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

“License and Registration, please:” Identity Needs

Long ago when we were new on our ranch, we hired a driller who lived near us to create a viable water well. She brought her canny border collie mix … Continue reading

September 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Invisible Force Field of My Magic Song

In the last couple of weeks, I began singing a refrain from a song I never really knew:  “Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride/Nobody gonna slow me down/Oh no, oh … Continue reading

September 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Expressions of Love

As an antidote to these depressing times, let me tell you a couple stories of love I encountered lately. First, as I define it, love is an action verb—much deeper … Continue reading

September 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Protecting Private Lives Outside the Tabloids? A Political Question

The film THE FRONT RUNNER was based on the book ALL THE TRUTH IS OUT: THE WEEK POLITICS WENT TABLOID by Matt Bai. Long ago, in what feels like another … Continue reading

August 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

She Did What She Could

What could I do? Most of us ask that question when we see wrongs being done to people around us. We want to make a difference, but we suspect we … Continue reading

August 24, 2019 · Leave a 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

Walking Through Fire to Goodness

Occasionally, you meet someone who feels special—more peaceful, more loving, more giving—wiser—than usual. Or you listen to a TV interview of such a person. Their goodness is almost palpable as … Continue reading

August 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

“Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink.”*

Have you ever tasted really great water? Once upon a time in my life, that question would’ve made me laugh. I was ignorant then…more ignorant. Two molecules of hydrogen, one … Continue reading

August 3, 2019 · 7 Comments

Not Like Me, I Presume

In a Jesuit school, my husband was taught “Assumptions make an ass out of u (you) and me.” History is rife with them—assuming the world is flat because you can’t … Continue reading

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment
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