A Case of the Human Condition: When Your Six-Year-Old Wants to Talk Money

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, November 15, 1987 Peter likes money. He wants an allowance. The subject came up at the … [Read more...]

Kids and Money: A Six-Year-Old Learns the Art of the Deal

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Some kids dream of growing up to be an astronaut, a veterinarian or a rock star. But others keep their eyes firmly on the … [Read more...]

The Case of the Missing Blog Posts — Blame It on a Mischievous Software Glitsch

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Have you been away?" my Zumba buddy wanted to know. "I've missed your blog posts." "No," I said. "I've been right here … [Read more...]

Jury Duty Is a Lot Like Fourth-Grade Softball. Here’s Why

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I don't know about your fourth-grade gym teacher, but mine followed a barbaric custom still in practice in many otherwise … [Read more...]

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...]