Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

The Optimism of Spring

Glorious spring! Today our local temperatures are climbing as are brave green sprouts. Okay, they’re weeds, but they’re still brave and they’re still green. In spite of disheartening global news, … Continue reading

March 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Human Pawns

Recently, my husband and I viewed the Netflix 2018 DVD THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS. As it began, I wondered how the documentarians would be able to squeeze enough story together to … Continue reading

March 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Me First: If I’m Okay, So Are You

In proper English, we place the other person first:  “She and I were going.” That rule reflects our societal courtesy. We don’t actually do that except when we’re feigning good … Continue reading

March 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

Seeing By Gaslight?

We’re off-balance. First, the weather blows warm and then freezing and everyone is either sick or fighting off somebody else’s illness. We’re drinking water we don’t trust, eating foods corporations … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · 1 Comment

Same Old, Same Old

The gas fireplace stopped working. The damper on the woodstove insert rusted shut. A few friends suffered health issues. I couldn’t deny how much all of us rely on the … Continue reading

February 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

String Along with Me

The Science Channel program I was watching described a supernova—when a star suddenly increases in brightness due to an immense explosion that shoots most of the star’s matter into space. … Continue reading

January 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Should We Consider Electing a Female President?

“The female Amazon warriors were not a myth.” I turned on the TV in time to hear a professor who had unearthed graves of the infamous, fierce tribe described by … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

My Word is My Con

My dad told me “Your word is your bond.” He was an invariably honorable man who never lied. He believed in proving your character through both your speech and deeds. … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

With One Eye Shut

Recently I’ve been critical of people who look away from truths they find disagreeable, squinting one eye shut. Ah, the danger of pointing fingers! My husband and I rented a … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cautiously Optimistic About 2019

Some years our wishes for the new year can be slightly overblown, as wishes often are. And, while I believe in thinking positive, dreams that are more like fantasies can … Continue reading

December 29, 2018 · 3 Comments
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