Wisdom From My Father — Or, How to Sweep the Kitchen Floor

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My father's voice came to me the other day as I was sweeping the kitchen floor. To his friends my father was Dave Falconer, … [Read more...]

Little Girl Lost — My Mother’s Magical Babushka

A downtown Detroit street corner, 1942, showing Kern's department store -- in summer. Public domain via Wikipedia Commons   By Barbara … [Read more...]

Winter Solstice — My Mother’s Last Words to Me Before She Died

My mother died three years ago this Christmas season. A friend remarked earlier this week that when her mother grew close to death, "There was nothing left … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Write About My Aging Mother? I Don’t Think So . . .

  Barbara Falconer Newhall, June 5, 2010 Ten reasons why I'm finding it impossible to write about my 92-year-old mother, even though she's all … [Read more...]