Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Series Stupor!

Just one more episode…! Series are like potato chips or maybe peanuts. You think taking time for one can’t hurt, and then you’re stuck for hours and hours binge watching … Continue reading

May 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

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

It’s Not Funny If It’s…Snot

Does EVERYONE have allergies some time in life? I don’t remember having allergies until after I was married. When I was young, we lived in a forest. I spent lots … Continue reading

April 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Soothing the Savage Breast

“What radio station do you listen to?” she asked me. It was a trap, but I didn’t care. I had already been emotionally culled from the faculty herd as an … Continue reading

March 30, 2019 · 2 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

On Reading for Entertainment and Brainpower

As I was pushing myself through THE BLIND ASSASSIN by Margaret Atwood, I asked myself why I’d waited so long to read a really well written book. I began to … Continue reading

March 16, 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
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