A rhetorical question

I am not going to suggest that I or even “science” knows everything about how different people’s bodies react to the vaccine but I assume everyone has heard that younger people, with presumably stronger immune systems, generally have a worse reaction. Stronger immune system, more response from the body fighting…

I thought I could “decide” not to have side effects. I was wrong.

I got my second shot spur of the moment. I was supposed to get it Thursday, but I had plans to interview someone on Friday. So I went in Monday to see if I could do it Wednesday and the woman at the vaccine place, a former pub, actually, was…

Exciting, impossible to duplicate

We had a late Passover here in Nevada County. A week late. People weren’t vaccinated yet, no one could get it together, then someone thought they could in fact stand to host and it was suddenly all happening. (I am not actually even Jewish, by the…

Thank you in advance for someday reading the whole thing

The town library had shelves and shelves of phone books from other places. After a few weeks of looking at them Betsy had all the area codes memorized. If you said the number you could think of the place, Maine was 207, the seven was like a lobster claw, New…

A good place to store, and hide, documents

I bought a rolltop desk last Sunday. I had originally set out that day to buy an outdoor loveseat so that my boyfriend/me/our germ unit could sit with each other in a way that takes up less room on our small porch…

A Very Specific Interview about marketing and getting so much therapy for the cost of just two sessions.

For my fourth Very Specific Interview™ I talked to writer and designer Rebecca Ackermann about Instagram brand one pieces and much, much more.

Sarah: Rebecca, I want to say how brave you are for stepping forward and admitting you bought one shitty Instagram bathing suit that you despised and then…

I have all these pieces. Will they ever be whole? Who can say?

She had started watching these mystery programs with her grandmother on Sunday nights and looked forward to it. Her grandmother was at her best this way, in the dark, with the intermediary of a good story, and she actually talked to her during the commercials. “I went to Los Angeles…

Very Specific Interviews™

Emily Gould was fooled once, but she won’t be fooled again

Woman wearing a vintage bra

For my third Very Specific Interview™ I talked to Emily Gould, a novelist and a friend, about being sad about a bra she bought on the internet.

So let’s talk about your breasts. I will talk about mine first. They are currently larger than I would wish. People think you’re…

Biden staffers fired for admitting they smoked pot should start dressing like this in retaliation.

In 2012, I used to write about whatever I wanted for the fashion blog at Lucky Magazine (RIP). Here is my favorite piece. It’s been very slightly edited for clarity and new information.

Marijuana, it turns out, does not grow in a little baggie in a black messenger bag plastered…

You can have a cell phone carrier or you can have personal dignity

I rarely call Europe. I’m not a sommelier. I’m not a countess. I don’t even really know anyone who lives in Europe. Ok, I know a guy named Rob who lives in Surrey. But that’s where it ends!

I did have an overseas calling plan a few years back, but…

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller is a writer living in Northern California.

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