Writing the Personal Essay — Forget the Good, Go for the Bad and the Ugly

By Barbara Falconer Newhall When I sit down to write a personal essay or a blog post, I start with a story. I look around in my life for a moment that I … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: I Did It — I Offed Those Frightful Snapdragons

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I did it. I pulled those bloody maroon snapdragons up by the roots. My front yard color scheme has been restored, and all is … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: I Want to Kill My Snapdragons

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I don't like the snapdragons growing in my front yard. Their color, somewhere between scarlet and maroon, gets on my nerves. … [Read more...]