Author Archive: Lydia Erickson

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Fearful Familiarity

Fearful Familiarity

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

After Trump won, my sister said we “were in the darkest timeline.” And certainly dystopia has its relevance in times such as these.

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The End of the World

The End of the World

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don’t you wonder how you’d handle the end of the world? I bet you’ve thought of how you’d handle the zombie apocalypse, if nothing else.

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In All Her Seasons

In All Her Seasons

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are changeable creatures. We follow certain rules, consistent as trees in our inconsistency.

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No Man Is An Island, Damn It

No Man Is An Island, Damn It

| May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

No man is an island, but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about it.

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The View from Downstairs

The View from Downstairs

| May 2, 2017 | 1 Comment

But this isn’t what people picture when they think of ambition, is it? I think they picture someone climbing Mt. Everest, or a man in a suit looking out the window of a high rise — thinking not of his view, but of the view from the office above him.

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Trespassers Will Be Shot, God Bless

Trespassers Will Be Shot, God Bless

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

“How do you balance it?” I ask my sister, the civil rights lawyer. It is some time past midnight, and she is trying to sleep on a slowly deflating air mattress in the corner of my dorm room. “How do you balance… your compassion and your anger?”

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Genius Envy, Feat. Lin Manuel Miranda

Genius Envy, Feat. Lin Manuel Miranda

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Don’t geniuses make you want to crawl under your bed and die some of the time? Admit it. Like the sun, human brilliance is painful to behold.

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Dear Santa, I’ve Been at Least 55% Good, and…

Dear Santa, I’ve Been at Least 55% Good, and…

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Santa,
I know I’m a little overdue for writing this request letter, but given the influx of mail that you tend to get, isn’t it really better that it’s a few weeks after Christmas?

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Foreign Cities Worth Consideration in the Trump Era

Foreign Cities Worth Consideration in the Trump Era

| December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

While I encourage all my readers to stay in the USA and help work against the worst of whatever comes next, I know that everyone has a unique set of circumstances, and for those of you who wouldn’t mind taking a break with America or feel they need to, here’s my personal get-away list.

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