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.

Help! My Kids Aren’t Perfect After All

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Sunday, April 16, 1989 I was on the phone with my mentor. "Tell me it gets easier," I … [Read more...]

Seaholm: My Old High School — It’s Not Stuck in the Twentieth Century

A couple dozen of us took a tour of Birmingham High School, aka Seaholm High, during our reunion weekend in October. It looks like quite of few … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Some Scenes from Birmingham, Michigan, Today

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A Case of the Human Condition: It’s Us — The Class of ’59

We just keep getting better and better -- and less and less like a bunch of adolescents. The class of 1959, Birmingham High School, Birmingham, Michigan, … [Read more...]

High School Revisited: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same — Only Different

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Birmingham, Michigan, my old home town, is deep in flyover country. I live in California now and, Left Coast chauvinist that … [Read more...]