Small Boys: Reading, Writing — And Yucky

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, September 13, 1987, The Oakland Tribune Little Max is off to kindergarten for his first taste of the real world. What will … [Read more...]

Wait for Me! (Keeping up With the Twenty-Somethings)

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I was all of three or four years old, pumping away on the pedals of my tricycle, near tears because the big kids were … [Read more...]

The Trouble With Daffodils — and My Writing

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I don't like daffodils. I feel about daffodils the way I feel about some of my writing - too damned cheerful. Too … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: When a Six-Year-Old Flies Solo

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, July 26, 1987, The Oakland Tribune It was my mother-in-law on the phone."When can Peter fly down for a visit?" she wanted … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Four-Year-Old Girls — The Last Bastion of Pretty

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, September 1987 "What does Christina have on today?" M.J. wanted to know. M.J. and Christina are … [Read more...]