About This Blog

“Your life and mine, we are made whole with composted mayhem.”

I wrote those words five years ago when my life was fermenting. One thing went wrong, then another, then another. Somehow I caught horrible luck and horrible sadness at the same time.

And I don’t think this is unusual. Sometimes our lives just go off-kilter, and we cannot recognize what is before us as our own.

Composted mayhem is what happens when all the rotten days and weeks start to mingle with each other until there is a whole pile of messes. The pile sits and waits and holds its breath—and then something happens and the green starts peeking through!

It is a long, slow, painful miracle.  And that is what this blog is all about.

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About Sarah

Sarah Ellis is a writer, vocalist, avid reader and environmentalist hailing from Brattleboro, a small town in southeastern Vermont. She spent recent years in South Hadley, MA, where she graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2015.  Sarah has performed in multiple vocal ensembles that span genres, and she frequently collaborates with friends to perform in local venues.

Sarah has ventured into education and city government, and she is now pursuing work in the nonprofit sector. She wants the work she does to be meaningful and tangible, and that passion is guiding her search. With degrees in Anthropology and Italian, she expects to spend time abroad. She is particularly interested in exploring her non-existent Irish roots (in other words, GOING TO IRELAND!).

In addition to reading and writing contemporary fiction, Sarah enjoys watching good television and hiking in the Green Mountain State.

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