Something Old — Ten Ideas, Old and New, From a Mother of the Bride

Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue. -- Old English Rhyme By Barbara Falconer Newhall I thought my 40-year-old shoes would … [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...]

What I Really Wanted for My Birthday

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "What do you want for your birthday," Jon wanted to know. A biggish birthday was coming up, one that ended with a five. I … [Read more...]

Scaling the Mighty Willis Tower — With My Acrophilic Husband

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Willis Tower -- aka the Sears Tower -- is Jon's kind of place. High up, with a view that goes on forever. I've known … [Read more...]

Leap Year 1976 — The Day I Popped the Question

2016 is a Leap Year, and February 29, Leap Day, is coming up on Monday. That means Jon and I will be celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the day I … [Read more...]