Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

The Balm of Love on the Wounds of Death

This month death gut-punched our family—the kind of blow that leaves you bent over and gasping with shock and pain.  Our son-in-law was only 44 years old, the father of … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Underestimating Who is There

Today I started out to write about the wonderful, mystical people who don’t process information just like everyone else.  Often our world doesn’t appreciate them and can even call them … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 6 Comments

Selling Your Soul

Anyone who likes to create—whether it be quilts, furniture, paintings, novels, or whatever—eventually faces a time when you need to sell products in order to have the resources to create … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Getting Happy by Dying

“Cosmo, you’re gonna die.  No matter what you do, you’re gonna die just like everybody else.” “Thank you, Rose.” “You’re welcome.” In the classic film MOONSTRUCK, Rose concludes that the … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

How Did I Come Up With This Novel – Death Lost Dominion?

People ask me where I connected with some of the dramatic circumstances that can be found in my novel–which is COMING in the next three to four weeks!  (Yes, I’m … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Post-War Redemption?

I’ve taught several war vets in my college classes, and they helped me understand a little more about PTSD.  My first exposure was to a man who had served in … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

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
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