Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Brian Banks and the Good Fight

“There comes a time when you have to let go in order to move on.  The only thing I wasn’t going to let go was this fight.” Many of us … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Without Adult Supervision

Remember that high school party—you know the one—the dividing line between the popular kids and the rest—and you were invited!  There was a swimming pool and lots of rooms to change … Continue reading

October 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Makes a Better Man?

We don’t often have occasion to see what personal integrity and character look like when the rest of the personality is stripped away.  Last night (ironically during the last portion … Continue reading

October 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Learning from Slime Mold

Long ago when I was in graduate school, I took a test called the FIRO-B.  From the results, I learned that I need affection (I didn’t require a test to … Continue reading

September 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Losing Everything

Long ago when Hurricane Katrina did the unthinkable by flooding much of New Orleans, I couldn’t imagine the psychological trauma of losing your home, your neighborhood, your town, your nearby … Continue reading

September 18, 2020 · 2 Comments

Erasing the Other

In the 1870’s, a man named Richard Pratt decided to use his Army training and experience (setting up a prison program) to design American schools for indigenous youth who were … Continue reading

September 11, 2020 · 2 Comments

Karma Will Get You?

As I write, lightning is flashing above our house, occasionally slashing sideways through a fury of wind that pelts our tortured trees with stinging, needle-stripping rain.  This fragment of Armageddon … Continue reading

September 4, 2020 · 2 Comments

Hail to the Boss!

Remember when, if someone told you multi-national corporations run the world, you would’ve laughed?  But the idea was never funny.  Back then, the guilty corporations disguised their influence and their … Continue reading

August 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

In Celebration of Optimism

Times can become so dark that you start feeling like you’re walking around in emotional shadow, waiting for the next disappointment.  Too much bad news.  Too much corruption and degradation … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · 1 Comment

When You Turn On the Lights…

Usually when a film talks about what lies beneath, the thing below is demonic, a vampire mutant, or commandos waiting for the signal to destroy.  I wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

August 15, 2020 · 1 Comment
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