The Perfect Christmas Tree — I Finally Found It

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Dec. 24, 1989 Christmas trees. Some of my most intense childhood memories have to do with Christmas … [Read more...]

Little Girls Are Superior to Little Boys — Here’s Why

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, June 1, 1987 Little girls are superior to little boys. This fact is not written down in black and … [Read more...]

The Weekend I Talked — And the Kids Listened

By Barbara Falconer Newhall You know your kids have turned into grown-ups when they listen to your advice. I don’t mean take your advice. I mean listen … [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...]

It’s August, But It’s Not Too Soon to Wonder — Can Christmas Be Christmas Without the Kids?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Christmas has gotten to be a scheduling nightmare. Peter lives in Minnesota. Christina lives in Southern California. Jon and … [Read more...]