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Erika Petrelli


I dragged my daughter with me the other day to purchase myself new pair of jeans. At the store I went directly to the jeans shelf, while my daughter meandered and oohhhed and ahhhed over everything...

Erika Petrelli

The Golden Rule

Erika's reflection on how the Golden Rule plays out for her, both at work and at home.


Erika Petrelli

On Grace and Gratitude

After a quick stop in Connecticut at the end of my recent trip east, I headed back down to the city on the Metro North train. I was absent-mindedly staring out the window when we passed an enormous...

Erika Petrelli


I am staring a forty. Staring pretty closely, actually, as it’s just six days away. Forty. That would be a four followed by a zero.

Erika Petrelli


I’ve decided to stop making to-do lists, as it has become clear that they are evil purveyors of my daily failures.

Erika Petrelli

Changing Landscapes

I once rear-ended a city bus. During the busy morning commute. A city bus filled with passengers. Passengers that all had to evacuate the bus upon my rear-ending of it, and wait on the sidewalk for a...

Erika Petrelli

The Things We Carry

I was in New York City working last week, and on one evening participated in a teambuilding activity that was modeled after the show Project Runway. I was one of the lucky/unlucky models for this...

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On Wings and Whimsy

Today’s society pushes for us to be extraordinary in all things.

Erika Petrelli

Pencils and Possibilities

I love pencils. Freshly sharpened, classic #2 pencils. I love the smell of a freshly-sharpened pencil. I love the way a sharp pencil feels on a thick, new notebook. I love the way you can erase away...

Erika Petrelli

A Love Story: My First Car

"My first car" is something you can only say once. In this post, Erika discusses her passion for a plucky little vehicle, literally held together with staples and duct tape.

My first car was a 1977...