Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

What Lies Beyond?

When you say “after-life,” some people grow nervous and believe they’re beginning to smell sulfur. If that describes you, stop reading now and have a nice day. When I wrote … Continue reading

November 17, 2023 · 2 Comments

After Near-Death, What Then?

Most of us wonder what’s waiting when we “shuffle off this mortal coil,” as Shakespeare would say. We figure we’ll spend more time dead than we did living, so we … Continue reading

November 2, 2023 · Leave a comment

Pride and Tradition Behind Prejudice

If you’re a White person in the South, how would you feel about being a defendant facing an all-Black jury? Or a Black person facing an all-White jury? Would you … Continue reading

October 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

Coming of Age

Often, books or stories about coming-of-age involve a young person—frequently a boy—learning about sex and maybe disappointment. Critics categorize the film ARMAGEDDON TIME as a coming-of-age story, but I thought … Continue reading

June 9, 2023 · Leave a comment

Where Did Human Consciousness Come From?

“What if”: we know those words as a prompt for creative writing—especially science fiction. But “what if” is an essential part of a well-lived life. “What if I date a … Continue reading

May 26, 2023 · 2 Comments

Bring the Light to Belong

When I first saw Michelle Obama on TV, I thought she was from a privileged family because of her poise and ability to converse articulately. Her books—especially THE LIGHT WE … Continue reading

May 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

Is This Tomorrow?

Chiding elderly people about their struggles to keep up with change provides fodder for humor that’s sure to make younger people laugh. “Having trouble? Ask a kid.” The truth is, … Continue reading

April 28, 2023 · 1 Comment

Seeing Avatar 2 My Way

Yesterday, my husband and I traveled over an hour to see AVATAR 2: THE WAY OF WATER in 3D. The color, sound, and special effects were as wonderful as we … Continue reading

February 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

Curling Up With a Good Book

In these discouraging, frustrating times, we need to find oases of distraction. A dear friend recently introduced me to the Canadian author Louise Penny and her murder mystery series starring … Continue reading

September 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

True Love…

I read Cary Elwes’s book (written with Joe Layden) AS YOU WISH in a single sitting. I needed its humorous refreshment and loving sunshine badly and it didn’t disappoint me … Continue reading

November 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

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