Weddings and Babies and Bruno

February 27, 2018 / 1 Comment

So I’m back at Panera. My old Panera. The one I used to come to to cry and kill time when my ex-husband and I were separating so many years ago … And why I am here now after so many years? Because I just dropped my kids off at the hospital — where my ex-husband’s new…

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Cover image for You're Only Getting Older and Uglier — Start Online Dating Now, by Trish Sammer

Apparently I Wrote a Book

May 25, 2017 / 1 Comment

I woke up this morning and saw a headline titled “50 Challenges You Can Start Today.” I wonder what sort of person reads that and goes “HELL YES, MOTHERFUCKER! Bring it ON!” I know those people exist. I am not one of them. The fact that I have to work today AND pick up kids…

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The BEST ADVICE You Can Ever Give Your Kids: Don’t Procreate with a Jackass

August 28, 2015 / 1 Comment

We try to give our kids the tools to live happy, successful lives. But here, I believe, is the BEST ADVICE you can ever drill into your children’s brains and we just don’t say it enough: Don’t procreate with a jackass. You can use different words when imparting my suggested advice, but I think “jackass”…

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Seasons of love … and writing

January 8, 2014 / 6 Comments

Birds and flowers of the four seasons, part of the paintings on room partitions in the abbot’s quarters (hōjō) of Jukō-in of Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. Ink on paper. This picture shows four of 16 panels on fusuma (sliding doors) in the in the ritual room. The paintings have been designated as National Treasure of Japan…

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Dating. Why bother?

October 20, 2013 / 0 Comments

You’ve all heard plenty of my dating observations on the old bloggity over the years. Just wanted to share the view from the other side (of the country and the gender divide). Here’s a piece from a single dad in LA breaking down the dating scene there. [I was struck by how driving/parking plays such…

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Ask Trish: Why isn’t Prince Charming beating down my door?

July 11, 2013 / 0 Comments

Time for another “Ask Trish” post. This week’s topic is close to my heart so let’s get right to it! READER QUESTION: Hey Trish- I have a question for your bloggity. What the hell can I do about my lack of a love life? I’m really reluctant to try online dating- I’m more comfortable meeting…

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