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Posts by Sarah Eshleman

Simplicity Patterns and Simple Faith

Sarah Eshleman

It was a common scene in my childhood: my mom cutting out tissue-thin sheets of a Simplicity pattern for a dress, jumper, culottes, or other fashion atrocity; pinning the pieces to the material; cutting out the pieces of fabric; and stitching them together. Her table was often strewn with clothing parts, as if she were…

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#metoo #youtoo #us

Before there was Harvey Weinstein in his sordid bathrobe, before a different Hollywood star posted a confession of assault or perversion each week, before a hashtag became a rebel yell, before women were bashed and doubted, emboldened, and empowered—long before all that, C. S. Lewis said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person…

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Still Thoughts from the Bubble Bath

Recently I moved to a new apartment, much nicer than where I had been living. At my old place, the tub didn’t have a slanted back, so if I wanted to take a bubble bath, I just sat there in the middle of the tub like a gigantic baby. At my new apartment, the tub…

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