Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Rattling the Swords of Strength?

What exactly is strength? I just skimmed an article about the fierce female warriors in GAME OF THRONES and I cheered for the ones in BLACK PANTHER, but does a … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · 5 Comments

Should We Consider Electing a Female President?

“The female Amazon warriors were not a myth.” I turned on the TV in time to hear a professor who had unearthed graves of the infamous, fierce tribe described by … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

The “Little Woman” Speaks Out

I feel a thrill when I see women marching together to declare their unity and strength. Women and strength—in the same sentence. I don’t know if I can adequately explain … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Paddling Toward a Fresh Route—the Light You Cannot See

Aren’t you astounded by the impact of a single glimmer of hope in what seems like hopeless darkness? What if the glimmer doesn’t show? Can you still believe it’s there? … Continue reading

December 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

2017: Something Completely Different

The year we knew is ending, and darkness swirls around us. We can’t guess what will come next—especially in 2017 when change is the only sure bet. We peer into … Continue reading

December 31, 2016 · 5 Comments

Welcome to the Extermination Ovens; Have a Nice Day

Could anyone who was marched into the gas ovens during WWII have previously been envisioning having a good day?  How about a slave of a sadistic owner?  Or the victims … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Anybody Need a Hug? Receiving Help with Grace

Strength is being able to handle single-handedly whatever comes along.  WHAT?  NO!  Actually, I would’ve agreed for many years of my life—the reason many years of my life were stained … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · 5 Comments

“You can do it!”

Have you ever felt starved for encouragement–hungry for even a solitary kind word to gnaw on?  How important is encouragement? Recently, I watched the documentary CASTING BY (by Tom Donahue), … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a 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

If You Hate Doing Exercises, Try Yoga!

The word “exercises” lies, if you ask me.  “Exercise” (seemingly a close cousin to “exercises”) brings up visions of swimming or hiking in the mountains or playing tag with the … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · Leave a comment
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