I Took His Name. Isn’t It About Time He Took Mine?

Would Jon Newhall Like to Be Jon Falconer Newhall? Jon's a twin. Maybe his parents ran out of names to give their boys when they were born, because Jon … [Read more...]

A Totality Disappointment in St. Joseph, Missouri

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Want to go see the totality?" Jon said. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We could go to someplace like Nebraska or … [Read more...]

The American Flag Is Flying in My Liberal, Elitist Neighborhood Today. Here’s Why.

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Are you sure you want to do this?" Jon said as he hoisted our American flag into the bracket on the front of our garage. … [Read more...]

Gray Hairs. Wrinkles. And Kids Who Won’t Stop Growing Up

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Dec. 23, 1990 When I look in the mirror, I see wrinkles. I see gray hairs. This is good. This very … [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...]