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...]

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...]

A Mother Who Died With Her Daughters at Auschwitz — Ernie Hollander’s Story

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Yes, Ernie Hollander's mother died at Auschwitz, but, no, she was not defeated by her tormentors. When she arrived by train … [Read more...]