Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

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

Breaking Out of the Prison You Made

Recall one of your dark days—you know the ones—when you feel like you’re not enough and the discomforts/mistakes/disappointments that surround you are what you deserve. You struggle to do more, … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

Aren’t We the Good Guys?

One assumption Americans have come to depend on is Americans are the good guys—the liberators, the humanitarians, the fair-minded, the leaders—at least in the movies. Americans who are villains in … Continue reading

July 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

What, Then, Is a Lie?

Last night I slipped the 2016 film DENIAL into my DVR and was immediately mesmerized by the perpetual struggle of truth against lies. I had ordered the DVD from Netflix … Continue reading

July 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

Would You Do It For Me?

“I’ll have to ask my husband which one.” We were standing in the tiny, trendy shop where I was the clerk. The middle-aged woman’s husband waited outside the exterior door, … Continue reading

June 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Two Cents about Crossing the Line

Do you believe in right and wrong—not as a topic of philosophical or religious discussion but as an everyday guideline for behavior? Many believe wrong is okay if the end … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Playing the Shell Game

According to Wikipedia, the shell game dates back at least to ancient Greece. A con man quickly shuffles a pea around beneath a series of shells or thimbles on a … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Secrets on the Clothesline (a story)

Love is the magic balm. Children are the purveyors of love, treating our worst injuries with sloppy kisses.   She stood at the clothesline, her broad hips echoing the shapes … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

“…Suffer Little Children, And Forbid Them Not…”

We all knew, know, or were children who endured emotional crises that echoed into their adulthood. My mother used to say you can fix anything with enough love. As a … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · 2 Comments
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