Author Archives: Six Feet Standing Tall

About Six Feet Standing Tall

Sara Tieman blogs at Six Feet Standing Tall. She stands at 5’11″ and probably could be six feet tall if she stood up straighter…or wore higher heels. She lives in Chicago but also fancies London as her home, too. Attempting to live her life fearlessly, she hopes to share stories that readers will find amusing, insightful or somewhat intriguing as she tries to figure out the meaning of life.

Underneath Your Clothes

I never see naked people. I don’t remember when it was that I started keeping my eyes peeled in the hopes of seeing flashers or exposed body parts in public. I became intrigued by the lack of modesty in others, … Continue reading

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Wanderlust Queen

I stay on the run/Let me out/Let me be gone – “Wanderlust King” by Gogol Bordello In January, the restlessness crept into my soul like the tide rolling onto the shore. Once in, there was no turning back and I … Continue reading

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Love’s Not A Competition, But I’m Winning

It all started with a boy named Brian. I was in the fourth grade when we were asked to choose a poem or an excerpt, memorize it and recite it in front of the class. Those identified to be the … Continue reading

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Depths of Despair

This past Saturday, I was flipping through my feed on Facebook and stopped the scroll short when I read some sad news: the actor Jonathan Crombie died. He was only forty-eight years old. If you read that name with a … Continue reading

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Right Field

When you’re nearly six-feet tall, besides the customary “how’s the weather up there” quip, most people assume that you’ve played basketball. When they’re met by your blank stare or the shake of your head, they move on to the next … Continue reading

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California Love

California. The word itself is as smooth as butter, as sweet as honey. It is my Shangri-La. My Bali Hai. Even as a young girl, I thought of California as a unique, special place. Some of my relatives lived there, … Continue reading

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Empire State of Mind

Driving back to Illinois from Maine in the summer of 2012, my heart tugged a little when I saw road signs marking 100 or so miles to New York City. Just one little detour and I’d be there. That’s the … Continue reading

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