There are no jokes in the unconscious.
-Sigmund Freud

Musing on Money and Marriage

by lesliedinaberg on January 29, 2010

“That’s it?” I want to crumple up my 1099 forms in disgust every January when I see, glaring at me in black and white, how little I get paid for pouring my heart and soul onto the page (and increasingly the computer screen) as a freelance writer. “This year it’s actually good that you didn’t […]

Dear Scumbag

by lesliedinaberg on January 22, 2010

The limitless wisdom of the broken heart can only be surpassed by its vindictiveness. Andy Selsberg captures both aspects of love gone bad in his new book, “Dear Old Love: Anonymous Notes to Former Crushes, Sweethearts, Husbands, Wives and Ones That Got Away,” which caught my eye at Chaucer’s this week. For those of us […]

Fly on the Wall

by lesliedinaberg on January 15, 2010

If eavesdropping were an Olympic sport, I would have a gold medal and a sponsorship deal with Verizon. Can you hear me now? I sure hope so! From the time I was very young I’ve been ridiculously fascinated by other people’s conversations. One of my earliest memories is sitting in the hallway (after being sent […]

Playing to Win

by lesliedinaberg on January 8, 2010

When did playing to win become politically incorrect? While there are certainly buckets full of residual benefits from playing sports, THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO WIN. Look it up if you don’t believe me. The object of basketball is to score the most baskets. The object of football is to score the most […]