Actor Robert Morse – Sweaty at 36, Sublime at 83

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The last time I saw Robert Morse there were beads of sweat on his forehead. It was 1967 and he was working the crowd on the … [Read more...]

It’s August, But It’s Not Too Soon to Wonder — Can Christmas Be Christmas Without the Kids?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Christmas has gotten to be a scheduling nightmare. Peter lives in Minnesota. Christina lives in Southern California. Jon and … [Read more...]

On the Shores of Lake Michigan — Eagle Top, a Wild Place Tamed

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Somebody owns Eagle Top. They bought it ten years ago and built a cottage on it. I didn’t think it was possible to buy, sell … [Read more...]

The Mother-of-the-Groom Diaries — Am I Too Old for Splashy Earrings?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The long dress I was planning to wear to my son’s wedding needed earrings. Not … [Read more...]

How to Be a Glamorous Gal at Age 98

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The last of my aunts and uncles died two weeks ago at the age of 98, but not before passing on some last minute womanly … [Read more...]