Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

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My dear friend’s mother died this week of COVID-19. She would’ve died sometime, anyway. We all will. But she died now because people in a retirement facility were infected. The … Continue reading

May 30, 2020 · 3 Comments

Taking the Test

We haven’t been required to kill a lion with a knife or touch an enemy with a stick—measures of maturity once part of particular traditions. Some of the guys I … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

To Sing or To Moan?

When the citizens of a town in Italy, quarantined in their homes against terrifying contagion, recently came onto their balconies to sing to one another or maybe to themselves, the … Continue reading

March 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Loneliness of Isolation

A friend I’ll call Debbie was losing her sight. As an infant, she had been incubated with pure oxygen which would eventually destroy her optic nerve. Others victimized by the … Continue reading

March 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

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