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**This is the piece I wrote for and read aloud in The Listen To Your Mother Show : Kansas City last Saturday night. Many people who weren’t able to attend have been asking to read the essays, so here’s … Continue reading
This post was previously published on my blog almost a year ago. But because today is ironically the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and because of Hurricane Isaac, I wanted to share this again. And I’m praying for no flooding. … Continue reading
a delicate strand of an afternoon– her threads are unraveling, hanging off. she’s thankful for the friend who’s a phone call away. they devour sandwiches, both tired, hungry, worn thin by this day, its drama and defeats. mustard and mayonnaise … Continue reading
Please CLICK HERE. It will take you to The Moth’s website. You’ll see a list of story pitches. The Moth is all about storytelling, and it’s incredible. The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art … Continue reading
**WARNING: This isn’t a typical Erin post (wait, is there a “typical Erin post?” let me know). Bill Maher says, “If you see or hear something you don’t like in the media, just go on with your life. Turn the page or … Continue reading
I met Fadra at Blissdom last month and she’s always been a blogger I admire, but I’m mostly a lurker over at her place. (she tweets here) Today, however, I’m participating in her Stream of Consciousness Sundayfor the first time. Here’s how it works: … Continue reading
For the first time in too long, I’m linking up with today’s prompt. I know I can count on you to rip me to pieces! Jon Acuff recently urged a room of writers, photographers, and entrepreneurs: “Don’t compare your beginning … Continue reading
Confession: I had a breakdown at Blissdom as the Gaylord Opryland Hotel staff was breaking down the ballroom (coincidence? who knows.). The same ballroom where I’d finally let loose, practiced my Jillian Michaels planking skills, and danced til I wet my pants only … Continue reading
Last week I wrote about how I’m going to stop apologizing so much. For little things, for big things, for in-between things. For things beyond my control, for things that don’t really require an apology. Because what I’m really doing? … Continue reading
God, grant me grace. Help me be patient with myself. I am not perfect. I cannot do it all. I am not Wonder Woman; I am me, just one person. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Let me not worry so … Continue reading