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Erika Petrelli

Within the Lines

So much of life seems to depend on simply staying within the lines. Erika mulls upon this, and the impact it has upon our lives and our sense of creativity

      I am the world’s worst parker.

Erika Petrelli


Ah, summer. Cookouts and swimming pools; hot days and lazy nights. And, of course, fireflies. Beacons of summer, the dazzling lights that dance among backyards and through fields. It’s no wonder that...

Erika Petrelli

Angel Whisperer

Watching the U.S Open in golf recently, it occurred to me that in another life I’d like to be a golf caddy.

Erika Petrelli

Shark Attack

My mom and I once almost got attacked by a shark, sort of.

Erika Petrelli

Ghost Story

What’s real and what’s fiction?

Erika Petrelli


Sometimes life is not funny.  Not. Funny.

Erika Petrelli


At a meeting the other day, a very astute colleague made an off-hand comment about how she sometimes still feels like she’s waiting for something, for life to start.

Erika Petrelli


My kids moved into their new classrooms yesterday. For my son, this meant moving from being an “Infant” to a “Young Toddler”. This milestone means nothing more than moving into a classroom right...

Erika Petrelli


At not-quite-four years old, my daughter has already acquired an awareness of a well known horror: “the mean girl”.

Erika Petrelli


The other day I was leaving a store equipped with automated doors—the kind that open as you walk toward them, leaving you with no greater job but to keep walking. I was literally millimeters away...