Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Using an Eraser

When you were a kid, did you ever wish you could just erase (or delete) somebody you didn’t like having in your life—as though you were living in a sketched … Continue reading

July 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

We Are All Kindred

Considering all the intellectual and physical accomplishments women—both white and nonwhite—have made over the millennia, how have we been able to tolerate being secondary to men on so many social … Continue reading

July 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Earning Independence

Growing into adulthood during the Nixon years, I didn’t believe in the wisdom of the masses. However, when they would stir from their sleep and make better choices, I felt … Continue reading

June 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Using People Until They’re Obsolete

“Options are provided for you. Check the box that suits your problem.” Corporations have instituted online automation for many of our communications. The idea is to speed interaction using the … Continue reading

June 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Singing As Who You Are

The night was jolly with stars and our campfire spat sparkles. My birth family of six had gathered around the fire and began to sing old familiar songs. Campers from … Continue reading

June 10, 2021 · 2 Comments

The Joy of Wildflowers

Long, long ago, to participate in a state high school TV announcing contest, I performed a satire called “How to Be Glamorous” and bestowed the title of Miss Dandelion on … Continue reading

June 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

What Can We See in the Dark?

When I was still small, I was certain darkness could hide terrible threats—especially under my bed. I would lie in the absolute center of my mattress, hoping the long, spindly … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · 1 Comment

Pomp and Circumstances

As I sat in my cap and gown at my high school graduation, listening to a traditional graduation attaboy speech, I couldn’t even see another student I could name in … Continue reading

May 21, 2021 · 2 Comments

Dominion Over Beasts?

Did you see the photo of the woman holding her newborn infant to the glass in a zoo where a gorilla mom presents her own baby in response? Both moms … Continue reading

May 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

For Those to Come

We assume we’re lead characters in the drama of life. Our stories are all about us…aren’t they? We look at those around us as support characters, even extras in the … Continue reading

May 7, 2021 · 2 Comments

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