Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Regular People

The lengths to which celebrities often go to appear as though they’re naturally built like statuary—because that’s what’s expected—are impressive. I appreciate seeing a great body and seductive face with … Continue reading

July 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

Volunteer Super-Folk

“Get out NOW!” How well does your life fit into a single bag or no bag at all? What do you have that you’d hate to lose? Photos? Gifts from … Continue reading

July 4, 2023 · 2 Comments

The Quantum-ness of Relationships

Having just finished reading BEYOND WEIRD: WHY EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT QUANTUM PHYSICS IS DIFFERENT by Philip Ball, I feel inspired to discuss…personal and social relationships. (I never … Continue reading

June 30, 2023 · Leave a comment

Rainbow Love is a Rainbow

What happens when you’ve been carefully taught that we should all look, talk, and act alike—and then you discover you had your eyes shut? Adapting to people who are different—especially … Continue reading

June 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tarnished Goals?

What’s the earliest life memory you have? Elementary school? Toddling around the house or apartment? Birth? How about pre-birth? Some people can describe the situation of their birth in accurate … Continue reading

June 16, 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

The Emotional Suffocation of Self

What happens when you try to suppress who you are? Many of us have had the experience since we needed to fit in, to please, to match an image in … Continue reading

June 2, 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

Government Stalkers

In the seventies, we used to joke that the FBI had files on us all—not merely Muhammed Ali. Why would they bother, we believed then. Today, you can search online … Continue reading

May 19, 2023 · Leave a comment

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

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