclusion that all men secretly—or not at all secretly—despise and resent women. The message many men send is women … Continue reading

September 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Female Dogs Break Free

Last week when I was writing about the film THE SHAPE OF WATER, I realized women are often treated as creatures—the concept haunts me. When did men look at the … Continue reading

September 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making Your Deal

What’s your price? Some say everyone has a price, a reward for which they would do almost anything. Fame? Power? Wealth? Popularity? Superiority? Love? I once took a test that … Continue reading

September 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Forgiving Yourself

The guilt of that one unforgivable mistake lies festering in the recesses of your mind—or maybe there are several mistakes or bungled opportunities or lost loves. Whatever it is, it … Continue reading

August 18, 2018 · 2 Comments
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