5 or 7 Things

There’s one of those memes going around on Facebook right now where a friend gives you a number and you post that many things about yourself that most people don’t know. I love these. I love learning things about people that just don’t come up in everyday conversation – pet peeves, secret talents, childhood memories […]

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Please Excuse Trish from Life (Again) Today…

I still have this stupid cold. Or flu. Not sure which. Sorry to burden you with my ongoing sinus grossness. It’s far from the biggest thing going on in the world right now. But this is the second day in a row when I’ve looked at my “Add New Post” page here on the blog […]

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My Day with the Saints

I read a book yesterday about Catholic saints. I’ve been digging the writing of Jesuit priest James Martin since someone posted one of his articles on Facebook, and right before this cold grabbed ahold of me, I went to the library and took out a few of his books. What surprised me the most about […]

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Book Review: The Power of a Half Hour

This is one of a number of books that have surprised me recently. I grabbed it because I’m drawn to the idea of time management in half-hour increments – that sounded like something my attention span could handle. The book didn’t offer many specifics along those lines, however. Instead, it’s a collection of stories of […]

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Preachers of L.A.

So yesterday didn’t end up being the exciting day of healed-from-the-cold accomplishment I’d hoped for. Instead it had more of a yikes-I-might-have-the-flu vibe, and I went from being a couch potato to a mashed potato. The upside is that, having watched every episode of Top Chef and Project Runway All Stars I could find, I […]

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Notes From The Couch

Yesterday was one of those strange days you sometimes get when you have a cold. There was nothing on my schedule that couldn’t be moved, so I spent most of my hours on the couch to give my body optimal circumstances in which to fight off germs (which I picture as all the relatives of […]

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Containing The Yuck

Sorry for the grumpy post yesterday. I’m not sure why that bubbled up the way it did, although it was a pretty good indication of how the rest of yesterday went. Ever have those days that catch you off-guard with their yuck? Wherein things you found lovely and delightful the day before no longer have […]

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Oh (Expletive) It’s the Holidays.

It’s November!  I always forget this month is coming. Then I’m whammy-ed with daylight savings time and walking the dog in the dark at 4:30 each afternoon.  The high temp most days is suddenly in the 30s, and my Facebook feed fills up with two sorts of posts: 1. It’s the HOLIDAYS!!! 2. God save […]

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The Theory of Opposites

I’m a longtime fan of Allison Winn Scotch as a person (her blog is a treasure trove of good advice for writers, and she was LOVELY and generous when my first book came out, writing a post that made me feel so good I still remember it) and as a writer (I’ve loved & raved about […]

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Whiplash

I have whiplash. Emotionally, that is. There’s this weird “What next?” question that hits after a big event is over. It leaves me casting about for some fun new distractions around which to organize my free time. A friend from the West Coast messaged yesterday and said, “I miss you guys!” She and I haven’t […]

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