Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

A Lamp in the Dark

When children’s books that were scary or painfully honest first appeared on the market, protective parents kept them away from their precious young ones. After all, they reasoned, we have … Continue reading

June 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

My Shelter Dogs Are My Heroes

As the silver bells ring, do you yearn for something pure and honest in your life, something that is precisely what it seems to be? I do. I look around … Continue reading

December 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Standing against the Storm: The Trials of Independence

I’m independent. I always have been—socially, intellectually, politically, even emotionally. I’m a little scary to people who are followers, because leading me is like herding cats. I start fracturing into … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Stepping into the Sun; Risking the Burn of Truth

The outstanding talent of your daughter finally earns her an audition for a major motion picture. You’re so proud, you could burst. But then she suddenly returns home, tearfully reporting … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Are We Letting Superman Down?

In 1942 when winning WWII was a grave concern, the Superman radio show debuted Superman’s goal of fighting “the never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” Recently, … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Everybody Changed and Didn’t Tell Me?

Have you ever had the dream in which you’re walking along a familiar street, turn a corner, and discover you’re suddenly hopelessly lost in a strange place? At least in … Continue reading

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Toppling the Towers: Destroying is Easier Than Building

Several years ago, I babysat for a couple of toddlers who sported contrasting temperaments. One was methodical and liked to build tall towers with blocks. The other had a flamboyant … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Trust Issues

Someone you trust completely seems to turn on you.  You survive, but your trust doesn’t.  Suddenly, everyone looks self-serving and unreliable.  You imagine enemies waiting to ambush you. I don’t … Continue reading

September 19, 2015 · 1 Comment
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