Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Daring to Think Beyond the Box

Greta Thunberg, the outspoken Swedish climate change activist, upsets more than climate change deniers. She alarms those who believe sixteen-year-old girls should act like Liesl von Trapp in The Sound … Continue reading

September 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

Too Darned Hot

The musical KISS ME KATE featured a song/dance number called, “Too Darned Hot,” that sizzled with energy. But actually being too darned hot isn’t fun. When I taught at a … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 3 Comments

That Sinking Feeling

Long ago, I planned to learn scuba diving because I grew up loving the silent, graceful universe beneath the waves of local lakes. I applied for a job teaching in … Continue reading

May 11, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Life Behind Greeting Card Beauty

Nature is merely the window dressing of life for many people. They have more pressing concerns. When they’re given advice to spend more time outdoors, their perspective doesn’t necessarily change. … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sh**ting in the Mess Kit

My husband and I were thrilled to have purchased our first home together—a modest ranch style in the suburbs. Coming from apartments, we didn’t wonder why there was a line … Continue reading

April 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weary of Weather?

For the people who are SICK, SICK, SICK of winter snow, here’s a different perspective. Today the humidity in our area lay at 5%.  Yes, five percent.  No typo.  We … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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