Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister?
-Alice Walker

The Bratty Bunch

by lesliedinaberg on March 23, 2012

Do you ever have the urge to discipline someone else’s kids? What about when their parents are sitting right there, yukking it up, chatting with friends or drinking cocktails, and otherwise ignoring the fact that their little brat is: A.) Talking back to a teacher, lifeguard, parent, or other adult B.) Tormenting a defenseless younger […]

Bonding Over Books

by lesliedinaberg on March 16, 2012

Santa Barbara has a lot of great fundraisers, but one of my favorites is the annual CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon. It’s easy to get excited about buying books, talking about books with other readers and listening to authors talk about books, not to mention a great lunch with a dessert of […]

Sex and Housework

by lesliedinaberg on March 2, 2012

Men are astounded by how long women can go without thinking about sex, and women are astounded by how long men can go without thinking about housecleaning. This explains why my husband can turn on the TV and happily surf skin-e-max while laying on top of a gargantuan pile of unfolded laundry … then still […]