Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Good Omens for the Future

Edmund Wilson is credited with saying, “No two persons ever read the same book.” Of course, we behave as though there can be single interpretations that are absolute, although we read as … Continue reading

April 2, 2021 · 2 Comments

A Choice from Infinite Lives

I found Matt Haig by accident when I was searching for a novel that would surprise me and give me something worthwhile to think about. I had only just finished … Continue reading

March 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

More Dopey Women? Not.

Recently my husband and I watched the film WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT on DVD. We weren’t expecting much. The trailers had led us to anticipate a slapstick comedy about women gone … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Clueless? Misrepresenting the Realities of Others

Film characters often match age-old stereotypes without revealing the complex, diverse nature of human personality. Attempts to remedy that oversight may miss their mark—especially if the screenwriters are writing about … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Listening for a Mature Voice or How to Laugh When You Aren’t Drunk

Robert De Niro is a spokesperson for women?  I don’t know how he feels in real life, but in the film The Intern (written and directed by a woman), he’s … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ego as Monster or Wayne Dyer is onto Something

Last weekend, my husband and I made an unexpected trip to Santa Fe.  I love Santa Fe—especially the old town–because it feels like spending time in a fantasy.  Everything is … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Do I See Clearly After Reading the Book?

I used to hold an impression of Dr. Wayne Dyer as a hopeless egomaniac who was tireless in his self-promotion.  As I finished reading I Can See Clearly Now, his … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

The Birds and the Bees?

Do you remember when you first learned the details of male/female sex?  Do you remember what you were thinking as you tried to picture what was being described?  I do, … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Selling Your Soul

Anyone who likes to create—whether it be quilts, furniture, paintings, novels, or whatever—eventually faces a time when you need to sell products in order to have the resources to create … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

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