The Somethingists — They Don’t Believe in God, but They Do Believe in . . . Something

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Good news for those of us – count me in – who aren’t at all sure of what God is like. … [Read more...]

When Your Kids Don’t Fight — Enough

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, May 7, 1989 Where did Jon and I go wrong? Our kids don’t fight enough. They are 5 and 8 years old … [Read more...]

Book Openers: A Heather Donahue Lexicon — Flopsweat and Larfy Defined

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For readers who were as flummoxed as I was by Heather Donahue's pot-growing argot in a recent  post, here is some … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Heather Donahue and Me – How I Got Hooked on a Pothead

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Heather Donahue – of “Blair Witch Project” fame – is a writer friend of a writer friend of mine. Otherwise, I would never … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: My Daughter the Trash Heap

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My daughter is beautiful. She was born beautiful. But I sometimes wonder if she really wants to be. If she liked being … [Read more...]