Category Archives: My Non-Fiction

Dialogue on the Couch.

*** preface: this is a flash of my last therapy session, hence the “on the couch” reference.  yes, there is dialogue left out, but I realize this still came out sounding choppy. There was a lot of silence during the … Continue reading

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On Shrinkage & Shoulders

*what follows is a blast from the past…a 2+ year-old post I’ve buffed up a bit. It should seem brand new to many of you!* After my college graduation ceremony, my mom and her sister came back to my dorm … Continue reading

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On Waiting

Every day I wait. Last week I saw a beautiful green caterpillar crawling on the scorching pavement of the Oakwood parking lot. He inched along as I watched. I picked him up and took him to a patch of green … Continue reading

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I am Worth Hearing.

Today’s Writing Prompt at Fadra’s place: What feels overwhelming to you right now and how are you coping?   I’m overwhelmed that the twins are out of school and I’ve lost control over them lately. It’s two against one and … Continue reading

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A Flapper is Born.

**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

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Surrounded By Their Sex

St. Patrick’s Day weekend, 1992. I was 16. We lived on the parade route so tons of people were at our house. Sandwiches, chips, green petits fours, doberge from Gambino’s Bakery, and ice chests full of beer and soft drinks were crammed into our kitchen. People were … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna

Today’s SOC prompt via Fadra: Call it whining. Call it ranting. Call it first world problems. I have perspective but sometimes there are things you just don’t want to do. Maybe you’re tired or you need a break or you’d rather spend your … Continue reading

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The Overwhelm and the Sensitive

  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

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The Dance

I was at my friend’s thirteenth birthday party, wearing a brand new UNITS outfit, complete with stockings, matching flats, and as much makeup as Mom allowed (lip gloss and eye shadow). The room was dark and Phil Collins crooned “Groovy Kind of Love” loudly from the stereo. Plastered … Continue reading

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Day Three Dirty Hair

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

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