I Was a Culturally Deprived Kid: My Teachers Never Told Me About the Ojibwe Poet Jane Johnston Schoolcraft

Jane Johnston Schoolcraft -- An Native American Poet, Lost and Found I loved the Michigan woods as a girl growing up in the 1940s and '50s. And so did the … [Read more...]

A Totality Disappointment in St. Joseph, Missouri

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Want to go see the totality?" Jon said. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We could go to someplace like Nebraska or … [Read more...]

Bouquets to Art 2017 — Seduced by Those Quirky, Charming Boxed Bouquets

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's that time of year again. It's spring -- in California anyway. Daffodils and tulips are poking their heads up around the … [Read more...]

Autumn in the Garden, When Sensible Plants Pack It In for the Winter . . . And a Healing Ankle

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I took these photos of my favorite up-north garden last October. It's a genuine four-season garden in the upper Midwest, … [Read more...]

The Turkeys at Our House, Dead and Alive

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Hope you are having a great Thanksgiving surrounded by friends, family or both -- of every political persuasion. As always … [Read more...]