The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
-Aldus Huxley

Take a Memo

by lesliedinaberg on July 28, 2006

Now that my son can read, his listening skills have deteriorated to the point that verbal instructions are almost useless. I’d like to write this off as a typical male inability to multitask. Or I could give it a positive spin, and claim that he must have so much testosterone running through his veins that […]

With a Hop, Skip and a Ro-sham-bo

by lesliedinaberg on July 21, 2006

They don’t tell you this in Lamaze class, but one of the most fun things about having kids is that you have the best of all reasons to behave like a kid again. As my son will testify to, I get just as excited as he does about dressing up for Halloween, hunting for treasures […]

Cheers to Good Friends

by lesliedinaberg on July 14, 2006

Like clockwork, the same thing happens to me every year about this time. That one-two-punch of euphoria and melancholy that comes from hanging out with dear friends, repeating stupid jokes, rehashing old stories, and laughing, eating and drinking a lot. It’s great. It’s invigorating. It makes me believe all that cliched crud about friends being […]

Feeling Festive on the Fourth

by lesliedinaberg on July 7, 2006

  “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. […]

Can the Homeless and the Business Community Coexist?

by lesliedinaberg on July 1, 2006

An update on some of the latest efforts California conjures images of endless summers filled with surf, sun and sand, but increasingly, those beach bum images of the past are being replaced by those of an entirely differently type of bum: aggressive panhandlers. After all, if you had to spend the winter on the streets, […]