Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Don’t Hear This!

The moment in the film A FEW GOOD MEN when Jack Nicholson declares, “You can’t handle the truth!” is a classic.  Personally, I’m severely annoyed when anyone intimates there’s something … Continue reading

August 7, 2020 · 3 Comments

Laughing When Nothing Seems Funny

One way to stay sane in an insane world is to laugh.  Laughter eases tensions and gives us better wrinkles.  However, with the dire specters of death and domination looming … Continue reading

July 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Memories or Miracles

Memories.  The word conjures images of times and people gone by—hopefully happy memories.  But memories don’t have to be happy.  Neither do they have to be true.  We store our … Continue reading

July 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Self-Destruct!

In the sci-fi parody GALAXY QUEST, Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver struggle to activate the manual shut-off for self-destruct that aliens have set in motion to blow up their spaceship. … Continue reading

July 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

Leaning on the Press

Remember your high school newspaper? I attended different schools and worked on their papers. Two featured typical well-meaning articles that sounded like the excessively toady book reports I wrote in … Continue reading

July 11, 2020 · 1 Comment

Can a Society Come Clean?

Change sometimes comes quietly on little mouse feet, creeping in almost before anyone is aware. A change in attitudes doesn’t work like that. It comes in a tsunami or not … Continue reading

July 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

They Called Her Toni

The tour de force that was Toni Morrison offers many bits of wisdom to those who watch her film biography TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM and sigh over her … Continue reading

June 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Fellowship of the Survivors

The incredible waste of war and the astounding resilience of the human spirit are two sub-themes in the film TOLKIEN about J.R.R. Tolkien, author of THE HOBBIT and the LORD … Continue reading

June 20, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Mirror of Solitude

Before the chilling reality of Black Lives Matter made us all stop to face the fractured society we’ve allowed ourselves to be, someone on Facebook asked friends how their lives … Continue reading

June 13, 2020 · 3 Comments

Looking Through Corrective Lenses

Imagine, if you will, a world in which everyone looks alike, thinks alike, listens to the same songs, and follows the same religion. What if “free will” was meaningless because … Continue reading

June 6, 2020 · 1 Comment
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