A Case of the Human Condition: When a Six-Year-Old Flies Solo

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, July 26, 1987, The Oakland Tribune It was my mother-in-law on the phone."When can Peter fly down for a visit?" she wanted … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Four-Year-Old Girls — The Last Bastion of Pretty

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, September 1987 "What does Christina have on today?" M.J. wanted to know. M.J. and Christina are … [Read more...]

When a Grown Daughter Doesn’t Call — Or, How to Overmother a Twenty-Something

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Christina hadn't called. We had dropped her at the airport hours ago. The flight to Burbank takes only seventy minutes. She … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: A Child Is Born — And So Is a Grandpa

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My friend Jake is a man in his prime. He does triathlons, reads good books, knows all the best hiking trails, drinks nice … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: The Center of the Universe? It’s a Little Beach in Michigan, of Course

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, August 9, 1987 Up in Siskiyou mountain country, in the northwest corner of California, there is a spot … [Read more...]