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 Bay Area Book Festival — My Idea of a Good Time

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Books everywhere. Authors all over the place. And best of all, writers I know from writing groups or my newspapering days. … [Read more...]

Nancy Selvin Goes Big — My Favorite Potter’s New Show

My favorite potter keeps potting away. Look what San Francisco Bay Area artist Nancy Selvin is up to now. I love it! Hmm. I wonder what else she will be … [Read more...]

The Baby Quilts Are Ready — Now All We Need Are the Babies

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Grandchild No. One is due in February, and this time the quilt will be ready. Faithful readers of this blog will remember … [Read more...]

Funny, Funky Gift Ideas — Bernie Sanders Earrings and Clocks Made of Vintage Books

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Yes, thanks to the ever-creative minds and nimble fingers of Berkeley, California, a funny, funky gift can be yours to give … [Read more...]