Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

What Happens Next?

As our country tumbles forward into a jumbled, unknown future, my husband and I did our best on election night to remove ourselves from anxiety, but suddenly everything we heard … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

Acting from the Heart

Does everyone have the capacity to be extraordinary—as many claim, or does it take a massive intervention for us to be able to touch…what?  Higher consciousness?  The Universal Mind?  God?  … Continue reading

October 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Candid Photos

 What if someone benign shadowed you throughout your life, snapping photos to record your highs and lows, your joys and sorrows?  What would the photos reveal about you?  Would you permit that … Continue reading

October 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Brian Banks and the Good Fight

“There comes a time when you have to let go in order to move on.  The only thing I wasn’t going to let go was this fight.” Many of us … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Without Adult Supervision

Remember that high school party—you know the one—the dividing line between the popular kids and the rest—and you were invited!  There was a swimming pool and lots of rooms to change … Continue reading

October 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Makes a Better Man?

We don’t often have occasion to see what personal integrity and character look like when the rest of the personality is stripped away.  Last night (ironically during the last portion … Continue reading

October 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Learning from Slime Mold

Long ago when I was in graduate school, I took a test called the FIRO-B.  From the results, I learned that I need affection (I didn’t require a test to … Continue reading

September 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Losing Everything

Long ago when Hurricane Katrina did the unthinkable by flooding much of New Orleans, I couldn’t imagine the psychological trauma of losing your home, your neighborhood, your town, your nearby … Continue reading

September 18, 2020 · 2 Comments

Erasing the Other

In the 1870’s, a man named Richard Pratt decided to use his Army training and experience (setting up a prison program) to design American schools for indigenous youth who were … Continue reading

September 11, 2020 · 2 Comments

Karma Will Get You?

As I write, lightning is flashing above our house, occasionally slashing sideways through a fury of wind that pelts our tortured trees with stinging, needle-stripping rain.  This fragment of Armageddon … Continue reading

September 4, 2020 · 2 Comments
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