“You’re Not My Dad!”

By: Sarah Taras on Tuesday April 24, 2018

I threw one long, lanky leg over the dirt-bike seat, and sat down, defiantly. Helpless, my then-boyfriend stormed away, refusing to stick around and watch me hurt myself. He tried to forbid me to ride the thing because he didn’t think I would be able to handle it. He failed to remember who I was....

So What If You’re A Bette?

By: Sarah Taras on Thursday April 5, 2018

Bette Davis has become one of my favorite feminists in recent history. She was a pioneer for women in Hollywood during the 1960’s. I read her autobiography this past year and while it’s clear she still had residual misogynic language, many of the things she dared to say then are still fairly...

What About Love?

By: Sarah Taras on Tuesday March 13, 2018

There is something about austerity that grips me in a way that nothing else does. It angers and saddens me beyond words, especially when it comes from those who profess a message contrary to that sort of cold, rigid attitude. Especially when it leads to injustice. I sat on the other end of the...

I’m Gonna Love You Anyway

By: Sarah Taras on Thursday February 8, 2018

My inner teenage self can’t seem to make it through an episode without crying her eyes out, and the last episode I watched was nearly unbearable. It’s the wedding episode, where in the end, Charlie and Kirsten call off their wedding.  (PSA: It’s not technically a spoiler alert, when the...

Morality Renovations vs Law’s Demolition

By: Sarah Taras on Thursday December 28, 2017

At one point, the bathtub in the master bedroom began to sink and we realized that the flooring was rotting underneath. Once we pulled the bathtub out we realized that water damage caused from leaks in the ceiling ducts was the source of the issue, and the entire bathroom needed to be gutted. Upon...

How Nonsensical!

By: Sarah Taras on Thursday November 30, 2017

He would show up and just stare at me with the strangest smile on his face. I would be filled with terror because I was acutely aware of all the “bad things” I was doing at the time, that I was hiding from everyone else. As he smiled at me, eyes deadlocked into mine, I knew he knew. For whatever...

Easy Believism? LOL!

By: Sarah Taras on Tuesday November 7, 2017

If you are one who would like to love Him but who has not been able to do it, at least to your satisfaction, let me assure you that you will never learn to love by imposing it upon yourself as a duty. You will never love by saying “I will love, I will love, I will love” anymore than you can stop...

Just Admit It, You Stink!

By: Sarah Taras on Tuesday October 10, 2017

I don’t think it’s that the world of people outside of our faith expect us to be perfect, but more that we go about our lives pretending as though that were true. We try very hard to stay upwind from ourselves, enjoying our denial and calling it godliness, but that doesn’t stop the stench from...