Articles by Sarah Smiley
By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 19, 2016, at 4:22 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: I’ve made food mistakes like this before. … I’ve buttered the wrong side of the waffle. I’ve made chicken nuggets soggy. So I knew what awaited me in the kitchen: absolute anarchy.
By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 12, 2016, at 3:14 p.m.
Some people think that kids, those little human beings with no jobs, bills or other human beings dependent upon them, are too busy for homework.
By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 05, 2016, at 12:30 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: In a sense, I fell in love with Maine that first winter because even as we were snowed in and our roof was leaking, I felt alive and small at the same time.
By Sarah Smiley on Dec. 29, 2015, at 12:17 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: It was so serene. The word that kept coming to mind was “pure.”
By Sarah Smiley on Dec. 22, 2015, at 3:23 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: A few weeks ago, I went to jail. Then, a few weeks after that, I graduated from the police academy. Well, sort of.
By Sarah Smiley on Dec. 15, 2015, at 3:17 p.m.
Dustin introduced the boys to “Star Wars,” and so began more than a decade of Ford humming the theme song nonstop and making lightsaber noises any time he passed through a room.
By Sarah Smiley on Dec. 05, 2015, at 12:24 p.m.
Since the draft’s inception, women have not been required to register. All of that changed overnight with the Pentagon’s decision, which of course created an immediate, new legal problem: now women have access to all the same positions that men do, but under current Selective Service laws, they do not face the same requirements or burdens.
By Sarah Smiley on Dec. 01, 2015, at 5 p.m.
Our family’s road trip to Virginia began the way these things normally do: We planned to be on the road by 7 a.m., but we were actually packed and in the car by 3 p.m.
By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 24, 2015, at 3:13 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: How could I not feel lucky and thankful for him?
By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 17, 2015, at 11:54 a.m.
Sarah Smiley: “I’m writing about your tooth and need an ending,” I said. “Let’s pull it out.” Lindell looked at my computer screen and said “just write ‘the end.’” The end.
By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 10, 2015, at 11:15 a.m.
“Our country is filled with veterans like my dad who may seem ordinary, but they have extraordinary stories to tell.”
By Sarah Smiley on Nov. 03, 2015, at 2:51 p.m.
Imagine, if you will, a mother driving her teenage son to school. The mother is wearing Velcro rollers in her hair and has breakfast in her teeth.
SARAH SMILEY | POLL QUESTION
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 27, 2015, at 2:15 p.m.
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 20, 2015, at 4:51 p.m.
Last week’s column about women and the draft, and specifically readers’ responses to it, raised many questions. I answer them.
SARAH SMILEY | POLL QUESTION
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 13, 2015, at 12:20 p.m.
Your son — and even you (for aiding his crime) — can go to jail if he does not register for the Selective Service within 30 days of becoming an adult. Yet even in the likely event that that doesn’t happen, he still can’t apply for government jobs or financial aid for college unless he is registered.
By Sarah Smiley on Oct. 06, 2015, at 10:38 a.m.
Sarah Smiley: Picture Lucille Ball at the chocolate factory.
By Sarah Smiley on Sept. 29, 2015, at 4:46 p.m.
Sarah Smiley: The very last layer of the basement was a snapshot into our lives when we moved here.
By Sarah Smiley on Sept. 22, 2015, at 12:41 p.m.
Do I want military recruiters to contact my son?
By Sarah Smiley on Sept. 08, 2015, at 3:40 p.m.