Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
-Albert Einstein

Black and Blue Friday

by lesliedinaberg on November 25, 2011

My mom, my sister and I have a longstanding Black Friday shopping tradition- which doesn’t include getting up at the crack of dawn with all the crazy doorbusters armed with ad circulars, shin guards and Purell. The 6 a.m. bargains may be great but we’ll still be sleeping off our turkey hangovers till at least […]

Counting my blessings, gobble by gobble

by lesliedinaberg on November 18, 2011

Other than the day the clocks “fall back” and I get an extra hour of sleep, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving is always reliably stuffed with good will, relatively little religious baggage, and predictably tasty food-except for that one year at my ex-Uncle’s house, where there were no mashed potatoes. NO mashed potatoes. The […]

F is for Frenemy

by lesliedinaberg on November 11, 2011

A friendship, too, is a kind of romance-complete with possessiveness,¬†jealousy and mistrust. -Nick Laird While sifting your friends from your foes should be straightforward, it’s not always obvious who’s got your back, and who’s getting ready to stab a knife in it. Friends are supposed to bring out the best in you, even when you’re […]