Weighing in on Feminism & Drinking…and adding Faith to the equation

My whole morning was redirected by Amy Gutman’s article about women & drinking, which led me to this piece in New York Magazine on the same subject. As I read these frustrating tales of how the right to get absolutely sh*tfaced and not suffer any consequences is now being touted as a feminist platform, I […]

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Kitchen Lessons

We are moving to a new house (!!!) As soon as we move, we will renovate the kitchen. Not because our tastes are so exacting, but because right now the kitchen features bright green formica countertops, broken tile floors, and a white plastic kitchen sink that looks like the aftermath of when Julia Stiles died […]

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Sunday Night Book Reviews

The upside to a week of sick days is you can get a lot of reading done. My TBR pile did not disappoint. Three recommendations for you as we head into the new week: Stitches by Anne Lamott I finished this ten minutes ago. I think it’s her best work, or at least my favorite […]

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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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