Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

“Tell the truth and shame the devil”

A third of Americans were supportive of Hitler and his policies, even as we fought WWII. (Hitler’s American Friends by Bradley W. Hart) That percentage included powerful white men such … Continue reading

January 8, 2021 · 2 Comments

2021: Game On!

What do I want to hear in 2021? I want to hear that a hero is taking charge and making all the bad stuff go away and all the good stuff … Continue reading

January 1, 2021 · 1 Comment

If Witches Had the Vote

To realize how deeply entrenched “proper” female indoctrination is yet today, read a book that lies outside those boundaries and feel the constraints of what you expect taut against what … Continue reading

December 11, 2020 · 1 Comment

Celebrating Expertise

When my Australian pen pal told me her grandfather in Poland was executed during WWII because he refused to let the Nazis dictate what he could or could not teach … Continue reading

December 4, 2020 · 2 Comments

Women Reduced

When I watched Greta Gerwig’s film of LITTLE WOMEN set in the years after the Civil War, I ended up with wrinkles in my forehead. I remember the first time … Continue reading

November 27, 2020 · 3 Comments

Grateful to be Grateful

Who are you when you’re all alone? We develop much of our sense of self from the reactions we receive from others—especially significant others. So, negative comments from those early … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

A Question of Moral Freedom

If you’re particularly vulnerable to fear, don’t watch the 2019 German-American film A HIDDEN LIFE…not because it’s a horror film. It’s not…at least not a traditional horror film. It’s based on … Continue reading

November 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Happens Next?

As our country tumbles forward into a jumbled, unknown future, my husband and I did our best on election night to remove ourselves from anxiety, but suddenly everything we heard … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

Acting from the Heart

Does everyone have the capacity to be extraordinary—as many claim, or does it take a massive intervention for us to be able to touch…what?  Higher consciousness?  The Universal Mind?  God?  … Continue reading

October 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Candid Photos

 What if someone benign shadowed you throughout your life, snapping photos to record your highs and lows, your joys and sorrows?  What would the photos reveal about you?  Would you permit that … Continue reading

October 23, 2020 · Leave a comment
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