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Birth of a PTA Goddess

by lesliedinaberg on May 26, 2006

I woke up the other morning and found myself on the PTA Board. Like all of those stories that start with, “you’ll never believe where I woke up,” I used to hear from my college roommates, I’m not quite sure how it happened. I was daydreaming my way through a nominating committee meeting and the […]

Yes I Cannot Say No

by lesliedinaberg on May 26, 2006

Can a Yes-Woman Become a No (to)-It All? “You know how to do it, ” whispers the assertive angel on my shoulder, and yes, she sounds a bit like Lauren Bacall. “Just put your lips together and say, ‘NO!’” I can feel the unfamiliar sound forming, it’s just a breath away from coming out of […]

How About a Hunka Hunka Hotness in the White House?

by lesliedinaberg on May 19, 2006

Count me among the many millions of Americans who mourn the loss of The West Wing. How many millions? I don’t know. But apparently not enough to keep this smartest-guy-in-the-room-full-of-dumb-television-shows from being cancelled. Perhaps the ultimate political fantasy–a White House controlled by a president and political staff who always put the best interests of the […]

Caution: Images in Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear

by lesliedinaberg on May 12, 2006

Every once in a while, I’ll look in the mirror and see a face that’s not my own. Now I know how that French woman with the face transplant feels. At least she got a stranger’s face. Not me. The face I see is my mother’s. I’ve never been one of those mini-me kids, who […]