Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

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

What’s Good about Arguing?

Let’s say you and someone who is important to you NEVER disagree.  Does that mean your relationship is perfect?  Probably not.  No matter how much you care for one another, … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Being Whole and Fulfilled

Recently, I watched a TV segment of Dr. Oz about a young man who was born with almost no limbs—one foot, three stumps of various lengths.  The audience stood to … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Goose and the Gander

Looking for balance: If it’s okay for a woman to be sexually assaulted because of what she is or is not wearing, then it’s okay if a man is robbed … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

We All Live In Rentals

Long ago when I was traveling in Scotland, I asked a Scotsman how I could tell where I was allowed to walk.  I wanted a closer look at the lovely … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Moment of Hearts Beating as One

A man stepping onto the moon—are you old enough to remember that day?  If not, you may be weary of hearing about it.  You may not know that what made … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daring to Look “…Where the Eye Does Not See”

We don’t need the research to tell us that we see only what we want to see.  Of course, it’s easier to notice other people doing it, but deep down … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

American English Punctuation for Those Who Hate It!

“My only question is how do you use a capital comma?”  Yes, there are many people who are forced to write in English who have no clue what the peculiar … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Giving Gifts of Value

When we read about people trampled during special store sales, firefighters’ lives lost because the concern for property was so high, or children encouraged to risk brain damage pursuing an … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

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