GodsBigBlog: Dancer Savitri Hari — God in the Lowly Things

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Savitri Hari of Walnut Creek, California, teaches classical Indian dance and is a psychotherapist in Oakland, California. … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: To Niche or Not to Niche?

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Where do I belong - spiritually, philosophically, politically? As a writer? It's not easy to pigeonhole me, and believe me … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: Feminine, Feminist Pink

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, October 9, 1988 When this column first ran in the Trib, I was sure that spike heels and inch-long … [Read more...]

A Case of the Human Condition: When Your Six-Year-Old Wants to Talk Money

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The Oakland Tribune, November 15, 1987 Peter likes money. He wants an allowance. The subject came up at the … [Read more...]

Writing Room: The Punch Line Always Goes Last

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Everyone knows that the punch line goes at the end of a joke, not the beginning. A mystery writer knows to set the story up … [Read more...]