Friars Hill Traffic Report

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

Off the Tops of our Heads

By Sarah Mansheim I was covering a government meeting this week, and an audience member asked the governing members an interesting question. “How do members of the media decide what to write about?” she asked. My reporter...

What we talk about when we talk about bacon

What keeps you going? Is it your church? An energetic exercise routine? Art? A glass of wine? Is it food? Is it sugar? What gets you out of bed in the morning and tamps down the...

World’s Okayest Mom

I don’t want to brag, but, I’m really a pretty okay, less than average, okay-fine-at-least-I’m-not-addicted-to-crack, mom. Yeah. I’m pretty average. It’s cool. It’s pretty easy to be an okay mom. You have to stock your pantry...

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...

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