Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Expressions of Love

As an antidote to these depressing times, let me tell you a couple stories of love I encountered lately. First, as I define it, love is an action verb—much deeper … Continue reading

September 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Protecting Private Lives Outside the Tabloids? A Political Question

The film THE FRONT RUNNER was based on the book ALL THE TRUTH IS OUT: THE WEEK POLITICS WENT TABLOID by Matt Bai. Long ago, in what feels like another … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Too Darned Hot

The musical KISS ME KATE featured a song/dance number called, “Too Darned Hot,” that sizzled with energy. But actually being too darned hot isn’t fun. When I taught at a … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 3 Comments

Walking Through Fire to Goodness

Occasionally, you meet someone who feels special—more peaceful, more loving, more giving—wiser—than usual. Or you listen to a TV interview of such a person. Their goodness is almost palpable as … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Not Like Me, I Presume

In a Jesuit school, my husband was taught “Assumptions make an ass out of u (you) and me.” History is rife with them—assuming the world is flat because you can’t … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Celebrating the Liberators

As we see the cruel, dark side of people revealed, we also see their counterparts—those who shine with compassion and truth. How did these people who grew up in similar … Continue reading

July 6, 2019 · 3 Comments

Embracing the Complicated Mess of Individuality

“Who-o are you-oo?” puffs the caterpillar Absalem when confronted by Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Many people spend their lives defining the answer, because we are not only … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Lamp in the Dark

When children’s books that were scary or painfully honest first appeared on the market, protective parents kept them away from their precious young ones. After all, they reasoned, we have … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Snake Training!

“You need to train your dog to be afraid of rattlesnakes,” we were told. “Dogs are naturally curious, and unless a dog understands a rattlesnake is dangerous, he may approach … Continue reading

June 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Battle between Ego and Values

What if human civilization hadn’t operated on “might makes right?” Graham Hancock believes the citizens of lost ancient civilizations sought spiritual advancement as their goal…before natural disasters ended their reign. … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · 1 Comment
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