Jury Duty Is a Lot Like Fourth-Grade Softball. Here’s Why

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I don't know about your fourth-grade gym teacher, but mine followed a barbaric custom still in practice in many otherwise … [Read more...]

For One Night I Was Important Again. Thank You Armistead Maupin

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I was popular. No, it was better than that. For one magical evening, I was important. Important! People were coming up to … [Read more...]

She’s Shaved Her Head Bald — Is Our Daughter Headed for the Dark Side?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall “Hey, Barbara. Come look. Christina’s bald.” “Bald?” “Yes, bald. Her picture's on Facebook.” I dashed upstairs. I … [Read more...]