Is an Istanbul Trip Too Risky for You? Here’s What You’re Missing

Jon and I took the kids to Istanbul back in pre-ISIS, pre-Arab Spring 2009. What we experienced was a energetic culture with a complicated past, great food … [Read more...]

Wedding Wear: The Aunt Wore Black

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My niece’s wedding was just days away and I didn’t have a thing to wear. A beautiful, talented young woman was marrying a … [Read more...]

Jeff Greenwald and Kevin Griffin — A Funny Buddhist and a Happy One

Jeff Greenwald read from his book at Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera By Barbara Falconer Newhall One of the nice things about being a writer is … [Read more...]

The Sad State of the Supermarket Strawberry

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I’m worried about the strawberry. It’s too late for the tomato. Its innards were transformed into colorless, flavorless – … [Read more...]

My Computer is Dead, Long Live My Omputer

By Barbara Faloner Newhall I went away for the weekend, and when I showed up in my writing room on Monday morning my laptop had crashed. "It's not your … [Read more...]