Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

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

Judged by Skills and Talent Alone

The premise of the NBC-TV reality hit THE VOICE is the worthiness of the contestants to be included in the competition is determined solely on the quality of their singing. … Continue reading

October 6, 2018 · 3 Comments

My Two Cents about Crossing the Line

Do you believe in right and wrong—not as a topic of philosophical or religious discussion but as an everyday guideline for behavior? Many believe wrong is okay if the end … Continue reading

June 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Women Together at Last?

This weekend (according to THE NEW YORK TIMES) as women gather in Washington, D.C., and in state capitals across the nation to be seen as a unified force, disagreements surface—starting … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

Who Cares about Regular People? Greed, Selfishness, Prejudice, and Pride

In a recent AMERICAN EXPERIENCE program on PBS titled “Murder of a President,” Americans finally grew weary of a political organization that indulged the greedy rich at the expense of … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Birds and the Bees?

Do you remember when you first learned the details of male/female sex?  Do you remember what you were thinking as you tried to picture what was being described?  I do, … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

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