Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Sparkling Ripples in the Life Pond

“You changed my life!” Can you name all the people whose lives you’ve touched in a positive, significant way over the years? You might be smirking, “Mine wouldn’t be much … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Making Your Deal

What’s your price? Some say everyone has a price, a reward for which they would do almost anything. Fame? Power? Wealth? Popularity? Superiority? Love? I once took a test that … Continue reading

September 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Toes

I’ve never broken one of my bones before…before this week. And I did it in a spectacular way—in bed, sleeping. Honestly. Our dog leaped onto the bed about 2:00 in … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Consent of the Governed

She was a tyrant, interested only in having her own way. She didn’t care about anyone beyond her immediate circle of friends and wasn’t above spreading mean gossip to cement … Continue reading

August 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Forgiving Yourself

The guilt of that one unforgivable mistake lies festering in the recesses of your mind—or maybe there are several mistakes or bungled opportunities or lost loves. Whatever it is, it … Continue reading

August 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Living the Dream

One of our family homes was situated in the Rocky Mountains. The house was oddly shaped and small, but the upper deck provided a view of Pike’s Peak, and the … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · 4 Comments

Breaking Out of the Prison You Made

Recall one of your dark days—you know the ones—when you feel like you’re not enough and the discomforts/mistakes/disappointments that surround you are what you deserve. You struggle to do more, … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 · 2 Comments

Aren’t We the Good Guys?

One assumption Americans have come to depend on is Americans are the good guys—the liberators, the humanitarians, the fair-minded, the leaders—at least in the movies. Americans who are villains in … Continue reading

July 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

What, Then, Is a Lie?

Last night I slipped the 2016 film DENIAL into my DVR and was immediately mesmerized by the perpetual struggle of truth against lies. I had ordered the DVD from Netflix … Continue reading

July 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

What Would I Do for My Dogs?

His name is Charley and, as long as I don’t hand him to overzealous groomers to have his personality shaved away, he’s fully as present as he looks in this … Continue reading

July 14, 2018 · 2 Comments
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