Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Cautiously Optimistic About 2019

Some years our wishes for the new year can be slightly overblown, as wishes often are. And, while I believe in thinking positive, dreams that are more like fantasies can … Continue reading

December 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

The Sunshine of a Mind Freshly Cleaned for the Holidays

The holidays are infamous for mythical images—unerringly loving families gathered before a perfectly formed, well decorated tree, eating a sumptuous, beautifully prepared feast. The folks around the table bow their … Continue reading

December 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Holiday Hope on a Turtle Shell

Faster! FASTER! Beguiled by instant gratification? We all have too much to do—especially before holidays or special events—so we surrender to fast food or packaged food or take-out. Our lives … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Life Behind Greeting Card Beauty

Nature is merely the window dressing of life for many people. They have more pressing concerns. When they’re given advice to spend more time outdoors, their perspective doesn’t necessarily change. … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Magic of Connection

Think of the people you have in your life with whom you connect—regardless of time and space. You don’t always know why. But when the dust of living settles, they’re … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

When Schmaltzy is Good

Most of us wish to be canny and sophisticated. We force ourselves to stay updated on current events and cutting edge research. We’re trained to look for what’s wrong. But … Continue reading

November 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

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
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