Gary Kamiya — A Fun Guy Sings a Love Song to San Francisco

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Due to a common writing misstep, Gary Kamiya, a highly experienced writer and editor, found himself with only six months to … [Read more...]

The Ghost of 300 Million Drought-Killed Trees Hovers Over a Lake in Texas

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Some temporary art installations – you’re glad they’re temporary. The half-submerged red sedan in the rhino exhibit at … [Read more...]

Xi’An to TX and Mao to LBJ — I’ve Been Traveling and I’m Back

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I had a great September -- starting with on my birthday September 6, which lasted only a few hours because Jon and I were on … [Read more...]

Shanghai Chic — It’s All About the Shoes in This Skyscraping Town of 24 Million

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Young people are flocking to swashbuckling, get-rich-quick Shanghai. Come back soon to see what they're wearing on their … [Read more...]

Photo Op: Pentwater, Michigan — A Small Town on a Big Lake

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I was a kid, Pentwater was not the place to be. The place to be was the beach, doing belly flops into the waves on … [Read more...]