Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.
-Susan Searf Merrell

Harvard Schmarvard

by lesliedinaberg on August 25, 2006

I used to think that people who had degrees from Harvard had arrived into the elite upper echelon of higher education. Like most people who have seen Love Story, and Good Will Hunting, I pictured Harvard guys a certain way. Preppy, sophisticated, erudite and of course, rich. Then I met my husband. It’s not that […]

Why Do Men Have Nipples

by lesliedinaberg on August 18, 2006

Why? Because it’s an awfully catchy title. The screaming titles in the window of Barnes & Noble caught my eye: “Why Do Men Have Nipples?” and its sequel, “Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex?” by humorist Mark Leyner and Dr. Billy Goldberg. Sure, “Dr. Billy” sounds like he should be playing with a plastic […]

The Not-So-Newlywed Game

by lesliedinaberg on August 11, 2006

You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but I’m actually rather competitive. Especially when it comes to stupid things, like knowing the names of one-hit-wonder bands from the 1980s (of course YOU remember when “Der Kommissar” was in town, but I bet you couldn’t tell us that After the Fire was the band that […]

Reunion Reflections

by lesliedinaberg on August 4, 2006

Perhaps you too have experienced the nausea brought on by the arrival of an invitation to a high school reunion. The angst-O-meter skyrockets, and your first impulse is to rip the thing into a billion little pieces (or in the case of my low budget reunion, immediately hit the email delete button). Your next instinct […]