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.

A Case of the Human Condition: Choose Me, Please!

By Barbara Falconer Newhall April 21,1991, The Oakland Tribune Jury duty is a lot like softball. I'd rather not do it. I'd rather not sit through the … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Banning Barbie in West Virginia

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Ban Barbie? Seriously? Yes, says Jeff Eldridge, a second-term Democratic delegate to the West Virginia legislature. … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: James Dean’s Last Day — Video with CHP Officers on the Scene

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society has put together an excellent video featuring the two California Highway Patrol officers who were first on the … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Even Barbie Has to Turn Fifty Sometime

Barbie doesn't look it, of course, but this month the busty, slim-hipped fashion doll turns 50. Read all about it in Mary Jo Murphy's article  in today's … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: The Day James Dean Died — The Eyewitnesses to Speak on February 28

By Barbara Falconer Newhall This Saturday in Southern California, fans of the legendary film star James Dean will have a chance to meet face-to-face … [Read more...]