The Turkeys at Our House, Dead and Alive

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Hope you are having a great Thanksgiving surrounded by friends, family or both -- of every political persuasion. As always … [Read more...]

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...]

We’re Having a — Merry — Christmas Without the Kids This Year

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Note: I'm taking Christmas week off, so I'm offering a post that faithful readers saw back in August when holiday plans were … [Read more...]