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Articles by Sarah D. Bunting

The Vine: April 18, 2014
April 18, 2014 – 3:17 PM | 19 Comments
The Vine: April 18, 2014

I've just finished losing a considerable amount of weight, and for the first time in my adult life I want to own a bikini.

The Vine: April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 – 12:33 PM | 13 Comments
The Vine: April 16, 2014

I have a new roommate who brought a cat with him and she is now the apple of my eye, the stars, the moon, the assumed owner of our apartment.

A Word From Our Sponsors: Skechers
April 15, 2014 – 2:27 PM | 2 Comments
A Word From Our Sponsors: Skechers

One of these days, sandals weather will come back to stay ("…she says, angrily stuffing her fleece-lined boots back on with a predicted low of 35"). Check out all the wedges, t-straps, and sneakery sandals …

Byrd, Bex & Cousins Detective Agency
April 15, 2014 – 12:13 PM | 12 Comments
Byrd, Bex & Cousins Detective Agency

Chapter 1.

The Vine: April 11, 2014
April 11, 2014 – 9:47 AM | 8 Comments
The Vine: April 11, 2014

Cat-owning home office folk, help!

The Vine: April 9, 2014
April 9, 2014 – 3:02 PM | 15 Comments
The Vine: April 9, 2014

I'm trying to find the name of a movie I saw as a kid and Vine readers are usually able to figure out anything. This has stumped my Facebook friends and my Google skills, including …

Bang The Drum Slowly (…not THAT slowly)
April 6, 2014 – 8:42 PM | 11 Comments
<em>Bang The Drum Slowly</em> (…not THAT slowly)

Bruce Pearson (Robert De Niro), C-plus catcher for the New York Mammoths, finds out before the season begins that he has terminal Hodgkin's lymphoma. The only other person he entrusts with the information is his …

TN in TN
April 3, 2014 – 10:37 AM | 5 Comments
TN in TN

The Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is Friday!

Hobey, 1995-2014
March 28, 2014 – 3:04 PM | 211 Comments
Hobey, 1995-2014

One time, years ago, I started making a list of all the nicknames I had for the Hobe: Orangino. Hobey Wan. Clicks. Herr Mittenspiel. Grampy. Creamsicle. Tolstoy.

The Vine: March 26, 2014
March 26, 2014 – 2:16 PM | 26 Comments
The Vine: March 26, 2014

My ex-husband and I have been divorced for 12 years, and I have custody of our 13-year-old son.
I am remarried, and my son visits his father somewhat irregularly, but often enough that they have …