Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else.
-Donald Knuth

Books I Wish I Had Written

by lesliedinaberg on August 28, 2009

I seem to be in a minority, but I’m more amused than annoyed by all of the navel-gazing that happens on Facebook. One of my favorite features is the “best book lists” that people post on their profiles. Reading them feels like spending an afternoon browsing through a great, used bookstore, or a morning at […]

School needs a longer recess

by lesliedinaberg on August 21, 2009

Why oh why does school have to start in the middle of summer? I’d like to put school in detention for at least another month. Can’t we have a longer recess? This happens every summer: just as I get used to the lazy morning camp schedule and I master the fine art of carting towels, […]

I Like to Watch

by lesliedinaberg on August 14, 2009

I have a confession to make. I like to watch people play with exotic tools like drizzlesticks, poach pods, mincers and mandolins. I find the sight of a grown man rubbing naked chickens down with butter dangerously alluring. In fact, I’d rather have Duff Goldman whisk my eggs and Bobby Flay pinch my salt than […]

Testosterone Central

by lesliedinaberg on August 7, 2009

How do you raise a boy to be in touch with his sensitive side, but not to be a wimp? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot recently. I just returned from a few days at “Testosterone Central,” otherwise known as my friend Andrea’s house. She has three strapping young men between the ages […]