The Day Our Son Didn’t Drown — Family Stories

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, August 30, 1987 Peter's body was limp. His eyes were open -- wide, dark and blank. They stared, pupils … [Read more...]

Weight Lifting Can Kill You — Shall I Email the News to My Weight-Lifting Son?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Oh, my gosh. Weight lifting can kill you. I didn't know that. Well, yes, of course, I knew that a bar loaded with 180 pounds … [Read more...]

Was That Old Testament God Just Trying to Keep Us in the Game?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall People like to grumble about the out-datedness of the Bible in general, and of the very male, very judgmental Old … [Read more...]

Superbowl: My Guys Are Talking Sports — And All Is Right With the World

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's January, 2015, and another Superbowl is coming up. Son Peter is 34 now and  he lives in the faraway Midwest. But as … [Read more...]

The Perfect Christmas Tree — I Finally Found It

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, The Oakland Tribune, Dec. 24, 1989 Christmas trees. Some of my most intense childhood memories have to do with Christmas … [Read more...]