Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

The Loneliness of Isolation

A friend I’ll call Debbie was losing her sight. As an infant, she had been incubated with pure oxygen which would eventually destroy her optic nerve. Others victimized by the … Continue reading

March 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Roulette of Living

The end of my ulna is shattered—which sounds like a naughty personal problem to me. It actually means my dominant arm can’t escape from its over-the-elbow splint for at least … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Securing the Blessings for…Whom?

Have you ever watched a film that dramatizes a real event from the past and then you were so disturbed your sleep was fitful? I can see why education textbooks … Continue reading

February 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

Hugging the Child Within

Biographies of celebrities are often tales of emotional abuse. In school, I despaired that I could never be a famous author because I hadn’t suffered enough. I was only partially … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · 3 Comments

Left-Handed Blog

Complacency sneaks up on you ‘ere you are aware. You don’t notice until you assume you’re paying close attention to life. Then, WHOOPS! Abilities you depended on to always be … Continue reading

February 15, 2020 · 2 Comments

Ruling While Female

“I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England, too.” … Continue reading

February 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

A Woman with a Moral Imperative

She died trying to tell the truth and make people care. Yesterday, my husband and I watched a Netflix DVD of the 2018 film A PRIVATE WAR, the true story … Continue reading

February 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Footprints of Women

The first tremendous Women’s March after the last inauguration suddenly thrust women into the attention of the world. It reminded some that women have opinions and are not averse to … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Music of Ideals

In these times of division and mistrust, many of us long for superficial divisions of party or culture or gender to fall away to allow us to meet through our … Continue reading

January 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

New Old Answers to a Satisfying Life: Oriental Medicine

With a fresh decade happening, I’ve proved to myself that decrepitude can be managed to an extent by what you eat, what you do, and how much you love. But … Continue reading

January 11, 2020 · 2 Comments
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