Laughter is a smile that bursts!
-Mary H. Waldrip

Admission Impossible

by lesliedinaberg on June 29, 2007

Part Deux It used to be that once you got accepted to college you had that last semester or two to relax, slack off a bit, and finally enjoy yourself without all that pressure to get into the school of your choice. Ah, the good old days. I remember Senioritis running so rampant at my […]

Summer is Finally Here

by lesliedinaberg on June 22, 2007

Gotta Go! No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks–and no more teachers saying “no” when kids have to go. School is finally out for the summer, and kids are free to pee to their hearts’ content once again. I had no idea that bathroom breaks were such an issue. As a […]

A Holiday for Dad

by lesliedinaberg on June 15, 2007

This Father’s Day: It’s All About Me Searching for the perfect Father’s Day gift? Men are always so hard to buy for. Plus, let’s face it, unless it’s a 500-foot plasma screen or comes from Victoria’s Secret, they pretty much have the same, “uh thanks” reaction to any gift you buy them. That’s why this […]


by lesliedinaberg on June 1, 2007

SEASONED PHILANTHROPISTS You won’t find their names plastered on buildings and placards around town, yet, in their quiet, generous way, Jon and Lillian Lovelace give graciously of their time, intellect and millions to a wide range of worthy organizations. “We’re a little bit camera shy, publicity shy,” Lillian, explains. Click here to see the story […]

A Master at Mothering

by lesliedinaberg on June 1, 2007

Mr. Santa Barbara Remembers Jane Crandell Though she’s been gone for more than 40 years, the memory of his mother still brings a twinkle to the eye of 84-year-old Larry Crandell. “My best role was not as a father, not as a husband, but as a son. Of all the things I’ve done, I think […]

Floor Women Only

by lesliedinaberg on June 1, 2007

Have you ever wished there was such a thing as a bar for women only, where you could order a cosmopolitan with “an extra shot of vodka and hold the testosterone?” Guys are great and all, but every once in a while I have those days where I’ve had more than enough of their gaseous […]