Friars Hill Traffic Report

Friars Hill Traffic Report
By Sarah Mansheim
Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

High Water

I remember the flood of 1985. I was nine years old, and my aunt and cousin lived in Marlinton. I remember going there the day after, when the waters had receded. For all these years,...

Friars Hill Traffic Report: Let’s do lunch

Want to get lunch sometime? Lol. Who am I kidding? A girlfriend texted me last Saturday night: “Let’s plan a face to face this week,” she wrote. “I’m free any evening this week except Wednesday,” I lied. “Let’s do...

Getting it wrong

Remember that time, oh, about a week ago, when I was extolling how busy I was, but it was okay because I knew everything? Yeah. Me too. But here’s what I forgot to tell you: that...

Nobody likes a rat

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger Y’all are snitches. That’s right, I said it. Seems like I can’t put anything in this Traffic Report and not get a little flack from whomever I’ve been writing about. Last...

Punching up

In comedy there are two rules, often at odds, that we strive to live by: 1: always try to punch up, and 2: political correctness is a humor killer. When I first heard the...

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

On gay alliances, Christian newspapers, and that one time I met a transgender lady in the bathroom When I was six, my mom and I lived in Seebert with three male roommates, David, Jim and...

Who am I, anyway?

I got THE COOLEST present for my 40th birthday: a DNA kit! According to the instructions, I just have to refrain from eating or drinking for 10 minutes (the hardest part of the test), spit...

In which I ramble on about exercising (you’re welcome)

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger   I hate working out. I’ve come to realize that my general state of consciousness is just one notch above being asleep. When my girls were babies, I discovered that...

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

I have the best girlfriends. I say this with a bit of bravado, because, let’s be honest, it took me a while to find my tribe. But, I really do have a great squad. Best...

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

I’m tired. I look it, too. This morning I had to do the three-layer spackle method to cover up the dark circles under my eyes and I still look a bit undead. I didn’t...

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