Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Snake Training!

“You need to train your dog to be afraid of rattlesnakes,” we were told. “Dogs are naturally curious, and unless a dog understands a rattlesnake is dangerous, he may approach … Continue reading

June 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

“When You’re Down and Troubled…”: The Essential Support of Friends

When I was directing high school plays, certain students would fawn over me for weeks before auditions. Others were nervous, fearing I’d succumb to the ego boost as many do. … Continue reading

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

I Don’t Wanna: Reconstructing Reality to Make Yourself Feel Better

Children under the age of seven generally can’t tell the difference between reality and what they wish were reality. A few adults are capable of the same. I once encountered … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Clueless? Misrepresenting the Realities of Others

Film characters often match age-old stereotypes without revealing the complex, diverse nature of human personality. Attempts to remedy that oversight may miss their mark—especially if the screenwriters are writing about … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ego as Monster or Wayne Dyer is onto Something

Last weekend, my husband and I made an unexpected trip to Santa Fe.  I love Santa Fe—especially the old town–because it feels like spending time in a fantasy.  Everything is … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stuffed So Full of Fairytales, The World is an Illusion

Do you remember the film BEING THERE with Peter Sellers, a simple-minded gardener whose only contact with life comes through platitudes he has heard?  He is mistaken for being wise, … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Last night as my husband and I watched the unflinching film WINTER’S BONE with Jennifer Lawrence, I couldn’t help thinking how little we know about one another as we shoulder … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

QUESTION: What is it like to have a “teen” grandchild; is it difficult or is it fun?

Gramma’s Answer: Having a teen grandchild is fun.  The teenage years are times when young people start to explore and discover who they are, what’s different or the same between them and … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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