Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

A Novel for Intellectual Orphans

Just before COVID-19 hit the U.S. hard, I wrote/published a novel for intellectual orphans like me—the people who went to work one day and discovered some of their warm-hearted friends … Continue reading

April 23, 2021 · 2 Comments

Are You as Human as I am?

Recently I read about another controversy—this time over graphics on student t-shirts and hats that were photo-shopped out of yearbook pictures. The t-shirt allegedly said “Feminism is the radical notion … Continue reading

April 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Irony of Hemingway, the Man’s Man

Research has suggested that men who are the most homophobic may secretly harbor homosexual feelings they deny. Such findings don’t surprise me, since research also tells us the behaviors that … Continue reading

April 9, 2021 · 1 Comment

Good Omens for the Future

Edmund Wilson is credited with saying, “No two persons ever read the same book.” Of course, we behave as though there can be single interpretations that are absolute, although we read as … Continue reading

April 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

A Choice from Infinite Lives

I found Matt Haig by accident when I was searching for a novel that would surprise me and give me something worthwhile to think about. I had only just finished … Continue reading

March 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Wisdom Held by Women

We who have survived the past few years are weary. We feel stale and pointless as we wait for COVID-19 to be de-fanged. We look in the mirror and find … Continue reading

March 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Opening the Door

You may think I’m exaggerating, and I am…but only a little. Isolation is disorienting. I understand how the students feel about returning to school after being away so long. It … Continue reading

March 12, 2021 · 1 Comment

Stuck Together

Forty-five years ago, I met a guy. Against our better judgment, we fell deeply in the kind of love that sticks better than that glue a helmeted guy can use … Continue reading

March 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

Of Masks and Bras

“Who was that masked man?” I remember the Lone Ranger and his mystique. He could do good deeds without sullying them with self-aggrandizement. His mask kept him humble. Other commonly … Continue reading

February 25, 2021 · 1 Comment

Disasters Happen

When my husband and I lived in the mountains at 8300 ft., we used electrical heat tape to prevent our water line from freezing. It was there when we arrived … Continue reading

February 19, 2021 · 2 Comments

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