Category Archives: Sarah’s memoir

True stories from my life.

Army Girl and the Mardi Gras Indians: St. Joseph’s Day, 2006

By Sarah White St. Joseph’s day, March 19, brought to mind this story, which picks up where this one left off… It is Sunday, March 19th, 2006. Yesterday was the Pontilly Vision Retreat, facilitated by Bert Stitt. We woke up … Continue reading

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Writing My Women’s March

Everyone is writing their Women’s March stories–Facebook posts and emails are coming in from friends, David Brooks is being his gassy annoying self, women like Elizabeth Word Gutting are rebutting. Men too. Here’s Ben Mathis-Lilley on Slate: David Brooks’ Column About the … Continue reading

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Merry Solstice to All, and to All a Good (Longest) Night

Whatever you celebrate as the wheel of the year turns, may it be a safe and satisfying holiday for you. I’m traveling this week, so invite you to reread a post from 2014 about a Christmas memory… that led to musing on … Continue reading

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Finding My Financial Footing

By Sarah White This week my online workshop “Write Your Way to a Better Attitude About Money” concludes. This essay was written in response to a prompt exploring attitudes about money picked up in young adulthood.  In 1979 I committed … Continue reading

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Reflecting on writing the “Tuscany” stories

In the last golden light of a lingering warm fall, I conclude my suite of stories about a trip to Tuscany in 1997. Today I reflect on what I learned from writing this second-person experiment. It was just this time of year–early … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Tuscany: Camaldoli

This is the final story in my suite about a trip to Tuscany in 1997. It began as an experiment in writing in the second person, just to see if I could sustain it through one story…then two, then more. … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Tuscany: Florence

For the next two weeks, I will continue to publish a suite of stories I wrote about a trip to Tuscany in 1997. It began as an experiment in writing in the second person, just to see if I could … Continue reading

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