Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

The Music of Ideals

In these times of division and mistrust, many of us long for superficial divisions of party or culture or gender to fall away to allow us to meet through our … Continue reading

January 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

Zipping Around the Sun on a Big Blue Marble

What if you had spent New Year’s Eve in the Space Station, looking down, watching midnight roll across the globe? Would you have had a sense of the passage of … Continue reading

January 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Painting Your Own Horizon

In the film ALL IS TRUE (directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh), William Shakespeare (yes, THAT William Shakespeare) didn’t realize how intensely he pressured his son Hamnet to be like … Continue reading

December 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Unwrapping Joy

Lately I’ve been conducting personal interviews to introduce interesting people to the readers of our newspaper. What I’ve noticed is some subjects are anxious to detail their accomplishments while others … Continue reading

December 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

A Politically Incorrect WONDERFUL LIFE

One of the most popular, perennial Christmas season movies replayed ad infinitum is IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE with James Stewart and Donna Reed. Earnest, responsible George Bailey is the victim … Continue reading

December 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Seizing the Moments

Thanksgiving has passed. People are rushing to grab the bargains—for others, for themselves. SALES are everywhere. We barely had time to recognize all we have before we’re hurrying to buy … Continue reading

November 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

Walking Out on Consideration

I’m an inveterate independent. I enjoy films such as FINDING YOUR FEET or THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL in which the leading lady creates a more fulfilling life for herself. … Continue reading

November 23, 2019 · 1 Comment

What Makes News Boring?

Recently, FOX News commentators echoed one another as they shared their perception that the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump are hopelessly boring. They said there was no sex or … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

I Pledge Allegiance to…Whom?

We once shared our home with two large German shepherds whose instinct was to care for their people plus anyone who happened to be with us. We were members of … Continue reading

November 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Fresh Perspectives

A man stuck pins in me today. I’d never had acupuncture before, so it was a new experience. I didn’t go to remedy a specific pain. I wanted to be … Continue reading

October 26, 2019 · 1 Comment
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