Be aware of wonder.
-Robert Fulghum

Judy, Judy, Judy

by lesliedinaberg on November 25, 2004

Are you there God? It’s me Leslie (or Andrea, or Susie or Jacqueline …). I’d venture to guess there’s hardly a woman out there, who was once a 12-year-old girl, who hasn’t poured over Are you there God? It’s me Margaret and at least considered trying out the exercises that Margaret and her friends attempted […]

Sansum gets $90,000 diabetes grant

by lesliedinaberg on November 18, 2004

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) received a $90,000 multi-year grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation to support the construction of a new Diabetes Research & Care Center, said Rochelle Rose, Director of Development. The grant brings the total amount raised to date to $1.8 million toward the $2.7 million capital campaign goal. Phase 1 of […]


by lesliedinaberg on November 18, 2004

Attached to the most adorable carriers, how can anyone turn them away? The truth is, you can’t–and it’s enough to make you sick. There’s a fine line between obsessive-compulsive disorder and healthy hygiene. When it comes to avoiding colds and flu, experts say we can learn from the example of a certain germ-obsessed television detective. […]

An Incredibles imagination

by lesliedinaberg on November 18, 2004

Our Leslie Dinaberg sure gets animated when it comes to fantasizing about superpowers Ah, to be a super. Is it too much to fantasize about? For the five of you who weren’t at the Metro Theatre last weekend, The Incredibles follows the adventures of a family of former superheroes trying to fit in with the […]

Policies throw wrench into school programs

by lesliedinaberg on November 11, 2004

The charms of a one-size-fits-all approach to high school education are obvious. Parents – especially middle-class parents – want to believe their children are destined for college and white-collar careers. But not everyone is suited for the academic world, and society and our economy depend on the skills of people who build things, make things […]

Choosing children

by lesliedinaberg on November 4, 2004

Life without kids is inconceivable to some, but the results can be challenging, too When you tell Beth Goodman‘s story in broad strokes – as Dr. Laura, Bill O’Reilly and Oprah Winfrey have done – it’s easy to pass judgment. Even Goodman admitted, “I can understand … if you present this … should a single […]

Great expectations not always timely

by lesliedinaberg on November 4, 2004

Sometimes with childbirth, the real labor part comes at the beginning and not the end Driving across town with a vial of my husband’s freshly spun sperm staying warm beneath my blouse, I thought, “I must really want to have a baby.” After almost three years of trying to conceive, I would have hopped down […]