In My Rain-Battered Garden — Nothing Is Forever, Not Even Those Poppies

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Jerome, that famously abstemious fourth- and fifth-century scholar and saint, is said to have kept a human skull on his desk … [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...]

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...]