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...]

A Case of the Human Condition: The Center of the Universe? It’s a Little Beach in Michigan, of Course

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, August 9, 1987 Up in Siskiyou mountain country, in the northwest corner of California, there is a spot … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Another Threat to Lake Michigan — Asian Carp

My Michigan friends are emailing me about the Asian carp threatening to enter Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes from the Illinois canal system. The … [Read more...]