The Writing Room: Writer’s Block and the Toxic Reader

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Writer's block? Not my problem. At least, that's what I thought until I read Jane Anne Staw's book, Unstuck: A Supportive … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Death is the Only Guarantee

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, June 3, 1987 My 13-year-old compact sprang a leak in its transmission. I spread a piece of cardboard … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Feminine, Feminist Pink

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, October 9, 1988 When this column first ran in the Trib, I was sure that spike heels and inch-long … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: When Your Six-Year-Old Wants to Talk Money

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, November 15, 1987 Peter likes money. He wants an allowance. The subject came up at the … [Read more...]

A Mother Who Prevailed at Auschwitz

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Ernie Hollander and his family arrived at Auschwitz in 1944. He was seventeen years old and on his coat he wore a large yellow … [Read more...]