Leap Year 1976 — The Day I Popped the Question

2016 is a Leap Year, and February 29, Leap Day, is coming up on Monday. That means Jon and I will be celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the day I … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: When a Six-Year-Old Flies Solo

By Barbara Falconer Newhall, July 26, 1987, The Oakland Tribune It was my mother-in-law on the phone."When can Peter fly down for a visit?" she wanted … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: A Child Is Born — And So Is a Grandpa

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My friend Jake is a man in his prime. He does triathlons, reads good books, knows all the best hiking trails, drinks nice … [Read more...]