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  • About WTKWW

    June 28, 2019 by

    Hi. My name is Sarah (Spanish pronunciation, yes even thought has an H). I’m an award-winning YA author and one of the two voices you’ll hear on the podcast “What the Kids Were Watching.” If you grew up in the late 70s and 80s and watched the same movies again and again on HBO, if… Read more

  • The Yard Is Filled With Cardinals

    November 28, 2020 by

    Meditations on Losing My Mother to Cancer During a Global Pandemic (In October 2019, my mother was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. In December 2019, she had a stroke and began experiencing dementia. In July 2020, she and my stepdad moved back to my hometown so she could be closer to family during her recovery.)… Read more

  • What the Kids Were Podcasting: A Season 1 Recap

    August 19, 2020 by

    Can you believe it’s been six months since Raf and I released the last episode in Season 1 of the “What the Kids Were Watching” podcast? I’ve been meaning to write a recap post with links to each specific episode, but, y’know, pandemic. Speaking of, how’s that quarantine life going for you? I don’t have… Read more

  • Holiday Leftovers: A Podcast Update, Mini-Movie Reviews and More

    January 14, 2020 by

    Greetings and salutations. How’s everyone’s 2020 going? Mine’s a bit of a doozy. To catch you up: My mom started feeling sick in August, was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer in October, had a stroke in mid-December and was hospitalized for over a week, and still is struggling with temporary dementia. The good news is… Read more

  • The Podcast Lives!

    January 3, 2020 by

    After over a year of planning, I’m delighted and relieved (delieved?) to announce that “What the Kids Were Watching” the podcast IS A REAL THING AND YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT NOW! Just click that link or one of the social media icons at the top of the blog. We’re currently on: Apple! Spotify! Buzzsprout!… Read more

  • Dillon Francis at XS: We Both Know How Weekends Go

    November 24, 2019 by

    Fear and Dancing in Las Vegas “I grow old … I grow old … I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.”—T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” “Today we have the chance to feel again To hear the sounds that brought us in To laugh, to cry, to live again Like… Read more

  • “Fright Night”: When Men Suck

    November 10, 2019 by

    Boo! Yes, Halloween has come and passed; but a good scare is always in season, so here’s my treat to you: a second Halloween blog post. This one is a special double feature for “What the Kids Were Watching.” You’ll hear from Raf, my fellow podcast host (I swear, we are going to release the… Read more

  • “It”: The Fight for Your Life

    October 14, 2019 by

    Welcome to the first-ever Halloween post on What the Kids Were Watching. To celebrate the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes (which I don’t like), maple-flavored things (which I also don’t like), and scary movies (which I mostly hate), I decided to write a few posts about scary movies. I’m not sure how many I can… Read more

  • “Jumanji”: The Jungle Within

    August 25, 2019 by

    End up like a dog that’s been beat too much ‘Til you spend half your life just covering up. —Bruce Springsteen, “Born in the USA” When I decided to write a post about Jumanji, the most important thing to do was figure out how the three pieces of the puzzle — the book, the first… Read more

  • “The Golden Girls”: With Friends Like These

    July 16, 2019 by

    “I’m much too young to feel this damn old.” — Garth Brooks “Sonny Bono, get off my lanai.” —Blanche Devereaux Last week, I bought a miniskirt for the first time in almost 20 years. (And for 30% off. Thanks, Madewell!) I bought it because I’ve been thinking a lot about the past, and unlike the… Read more

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