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.

The American Flag Is Flying in My Liberal, Elitist Neighborhood Today. Here’s Why.

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Are you sure you want to do this?" Jon said as he hoisted our American flag into the bracket on the front of our garage. … [Read more...]

More Construction Is Under Way — We’re Giving My Website a New Look

Hey, everyone. My website will be down from time to time over the next few days. So . . . not to worry if it looks funny or is inaccessible. We are … [Read more...]

For One Night I Was Important Again. Thank You Armistead Maupin

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I was popular. No, it was better than that. For one magical evening, I was important. Important! People were coming up to … [Read more...]

When It Comes to Beauty, I Get Grabby. Here’s Why

I posted this essay way back in 2009. It's all about trying to hold on to stuff, especially the beauty stuff that life sometimes throws your way. Today, as … [Read more...]

Surprise! Here’s What I Wore to My Daughter’s Wedding

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The votes were in. I'd asked for help deciding what to wear to my daughter's wedding. And some of my readers were kind … [Read more...]