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...]

The Writing Room: My Idea of a Good Time — A Week in the Mountains with a Bunch of Other Writers

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Want to meet a poet? Like say, Kazim Ali, Forrest Gander, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley or Dean Young? Or maybe your more … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: A Child Is Born — And So Is a Grandpa

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My friend Jake is a man in his prime. He does triathlons, reads good books, knows all the best hiking trails, drinks nice … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: George Leonard and the Tao of Writing

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I've thought of George Leonard often over the years. And when I read in the New York Times last month that he had died on … [Read more...]