Blog Archive

Welcome to the inside of Sara Beth Wald’s head and heart, where anything can happen!

I came. I saw. I made it awkward.


No post this week. I have a couple of big projects that are taking up my writing time. And plus, Thanksgiving stabbed me in the eye. Well, not literally. That doesn't even make sense. It's just an expression that is ...
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/ Humor
Sara Wald hospital

What goes well with turkey? Gratitude.

It’s been very difficult for me to write about my illness. In fact, when I got sick, I stopped writing altogether. But it’s time to address it. I’m ready… To say that the last few Thanksgivings were challenging for our ...
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Red barn

Does UC Berkeley really hate rural America?

Okay, guys. We need to have a talk. I’ve discussed this before, and really… It’s so important. You’ve got to stop believing everything the Media tells you. This is the first post in a two-part series on narrowing the urban/rural ...
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/ Life tips, Society and Culture
U.S. flags lined up in green grass

A decade later: A young soldier says goodbye

This post originally appeared in my weekly newspaper column in the Lewistown News-Argus and the Sidney (Mont.) Herald on July 4, 2009. This was before Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter. This was before we debated the virtue of ...
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/ Introspection, Society and Culture
It's okay to be quiet

We are introverts

Sometimes I just need to take a break from the world. It isn’t that I don’t love the world. It’s the exact opposite. Sometimes I love the world too much to bear. Like so many others, I have a tough ...
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/ Introspection, Life tips
jeans on a clothesline

Shopping for jeans with a teenager

Shopping for jeans for my older son used to be easy. Every season he grew exactly one size bigger. I could walk into a store, choose the right size, and we were all set. Not so for a teenager. Here’s ...
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/ Humor, Parenting
Black and white wedding photo of grandparents

Maybe we’re the ones who are out of touch

My grandpa died recently. He was 92. He was born in 1928. He spent nearly his entire life on the same Central Montana ranch where he grew up. He was quiet and kind and wise. He had strong opinions but ...
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two boys fishing

Honoring the personhood of my boys

We talk a lot about empowering girls these days. They can do anything! They can be strong and assertive and smart! And they can! For generations, females have been put into a box that only fit a select few. The ...
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Montana sunset

I live in ultimate luxury

Life is crazy good. My birthday was on Saturday. I slept in both days this weekend. My husband got up, made pancakes and eggs, brought me my smoothie, let me read and scroll social media. On Saturday morning he brought ...
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/ Introspection, Life tips
Here I go again

Here I go again

For eight and a half years I wrote a newspaper column that followed the adventures and misadventures of my family, as well as the musings and random thoughts of my complicated, simple mind. It was a study in contradictions, much ...
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