What’s Rhetoric? Let My Two-Year-Old Enlighten You

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What's rhetoric? I've always thought of it as the high-flown, idealistic and/or manipulative language of politics.  But … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: The Day She Popped the Question

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Things were getting serious. My boyfriend had moved his goldfish into my apartment. I returned from a long weekend with … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Writer’s Block and the Toxic Reader

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Writer's block? Not my problem. At least, that's what I thought until I read Jane Anne Staw's book, Unstuck: A Supportive … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Feminine, Feminist Pink

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, October 9, 1988 When this column first ran in the Trib, I was sure that spike heels and inch-long … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: When Your Six-Year-Old Wants to Talk Money

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, November 15, 1987 Peter likes money. He wants an allowance. The subject came up at the … [Read more...]