Author Archives: constantcommoner

About constantcommoner

Ramona Grigg. Freelancer, blogger, essayist, photographer, dreamer. Island dweller. Yooper.

From Blogger to WordPress: Or How I’ll Never Brag about being Computer-savvy Again

Hello. Sorry to bother you. I have to complain to someone and this is the only page still working properly around here. I’m here to bitch, so fair warning. I had this hare-brained idea to start an author’s page on … Continue reading

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I Am That Old Woman

And I’m betting you’ve already decided not to read this. Old Woman — Arthur Rackham illustration. (Public Domain.) There’s a story going viral about an old woman who took down a cashier because the cashier told her using plastic bags was a no-no in … Continue reading

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Words Into Sentences and Then Into Art

From the time I discovered that letters of the alphabet are there to make words, I’ve loved the words they make. As my reading matured I grew to love how those simple words could be molded into marvelous sentences. Sentences … Continue reading

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Dark Sky Magic

Aurora Borealis, the Milky Way, and my own North Star. The US at night — NASA I love this map of the lights from space, but I have to look really hard to make out the outline of my particular neighborhood. That’s because … Continue reading

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The Movies I’ll Want to Watch as the World Ends

I love movies that move me. I love movies that make me cry. I love movies that make me laugh and cry and do it all over again, until I’m reduced to a soggy but satisfying mess. Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Being Old

Don’t Worry, Dearies, this won’t bore you

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That Time I Made it Into Huffington Post

How I got pushed into writing more about my marriage than I thought I wanted to. Continue reading

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