Ramona Grigg

Ramona Grigg
Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA
September 17
Ramona's Voices
I'm a liberal woman from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, old enough to remember where I was when FDR died. My website, Ramona's Voices, was first published on the afternoon of Barack Obama's Inaugural after hearing his call to service. I include many voices much more eloquent than mine, because one voice isn't enough. Liberal-leaning with humor, except when the days are too dark and the enemy is too strong. Then it's war.


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MARCH 11, 2013 10:29AM

It's Not Always a Day at the Beach

On clear mornings here at the beach I’m out on the… Read full post »

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MARCH 4, 2013 10:20AM

National Grammar Day: Well, La Di Da (or is it “Dah”?)

So I think I told you I'm working on a book.  I've changed the title again, so now I'm calling it "Living to Tell About It".   (The sub-title may or may not be "How to tell your story when it gets to be That Time," but don't hold me to… Read full post »

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MARCH 1, 2013 1:35PM

Will the Real Bob Woodward Please Sit Down?

 Once there was a young Washington Post reporter named Bob Woodward who became a celebrity almost overnight by joining with another reporter named Carl Bernstein (remember him?) to expose the inner workings of a penny ante break-in at the Democratic Headquarters at…

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NOVEMBER 1, 2012 2:52PM

Why is this man Romney even close?

(NOTE:  I had a bout with bronchial pneumonia last week and wrote about it on my blog but didn't post it here.  That's what I'm referencing.)

Okay, I'm breathing again--raggedly, to be honest, but I'm seeing clearly and whatever fun writing I was… Read full post »


Original title:  Killers aim to kill, Guns do the killing, the NRA protects the guns, Lawmakers protect the NRA, Killers aim to kill.

Suspected Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes purchased four guns at local shops and more than 6,000 rounds of… Read full post »
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JULY 10, 2012 9:53AM

The Test of a Great Teacher (This is not a test.)

As a former student who froze at test-taking time, no matter how hard I studied and no matter how sure I was that I would ace it this time (but never did), I was horrified when "No Child Left Behind," a plan linking… Read full post »

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APRIL 11, 2012 9:12AM

No Preacher Presidency this year. Santorum is out.

(Cross-posted at Ramona's Voices)

The big news yesterday was that Rick Santorum has suspended his presidential campaign.  After great deliberation, spurred on by the realization that he never had a chance at it anyway, he has cancelled his campaign plans and most of his… Read full post »

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MARCH 22, 2012 9:36AM

About those Ultrasounds: What if Doctors just say no?

  I've been wondering--haven't you?--why primary care physicians, and especially OB/GYNs, aren't speaking out about the current creepy Rightward trend toward using ultrasounds as punishment against women who dare to sign up for an abortion.  Turns out some of them are.

They're angry,…

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MARCH 13, 2012 10:35AM

It's Settled then: Women, We're at War

Don't expect me to be going over every single attack on women's rights, just because I'm writing about modern-day, 21st century, 2012, just-in-the-last-month attacks, which, as you might have noticed, are escalating at such a dizzying pace we can no longer ignore the rumblings…

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OCTOBER 10, 2011 2:03PM

It all comes down to this, America: Don't be Cruel


Another 2.6 million people slipped into poverty in the United States last year, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, and the number of Americans living below the official poverty line, 46.2 million people, was the highest number in the 52 years the bureau has been publishing figures on it.Read full post »
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AUGUST 9, 2011 3:29PM

Poor Old Detroit: Who is going to save it from itself?

Detroit is my unofficial hometown.  I spent more years in and around Detroit than anywhere else in the country. I loved growing up there, so it would be hard not to have feelings for the city now, even after all of the scandals, the neglect, the excesses, the tearing-down of beautiful…

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APRIL 26, 2011 2:35PM

We're Michigan and Most of Us Don't Deserve This

 Michigan, our wonderful, beautiful jewel of a state--the only state in the union that looks like a mitten reaching up to grab a leaping rabbit, the only state surrounded on three sides by three different really Great Lakes, the only state that can lay claim to both Vernor's Ginger Ale and… Read full post »

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MARCH 24, 2011 9:30AM

Women and Children and the Choices we Make

"I think everyone agrees with the goal of reducing abortion by encouraging consideration of other alternatives," [North Dakota governor] Daugaard said in a written statement. "I hope that women who are considering an abortion will use this three-day period to make good choices."

The governor said s… Read full post »
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FEBRUARY 16, 2011 10:22AM

My mother, Irene, lived a Life

My mother was born on this day in 1918.  It was the year the influenza epidemic spread across the world and became a pandemic.  By rights, and maybe in a more populous locale, my mother might have sickened and died before she ever had a chance at life.  She was a… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 15, 2010 8:02AM

The Amazing Endurance of Remarkable Words

Until this moment, Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty, or your recklessness. . . Little did I dream you could be so reckless and so cruel as to do an injury to that lad. It is, I regret to say, equally true that I fear he shallRead full post »
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NOVEMBER 5, 2010 9:54AM

Give 'em Hell Harry's Mad Miracle

For most of the 1948 campaign season, the only person who believed Harry Truman could win an elected term was Harry himself.  The politicians, the punditry, if not the entire country, thought poor Harry--who was not now and never would be FDR--was laughably unelectable. Not a… Read full post »