Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Rattling the Swords of Strength?

What exactly is strength? I just skimmed an article about the fierce female warriors in GAME OF THRONES and I cheered for the ones in BLACK PANTHER, but does a … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · 5 Comments

A Look at the Bright Side

“Always look on the bright side of life.” Anyone of a certain age or taste in humor recognizes those words from the 1979 comic film THE LIFE OF BRIAN. We … Continue reading

February 9, 2019 · 3 Comments

Playing the Shell Game

According to Wikipedia, the shell game dates back at least to ancient Greece. A con man quickly shuffles a pea around beneath a series of shells or thimbles on a … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Time Foolery

We’ve turned the clocks forward (at least most American states have). It’s a poor man’s time travel, I suppose. Suddenly, we’re in the future—an hour ahead. Many contend we gain … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

Being the Sidekick…or Not

Name five famous sidekicks…starting now!  Easy, huh?  Now take a good look at the images of each.  The term that was once popular was “second banana”—often the plucky comic relief, … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

To Burst Past Limitations: “Take it until you make it.”

Many of us live within limitations we see as hopeless walls around us.  (“I’m not smart/good/strong/attractive… enough.”)  We stumble beneath the criticisms and betrayals of others.  But are we victims … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

What Do I See Clearly After Reading the Book?

I used to hold an impression of Dr. Wayne Dyer as a hopeless egomaniac who was tireless in his self-promotion.  As I finished reading I Can See Clearly Now, his … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

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