Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Reading to Gobble or Chew

What makes a novel good?  I used to ask myself that question every time my English teacher assigned yet another reading list.  A few of the classic novels felt to … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

If You’re Too Safe, You’re Sorry

We begin taking risks when we’re born into this world.  Many wish it weren’t so.  We wish we were simultaneously swaddled in a warm blanket and handed a contract guaranteeing … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Smearing Color into Life

Do you ever feel like your life has slipped into shades of gray?  You peer at your problems and they all seem familiar, as though they already happened.  Deja vu. … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bold or Mold: What Do You Do When Your Career is Over?

The rooms in which you’ve lived for most of your life are collapsing, one by one.  You reluctantly walk to the only exit left and open the door.  Absolute darkness … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

The New Age of International Travel or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Body Checks

The last time we drove into Canada all we needed to cross the border was a sincere face and no vegetables or living plants. The last time we traveled to Mexico … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Travel to Belize…Who, Us? First Comes the Idea

When my husband and I tell people we’re planning a trip to Belize for our first stamps in our passports, they gawk.  “You’re going to Belize?”  There’s usually the slightest … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Squinting at the Path Ahead

Your snowboard carries you down the hill until you and gravity suddenly launch your body into space.  You twist in the air, hoping like crazy that your reacquaintance with earth … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Imagine Yourself An Adventure

  Magic bursts through the darkness of the sky in gleaming spots of light, spots that might begin dancing at any time if you stared long enough.  Just in case … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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