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

Should We Consider Electing a Female President?

“The female Amazon warriors were not a myth.” I turned on the TV in time to hear a professor who had unearthed graves of the infamous, fierce tribe described by … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Believing You’re Worthy Because You Love

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that love is meaning—love for your self, for others, for what you do. When you’re acting out of your heart instead of hiding … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Resolving to Face 2018 Together

Resolution:  great determination. What do your “great determinations” for 2018 look like? My resolutions include courage, wisdom, and kindness. I am determined, first, to demonstrate greater courage. Aristotle writes, “Courage … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Becoming One of Santa’s Elves!

Selflessness—giving the best of your self to enhance life for others—that philosophy is beneath the example of Jesus…and is central to sacred holidays in major religions besides Christianity, as well. … Continue reading

December 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paddling Toward a Fresh Route—the Light You Cannot See

Aren’t you astounded by the impact of a single glimmer of hope in what seems like hopeless darkness? What if the glimmer doesn’t show? Can you still believe it’s there? … Continue reading

December 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stepping into the Sun; Risking the Burn of Truth

The outstanding talent of your daughter finally earns her an audition for a major motion picture. You’re so proud, you could burst. But then she suddenly returns home, tearfully reporting … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Breaking Out of a Sexual Prison

Have you ever been abruptly awakened from a deep sleep—except your body didn’t wake up? You were consciousness within a shell you didn’t command. I felt that experience only once. … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Vanquishing Evil Clowns: Rising into Courage

This week I answered a frightened social media plea from someone in Irma’s path. “Pray for me!” she begged. I agreed to send prayers, but I also sent her a … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 3 Comments

FREEDOM! (From What?)

Which freedom do you yearn to express this Independence Day? Last week—under time duress—I bought a simple black dress with an asymmetrical hem that rises to mini-level in the front—a … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment
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