Superbowl: My Guys Are Talking Sports — And All Is Right With the World

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's January, 2015, and another Superbowl is coming up. Son Peter is 34 now and  he lives in the faraway Midwest. But as … [Read more...]

The Perfect Christmas Tree — I Finally Found It

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Dec. 24, 1989 Christmas trees. Some of my most intense childhood memories have to do with Christmas … [Read more...]

The Summer Solstice, Arriving Right Now in a Sky Near You

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, June 21, 2014, 3:51 a.m. It's midsummer. Right now. Today. … [Read more...]

The Sad State of the Supermarket Strawberry

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I’m worried about the strawberry. It’s too late for the tomato. Its innards were transformed into colorless, flavorless – … [Read more...]

My Computer is Dead, Long Live My Omputer

By Barbara Faloner Newhall I went away for the weekend, and when I showed up in my writing room on Monday morning my laptop had crashed. "It's not your … [Read more...]