Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Embracing the Complicated Mess of Individuality

“Who-o are you-oo?” puffs the caterpillar Absalem when confronted by Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Many people spend their lives defining the answer, because we are not only … Continue reading

June 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Brother, Can You Spare a Driveway?

If you watch the biographical film THE LADY IN THE VAN, you could have many reactions. First, you could be dazzled by the superb acting of Maggie Smith as an … Continue reading

April 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Last night as my husband and I watched the unflinching film WINTER’S BONE with Jennifer Lawrence, I couldn’t help thinking how little we know about one another as we shoulder … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Accepting What Is

What is it like to be a child genius?  I would guess it could easily be lonely.  Whenever you’re different from the norm in any noticeable way–size, intelligence, physical appearance, … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Being Whole and Fulfilled

Recently, I watched a TV segment of Dr. Oz about a young man who was born with almost no limbs—one foot, three stumps of various lengths.  The audience stood to … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Moment of Hearts Beating as One

A man stepping onto the moon—are you old enough to remember that day?  If not, you may be weary of hearing about it.  You may not know that what made … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Being Feistier Than Fear: Seize Your Power!

What are you afraid of? Fear is the tool evil people use to try to manipulate. “Boston strong” is an antidote that worked after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment
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