About You

Who are you?  Were we teenagers together, wandering through the North Carolina forest with the Rainbow Tribes?  Or advertising wonks together at Grey, where — to paraphrase The Times — the creative is as colorful as the name?  Perhaps you’re just some poor eighth-grade student writing a paper on Albert Einstein who stumbled upon this because, really, dear, let’s face it, you’re not very good at research.

 Who are you?  Why are you here?

  1. Michelle says:

    Lovely little pieces, pictures are wonderful–love the daffs with the stove pipe.

    so this is where Mot first appeared.

    do you imagine he left because he was feeling to close to you, too much of an emotion like love which for him would be very threatening.

    Nice site. Will explore further later.

    B’shalom, Michelle

  2. The homeless artist is a wonderful piece. Perhaps a book of photographs could come out of your attention to it? I related to it strongly probably because of my personal exerience with Outsider Art. My mother and I were also homeless after the war in England, when I was small. She also made art in odd places. Circles of small stones, stones in little nests she wove from twigs, signposts leading nowhere. However, she was schizophrenic. Occasionally she would find job as a cook or housekeeper, she was very refined and quiet. It would last until she went into a fugue state, and employers then realized that she was ill. At one small stately home, where she was Cook, I came home from school to find that she had completely covered the whole of the very large kitchen table with a gingerbread replica of the village, with icing outlining architectural details. As I remember it it was all accurate. We ate nothing else for breakfast and supper until it was gone.

    I had forgotten this until your blog brought it back. Thank you. And Wolfstar sitting here says to thank you too.

  3. sarahemc2 says:


    Oh, I hope you are writing a memoir about this!!! What amazing memories!


  4. Michelle says:

    Nice piece on Ron at seventy. Now all I need to fill in the blanks is how he came to be in your life and what he means to you (and Mot?).

  5. michaeldavidjay says:

    Just a reader who found your passover piece…. I thought, I searched, I found. I am a M.A. (Don’t worry, it is easier than you think — a if I can do it any chimp can.)

    Good luck in everything.

  6. Mike Mullen says:

    I’m here because a big clown hit me.

  7. Art Wills says:

    Dear Sarah, I am glad to see that you are alive, happy and well up in M-Town.

    About me: I grew up in Huntington WV just down the street from you. We used to walk to school together, shared an occasional cigarette, etc.

    I have lived in Columbus, OH for the past 20 years. I currently work for a state agency that provides legal advocacy services to persons with disabilities: http://www.olrs.ohio.gov

    I happened upon your blog while rummaging around on google. I think your stories are absolutely wonderful, and I have since visited often in search of updates. My favorites are the piece on daffodils, and the “petty larceny cobbler”. I have always admired your intellect and insights.

    Take Care.

  8. sarahemc2 says:

    Now, see, this is why EVERYONE should have a blog! Hi Art!!! How are you? Send a gossipy email and tell me about the last twenty-five years!!!!

  9. Kim says:

    I am only connected because I lived in Morgantown for a few years, but a couple of years ago picked up and returned home to Brisbane, Australia. I was interested to see what blogs were out there related to Morgantown, and yours was at the top of the google search results. 🙂
    Cheers from Brisbane, Australia!

  10. Jillian says:

    I’m a former WVU student of the English dept. persuasion, and somehow managed to stumble across this via your mentions of the Friendship Room. I’m working for an information and referral agency and it came up in my Google search. Of course I immediately found the rest of your writing engaging, and think I might stay a while. 🙂

    I’m always curious to see what others in the area have to say about living here.

  11. Kristina Hard says:

    If you are the Sarah who dragged along a Swedish exchange student to the sf-club at Marshall university (I think it was MU) during your senior year in high school? Well, then I am that Swedish girl!

    Nowadays, I am an author (I even write some sf..) and teach creative writing at the university where I live (in Sweden)


  12. Elizabeth says:

    I was your neighbor but only for a brief time. For whatever reason, you moved out and down the street from me. I like finding your writings and am glad to have reconnected, no matter how we do so. Keep up the work, I enjoy reading about you & your life!

  13. rbbrand says:

    Ha, I did a Google search after your recent sighting of Backpack Jack, being just curious about the man. As for the rest we met when we were kids and neighbors and have reconnected through the grace and power of social media. And I am the better for it.

  14. hoochoover says:

    Who am I and why am I here? These are questions I’ve been asking most of my life. Thanks Sarah, good to see you here. I majored in CW and anthropology and have found no practical uses for either. From CW I learned that I am not a writer. Though I am good with language and (under duress) can turn out a decent story, I really don’t love writing. And that’s what it takes. I’ve re-embraced that which I am passionate about. Now I see that my college majors are informing my songwriting. I don’t know if a songwriter can do anything with a blog but I do feel that my songs are worth sharing. We’ll see. I’m so glad that Aaron got to do his MFA with you and especially glad to have been introduced to Mot. He’ll be with me till I die. Please feel free to share anything I put up and thanks again.

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