Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Stepping into the Sun; Risking the Burn of Truth

The outstanding talent of your daughter finally earns her an audition for a major motion picture. You’re so proud, you could burst. But then she suddenly returns home, tearfully reporting … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Breaking Out of a Sexual Prison

Have you ever been abruptly awakened from a deep sleep—except your body didn’t wake up? You were consciousness within a shell you didn’t command. I felt that experience only once. … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Line Between Humans and Less-Thans

Thumbs? Religion? Poetry? What is it that makes us human? “What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, … Continue reading

September 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Heart of a Decent People

Truth, compassion, and honor. Some say those words are obsolete in 2017 America. Our lives have become a game of bullying and self-obsession—living for the moment strictly for personal gain. … Continue reading

September 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vanquishing Evil Clowns: Rising into Courage

This week I answered a frightened social media plea from someone in Irma’s path. “Pray for me!” she begged. I agreed to send prayers, but I also sent her a … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

Giving Yourself a Hand: The Blow-back from Helping

Modern people spend HUGE amounts of time looking in the mirror. Am I smart enough? Am I attractive enough? Am I successful enough? Do people like me? Who cares? Really, … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Running Away or Peeking into a Fresh Perspective?

Yes, there are days when I simply want to run away to… someplace where people are empathetic and loving to one another and the air is clean and all the … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Just Figures? A Woman’s Place

How would you be different if you had been born the opposite sex? Last week, I watched a YouTube video in which Dustin Hoffman discussed that question. He had recently … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

The us Cavalry: The Strength of the Many

We Americans are standing in the crowded elevator of our nation—staring at the numbers for someplace to look, holding our bodies stiff so we don’t offend anyone with our touch. … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Turn Your Face Toward the Sun and Grow

Slow motion photos of flowers pivoting toward the sun as it moves across the sky remind us that we grow best when we look for a bright side. Granted, these … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · 2 Comments
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