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Sarah Calhoun

April 8, 2019 4 Responses Posted in:

On Song Writing

On Song Writing Earlier this winter, I had an interesting experience at a songwriters festival down South.  We were at a brunch venue on the Gulf Coast. It was a packed house, yet still intimate enough to view the performer from the bar, where we had managed to snag grapefruit …

February 20, 2019 11 Responses Posted in:

On Letter Writing

On Letter Writing A friend recently wrote me a letter, typed on an actual typewriter.  These days when we text way more often than write, this felt like a treasure.  He mentioned that he gave his 9-year-old daughter a typewriter of her own for Christmas.  He told her,  “There, now …

November 20, 2018 7 Responses Posted in:

On Ancestors and the Future

On Ancestors and the Future   It is the Monday eve of Thanksgiving. I am digging through a recipe box searching for my Mom’s pecan pie recipe. It calls for both bourbon and maple syrup, so you can see why it’s a good one. I sat down to write a …

June 28, 2018 6 Responses Posted in:

On Neighboring

On Neighboring   When I was ten years old, a tornado came through and wrecked our farm. The three-hundred-year-old Cathedral Pines crashed down all around us, ruining fence lines and clipping the barn.  I remember seeing the apple trees my great grandfather planted get uprooted and fly horizontally through the …

April 19, 2018 Leave a response Posted in:

On Learning

On Learning   My goal before this snowy, icy, windy, miserable winter was over was to learn how to do a donut.  A real one like the high school kids do, with a rear wheel drive car. Not sure how I managed to get through my teens without learning this right …

November 10, 2017 2 Responses Posted in:

On Self-Reliance

On Self-Reliance A jar of cider my friend pressed because he could. Enjoyed while taking a breather from cutting firewood. Running your own saw, working for your own heat, 3x over. A good dog and an old stick shift pick up truck. Knowing how to change your own tires. Getting …

September 1, 2017 3 Responses Posted in:

On Hard Work

On Hard Work Having a strong work ethic is something we value hugely here at Red Ants Pants. We toss the phrase around loosely and we certainly work hard, but we don’t spend much time thinking about it, or why it is so darn fundamental to our company values. Having …

June 9, 2017 3 Responses Posted in:

On Perseverance

Perseverance Hello all, this spring has been a challenging one for lots of folks in our circles. It seems that far too many bones and hearts have been broken. Perhaps it is the reality of getting older, as life seems to intensify with the years passed by. Or perhaps it’s …

March 7, 2017 Leave a response Posted in:

On Humor

Humor A reminder to us all. It seems this time of year we need a good laugh more than ever. Whether it’s busting your ankle from a fall on the ice, Or having to put down a damn good dog, Or supporting a neighbor through chemo, Or worrying about the …

December 19, 2016 Leave a response Posted in:

On Vests

Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in and excitement for the concept of a Red Ants Pants wool vest! I am excited to announce that I just got back from our manufacturing facility and we are, at long last, taking orders! Because this will be a limited edition, we will …

December 5, 2016 Leave a response Posted in:

On Hope

  Red Ants Pants presents you with a holiday challenge. Choose someone in your world with whom you have some serious differences. Sit down with them over coffee or bourbon, preferably by a fire. Find something you have in common. Anything. Celebrate that. Tell us your story, in any creative …

November 18, 2016 2 Responses Posted in:

On Courage

On COURAGE Courage/noun/: the ability to do something that frightens one. Here is what I know. The sun will rise tomorrow.  And the next day, and the next day, and so on. We all need a lot of courage. It is necessary for starting a business. It is necessary to …