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Introducing myself and my journal

My Passions:
traveling, nature, journalism, sustainability, organic food, fair trade, arts&crafts, dancing, prison reform, education, storytelling, all kinds of happy hippie love

My Challenges:
Being the change I wish to see in the world.

My Vision for the Future:
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." -Nelson Mandela

My Areas of Expertise:
writing, editing, translating, knowing people who know people


Maria de Chirikof's picture

Hi there

I was reading your passions and saw a couple that made me curious so thought I would ask. Do you write now for a paper or just love reading the articles? What kinds of prison reforms would you like to see? What kind of storytelling? What languages do you speak for translating? I think there is a group hoping to get bilingual members to help translate articles back and forth on here but forget what it called but they will see this most likely...

Welcome and I look forward to your posts,


LauraB's picture



I just read your link to the NPR report and then clicked on your personal intro. You mention an interest in prison reform- did you happen to read last Sundays NY Times magazine article -Behind Bars...Sort of by Jim Lewis. It reports on a prison in the small Austrian town of Leoben. The architect, Josef Hohensinn designed the prison with glass walls, balconies, communal cooking spaces, private bathrooms. Intriguing article about how architecture affects humanity and behavior.
Check out the link if it sounds interesting.

I look forward to hearing more of your thoughts on WP.


Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there Erin! Welcome to

Hey there Erin! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


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