Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Rattling the Swords of Strength?

What exactly is strength? I just skimmed an article about the fierce female warriors in GAME OF THRONES and I cheered for the ones in BLACK PANTHER, but does a … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · 5 Comments

The Spring of Us

One of the best parts of spring is the message of hope—freedom, resurrection, rebirth. The temperatures rise and dreary brown earth hosts green shoots. Every year I listen with anticipation … Continue reading

April 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

Let It Go; Let It Go-oh…

Imagine yourself free. What does that look like? What does it feel like? Give yourself permission to release old hurts, unhealed angers, seemingly unsolvable conflicts. Give yourself permission to be … Continue reading

April 13, 2019 · 4 Comments

The Optimism of Spring

Glorious spring! Today our local temperatures are climbing as are brave green sprouts. Okay, they’re weeds, but they’re still brave and they’re still green. In spite of disheartening global news, … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Human Pawns

Recently, my husband and I viewed the Netflix 2018 DVD THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS. As it began, I wondered how the documentarians would be able to squeeze enough story together to … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Me First: If I’m Okay, So Are You

In proper English, we place the other person first:  “She and I were going.” That rule reflects our societal courtesy. We don’t actually do that except when we’re feigning good … Continue reading

March 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Seeing By Gaslight?

We’re off-balance. First, the weather blows warm and then freezing and everyone is either sick or fighting off somebody else’s illness. We’re drinking water we don’t trust, eating foods corporations … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

Same Old, Same Old

The gas fireplace stopped working. The damper on the woodstove insert rusted shut. A few friends suffered health issues. I couldn’t deny how much all of us rely on the … Continue reading

February 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

String Along with Me

The Science Channel program I was watching described a supernova—when a star suddenly increases in brightness due to an immense explosion that shoots most of the star’s matter into space. … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Should We Consider Electing a Female President?

“The female Amazon warriors were not a myth.” I turned on the TV in time to hear a professor who had unearthed graves of the infamous, fierce tribe described by … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · Leave a comment
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