Erin Then (20)

My Upbringing

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Age 4:   parochial school was no match for me

Age 4: parochial school was no match for me

Erin Then: My mom, Sam, tells stories about how I would scream bloody murder when placed in the playpen and would try and claw my way out. I also escaped from …

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Strange Maps for Strange People

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Posted By Erin on June 2, 2010

A Borderless World – June 2, 2010

This is one of my favorite blogs: Strange Maps. About twice a week, a new map is featured, along with a narrative about the map’s …

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Favorite Flicks of Adventure, Bravery and Heart

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Me and Marianna, the foreign film buff

A foreign film nut, here’re my faves; and be sure to take the poll, read on…

I am HUGE film buff! Correction, my friend Marianna, is the HUGE film fan. In fact, she …

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Erin’s Summer of Fun is Here! An Update on Women’s Rights

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Looks like  an "Aroma Journey" to meWashington D.C. – May 12, 2010

OK – I’m tired of working so hard – and a reprieve is just around the corner! Saturday I return from my business trip in D.C. and I’ll be home for a full 2 …

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Mom & Me: Mother’s Day Binge

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Sam &  Erin: Aloha Style

Mother’s Day is tomorrow and Mom’s here visiting me for the week (10 days actually, but who’s counting).  We usually try and celebrate Mom’s Day together – a little festival of the two of us!

Sam & Erin: Aloha Style…

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A Close Encounter with my Namesake, by Bear Michelson

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Me, looking fierce.

Me, looking fierce.

Kenai Peninsula, Alaska – July 1995

Yep, that’s right. My childhood nickname was Bear. Mostly because my father thought it was funny to name his little girl after a ferocious animal. So I grew up making growling …

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How I Became Polynesian Royalty

Friday, September 18th, 2009

My peeps, the Samoans

My peeps, the Samoans

Pago Pago, American Samoa – Summer 1988

I’m a princess. No, not that kind of princess – although I do have my tendencies… I’m a Samoan princess.

I know you don’t believe it, but it’s true. …

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Spring Break in Barbados: Not your Mother’s Holiday (or is it?)

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

It's the Island Life for me!

It’s the Island Life for me!

Barbados, West Indies  – April 1989

Mom took me to the Caribbean as an early college graduation present. At first I wasn’t all that enthused seeing as I had just had my first incidence …

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Erin & the Kitty Kingdom

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

July 2008 - West Marin, California I adopted my two two adorable kittahs from Pets Unlimited. I got Sgt. Pepper and Lovely Rita at 4 weeks old and was tasked with fostering them until they were healthy enough to be adopted out. But they never …

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Why I Went to a Women’s College

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Seemed sort-of frightening at the time

Seemed sort-of frightening at the time

When I was 16 and submitting my college applications, I only wanted to apply to women’s colleges.  My father didn’t understand this and kept asking me why. Or rather, he kept asking me why …

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