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...]

A Lost Child in Wartime Detroit — A Headscarf Story

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I was a little kid, three or four years old, during World War II, my mother had a yellow babushka. That's what we … [Read more...]

My Ancestral Ghosts — Are They Haunting This Halloween House in Minnesota?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The maple, ash and elm trees were turning gloriously gold and carnelian in Red Wing, Minnesota, earlier this month. Front … [Read more...]

My Long-Lost Dead Ancestors — I Found Them in a Parking Lot

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Yes, you can locate your long-gone ancestors. You can pin them down to an exact place. Locating ancestors is not quite as … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Write About My Aging Mother? I Don’t Think So . . .

  Barbara Falconer Newhall, June 5, 2010 Ten reasons why I'm finding it impossible to write about my 92-year-old mother, even though she's all … [Read more...]