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Erin O'Connor
museum teacher with a dog and husband for roomates. Soon to be a mom...
Interests: art, quilting, yoga, walking, eating, alternative medicine, my dog.
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I've been writing poems lately. I don't have a lot of history or experience with this, except for the odd haiku here and there. But I love reading poetry, and they are starting to come out of me, so there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2013 at Holding Still
It is summer, and oh, how I love summer. Chauncey lies by my side, fuzzy and cute, despite the strange brown something sticking to the fur below his tail... I'll try not to think about it. It's warm, but not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Holding Still
Today when I got home from work I set the hound free ASAP, (Al's in NY, Chauncey was alone and shut inside all day). I realized it was TOTALLY freezing outside and that the two or so days of 40... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 23, 2013 at Holding Still
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I have a wonderful friend who is a wonderful writer. And she has had a tumultuous relationship with cooking (let me know if that is not totally accurate, E), for many years. She has a very funny blog called Picky... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2011 at Holding Still
I was sitting at my computer this evening, checking FB friends' posts, etc. Looking at my lovely African violets and the zinnia bouquet with sage, Japanese anemones and lavendar. Very pretty. I thought to myself, I feel like writing on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Holding Still
I've just been reading The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacsson. This isn't a review, by the way, I am just LOVING this book. Alex and I saw part of the movie on PBS a few weeks back, so I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2010 at Holding Still
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I turned 43 on Tuesday, and it was kind of, well, great. Not in the surprise party way. Not in the "my husband bought me a Lexus!" way, and not in the "I've got no cellulite!" way. None of those... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at Holding Still
Ahh, another book review opportunity! I recently received a copy of You’re Not the Boss of Me by Betsy Brown Braun from Mom Central. They're participating in a blog tour campaign on behalf of HarperCollins, and thus I'm writing this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Holding Still
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I think I'd better write an upbeat post and tout suite! I most certainly have been in a contemplative mood of late. The third anniversary of the boys coming into our family has recently passed, and then I read about... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Holding Still
Re: [Holding Still] Relaxingjackson submitted a comment to Franken-mom Thank you. I almost didnt publish. I felt pretty exposed.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2010 on Franken-mom at Holding Still
I've been cogitating a great deal on mom-dom of late. I've mentioned on more than one occasion that I am honestly disappointed with my mothering skills. Not always, but enough to make me constantly re-hone my approaches to the boys.... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2010 at Holding Still
I'm going to sort of cop out and post some photos. Sorry! Not that I'm not thinking about various things, because of course, I am. I'm just out of the writing habit. So much to do, and when I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2010 at Holding Still
I read today of the passing late last year of a classmate of mine from college. I knew her as the 19th century-looking, curly tressed, intelligent-eyed woman I found intriguing. I knew she was a writer, but only discovered she... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at Holding Still
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Mar 15, 2010
I am sitting at the computer listening to the radio. There's a local station on, and they are playing a series of local ads. What I like to call "homemade" ads. They're pretty bad, I must say. There's a skeleton... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2010 at Holding Still
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I know I've lost many readers due to my long absences (oh, the so many readers that I had...), but I thought I would open up the naming of our new dog to you guys. Here is her story: Her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at Holding Still
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Oh my, once again, it's been a long time. Update: New dog. Yes, we've lost our minds, thank you very much. Continuing in this vein, in the car on the way to a bowling party yesterday, Lire told me he... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2010 at Holding Still
Is riotous laughing at one's own jokes a developmental stage? Not really jokes. Nonsensical, annoying, absolutely irritating utterances followed by forced, extended laughing. When will it end? Will it? Because despite my attempts at calmness, at holding back, at NOT... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2009 at Holding Still
Oh my. Another long absence. My faded tan hands appear flaccid and incompetent upon the keyboard. It's probably the rain. Water retention and all that. The summer. Seems to be ending, though there are some last blasts once in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2009 at Holding Still