Author Archives: Erin

Pocket-Sized Feminism

The only other girl at the partyis ranting about feminism.The audience: a sea of rape jokes and snapbacksand styrofoam cups and me.They gawk at her mouth like it is a drainclogged with too many opinions.I shoot her an empathetic glanceand … Continue reading

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You Can’t Rip the Skin Off the Snake

This is the work.I get on the mat.I relearn my body as my home.I accept that this is a long ass process. It takes the time it takes.I stare down the snakes.I shed my old skin.I shed my old self.I … Continue reading

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Zen Story About Letting Go

If anger keeps us stuck in the past, we won’t be fully in the present, nor can we move forward into the future with our full potential for optimism and hope. We don’t need to forgive a particular bad action when the other person … Continue reading

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Done Leaning In

I Got Told What To Call This Poem By My Male Colleague This poem is for all the menWho have sacrificed their timeTo explain my research to me.In train stations and hallwaysAt 1am drunk at a partyAnd over bad coffee … Continue reading

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Vanity

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Normalization of Deviance

That’s an element everyone building anything should consider: Your system not breaking doesn’t mean it works and is a solid design. It might just mean you’ve gotten lucky, a lot, in a row. https://foone.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/normalization-of-deviance/https://www.metafilter.com/179830/Normalization-of-Deviance

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The Day I Almost Lost Bosco

Bosco had an upset tummy over the weekend – he wasn’t eating a lot and he’d had a touch of diarrhea. Monday night he got me up six times needing to go out, and each time necessitated putting him in … Continue reading

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Actually lolled

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Introducing Moses

Moses in a Cane Corso Mastiff (I think!) who is 9 months old and a big smooshy baby. He came to stay for 6 nights. Maia was not enamoured – she showed him her teeth multiple times and would put … Continue reading

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