Author Archives: Erin

On Thanksgiving

I’m headed home Wednesday for Thanksgiving in New Jersey. It’ll be our family’s first Thanksgiving with the new member of our third generation, Jack Michael. We’ve always been a pretty nuclear family, just the four of us, five since my … Continue reading

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Inspiration, That Bastard

The thing about this fickle, fickle Internet is this: It giveth and it taketh away. Because of what I do for a living, I didn’t comment on the Penn State events of the week on any social media platform until … Continue reading

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When We Were 18

When we were 18, we were college freshmen. We were part of the same pack of friends though I always felt somewhat like an outsider, a result of both my own shyness and my, at that time, underdeveloped sense of … Continue reading

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I Need to Lay Some Things Down

I’m sorry I’ve been gone, and I’m sorry I’ve come back for a purely selfish reason, but I tonight I just need the blank white space and the blinking cursor for just a few minutes. A list: My dad is … Continue reading

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I Did A Thing

Last week, I went home (one of three homes — I am a woman rich in emotional connections if not real estate) and did a thing. It wasn’t a big thing; indeed, it was a pretty small thing in many … Continue reading

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Vignette

I’m running it in my head, over and over, like a movie trailer, like an instant replay of something that hasn’t happened yet. I see the platform, the stairs down to the parking lot. I can feel the hum of … Continue reading

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Up Top

Have I told you how I feel about my roofdeck? Because it’s nothing short of love between us. On my roof, I’m 35 pounds lighter and four inches taller. The wine I sip is a sophisticated vintage only available to … Continue reading

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Housekeeping

A couple of quick updates… The foot is so much better. I was released from the boot about two weeks ago, though I played it safe and kept it on through my annual conference. Now I need to figure out … Continue reading

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A Whole Damn Month.

Crap. That’s no good. Wonder if I’d be more faithful to something like Tumblr. Probably not. I am a fickle, fickle beast.

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A Brief Political Interlude

I’m not a hugely political person. This despite having worked in politics (for Republicans) for much of my career, this despite being a to-the-bone Democrat. Most of the time, I shrug at the silly theater of “No new taxes!” and … Continue reading

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