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How enchantment can shape us as writers.

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It’s a contest, not a life-changer.

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I submitted two stories to Medium’s $500,000 Writing Challenge and didn’t even get an honorable mention. Of course I would have liked to be a winner but I didn’t expect it, any more than I would in any contest where thousands of writers are vying for the top prizes. I’m…


Yes, I’ve been fickle before, but this time it’s different. She says, eyeing that new one over there.

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Last week I was writing in my journal with my Pilot G2 07 and right in the middle of a delicious rant the ink ran out. No warning, it just quit. So I grabbed what I thought was another one, but it turned out to be something else. Something wonderful…


And why I won’t be quitting

Frances Haugen at Facebook hearing — Photo: DREW ANGERER/POOL/AFP

On Sunday, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugan told ’60 Minutes’ anchor, Scott Pelley, “Facebook has realized that if they change the algorithm to be safer, people will spend less time on the site, they’ll click on less ads, they’ll make less money”.

She based her comments on the tens of thousands…


We’re sad, yes, but we’re proud.

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Today I shut down my Medium publication, Indelible Ink. I’m grateful for the opportunity to edit and publish such amazing stories, and I’ll miss going to work there, but the number of Medium publications is staggering now and we were in constant danger of getting lost in the crowd.

I’ve…


This is hard, but it’s time.

Our Words Take Flight — Wikimedia Commons

When I started this publication, Indelible Ink, more than two years ago, I envisioned highlighting and promoting the exceptional creative and advocacy writing I knew existed here at Medium, and when so many of my favorite writers came on board I couldn’t have been…


And why it’s okay.

No matter what we write, our biases are showing. They live in our heads and share our creative space and burrow into our work. They’re such an integral part of us we wouldn’t know how to express ourselves without them, yet we’re often not even aware they’re there. We think…


Just when I thought I’d had enough, doggone if they didn’t pull me back.

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I’ve had a love-dislike relationship with Medium over the couple of years I’ve been involved, and I’ve had many emails from them, but none of them ever made me laugh like the one I received today.

They wrote to tell me I was about to come into some money. …


My birthplace defines me. This pilgrimage reminds me.

A cabin on Lake Superior — all photos by the author.

You’ve probably never heard of The Keweenaw (pronounced ‘Kee-wen-aw’) Peninsula. It’s the county at the northernmost tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At a population of 2111, it’s the least populated of all of Michigan’s 83 counties, the most isolated, the snowiest, and quite possibly the most beautiful.

I was born…


Amazon found these today and sent me a gift.

Our youngest grandchild at our dock at sunset

I have no idea how this set of long-ago memes found their way to Amazon, of all places, but when I opened their email this morning I felt as if they somehow knew how much I needed to see them again. I won’t even question how they got there.

A…

Ramona Grigg

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