Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

A Lamp in the Dark

When children’s books that were scary or painfully honest first appeared on the market, protective parents kept them away from their precious young ones. After all, they reasoned, we have … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Judged by Skills and Talent Alone

The premise of the NBC-TV reality hit THE VOICE is the worthiness of the contestants to be included in the competition is determined solely on the quality of their singing. … Continue reading

October 6, 2018 · 3 Comments

A Little Respect

Whenever I use the word respect, I hear Aretha Franklin singing:  “All I’m askin’ is for a little respect…” Because I’ve been drawn to performance of one kind or another … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Shelter Dogs Are My Heroes

As the silver bells ring, do you yearn for something pure and honest in your life, something that is precisely what it seems to be? I do. I look around … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Get That Mud Off My Integrity! The Incorruptible Light Within

Incorruptibility, that’s one of the words used to define integrity.  As a child, I was impressed by biographies of Americans who seemed to have integrity.  Of course, biographies written for … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · 7 Comments

I’m Sorry—My Mistake

Have you noticed that no one wants to take responsibility for mistakes or even for simply not knowing everything?  Recently, my husband spent four hours on the telephone with an … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

“You can do it!”

Have you ever felt starved for encouragement–hungry for even a solitary kind word to gnaw on?  How important is encouragement? Recently, I watched the documentary CASTING BY (by Tom Donahue), … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sharing

Sharing isn’t easy—even in the holiday season.  When we’re young, sharing may be mandatory.  If Mom says, “Share nicely!” it isn’t a request. The sharing we do when we are … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s Good about Arguing?

Let’s say you and someone who is important to you NEVER disagree.  Does that mean your relationship is perfect?  Probably not.  No matter how much you care for one another, … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment
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