Six Ways to Look Dreadful at Your Daughter’s Wedding — A Mother-of-the-Bride Moment

By Barbara Falconer Newhall They used to be known as figure flaws. I'm sure there's a brand-new, trendy euphemism for them -- "body features" maybe. I'm … [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...]

One Broken Ankle, and Two Lives Grind to a Halt. Or, Why You Should Definitely Stop and Tie That Loose Shoelace

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Jon's got a broken ankle -- and a torn deltoid ligament. Life has ground to a halt for him. And for me. The orthopedic … [Read more...]

The Cataract Chronicles: Letting the Light Into That Other Eye

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Today's the day! My left eye is getting its brand new bespoke lens, and it won't be long before I'm seeing the world out of … [Read more...]

At the Breast Cancer Center — Where Everyone Is Super Nice to You

By Barbara Falconer Newhall A smiling receptionist is there to greet you as you enter the lobby of the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center in San … [Read more...]