No wonder poets have to seem so much more business-like than businessmen--Their wares are so much harder to get ride of.
-Robert Frost

Noozhawk Talks: Leslie Dinaberg sits down with Hap Freund

by lesliedinaberg on March 30, 2009

Certainly the hardest working man in (local public access) television, the Santa Barbara Channel’s executive director Hap Freund took some time out of his busy day to talk media matters with Noozhawk’s Leslie Dinaberg. Leslie Dinaberg: How did you get started in public television? Hap Freund: I moved to Hawaii in 1980, with my wife […]

The After-Effects of Cruising

by lesliedinaberg on March 27, 2009

I know cruises are supposed to be a splendid way to replenish your energy and deplete your bank account, but I didn’t realize the effects of going on the Love Boat would be so long lasting. It’s been three months since we went on a five-day cruise to Mexico for my parent’s 50th anniversary, and […]

Butchering Barbie

by lesliedinaberg on March 13, 2009

Barbie turned 50 this week. And if Barbie, with her perfect, plastic persona, is anything like the red-blooded, hormone-drenched women I know who’ve turned 50, I would never dare say a word against her. Except that every time I look at Barbie she pisses me off. It isn’t her impossibly disproportionate measurements. Though the International […]


by lesliedinaberg on March 6, 2009

I roll up my jeans, soak my toes in that mysterious blue powdery stuff and sink into the fake leathery comfort of a foot spa chair. I set the roller massage to just the right speed and pressure, so it kneads up and down my spine without shaking my body so hard that my boobs […]

The “W’s” of Working Out

by lesliedinaberg on March 1, 2009

The symphony of treadmills and weight machines always gets a little louder this time of year-whether it’s a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, a few too many latkes or too much eggnog, or the gift of a gym membership-getting fit is one of the most popular goals at the start of each year. Here […]