Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Who Deserves Independence?

The Emmy-Award winning HBO mini-series JOHN ADAMS is impressive in its own right with the talents of Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney in the lead roles. The series was based … Continue reading

February 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Standing against the Storm: The Trials of Independence

I’m independent. I always have been—socially, intellectually, politically, even emotionally. I’m a little scary to people who are followers, because leading me is like herding cats. I start fracturing into … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Independent Thought

When my husband and I were learning how to train horses, we attended several workshops with the famous trainer John Lyons.  “No independent thought!” he warned.  “You should allow your … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

From Author Chelo Diaz-Ludden: “Sisters”

“A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.” ~Elizabeth Fishel Sisters My sisters and I all look alike.  We also sound alike.  Strangers or people who don’t know … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stuffed So Full of Fairytales, The World is an Illusion

Do you remember the film BEING THERE with Peter Sellers, a simple-minded gardener whose only contact with life comes through platitudes he has heard?  He is mistaken for being wise, … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

QUESTION: What is it like to have a “teen” grandchild; is it difficult or is it fun?

Gramma’s Answer: Having a teen grandchild is fun.  The teenage years are times when young people start to explore and discover who they are, what’s different or the same between them and … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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