A Case of the Human Condition: Spring’s Here — And So Is That Guy With His Camera

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall He shows up every spring. Some years we see him. Some years we don't. He shows up at our house just as … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: How Millennial Are You?

Want to know whether you are a Millennial, a Gen Xer, a Boomer or a Silent Generation-er? Take this test on the Pew Forum website. According to this … [Read more...]

Guest Post From Jon: Does “Under God” Belong in the Pledge of Allegiance?

Jon wrote this post a couple of years ago when a Federal Appeals Court ruled in favor of keeping "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. I don't think Jon … [Read more...]

When a Grown Daughter Doesn’t Call — Or, How to Overmother a Twenty-Something

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Christina hadn't called. We had dropped her at the airport hours ago. The flight to Burbank takes only seventy minutes. She … [Read more...]

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder – But What If There’s No Beholder?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Something big and white and cloudy was lurking in the steep canyon below our house. I stood up from my computer and peered … [Read more...]