Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

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

FREEDOM! (From What?)

Which freedom do you yearn to express this Independence Day? Last week—under time duress—I bought a simple black dress with an asymmetrical hem that rises to mini-level in the front—a … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blood from a Turnip—Collecting Funds from the Don’t-Have-Much Folk

“If you could sign up for a monthly donation…” I haven’t bothered adding up the amount of money I would need to agree to all the pleas for funds I … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Are We Letting Superman Down?

In 1942 when winning WWII was a grave concern, the Superman radio show debuted Superman’s goal of fighting “the never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” Recently, … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paper Clothes: The Fragility of Living

Long ago Americans survived a fad in which fashionistas wore paper clothes—not for anything athletic, presumably. I recall the products as being dresses. At the time, I wondered how wearers … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

I Know How You Feel: The Life of an Empath

You enter a room and immediately sense the mood of the group within. If it’s a party gone bad, you’re already wondering how you can remove yourself. If it’s a … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

Happy (Mother’s) Unconditional Love Day!

Mothers represent unconditional love. (No news there.) Not all of them qualify, of course, but enough do to inspire a holiday when Americans spend billions of dollars on gifts. We … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 · Leave a comment
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