Status Update: TLDR

I learned a new Internet abbreviation this week, TLDR, as in “too long, didn’t read,” which has me all kinds of sad because, well, here you are on my blog that by design goes “on and on and on.”  I am the definition of “long-winded.”  Before you click away from this page after adding “TLDR”Continue reading “Status Update: TLDR”

After the Storm: A Better Love Story

Tonight as I wrapped Christmas presents for our family, I watched Serendipity, a movie in which two characters, John and Sarah, meet one Christmas, separate and then spend the majority of the movie looking for each other whilst being engaged to be married to other people.  They chase fate and destiny in order to overcomeContinue reading “After the Storm: A Better Love Story”

Damaged Goods

Let’s talk about sex. Ba-by. My Kindle essay, “The Valley of Achor,” is about obsession, infatuation, and love.  It is about sex and faith and God and mercy and redemption.  I have thought so much about these things ever since I prayed at 18 that whatever was causing my period to be two weeks late wouldContinue reading “Damaged Goods”

Most Memorable Moment: Ten Years Later

Last night, we went to Bull and Bones Brewhaus and Grill in Blackburg, Virginia (look at that nice alliteration… it’s even a poetic location) for karaoke and drinks.  Brandon asked me what moment is most memorable for me from the last ten years together, not counting our wedding day and the births of our children,Continue reading “Most Memorable Moment: Ten Years Later”

Looking for the Goods

First off, sarahmwells.com is broken, and I’m unhappy about it.  I kept hoping it would reset itself or just reappear, and after multiple attempts to contact customer service people at Google and at GoDaddy.com, I have given up, deleted the domain name entirely, and with any luck it’ll become available again in the next coupleContinue reading “Looking for the Goods”

About "Field Guide to Resisting Temptation"

Today, a short essay I wrote appears on Brevity, a journal for brief nonfiction, called “Field Guide to Resisting Temptation.” I wrote this essay after it occurred to me for the first time that I could be the one to screw up my marriage. Even though my husband and I had talked about temptation abstractly, about bar scenesContinue reading “About "Field Guide to Resisting Temptation"”

Instructions for Crazy

Who is that crazy person in my last blog post?  Woah.  She’s crazy, isn’t she? She hasn’t completely moved out, but I think I’ve at least stashed her polka dot and pinstripe clown suit in the closet for a couple of days. AWP was restorative.  I slept a lot, ate good food, and had greatContinue reading “Instructions for Crazy”

The First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” – Mahatma Gandhi I leave in the morning for my annual trek to the AWP Conference, this year in Boston.  I’m leaving with my homework done for this week, a packet submitted for the program, “spring break” for school waiting after the trip, four manuscripts formattedContinue reading “The First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem”

Poem for Valentine’s Day

I wrote this little poem for my husband a couple of Valentine’s Days ago. It’s a little geeky in that I love researching stuff I didn’t know before (like the names of DNA components), but I think even without the DNA, you can get the jist, that I love my husband, and that we’re inContinue reading “Poem for Valentine’s Day”