connecting the dots

On Getting Older

The lines that used to appear as a parentheses to my mouth only under close inspection, and only when actually smiling seem suddenly—though I know it’s not “sudden”, because getting older isn’t ever sudden—more pronounced. These days I wear sunglasses to shield my...

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How Not To Be A Political Christian

When you grow up in the suburbs of Washington DC, like I did, the things you worry about as a kid are different. At least in my house and in my mind they were. I went to sleep at night wondering about the breakdown of Supreme Court justices, whether our party would...

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When Forgiving Isn’t an Option

I am what they call a true middle child. I am the second of three kids with an older sister and a younger brother. If you aren’t a middle child, let me give you some insight into what it’s like. When my family dropped off my sister to begin her freshman year of...

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Hi! I’m Sarah

Hi! I’m Sarah, wife to Rodney, mom to Asher and Pace, and writer—although I’m still trying to figure out how to do all three of those things. Sometimes I like books more than people, and all of the time I like French fries more than salad. I live in Georgia but I dream of the mountains.
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