Personal Journeys with Gramma

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

Who Are You, Really?

What if you discovered that your ideas about who you are weren’t exactly accurate?  Some have that experience when they are told, late in life, that they were adopted or … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Getting Happy by Dying

“Cosmo, you’re gonna die.  No matter what you do, you’re gonna die just like everybody else.” “Thank you, Rose.” “You’re welcome.” In the classic film MOONSTRUCK, Rose concludes that the … Continue reading

July 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reading to Gobble or Chew

What makes a novel good?  I used to ask myself that question every time my English teacher assigned yet another reading list.  A few of the classic novels felt to … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Looking at Invisible Creative Selves

We are all comprised of different selves we parade for different occasions and different purposes.  We talk of our inner child, our naughty nature, and other incarnations we sometimes blame … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

How Did I Come Up With This Novel – Death Lost Dominion?

People ask me where I connected with some of the dramatic circumstances that can be found in my novel–which is COMING in the next three to four weeks!  (Yes, I’m … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Writing a Bestseller in a Weekend the Tom Bird Way

Last November I attended a retreat in Santa Fe that advertised the participants would write a bestseller in a weekend.  What?  I’ve been writing since I was twelve, but I … Continue reading

March 28, 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

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