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

I brake for squirrels

Originally published in August 22, 2015 edition of the Mountain Messenger. I brake for squirrels. I also brake for any other animal that comes across my path. If I can, I also swerve, but only...

The cobbler’s children have no shoes

I should have known; I mean, everyone warned me. But I was in love. And this time it was going to be different. When I was growing up, my dad honed his carpentry skills, and...

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...

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...

Angry tacos, or how to ruin dinner in just a few simple steps

There are some things you just shouldn’t do when you’re mad. You shouldn’t drive mad, or talk to your husband or your children when you’re mad. You shouldn’t go out and buy shoes and...

Great Expectations

Isn’t it amazing how motherhood makes us abandon our principals? When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a pretty solid plan as to how our lives were going to go. Simplicity, elegance...

Turns out it ain’t the road

Well, I suppose I can’t write a Traffic Report and not mention car trouble. Remember back when I complained about my road, that it was rougher than ever and I wasn’t sure I was going...

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

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...

Winter woes and good neighbors

First, a redaction. Y’all may remember that I stated in last weekend’s column that I love shoveling snow. I’d like to amend that statement to read, “I absolutely abhor shoveling snow and if I...