Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Recylable Resolutions for the New Year

by lesliedinaberg on December 31, 2010

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” -Bill Vaughan “New Year’s resolution: to tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” – James Agate “A New Year’s resolution is something […]

Holiday Letters for the Cheerless

by lesliedinaberg on December 17, 2010

As much as I love getting mail during the holiday season–what’s not to like about the season where chocolate catalogs finally outweigh that depressing stack of bills and you get daily reminders that good old so-and-so you shared a cubicle with in 1991 is still alive and kicking?–I have to admit that sometimes I get […]

Tackling the Season Like a Man

by lesliedinaberg on December 10, 2010

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from my friend Ramey: “If you don’t want to be the only one doing all the work then you have to let other people do stuff using their own standards–no matter how crappy or inferior they may be.” She was talking about diaper rash […]

From Yiddish to Yinglish

by lesliedinaberg on December 3, 2010

When it comes to traditional religion, I’ll readily admit that I’m more Jew-ish than Jewish. You won’t find me in temple unless there’s a Bar mitzvah or a book signing, and I’m certainly not one to pass up an offering of bacon-wrapped shrimp. They’re delish! But there’s one part of Jewish cultural tradition–besides the latkes–that […]