Airbnb — When a Home Away From Home Gets Way Too Homey

By Barbara Falconer Newhall We've done it. We've given Airbnb a chance -- three chances to be exact. And, maybe I'm ready to go back to staying in a … [Read more...]

I’m Going to Be a Grandmother — Or Will I Be a Grannie? A Grandma? A Nana?

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall Help! My son Peter and his wife are about to transform Jon and me into grandparents. What shall I call myself? … [Read more...]

A Manners-Challenged Kid Who Became the Apple of His Grandma’s Eye

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Sunday, September 27, 1987 "Move," said Peter. "I want to get by." My mother looked up from her … [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...]