Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Women Reduced

When I watched Greta Gerwig’s film of LITTLE WOMEN set in the years after the Civil War, I ended up with wrinkles in my forehead. I remember the first time … Continue reading

November 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

Grateful to be Grateful

Who are you when you’re all alone? We develop much of our sense of self from the reactions we receive from others—especially significant others. So, negative comments from those early … Continue reading

November 20, 2020 · 1 Comment

A Question of Moral Freedom

If you’re particularly vulnerable to fear, don’t watch the 2019 German-American film A HIDDEN LIFE…not because it’s a horror film. It’s not…at least not a traditional horror film. It’s based on … Continue reading

November 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Happens Next?

As our country tumbles forward into a jumbled, unknown future, my husband and I did our best on election night to remove ourselves from anxiety, but suddenly everything we heard … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

Acting from the Heart

Does everyone have the capacity to be extraordinary—as many claim, or does it take a massive intervention for us to be able to touch…what?  Higher consciousness?  The Universal Mind?  God?  … Continue reading

October 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Candid Photos

 What if someone benign shadowed you throughout your life, snapping photos to record your highs and lows, your joys and sorrows?  What would the photos reveal about you?  Would you permit that … Continue reading

October 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Brian Banks and the Good Fight

“There comes a time when you have to let go in order to move on.  The only thing I wasn’t going to let go was this fight.” Many of us … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Without Adult Supervision

Remember that high school party—you know the one—the dividing line between the popular kids and the rest—and you were invited!  There was a swimming pool and lots of rooms to change … Continue reading

October 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

What Makes a Better Man?

We don’t often have occasion to see what personal integrity and character look like when the rest of the personality is stripped away.  Last night (ironically during the last portion … Continue reading

October 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

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
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