Fifteen Patriotic Holiday Gifts for the Worried Progressives on Your List

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The holidays are upon us, and it's getting way too late to put a package in the mail in time for the celebrations ahead. But … [Read more...]

Write Another Book? I Dunno . . .

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Barbara, you've got to write another book," a southern California friend said -- quite emphatically -- after finishing … [Read more...]

Atticus Finch — Meet Mother Emanuel

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I haven’t even cracked open my brand-new copy of Go Set a Watchman. But already I’ve got opinions. For months now, I’ve … [Read more...]

My Garden in Summer — But Is It Really Mine?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall OK. Full disclosure. This is my garden, but I'm not the gardener. Not really. I don't plant things. I don't do the big … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: I Did It — I Offed Those Frightful Snapdragons

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I did it. I pulled those bloody maroon snapdragons up by the roots. My front yard color scheme has been restored, and all is … [Read more...]