When It Comes to Beauty, I Get Grabby. Here’s Why

I posted this essay way back in 2009. It's all about trying to hold on to stuff, especially the beauty stuff that life sometimes throws your way. Today, as … [Read more...]

Mother-of-the-Bride Dress: What, Oh, What Do I Wear to My Daughter’s Wedding?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Here they are, the final four candidates for my mother-of-the-bride dress. None of the four fully obscures the … [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...]

The Cataract Chronicles — I’m Not Lovin’ My New IOL

Note: Husband Jon thinks I get a little cranky and whiny in this post. If so, my apologies. My experience with writing personal essays has taught me that … [Read more...]

The Cataract Chronicles: I’ll Be Seeing Me

By Barbara Falconer Newhall One of the perks of having lots of years under your belt is that one fine day you get to have your cataracts done. Which … [Read more...]