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Posts by Sarah Robinson

Our Invisible Grounds Keeper

Down south, there’s a very special place on the map just south of Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf Coast called Bellingrath Gardens. Named after Walter and Bessie Bellingrath, the acreage was a gift to the people from the philanthropic couple. It includes a mansion where the owners lived; the patriarch was an innovator with bottling…

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Welcoming The Dark

Sarah Robinson

  Hello Darkness, my old friend; I’ve come to talk with you again. The first line to “Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel’s hit song from the sixties catches this listener off-guard: when has darkness been my friend? Around the age of eleven, my older brother left home for a new job in D.C.…

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Pulling Over

Obeying God

When flashing lights alert you to the rearview mirror, you grip the steering wheel in frustration, realizing the forced pull-over is not intended for someone else. I was just sure that light had been yellow… You click on the blinker, carefully pull to the curb and come to a stop, then fiddle around for documentation,…

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What Are You Waiting For?

We bought the split-level house knowing there were three sets of stairs; one has only five treads; the others are your basic ten. I navigate them all without much thinking. One morning on my way to go meet my friends for our power walk, I grabbed my car-keys, purse and water bottle, ready to jaunt…

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