Walk 1000 Miles Around Lake Michigan? She Did It — Now I Don’t Have To

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Walk around Lake Michigan . . . the whole thing. That was my plan. I’d start in late spring and finish up in the fall. I’d … [Read more...]

Ceramics Envy at the Berkeley Art Center — I Want to Get My Hands into that Earthy, Messy, Squishy Clay

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I'm a writer, but whenever I visit my friend Nancy Selvin's ceramics studio, I wonder whether I've missed my calling. Maybe … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Heather Donahue and Me – How I Got Hooked on a Pothead

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Heather Donahue – of “Blair Witch Project” fame – is a writer friend of a writer friend of mine. Otherwise, I would never … [Read more...]

Sam Lamott Was a No-Show, but Anne Arrived With a Bouquet of Bons Mots

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When best-selling author Anne Lamott learned that her 19-year-old son Sam was about to become an unwed father, her reaction … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: My Flesh Is Weary — Too Much Book-Writing, Not Enough Yoga

  By Barbara Falconer Newhall Can you guess who wrote these lines?  "Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of … [Read more...]