Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Working Toward the Happy Ending

Once upon a time, we believed in the essential goodness of people as a whole—or at least I did. Like Anne Frank, we trusted the majority would do what was … Continue reading

April 25, 2020 · 1 Comment

Taking the Test

We haven’t been required to kill a lion with a knife or touch an enemy with a stick—measures of maturity once part of particular traditions. Some of the guys I … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Good Day In Stay-at-Home Land

A reader told me he thought my book THEY’RE IN YOUR MIND was prophetic. Then I discovered wearing a mask helps during spring allergy season because people grip their children … Continue reading

April 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Writing through the Storm

Those of you who are empathetic understand completely when I say recent years have felt like we were catapulted into an alternative universe—not merely because of dramatic changes in policy, … Continue reading

April 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

“Out of the Night That Covers Me/ Black as The Pit from Pole to Pole…”

“Out of the Night That Covers Me/ Black as The Pit from Pole to Pole…” (Invictus by William Ernest Henley) The coronavirus pandemic is raging worldwide, and people are asked … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

To Sing or To Moan?

When the citizens of a town in Italy, quarantined in their homes against terrifying contagion, recently came onto their balconies to sing to one another or maybe to themselves, the … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Loneliness of Isolation

A friend I’ll call Debbie was losing her sight. As an infant, she had been incubated with pure oxygen which would eventually destroy her optic nerve. Others victimized by the … Continue reading

March 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Roulette of Living

The end of my ulna is shattered—which sounds like a naughty personal problem to me. It actually means my dominant arm can’t escape from its over-the-elbow splint for at least … Continue reading

March 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Securing the Blessings for…Whom?

Have you ever watched a film that dramatizes a real event from the past and then you were so disturbed your sleep was fitful? I can see why education textbooks … Continue reading

February 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

Hugging the Child Within

Biographies of celebrities are often tales of emotional abuse. In school, I despaired that I could never be a famous author because I hadn’t suffered enough. I was only partially … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · 3 Comments
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