Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Weep for the Mothers

When he was born, you thought he was the most beautiful being on Earth, and as he grew, your heart only grew fonder. Sure, he teased his little brother and … Continue reading

March 4, 2022 · 1 Comment

Who Deserves Independence?

The Emmy-Award winning HBO mini-series JOHN ADAMS is impressive in its own right with the talents of Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney in the lead roles. The series was based … Continue reading

February 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Envy and Joy

Envy is an engine of American life. Our TV commercials remind us repeatedly of what some people have and we don’t—such as the newest cars, electronics, or cosmetics to make … Continue reading

February 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Greatest Love…

Love is a favorite topic year-round, but around Valentine’s Day, it becomes a product signified by hearts and flowers and chocolate and lots of red and more hearts in every … Continue reading

February 11, 2022 · Leave a comment

And a Teenager Shall Lead Them…

The goal was to be the number one public school in the nation. The people who struggled to reach that goal for Roslyn High School in Long Island were hard-working. … Continue reading

February 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

What Does It Mean…Really?

Once we start asking ourselves, “What does this text mean to say?” we’re doomed to controversy. When the Constitution of the United States was written, the men who contributed to … Continue reading

January 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

So What Are You Worth?

In a time when everything from the democratic process to the future of the Earth seems to have a handy price tag (“donate $5.00 and you’ll save humankind!”), we can … Continue reading

January 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

If You Haven’t Got Your Health…

Imagine a game show in which the grand prize is a lifetime of good health. Would people still cheer and weep with envy when someone becomes a winner? “Yay! You’ll … Continue reading

January 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Eating Friends

Once upon a time, my all-time favorite foods in really good restaurants included flaky dinner croissants and filet mignon stuffed with blue cheese, rack of lamb, huevos rancheros with blue … Continue reading

January 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Being Kind to Yourself and Others in 2022

ON NEW YEAR’S EVE, 2021: You’ve done far better in 2021 than you think. You’re here, reading this, for a start. With the horrific drag on optimism, good health, and … Continue reading

December 31, 2021 · 2 Comments

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