It's wonderful what we can do if we're always doing.
-George Washington

The Keeper of the Calendar

by lesliedinaberg on January 27, 2012

For as long as I can remember, my girlfriends have been an important part of my life. We’ve graduated from Kool-Aid and cookies to brie and Cabernet and have gone from dissecting Barbie’s hairstyles to debating whether “Blonded by the Light” or “Brazen Raisin” will better cover up our grays, but one thing remains true […]

What’s cooking? As little as possible.

by lesliedinaberg on January 20, 2012

Culinary talent comes naturally for some people. They take a few ingredients, a plastic fork, a stove on its last legs and a flour sifter, then miraculously transform into MacGyver, tossing and throwing and shaping and forming ordinary things like milk, pepper and eggs into delicious concoctions. My mom is kind of like that. I’ll […]

Dirty little secrets

by lesliedinaberg on January 13, 2012

I have a confession to make. I spent most of last week delving into other people’s secrets and now I’ve got a dirty little secret of my own: right now my son is playing computer games and eating Doritos so I can finish this column. There, I said it-I admit that I am far from […]

Tiptoeing into a minefield

by lesliedinaberg on January 6, 2012

Tipping may not be a city in China, but it sure feels like I’m in foreign territory when I get out my wallet. I understand restaurants, but everything else feels a little like…well, China. Hairdressers and hotel maids are confusing enough, but those ubiquitous countertop jars really get on my nerves. Especially the ones with […]