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About constantcommoner

Ramona Grigg. Freelancer, blogger, essayist, photographer, dreamer,

Looking Inward, Outward, Onward

The last post I wrote here was called. “The Case Against Using Your Blog as a Journal”.  It’s a piece meant for writers, warning them against publishing what amounts to first drafts, but the title is coming back to haunt … Continue reading

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A case against using your Blog as a Journal

Note:  This piece is from my archives (January, 2013).  I’m putting it up again because I think it bears repeating.  See what you think. I love reading the diaries and journals of famous writers and artists. My interest in how … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Horrifies Me

I write a political blog called Ramona’s Voices, where I often feel the need to rage on about the insanity of a man like Donald Trump getting even this close to the presidency.  I’ve tried to keep my opinions corralled … Continue reading

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On a Marriage 60 Years in the Making

On July 14, 1956, Ramona Gracia Caporossi, age 18, married Edward Jay Grigg, age 23, in a Lutheran church in Royal Oak, Michigan. The date was chosen, not because it was Bastille Day or because the date, 7/14/56, had a … Continue reading

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How Danged Fools Celebrate April First

Well.  Where did the time go?  My last post here couldn’t possibly have been exactly three months ago!  I thought I said I was a blogger! So what brings me here today?  I want pity.  Lots of it.  I fell … Continue reading

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Resolved: To Make 2016 A Year I Manage To Get Through

Here it is, 2016, a fresh new start.  Things will be different this year, and not just different, but better.  Way better!  So much better, next year at this time we won’t even have to do a New Year’s resolution.  … Continue reading

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The Things I Find On The Internet, Pt. 1: Creativity

If you’ve never had the pleasure of reading Maria Popova’s brilliant site, BrainPickings, you really have to head over there.  There are days when I don’t dare wander too far into it because once I’m in, it could be hours … Continue reading

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