Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

“Suffer the Children…” Forgetting Children are People

The damage that parents can do to their children without realizing it underlies films I’ve viewed recently, reflecting examples I’ve seen in life.  I was talking to a friend about … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

Love Ain’t Easy

“Love” is a very popular word—especially around this time of year.  We sign cards with it, send emojis to express it, and include it in songs.  We know we all … Continue reading

December 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

Dignity in Disease

We all know what it’s like to be ugly, stupid sick.  Your eyes and nose turn red and swell.  No matter what you do to your hair, it seems to … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a 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

I’m Sorry—My Mistake

Have you noticed that no one wants to take responsibility for mistakes or even for simply not knowing everything?  Recently, my husband spent four hours on the telephone with an … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Post-War Redemption?

I’ve taught several war vets in my college classes, and they helped me understand a little more about PTSD.  My first exposure was to a man who had served in … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Un-knowing

This week as I watched film of terrorists gleefully destroying ancient art, my heart sank.  How many times have people across the globe–people who thought of themselves as revolutionaries or … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Laugh—You’re Going to Form Wrinkles, Anyway!

This year, the biggest tattletales of aging wiped their feet all over me.  My hair thinned, my genetic wrinkles appeared, and I retired.  Some younger people started talking around me, … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weird Friends

“You have really weird friends,” my mother told me when I came home to visit as a young professional.  I took a moment to consider.  “I guess I do,” I … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · Leave a comment
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