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...]

The Mother-of-the-Groom Diaries: The Day Before the Big Day

By Barbara Falconer Newhall In a little more than twenty-four hours our son Peter would be a married man. But first, he and Jon had to pick up their … [Read more...]

A Cry in the Night — ‘Mommy, I’m Scared’

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, 1986 It was the smallest of sounds. So small that even Jon, a light sleeper, didn’t hear it. First a whimper, then, … [Read more...]

A (Lengthy) Case of the Human Condition: Married 35 Years

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Hey, Everybody! Jon Newhall and I have been married for 35 years now. Two kids, one house and lots of rewarding jobs … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: My Daughter the Trash Heap

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My daughter is beautiful. She was born beautiful. But I sometimes wonder if she really wants to be. If she liked being … [Read more...]