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...]

“Bamboo Secrets” — A Love Story in the Shadow of Japan

By Barbara Falconer Newhall You'd think that if you'd read a book five, six, maybe fifteen times, you wouldn't want to read it yet again. But I did. 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...]

The Politics of Housework, Revisited

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, August 16, 1987 Clean. One can be too preoccupied with clean. Or so I thought until a few weeks … [Read more...]