How Three World War II POWs Saved Each Other’s Lives

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I'm so sad to have to tell you that, only a few days after our reunion in Walnut Creek, Bob Tharratt passed away. It's … [Read more...]

Autumn in the Garden, When Sensible Plants Pack It In for the Winter . . . And a Healing Ankle

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I took these photos of my favorite up-north garden last October. It's a genuine four-season garden in the upper Midwest, … [Read more...]

What I Really Wanted for My Birthday

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "What do you want for your birthday," Jon wanted to know. A biggish birthday was coming up, one that ended with a five. I … [Read more...]

The Shame of Aging: The Big Seven-Five Has Finally Arrived

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's here. It arrived this week -- my birthday, The Big Seven-Five. I am now officially old. And I look it. There's no … [Read more...]

My Big Brother Loves Me — The Cataract Chronicles Continued

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My big brother loves me. I've always known that, of course. But recently he said it out loud, in so many words. The … [Read more...]