Holy Ground

Written By: Erin Smith

August 4, 2022

  And darling, it was good Never looking down And right there where we stood Was holy ground ~Taylor Swift, Holy Ground   So Moses is out tending his sheep when he sees a bush on fire. This isn’t so miraculous, as fires in the desert are a pretty common occurrence. But as he goes […]

Into the Woods

Written By: Erin Smith

July 25, 2022

  The famed hero Hercules went to the garden of Hesperides for golden apples to bring to King Eurystheus. In the garden, he encountered Antaeus, a giant of invincible strength, who challenged Hercules to a wrestling match. Hercules threw Antaeus to the ground time and again, but Antaeus would not stay down. In fact, he […]

The F*ck It Bucket

Written By: Erin Smith

July 25, 2022

  I had a dream last week in which I was tasked with carrying a bucket from one unnamed place to another. The bucket was empty, but at the same time so heavy I couldn’t move it more than a few inches at a time. When I awoke, I could remember nothing else. Heavy bucket. […]

Sea Biscuits

Written By: Erin Smith

July 25, 2022

Let’s go to sleep with clearer heads And hearts too big to fit our beds And maybe we won’t feel so alone Before we turn to stone ~Turn to Stone, Ingrid Michaelson   For the last 28 years, I’ve spent the second week of July at Holden Beach, North Carolina with my husband’s large, raucous […]

Breathe. Sleep. Purr. Repeat.

Written By: Erin Smith

May 26, 2022

Wolf cornered Early Man in a cave. Wolf bared his fangs, a murderous glint in his eyes. “I’m going to eat your face off!” he snarled. Early Man held up his hands. “Wait, wait!” he pleaded. “What if, and hear me out here, instead of eating my face off … blankets and peanut butter.” Wolf […]

So Much Noise: My Troubled Relationship with Social Media

Written By: Erin Smith

May 11, 2022

I recently read a statistic that I cannot stop thinking about: More than 90% percent of the data in the world was generated over the last two years. Read that again. It boggles the mind. In some ways it makes perfect sense. Compared to the 15th century, we now consume as much data in a […]