A Case of the Human Condition

I’m Barbara Falconer Newhall and I’ve got an incurable Case of the Human Condition. And since you do too, I’m counting on you to laugh and cry along with me as I riff on life as we know it. Here you'll read about my creaky, old 1950s house and unruly garden, as well as my shopping forays, travel adventures and spectacularly low-fashion wardrobe.

White, White Sneakers — On the Cobbled Streets of Lisbon’s Baixa District

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Is it time to finally ditch those flashy, multi-colored cross trainers for ho-hum white sneakers? Are the footwear … [Read more...]

Armistead Maupin’s Untold Tales — A Big Critical Success

Here's the trailer for "The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin" By Barbara Falconer Newhall Armistead Maupin hits the top of the charts again. His … [Read more...]

Whose Second Amendment Is It? The Gun Lobby’s? Or Gun Owners’?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Not surprisingly I got some blow-back from readers and friends who read my Oct. 4 post "Gun Safety. I'm Giving Up on the … [Read more...]

Gun Safety — I’m Giving Up on the Cause. Here’s Why

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall I give up. I'm not going to get on my soap box and plead for better gun safety laws any more. I've witnessed one … [Read more...]

I Was a Culturally Deprived Kid: My Teachers Never Told Me About the Ojibwe Poet Jane Johnston Schoolcraft

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft -- An Native American Poet, Lost and Found I loved the Michigan woods as a girl growing up in the 1940s and '50s. And so did the … [Read more...]