Bashing My First Book // a glimpse into glenborn + commentary

Bashing My First Book // a glimpse into glenborn + commentary

Leaves are falling, wind is blowing, grocery-store candy shelves are being cleared faster than Gimli drank that tankard of ale, and a miserable Sarah Baran is once again entombed in blankets and wailing about the oncoming cold. Ah, October. How I hate thee. (For those who aren't aware, I am part lizard. Cold and I [...]

The Joys of Job Hunting // and other frightening tales of adulthood

The Joys of Job Hunting // and other frightening tales of adulthood

"Sarah, you need a job," Anna informed me one day. "Pffffffft," said I, "jobs are for stressed out adults who have too much to do, can't pay their taxes, and survive on a diet of saltines and microwavable Kraft macaroni--" --and then I realized I was all of these things. There was no dispute after [...]

A Cup of Randomness // kittens + campfires + sarcastic summers

A Cup of Randomness // kittens + campfires + sarcastic summers

My friends, I come as a herald of happy things and sad things, great joy and exponential tragedy. The happy thing is that kittens exist. The sad thing is that I don't have it in me to write a blog post. "Whoa, whoa, Sarah, it's already been two weeks. You're skipping AGAIN?!?!" ...make me feel [...]

Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

Carnivorous Carnivals and Ruthless Rodeos // the baran family crazies go to the fair

"Guys, lets go to a rodeo," I said to my family one day. "Bullriding is a sport where people almost get trampled, and I want to see it." My family is well schooled in the ways of a writer and didn't bother raising their eyebrows. They even humored me, finding a nearby rodeo and the [...]

Of Lions and Logos // a visit to the Academy of Arts + the horse and his boy stage play + renegade Greenville tourists

Of Lions and Logos // a visit to the Academy of Arts + the horse and his boy stage play + renegade Greenville tourists

Do you like stage plays? *glares* DO YOU??? When I was 14, my aunt took Anna and I to see a production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe touring in the area. Being my highly skeptical *cough* pessimistic *cough cough* self, I didn't expect much. Because... magic! Talking animals! Child actors! LIONS! How [...]