A Lost Child in Wartime Detroit — A Headscarf Story

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I was a little kid, three or four years old, during World War II, my mother had a yellow babushka. That's what we … [Read more...]

Regulations: Will Trump’s Slash and Trash Deregulation Put Americans at Risk?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Why bother with regulations? Why not just slash them and trash them, as Donald Trump has decided to do at the federal … [Read more...]

Autumn in the Garden, When Sensible Plants Pack It In for the Winter . . . And a Healing Ankle

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I took these photos of my favorite up-north garden last October. It's a genuine four-season garden in the upper Midwest, … [Read more...]

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...]

Fifteen Patriotic Holiday Gifts for the Worried Progressives on Your List

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The holidays are upon us, and it's getting way too late to put a package in the mail in time for the celebrations ahead. But … [Read more...]