When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour.
-Albert Einstein

The Roar of the Cougar

by lesliedinaberg on October 30, 2009

Watching “Cougar Town” makes me feel dirty-and not in a good way. I really wanted to like this show. Despite the high concept potential for disaster, when I heard about it I had high hopes. The star, Courtney Cox, was my third favorite “Friends” actress and her last series, the short-lived “Dirt,” was delightfully trashy. […]

Let Lying Liars Lie

by lesliedinaberg on October 23, 2009

I try to teach my son that honesty is the best policy, but truthfully, I don’t always tell the truth. I’ve got lies on my mind this week because I saw The Invention of Lying, which, despite a great high concept – in a world where people can only tell the truth, one man discovers […]

Childhood Pre Postmortem

by lesliedinaberg on October 9, 2009

“I guess I’m really a grown-up now” is a thought that has crossed my mind a lot lately. I think my “kid emeritus” status has less to do with the rings on my trunk — and the wrinkles on my neck — than it has to do with the inescapable passage of time. This week […]

Wrapping it up

by lesliedinaberg on October 2, 2009

Little did I know that when I enrolled my child in public school I was signing up for a 13-year tour of fundraising duty. I’ll never forget the first time Koss jumped in the car and delightedly declared how excited he was that he was going to win a squishy pink and yellow stuffed turtle […]