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...]

Los Angeles — The Good, the Bad and the Truly Ugly

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Do I love LA? No. Do I even like it? Not really. LA is an awful place. It is 469 square miles of bumper to bumper … [Read more...]

A Forgotten Gift From My Long-Ago Teenaged Daughter — No Good After December 31

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Sometimes it pays to clean out the drawers in your office. Look what a recent rampage through my stationery drawers turned … [Read more...]